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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

On the track: Hickory’s Travis Byrd honors friend while racing for title

Posted at 11:12am on Jun. 18, 2014

Travis Byrd and Jake “Ziggy” Ziegler were buddies, always working on race cars and enjoying the sport together. When Ziegler was killed last October in a car wreck it was tough on Byrd. This year, Byrd decided to use his race car to help Ziegler’s parents raise funds for a scholarship they have created in their son’s memory at Bandys High School.

Fishing with Gus: Channel markers note fishing spots as well as water levels

Posted at 2:41pm on Jun. 17, 2014

Lake Norman’s red and green channel markers do more than identify river and creek channels. They also identifying some of the best fishing spots.

Mooresville's Marsh ends 32-year career as teacher, coach

Posted at 8:01pm on Jun. 20, 2014

Mooresville High’s Barclay Marsh is retiring after more than 30 years as a teacher, coach and athletic director.

All-Lake Norman News girls’ soccer: Hough, Community School of Davidson win state titles

Posted at 2:27pm on Jun. 12, 2014

Hough’s Marnie Merritt is the Lake Norman News girls’ soccer player of the year. Hough’s David Smith and Community School of Davidson’s Chad Solomonson share coach of the year honors.

All-Mooresville News boys’ track and field: Bandys vaulter caps career with state title

Posted at 8:24am on Jun. 13, 2014

Bandys High pole vaulter Nathan Flowers is the Mooresville News boys’ track and field athlete of the year. North Lincoln’s Jerry Castro is coach of the year.

Pine Lake’s Welborne signs with Belmont Abbey

Posted at 10:39am on Jun. 13, 2014

Pine Lake Prep senior baseball player Will Welborne signed to play at Belmont Abbey next season.

Mount Mourne IB Middle finds success on baseball field

Posted at 10:28am on Jun. 12, 2014

This past school year, Mount Mourne IB Middle fielded baseball teams at both the varsity and junior varsity level, the school's first interscholastic athletic programs.

On the track: J.P. Morgan plans K&N Series entry while vying for Pro Cup title

Posted at 10:01am on Jun. 12, 2014

J.P. Morgan was 22 years old before he started driving race cars. Now, he possesses 13 Pro Cup Series victories, two series championships and is planning his entrance into NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East.

Plans for Mooresville baseball complex abandoned

Posted at 11:18am on Jun. 12, 2014

Plans for a $20 million baseball complex in Mooresville have been abandoned, and the 170 acres of vacant, wooded property just west of Interstate 77 where the fields were to be built will be sold, development officials say.

All-Lake Norman News boys’ track and field: Hopewell’s Lawson motivated by family tradition

Posted at 9:03am on Jun. 6, 2014

Hopewell’s Nicholas Lawson is Lake Norman News runner of the year and his coach, Michelle LaPointe, is coach of the year. Davidson Day’s Ricky Smith is the area’s field athlete of the year.

Hough names Jason Grube as new boys’ basketball coach

Posted at 12:01pm on Jun. 6, 2014

Former East Mecklenburg boys’ basketball coach Jason Grube will be the new head coach at Hough next year.

Castro, Scoles share Mooresville News girls track athlete of year award

Posted at 5:47pm on Jun. 5, 2014

North Lincoln’s Allie Castro and South Iredell’s Julia Scoles share Mooresville News girls’ track athlete of the year honors.

Bohn family tradition of modified racing continues in Mooresville

Posted at 9:07am on Jun. 4, 2014

Modified racing and the Bohn family have been synonymous for three generations. It began in Wall, N.J., with Parker Bohn, continued with his son Eddie and now has migrated to North Carolina with grandson Danny.

Former North Meck golfer wins Carolinas Women’s Amateur Championship

Posted at 12:22pm on May. 30, 2014

Former North Mecklenburg High girls’ golfer Katie Kirk won the Carolinas Women’s Amateur Championship May 22 at Wachesaw Plantation Club in Murrells Inlet.

