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Monday’s Observations: nationally ranked Myers Park could be playing for history  Charlotte Observer

After watching Myers Park High School beat Olympic 42-0 in its season-opener Monday, a season-opener a lot of people have been waiting to see, I've got a ...

Josh McCown’s one condition for signing with Eagles: Let me coach at Myers Park  Charlotte Observer

When the Philadelphia Eagles approached QB Josh McCown about coming out of retirement, one of the things he asked for was to still be able to coach high ...

That was quick: Josh McCown out of high school coaching job, back in NFL as Eagles backup QB  USA TODAY High School Sports

If it seems like we wee just celebrating Josh McCown's NFL longevity, it's because we were. McCown was making the perfect transition, moving from NFL ...

Eagles backup QB Josh McCown will continue coaching high school football during NFL season  Yahoo Sports

The Eagles are allowing Josh McCown to continue his job as a high school football coach while he backs up QB Carson Wentz.

Charlotte Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists  Charlotte, NC Patch

CHARLOTTE, NC — More than 80 students representing 11 Charlotte-area schools have been named semi-finalists for the 2020 National Merit Scholarship ...

No. 77 Myers Park and No. 89 Charlotte Catholic pick-up North Carolina Monday Night Football Wins  High School Football America

Two teams in the High School Football America national rankings — Myers Park and Charlotte Catholic — picked-up Monday night.

Wentz's backup moonlighting as high school coach  Jamestown Sun

The Philadelphia Eagles lured quarterback Josh McCown out of retirement earlier this month to back up Carson Wentz, but his signing came with a big perk.

2 students charged in separate weapon-related incidents at Myers Park HS  WSOC Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Two students were charged after two weapon-related incidents that happened Monday relating to Myers Park High School in south ...

Alabama offers 5-star RB  247Sports

Alabama offered a top-rated ball carrier on Sunday.

Taser confiscated during random safety screenings at Myers Park High School, CMS says

Five classrooms at Myers Park were checked during random safety screenings Tuesday morning. No deadly weapons were found.

Eagles Backup QB Josh McCown Will Coach Son’s HS Football Team During the Season  Fanbuzz

The Philadelphia Eagles signed Josh McCown as their backup and plan on letting him coach high school football while playing in the NFL.

Eagles Backup QB Josh McCown Coaching High School Team During NFL Season  On Air With Ryan Seacrest

When the Philadelphia Eagles needed a backup quarterback, they reached out to Josh McCown who announced he was retiring from the NFL back in June.

Myers Park High School students discover new opportunities during career fair  WBTV

One goal of the career fair was to help emphasize economic mobility.

Lawsuit filed in alleged Myers Park High School rape  WSOC Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - “Help me." "Guys, I'm being serious. I'm really scared." "Mom, I'm being kidnapped. Call somebody." *Content* Continues Below. Those are ...

Cause of death remains undetermined in case of Myers Park High student

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The cause of death remains undetermined for a Myers Park High School student who passed away in his sleep, according to an autopsy ...

College of Charleston Class of 2023 Freshman profile | Education  Moultrie News

With the dawn of another academic year on the horizon, a new class of students will join the Cougars' ranks this fall. This year's incoming students in the Class ...

Life Lessons: Ron and Jan Kimble  Charlotte magazine

RON AND JAN KIMBLE decided on their mission when the preacher at the funeral of their daughter, Jamie, said: This can't be the end. Her spirit must live on.

Alabama Crimson Tide commit Drake Maye has an absolute cannon

The Alabama Crimson Tide have a strong verbal commitment from 6-foot-4, 195-pound quarterback Drake Maye out of Myers Park High School in Charlotte, ...

Myers Park baseball goes to 24-1, routs Butler in Southwestern 4A championship  Charlotte Observer

Myers Park High in Charlotte whipped Butler High School of Matthews in the Southwestern 4A baseball championship game Friday, May 3. The Mustangs begin ...

How Myers Park’s Duwe Farris, grandson of Mustangs’ great, leads basketball renaissance  Raleigh News & Observer

Myers Park senior Duwe Farris is the grandson of all-time Mustangs great Ray Farris, who led the Mustangs football team to a state title game in the '50s before ...

