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Lake Norman boys’ cross country runners confident in talent, numbers

Posted at 11:52am on Aug. 15, 2014

The Lake Norman High boys’ cross country team is confident in its talent, despite the loss of Patrick Sheehan to graduation.

Community School of Davidson’s Courtney Mudge looks to add to her championship tradition

Posted at 10:54am on Aug. 15, 2014

CSD senior, Courtney Mudge looks to repeat as 1A state champion and more

On the track: Joshua Brimecombe goes for national Legend title

Posted at 8:42am on Aug. 15, 2014

With one championship already in Joshua Brimecombe’s possession this year, the Concord resident has set his sights on the national title in the Legend Semi-Pro asphalt division.

New quarterback relishes chance to take over Davidson Day offense

Posted at 1:47pm on Aug. 18, 2014

New Davidson Day quarterback Anthony DiGioia relishes the chance to take over the Patriot offense.

Firing up the gridiron: Lake Norman football preview

Posted at 1:47pm on Aug. 18, 2014

The landscape of the Lake Norman-area high school football has grown dramatically in the past decade.

Two Wildcats earn preseason football honors

Posted at 8:43am on Aug. 7, 2014

Senior linebacker Matt Casey, junior wide receiver William Morris named USA College Football's FCS preseason All-Americans, also picked for Pioneer Football League's preseason all-conference team

Mooresville junior golfer hits hole-in-one

Posted at 4:06pm on Aug. 7, 2014

Sean Swavely of Mooresville, 10, scored his first hole-in-one on July 31 on the par-3 No. 5 at Mooresville Golf Club. He used a five-iron to play the 100-yard shot.

Decades of racing experience leads Tom Pistone 2nd straight Legend Masters title

Posted at 12:36pm on Aug. 6, 2014

When Tom Pistone captured his second straight Legend Car Masters division championship in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Summer Shootout Series it wasn’t a surprise.

Aldridge looks to prove he can win again at Hough

Posted at 8:39am on Aug. 1, 2014

Longtime coach, Miles Aldridge, looks to keep the winning tradition building at Hough

SouthLake’s Robert Washington named junior All-American

Posted at 8:33am on Aug. 1, 2014

SouthLake Christian running back Robert Washington was named to MaxPreps’ Preseason Junior All-American football team.

Robert Little makes career move out of Lake Norman dugout

Posted at 2:30pm on Jul. 31, 2014

Robert Little, Lake Norman High's baseball coach since the school opened in 2002, steps down to take an assistant principal's position at South Iredell High

Fishing with Capt. Gus: I caught questions; you can catch the answers

Posted at 2:17pm on Jul. 29, 2014

This column attempts to answer some of the questions posed by our readers. Here are a few that might be of interest to everyone.

LNYC teen sailors to compete in U.S. Junior Championships

Posted at 12:33pm on Jul. 30, 2014

Four teenaged members of the Lake Norman Yacht Club qualified for the 2014 U.S. Junior Sailing Championships, which begin Monday in Traverse City, Mich.

Sheldon Crouse balances Legend racing with paramedic schedule

Posted at 8:14am on Jul. 30, 2014

Racing lured Sheldon Crouse from California to North Carolina at age 17, but after about three years of working on Legend cars, he turned his attention to becoming a first responder.

Lake Norman Soccer Club girls’ team wins national tournament

Posted at 3:06pm on Jul. 24, 2014

The Lake Norman Soccer Club U14 girls’ soccer team ‘99 Eclipse won the U14 Premier Group championship at the U.S. Club Soccer National Cup XIII Finals.

Former North Meck golfer filling up trophy case this summer

Posted at 12:40pm on Jul. 24, 2014

Former North Meck standout golfer and East Carolina senior Katie Kirk won the Carolinas Amateur and qualified for U.S. Women’s Amateur championship.

East Lincoln to host back-to-school basketball camp

Posted at 11:56pm on Jul. 24, 2014

East Lincoln High will host a back-to-school basketball camp Aug. 4-7 at the school.

Hole-in-one at Mooresville Golf Course

Posted at 11:58pm on Jul. 24, 2014

Mooresville’s Bill Vanderharr had his first hole-in-one earlier this month at Mooresville Golf Course.

Casey Cittadino gets a second chance to play in the lacrosse world championships

Posted at 2:14pm on Jul. 22, 2014

Four years after turning down a chance to try out for the U.S. national team, Casey Cittadino played in the lacrosse world championships with Israel.

Fishing with Capt. Gus: Try these baits for hot-season fishing

Posted at 1:15pm on Jul. 22, 2014

August is good for sunfish, white perch and channel catfish – which bite throughout the day.

Kenzie Ruston’s high school decision leads to racing career

Posted at 1:01pm on Jul. 24, 2014

When Kenzie Ruston was told by an Oklahoma high school coach she had to decide whether she wanted to play volleyball or race, the decision wasn’t difficult.