All-Mooresville News boys’ tennis: Dow, Lake Norman fare well in new conference

Posted at 11:09am on May. 30, 2014

Lake Norman High’s Greg Dow is the Mooresville News boys’ tennis player of the year. Pine Lake Prep’s Paul Ebenhoeh is coach of the year.

All-Lake Norman News girls’ track and field: Malia Ellington runs to another championship season

Posted at 4:11pm on May. 29, 2014

Community School of Davidson’s Malia Ellington, Hopewell’s Olivia Walker and East Lincoln’s Melvin Morrison take home area honors.

Davidson Wildcats baseball exceeds preseason expectations

Posted at 7:42am on May. 29, 2014

A loss two weeks ago concluded the winningest season in Davidson baseball history. The Wildcats earned a program-record 29 wins.

OrthoCarolina Motorsports Program keeps NASCAR teams on top in performance

Posted at 8:58am on May. 29, 2014

Nearly 10 years ago, Huntersville resident and physician assistant Bill Heisel saw a need for a motorsports program to keep over-the-wall NASCAR crewmen performing at their peak. Today he’s joined by physical therapist Ken Breath, also of Huntersville, and athletic trainer Angela Sneed of Mooresville as they treat the motorsports athletes in the shops and at the track.

Woodlawn School to play in NCISAA

Posted at 11:46am on May. 23, 2014

Woodlawn School has been accepted as a provisional member of the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association for the 2014-15 school year, according to a release from the school.

All-Mooresville News boys’ golf: North Lincoln has no problem moving up a class

Posted at 9:24am on May. 23, 2014

North Lincoln’s Alston Taylor is the All-Mooresville News boys’ golfer of the year. Pine Lake Prep’s Adam Triplett is coach of the year.

Cannon School boys golf team caps season with 3rd place finish at state championship

Posted at 5:28pm on May. 22, 2014

Cannon School’s Pat Whisenant is the Cabarrus News boys’ golf coach of the year. Will Gordon is golfer of the year.

Humpy Wheeler enters Great Race with grandson, Hudson

Posted at 9:34am on May. 23, 2014

Humpy Wheeler and his grandson will compete in the Great Race in a Hudson designed to be a replica of the character Doc Hudson in the Pixar movie “Cars.”

Hough football players nominated for All-American Bowl

Posted at 12:40pm on May. 16, 2014

Hough High defensive back Mark Fields and athlete Carl Tucker are among 17 North Carolina rising senior football players nominated for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Bandys doubles tennis team has fun on and off court

Posted at 1:43pm on May. 15, 2014

Bandys seniors Andrew Blake and J. Will Edwards were a late-season pairing in doubles, but they went on to advance to the NCHSAA 2A state tournament.

All-Lake Norman News boys’ golf: Patrick Cover redeems himself with a state title

Posted at 12:14pm on May. 15, 2014

Hough’s Patrick Cover is the All-Lake Norman News boys’ golfer of the year. His coach, Erik Herberth, is coach of the year.

Fishing with Gus: Something is lurking in the waters of Lake Norman

Posted at 1:25pm on May. 13, 2014

Garfish in Lake Norman look scary but leave humans alone.

Richard Fountain makes history for Davidson golf

Posted at 12:46pm on May. 14, 2014

Richard Fountain is just the second three-time NCAA qualifier from Davidson College and the program’s first three-time all-conference selection in its 77-year existence.

Snider Hopes Top-10 Finish In Hamlin’s Charity Event Signals Turnaround

Posted at 12:59pm on May. 14, 2014

For 19-year-old Myatt Snider, the 2014 racing season had a tough beginning, but the Belmont resident hopes his seventh-place finish in the recent Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown signals a turnaround.

Mooresville runners say Boston Marathon was special this year

Posted at 3:25pm on May. 15, 2014

Richard Heinrich was no stranger to the Boston Marathon, having run it every year since 2010.

Lake Norman area runners enjoy Boston Marathon

Posted at 1:31pm on May. 13, 2014

On their return trip to the Boston Marathon in April, Kim Atkins and Krista Schoenewolf could tell right away there was something different about this year’s event.