Lake Norman | Sports

Penske brings IndyCar title to Mooresville

Posted at 12:11am on Sep. 12, 2014

Team Penske brought an IndyCar championship to Mooresville when Will Power finished first in the series. Teammate Helio Castroneves finished second.

Jason Line heads into NHRA championship as No. 1 seed

Posted at 1:05pm on Sep. 5, 2014

With three victories in the last four NHRA Pro Stock events, Mooresville’s Jason Line finds himself in an enviable position in the standings: the No. 1 seed in the Countdown to the Championship that begins this month at zMax Dragway in Concord.

Pine Lake Prep football team learning how to win games

Posted at 10:33am on Sep. 4, 2014

The Pine Lake Prep football team started the season 2-0 after going 0-10 in 2013.

Hybrid striped bass are biting in Lake Norman

Posted at 2:56pm on Sep. 2, 2014

It has taken a few years, but hybrid striped bass now are being caught with some regularity by Lake Norman fishermen.

Trey Ramsey takes over Lake Norman High baseball program

Posted at 2:47pm on Sep. 3, 2014

Trey Ramsey is the new head baseball coach at Lake Norman High after spending two years as an assistant at Providence High.

Wildcats insider: Athletic facility renovations benefit Davidson sports teams

Posted at 12:25pm on Aug. 27, 2014

Renovations to playing surface at Belk Turf Field finished in time for Wildcats' field hockey season; fundraising for Vance Athletic Complex surpasses $13.3M goal three years ahead of schedule

Cannon School golfer raising money for Kenyan hospital

Posted at 3:14pm on Aug. 27, 2014

Cannon School senior all-state player Anna Redding is collecting money through her Birdies for Babies project.

River Run ready to host Chiquita Classic

Posted at 2:49pm on Sep. 1, 2014

PGA Web.com Tour makes second visit to River Run Country Club. Practice rounds begin Monday and the tournament opens Thursday.

Safe boating is no accident

Posted at 2:32pm on Aug. 26, 2014

According to a report compiled and published by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission in May 2014, there were 143 boating accidents statewide during 2013.

Bohn upsets Bowman Gray veterans for modified championship

Posted at 11:12am on Aug. 28, 2014

For nearly two decades Bowman Gray Stadium’s modified championship went to Tim Brown, Burt Myers or Junior Miller. This year the Bohn family took the honors. Danny Bohn won the modified title, his father, Eddie, was named Modified Crew Chief of the Year, and his older brother, Michael, claimed rookie honors.

Davidson tennis teams to get new courts in 2015

Posted at 4:22pm on Aug. 20, 2014

Davidson’s men’s and women’s tennis programs will have a new place to play their home matches next year once work is complete on a dozen new hard-surface tennis courts.

Tell us the news you’re proud of

Posted at 11:47am on Aug. 20, 2014

Do you remember the first time you saw your name or picture in the newspaper for an athletic feat you were proud of?

L-R has new coach, old ambitions

Posted at 10:20am on Aug. 20, 2014

How times have changed for Lenoir-Rhyne football.

Fishing with Capt. Gus: Slow down and learn what no-wake means

Posted at 2:39pm on Aug. 19, 2014

While no-wake buoys serve as reminders around bridges, boat-access areas and certain marinas, the regulation is in effect even where warnings aren’t present.

Mooresville’s links facelift on schedule

Posted at 2:51pm on Aug. 19, 2014

The widespread revamping planned for the Mooresville golf course is proceeding on schedule.

Sports car driver changes consume less than 20 seconds

Posted at 8:46am on Aug. 21, 2014

Unlike NASCAR, driver changes are required during a sports car race. When proper preparations are taken they are simply synchronized organization.

SouthLake players help win AAU basketball championship

Posted at 4:10pm on Aug. 21, 2014

Three SouthLake Christian Academy basketball players helped Proskills Select Basketball’s 16U Gold squad win at the 2014 AAU Nationals Showcase July 23-26 in Louisville, Ky.

Two Lake Norman area coaches named state soccer coaches of the year

Posted at 12:06pm on Aug. 15, 2014

Two Lake Norman area girls’ soccer coaches were named state head coaches of the year by the National Soccer Coaches Association.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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