At Heinz Field, these twins — and opposing band members — will share more than a 21st birthday  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Drew Medvid, a member of Pitt's marching band, scrolled through the Panthers' future football schedules at Market Central dining hall. Then a freshman in 2016, ...

Dream On 3 sends Myers Park High School student to Lake Tahoe, unique dream comes true  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - There are stories we tell you about sports dreams coming true for local kids in our area, but we've never told you one like this.

Myers Park's Drake Maye commits to Alabama over North Carolina  HighSchoolOT

Drake Maye, the younger brother of former Tarheels star Luke Maye, announced his commitment to Alabama on Wednesday night. Maye is a 4-star quarterback ...

Weekend baseball recap: Myers Park polishes off unbeaten Southwestern 4A league run  Charlotte Observer

Saturday's high school baseball recap includes Myers Park polishing off an unbeaten run through the Southwestern 4A conference.

Baseball Update: Myers Park, Butler headed to Southwestern 4A showdown  Charlotte Observer

Powerhouse Myers Park and surprising Butler will meet Friday night for the Southwestern 4A Conference baseball championship. Myers Park, which rolled to ...

Myers Park senior with full-ride scholarship creates pens to give back to local charity  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Mark Dillon is a senior at Myers Park High school and he already has quite the resume. He is an IB student, a Morehead-Cain ...

Josh McCown Says 'Maybe One Day' on NFL Coaching Career

Eagles QB Josh McCown wants to win a Super Bowl this year, but he hasn't ruled out a future as a head coach in the NFL.

12 Key Dates CMS Parents Need to Know Before Schools Out  Charlotte, NC Patch

12 Key End-Of-Year Dates CMS Parents Need to Know - Charlotte, NC - When are graduation ceremonies for area high schools and the last day of school?

Spring Roundup: Hickory Ridge, Myers Park take Southwestern 4A track titles  Charlotte Observer

Hickory Ridge High School's boys track team won the Southwestern 4A track meet Thursday. Myers Park's girls also won on a busy of spring sports in the ...

He came to CMS still learning English. By graduation he’d written a book on it.  Charlotte Observer

Amirsaman Zahabioun, a native of Iran, entered Myers Park High School among students learning English as their second language (ALS). Now nearing ...

Mystery grows in ‘brutal’ murders of Charlotte, NC, woman and her boyfriend in Canada  WBTV

The “brutal” killings of a woman from Charlotte, North Carolina, and her Australian boyfriend has ignited an international murder mystery in a remote part of ...

Myers Park students upset after homecoming dance sells out

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Homecoming for students at Myers Park High School is this weekend, but some parents are upset after the dance sold out. Myers Park has ...

Spring Roundup: Myers Park wins Southwestern 4A soccer crown  Charlotte Observer

Caileen Almeida's hat trick helped Myers Park wrap up the Southwestern 4A Conference girls' soccer championship Monday. Almeida's three goals were part of ...

McCown goes from high school coach to Eagles backup quarterback  Reading Eagle

With backups banged up, Eagles turn to the 40-year-old NFL veteran.

NFL notebook: Jags' Ramsey to follow Chiefs' Hill in opener  Yahoo Sports

Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey will be matched up against Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill throughout the Sept. 8 season opener in ...

Myers Park HS athlete heads to USA Women’s basketball trials  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Its not everyday that you get to try out for a USA athletic team in front of the USA Olympic committee, but a Myers Park high school ...

Committed to Va. Tech, this Myers Park receiver in ‘a race to be great’  The Charlotte Observer

Myers Park High School wide receiver Elijah Bowick wants to eat. On the way to his favorite fast-food spot, Bowick, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior, talked about ...

Myers Park High students say they were suspended for walkout over gun violence  The Charlotte Observer

Students at Charlotte's Myers Park High School say they were suspended Friday for walking out of class as part of nationwide protests against gun violence.

Carson Wentz ready for season opener; situation less certain for Eagles' other QBs  Press of Atlantic City

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles' quarterback situation is unsettled.