Second-annual LKN SEAL Swim set for Aug. 1

Posted at 2:10pm on Jul. 17, 2014

After last year’s inaugural LKN SEAL Swim, ex-U.S. Navy SEALs Rich Graham and Shannon Rusch started thinking of ways to make this year’s even more interesting.

McLaughlin looks to keep SouthLake Christian football going in the right direction

Posted at 1:49pm on Jul. 17, 2014

Former Lincolnton quarterback, assistant coach looks keep Eagles’ tradition going in first head coaching role

Lake Norman baseball players named All-State

Posted at 10:09am on Jul. 14, 2014

Several Lake Norman-area athletes were selected to the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association 2014 All-State teams.

Arpin’s experience pays off in Global Rallycross

Posted at 3:31pm on Jul. 16, 2014

Steve Arpin’s racing experience covers a wide spectrum, ranging from snowmobiles to dirt to NASCAR, and it all has been instrumental in the Huntersville resident becoming a title contender in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship.

SouthLake Christian basketball player signs with Johnson & Wales

Posted at 1:48pm on Jul. 10, 2014

SouthLake Christian Academy boys’ basketball player Miles Boone signed to play in college at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte.

All-Lake Norman News girls’ lacrosse: Hough coach finds success in first season

Posted at 3:08pm on Jul. 8, 2014

Hough High coach Aaron Rabozzi and Huskies freshman midfielder Hannah Mutch sweep Lake Norman News coach and Player of the Year honors.

Fishing: Don’t mess with stormy weather

Posted at 2:57pm on Jul. 8, 2014

A summer thunderstorm lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Mooresville’s Carson Kvapil convinced his parents he could race

Posted at 8:28am on Jul. 10, 2014

Carson Kvapil, 11, had a difficult time convincing his parents he wanted to race, but his father, NASCAR 2003 Truck Series champion Travis Kvapil, simply wanted to make sure his son possessed the desire the sport demands. The Mooresville youngster is now showing his parents his Bandolero car was a good investment.

All-Lake Norman News boys’ lacrosse team named

Posted at 11:53am on Jul. 10, 2014

Lake Norman News names Lake Norman Charter’s coach Matt Wiehl and attacker Petey Fabian as home area coach and player of the year.

Local divers named All-Americans

Posted at 9:58am on Jul. 3, 2014

Four local divers were named 2014 NISCA/Speedo Girls’ One Meter Diving All-Americans.

Father and son take top honors on All-Mooresville News baseball team

Posted at 3:46pm on Jul. 2, 2014

Lake Norman junior second baseman Zach Little named player of the year, while long-time Wildcats coach Robert Little earns coach of the year award.

Bruce Silver found a new hobby in Legend racing

Posted at 12:22pm on Jul. 2, 2014

After Bruce Silver moved to Davidson eight years ago and located his company’s headquarters in Concord, it didn’t take the owner of Racing Electronics long to determine his new hobby: racing Legend cars.

Lake Norman High School seniorMacKenzie Winslow worked the field to become the Wildcats’ No. 1 pitcher

Posted at 12:03pm on Jun. 27, 2014

It took three years of spot work and playing at other positions on Lake Norman’s softball team before MacKenzie Winslow became the Wildcats’ No. 1 pitcher. Once she got there as a senior, Winslow turned in some career-best numbers for Lake Norman, and earned the Mooresville News’ player of the year honors.

Community School of Davidson, Lake Norman and Hough win Conference Cups

Posted at 8:41am on Jun. 26, 2014

Community School of Davidson, Lake Norman High and Hough won their respective conference’s 2013-14 Wells Fargo Conference Cup.

Ryans have big impact for North Meck baseball team

Posted at 2:44pm on Jun. 26, 2014

North Mecklenburg senior Ryder Ryan and his father, Vikings’ head coach Sean, earn area player, coach of the year honors

Davidson’s Enzo Fittipaldi continues racing family’s tradition

Posted at 1:16pm on Jun. 25, 2014

At age 12, Enzo Fittipaldi is in his first season of Legend competition, but a limited late model test is already on the horizon for the grandson of two-time Formula One champion and Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi.

Lake Norman's Amanda Karlsson, Pine Lake Prep's Kimberly Gordon earn Mooresville News girls’ soccer honors

Posted at 12:07pm on Jun. 20, 2014

Lake Norman’s Amanda Karlsson is the Mooresville News girls’ soccer player of the year and Pine Lake Prep’s Kimberly Gordon is coach of the year.

Hough girls’ soccer ranked No. 1 in final national poll

Posted at 11:51am on Jun. 20, 2014

The Hough High girls’ soccer team finished the season at No. 1 in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America national rankings.

Cross-country move pays off for Concord driver Steven Cantrell

Posted at 9:41am on Jun. 20, 2014

At age 16, California native Steven Cantrell bid his family farewell and moved 3,000 miles to North Carolina to enter Mooresville’s NASCAR Technical Institute. Now 22, Cantrell races Legend cars part-time and works full-time at Stewart-Haas Racing on Kurt Busch’s NASCAR Sprint Cup team.