Myers Park grad Ravi Patel gets high-profile screen time in ‘Long Shot’ with Charlize Theron  Charlotte Observer

Myers Park High grad Ravi Patel plays an adviser to presidential candidate Charlize Theron in the movie “Long Shot.' He's working on a CNN travel series and a ...

10 Charlotte Students Chosen For 2019 National Merit Scholarships  Charlotte, NC Patch

Charlotte Students Chosen For National Merit Award - Charlotte, NC - The 2019 National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners were announced this week. Here are ...

Muhsin Muhammad III, son of NFL WR, commits to Texas A&M  USA TODAY High School Sports

Muhsin Muhammad III, whose father was an NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver, made his college commitment to Texas A&M on Monday.

This Charlotte teen’s future is bright. He needs a new kidney to make it possible.  Charlotte Observer

To a stranger, Isaac Brown looks like a typical 18-year-old. He likes basketball, his dog and hanging out with friends. He's smart and motivated, having ...

Everyday Hero: High Schooler Helps Younger Kids Read  Spectrum News

Today, Quarles and a few students from the club are tutors at Shamrock Gardens Elementary School in Charlotte.

All-conference running back from Charlotte Country Day transferring to Myers Park  The Charlotte Observer

High school football: Charlotte Country Day all-conference running back Tim Newman Jr. is transferring to Myers Par, his father told the Observer.

What will ex-Panthers QB Josh McCown do now that he’s retired after 16 NFL seasons?  Charlotte Observer

Quarterback Josh McCown announces his retirement after 16 NFL seasons, which included two years with the Carolina Panthers. He will coach his sons, both ...

Students, parents sound off on new CMS safety plans  WBTV

Security guards waved down each and every student and parent that entered the Myers Park Mustangs' stadium Friday night. The wands are nothing new at the ...

9-student brawl breaks out at Myers Park HS

Nine students at Myers Park High School in Charlotte were involved in a brawl Monday morning, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

Student Athlete of the Week: Andrea Shire

Shire is a senior at Myers Park High School and a member of the women's basketball team.

Community rallies around Charlotte teen after JROTC ball dress stolen by 'porch pirate'  WSOC Charlotte

A Charlotte teen will look like a princess Saturday night for her Military Ball, but it almost did not happen after someone stole her dress off her porch.

Student leads charge to improve school safety

The student superintendent of Myers Park High School says enough is enough. She wants the district to make some real changes before it's too late.

Sitting down with Robert Woodard - the new face of UNC Charlotte baseball  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Earlier in July, UNC Charlotte announced the hiring of Charlotte native Robert Woodard as their new head coach, following the ...

How One CMS School Accommodates Student Demonstration, Parents' Concerns  WFAE

Myers Park High School will be among many schools around the nation participating in events to honor the 17 victims who died in the school shooting in.

Myers Park: Tradition and Beauty, Minutes from Downtown Charlotte  Mansion Global

Located minutes from the city's bustling center city area, Myers Park is one of most sought-after neighborhoods in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has been so for ...

Mother and son from Charlotte hit 31 million views with quirky Facebook dance video  The Charlotte Observer

A Myers Park High staff member and her son have become an online sensation with a “history of dance” video created during a talent show to benefit the Susan ...

Friday’s live high school football scores  The Charlotte Observer

Here are Friday's live high school football scores in the Charlotte Observer coverage zone for Sept. 28, 2018.

Westover basketball team heading to Charlotte for recruiting showcase  The Fayetteville Observer

For the Westover High boys' basketball team, the fireworks and cookouts will have to wait.The Wolverines have some work to do on the court this weekend in ...

Student charged with bringing gun onto Myers Park High campus  Charlotte Observer

A 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he brought a gun onto the campus of Myers Park High School.

Mecklenburg County teams celebrate State Championship Saturday  Raleigh News & Observer

Mecklenburg County players, teams in high school track, tennis, lacrosse, baseball, softball won NC High School Athletic Association, NCHSAA, NC ...

Two Myers Park HS students struck, injured while getting on school bus  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Two female students were injured after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street to get on a school bus in south Charlotte ...

Myers Park High School has 7-way-tie for valedictorian  WBTV

The students have spent their entire high school career in many of the same classes and all consider themselves friends.

Dre’ Bly and the Bly Boys  Charlotte Observer

Myers Park's football features nine players on the roster whose fathers have NFL ties, including former Carolina Panthers Muhsin Muhammad and Shaw King.

RANKED: The Charlotte area's top 20 public high schools  Charlotte Business Journal

As CBJ continues its review of top-ranked schools in the Charlotte region, it's time to focus our attention on public high schools.

Former NC high school student sues school district over handling of rape report

A former Myers Park High School student who reported being sexually assaulted by a fellow student in the woods behind the school has filed a lawsuit over the ...

Local 18-year-old battling chronic kidney disease needs transplant  FOX 46 Charlotte

FOX 46 is hoping to get results for a local 18-year-old who has battled chronic kidney disease since birth.

Myers Park HS senior charged in crash that killed teen  WSOC Charlotte

An athletic Myers Park High School senior was in the Mecklenburg County jail Monday night, charged in a weekend crash that killed a teen.

Wednesday’s spring sports roundup: Myers Park baseball stops Butler, moves to 5-0  Charlotte Observer

Here are highlights from Wednesday's spring sports games, plus the #BIG5 performances.

Myers Park history: Mustangs girls soccer advances to first NCHSAA state final  The Charlotte Observer

Myers Park's nationally ranked girls soccer team made history Tuesday, beating Southern Pines Pincrest to reach the state finals for the first time. Myers Park will ...

New Charlotte 49ers baseball coach Robert Woodard hopes to get his team back to NCAAs  Charlotte Observer

New Charlotte 49ers baseball coach Robert Woodard is back in his home town for his first head-coaching job, trying to guide the 49ers back to the NCAA ...

Redshirt Probability: North Carolina wide receiver Elijah Bowick  247Sports

Elijah Bowick may be the lowest-ranked of the 2019 wide receiver haul for Virginia Tech, but don't discount him from earning early playing time in Blacksburg ...

Saturday’s high school basketball capsules 12.08.18  The Charlotte Observer

Here are Saturday's boys and girls high school basketball capsules for Dec. 8, 2018.

Murders of NC woman and boyfriend one of multiple mysteries in remote part of Canada  Raleigh News & Observer

A sketch of a bearded man was released by Canadian police as a person of interest in an investigation after a Charlotte, NC woman and her Australian ...

Young Activist Stages Weekly Strike For Climate Action  WFAE

For the past seven Fridays, 14-year-old Mary Ellis Stevens of Charlotte has skipped classes at Trinity Episcopal School and staged what she calls a School.

Drake Maye, Younger Brother of Luke, Earns 4-Star Rating in Early 2021 Rankings

Luke Maye might be leaving Chapel Hill, but younger brother Drake Maye is a quarterback recruit who has already been offered by UNC.

Charlotte teens had been missing for 3 days. Police found them sleeping in a tent.  The Charlotte Observer

Two teenagers from Myers Park High School, missing for three days in Charlotte, were found Monday afternoon, according to their parents. The 17-year-olds ...

Breaking Through: Mustangs of 1965 reunite, reflect on the perfect season (Part 3)  Charlotte Observer

Third in a three-part series; originally published in February 2013. After he graduated from Myers Park High School in 1966, all Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick wanted to ...

Former Myers Park teacher remembered as dedicated educator  WSOC Charlotte

Students at Myers Park High School are remembering a former teacher as a dedicated educator and activist.

She was ‘white and hot’ in a racist video. Now she’s viral and unemployed.  The Washington Post

The black women waiting for AAA said they could smell the alcohol on the breath of Susan Westwood, the slurring, unsteady white woman who had approached ...

Big day for Alabama: Crimson Tide adds 4-star QB Drake Maye for 2021, DT Timothy Smith for 2020  USA TODAY High School Sports

Alabama added commitments from Class of 2021 4-star quarterback Drake Maye and 2020 4-star DT Timothy Smith on a big Wednesday.

Charlotte-Oscars connection #1: This documentary producer also held a camera  Charlotte Observer

Myers Park/Duke grad Rebekah Fergusson helped produce 'End Game,' nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary short. The Oscars are Feb. 24.

Hough takes advantage of Myers Park errors, wins 39-17  The Charlotte Observer

NCHSAAA 4AA playoffs | Hough took advantage of three big Myers Park mistakes and Jarrett Nagy's running for a 39-17 win, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.

Myers Park’s ‘Swim-Stangs’ ready for NC 4A Western Regionals Saturday  Charlotte Observer

After sweeping the Southwestern 4A swim championships, Myers Park readies for Saturday's western regionals.

Friday’s observations: Butler avoids Rocky River scare, emerges stronger  The Charlotte Observer

Butler coach Brian Hales believes a rally at Rocky River, and getting healthy, can position Butler for a state title run. Plus get complete Friday coverage and a ...

Charlotte 49ers hire Robert Woodard as baseball coach  Charlotte Observer

Robert Woodard, a former pitcher at Myers Park High School, will take over for the now-retired Loren Hibbs as the Charlotte 49ers' head baseball coach.

Community Mourns After Mysterious Death of 16 Year Old  Spectrum News

Team mates and friends are mourning the loss of a teen who passed away in his sleep over the weekend.

Charlotte Catholic advances to 3A semifinals  The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Catholic's goal of repeating as 3A state champions stayed alive as the Cougars scored two special teams touchdowns and forced three Gastonia Huss ...

‘We’ll never know’: These are the stories of Charlotte’s 2018 homicide victims  Charlotte Observer

Charlotte's homicide rate declined in 2018 compared to 2017, when the city had 87 homicides, police said. Here is how family and friends remember the loved ...

Vance’s Nyier Clark returns kick for TD, has 200 yards receiving in playoff win  The Charlotte Observer

Vance receiver Nyier Clark caught 11 passes for 200 yards and broke the game open with an 87-yard kick return to open the second half.

Warrant issued for woman in video of racially charged interaction in Charlotte

WARNING: The *content* of this video may be offensive for some and very hard to watch. Parts of the video are transcribed in this article.

Eight Myers Park theater students to take a national stage  Charlotte Observer

Eight Myers Park High thespians will take their acts to the next stage Monday, when they fly to Lincoln, Neb., to compete at the International Thespian Festival.

When it comes to AP classes, it's the haves and have nots in CMS  WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Some parents and students say there is an equity problem in Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) District. What is offered at one ...

The Observer’s 2017 Fall Sports Preview: On Myers Park’s hope for another dream tennis season  Charlotte Observer

Here is the Observer's 2017 Fall Sports high school preview with a Sweet 16 listing of players and teams to watch and a look at Myers Park's tennis team, hoping ...

Text messages seized in Myers Park High sex case  WBTV

Search warrants released Thursday show that investigators seized two phones from a juvenile containing text messages between him and a Myers Park High ...

Violent crime up 13 percent at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, report shows  WCNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools saw a 13 percent increase in violent crimes over the previous school year, according to new statistics.

Dakota's Notebook: A Rude Welcome Back for Mack Brown

Nick Saban welcomed Mack Brown back to college football by stealing away one of his top quarterback recruits in the 2021 class.

High School Guidance Counselor and Her Son Put on Show-Stopping Dance Routine at Talent Show

Ginny Jenkins and her son Scott brought down the house during a recent talent show at Myers Park High School.

Teen suspects in murder of NC woman and boyfriend died by suicide, Canadian cops say  Charlotte Observer

The two teens suspected of brutally killing three people, including a vacationing Charlotte woman and her boyfriend in British Columbia died by suicide, the ...

Charlotte Observer Seniors of the Year 2018  The Charlotte Observer

Each school in the Charlotte region nominated a Senior of the Year candidate to be considered for a $1,000 scholarship in the All-Star Scholars program.

Is a Top School Forcing Out Low-Performing Students?  TIME

Under pressure to keep its test scores high, a prestigious North Carolina school is accused of forcing kids to drop out.

Myers Park boys tennis chasing girls’ perfection at NCHSAA tennis finals Saturday  Charlotte Observer

Myers Park's boys tennis team is trying to pull off a rare double Saturday at the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A dual team tennis state championships.

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