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All-Mooresville News girls’ basketball: Madi Story key to Trojans' success

Posted at 8:53am on Apr. 4, 2014

Bandys senior Madi Story – the Mooresville News' girls basketball player of the year – led team to first state championship game appearance since 1994

Warming weather attracts fish to banks of Lake Norman

Posted at 10:49am on Apr. 1, 2014

Anglers should expect warming water temperatures around Charlotte to draw all species toward the banks where they are easier to catch.

All-Lake Norman News wrestling: Hough, SouthLake Christian prove themselves on the mat

Posted at 9:19am on Mar. 27, 2014

Hough and SouthLake Christian lead the All-Lake Norman News wrestling team

All-Mooresville News wrestling: Trojans' Brotherton takes final step in final season

Posted at 12:10pm on Mar. 27, 2014

Bandys senior Andrew Brotherton – the Mooresville News' wrestler of the year – wins NCHSAA 2A state title at 170 pounds after finishing second in the same weight class at last year's state championships.

Maryeve Dufault building stock car career in ARCA

Posted at 12:19pm on Mar. 27, 2014

Maryeve Dufault comes from a motorcycle racing family and funded her racing career by modeling. She has fallen in love with stock car racing and is now driving full time for Chicago-based Team Stange Racing.

Wildcats Insider

Posted at 2:59pm on Mar. 26, 2014

The Wildcats Baseball team’s nine-game winning streak (from March 8-22) tied a single-season mark first set by the program in 1904 and last matched in 1964.

Broken fishing rods

Posted at 2:46pm on Mar. 26, 2014

If you’re like most fishermen, you’ve broken a fishing rod or two over the years. It’s a traumatic experience to break one, particularly if it was passed down from a family member or had a history of catching big fish.

Hole-in-one at Mooresville Golf Course

Posted at 4:45pm on Mar. 27, 2014

Neil Campolungo made his third career hole-in-one at Mooresville Golf Course March 19 during the Senior Golf League.

Record-setting state meet a surprise for Marsh

Posted at 3:48pm on Mar. 20, 2014

Pine Lake Prep sophomore Alyssa Marsh gets off to slow start in the preliminary rounds, but makes up for it with two record-shattering performances in the final round at the NCHSAA 1A/2A state championships in Raleigh.

Capt. Gus Gustafson: For good fishing, find a boat dock around Lake Norman

Posted at 9:33am on Mar. 19, 2014

Boat docks and piers are havens for largemouth and spotted bass. But with so many to choose from, it’s a daunting task to figure out which ones hold the most fish

Tournament ends with photo finish

Posted at 3:25pm on Mar. 20, 2014

The Balls Creek Bassmasters Club hosted its annual Jim Ledbetter Team Bass Tournament on March 8 – the 28th year that the charity fishing tournament has been held.

Freedom wins title in dramatic fashion

Posted at 12:09pm on Mar. 19, 2014

Morganton Freedom star guard Chris Bridges said he thought there were so many fans at their 3A state championship basketball game in Chapel Hill that “it was like the town shut down so they could all come see us.”

School news

Posted at 2:13pm on Mar. 13, 2014

Compiled by Gina Smith

North Lincoln High swim team ends with strong season after departures

Posted at 2:29pm on Mar. 13, 2014

After losing two key swimmers from last year’s team to graduation and moving up in classification this season, North Lincoln High boys swim coach Adam Fier didn’t expect the Knights to have the same level of success as in past years.

Hough High swimming leads area with 4th place at states

Posted at 3:03pm on Mar. 13, 2014

Hough coach Tim Queen is All-Lake Norman News coach of the year. SouthLake Christian’s John Baker is swimmer of the year.

Mooresville man chooses fishing for a living

Posted at 10:26am on Mar. 14, 2014

David Cooke started fishing at age 6 and turned pro in 1999. When General Mills was his sponsor, his face appeared on four kinds of Hamburger Helper in every Walmart in the country.

School news

Posted at 12:44pm on Mar. 14, 2014

Compiled by Gina Smith

Why do anglers need so many lures?

Posted at 10:14am on Mar. 12, 2014

Here are a few unscientific reasons anglers use when buying fishing lures.

Community

Posted at 3:46pm on Mar. 11, 2014

Economics lecture: Alexander Field, the Orradre Professor of Economics at Santa Clara University and former executive director of the Economic History Association, will give the annual Phi Beta Kappa lecture 8 p.m. March 20 in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Sloan Music Center.

SwimMAC relay teams break national records

Posted at 11:56am on Mar. 14, 2014

Hough swimmer Heather Merritt joined Kathleen Baker, Rebecca Postoll and Lauren Rhodes to break two 800-yard freestyle relay age group national records.

DeLoach’s vision becomes first state licensed pit crew school

Posted at 1:39pm on Mar. 13, 2014

The passion for racing Tom DeLoach acquired while with the Mobil led him to partner with NASCAR championship crew chief Jeff Hammond to create Pit Instruction and Training facility in Mooresville.

2 Wildcat wrestlers qualify for nationals

Posted at 11:14am on Mar. 12, 2014

The pinnacle of the Davidson wrestling program’s season came this past Saturday, March 8th, when two of the 16 wrestlers on the Wildcats roster successfully punched their tickets to the NCAA tournament.

Ellington running into the record books, again

Posted at 2:29pm on Mar. 6, 2014

Community School of Davidson junior, Malia Ellington, is one of top runners in the state, nation

North Lincoln golfers want to repeat success in tougher 3A class

Posted at 1:38pm on Mar. 7, 2014

The North Lincoln’s boys’ golf team fell just a few shots shy of winning its first state championship last year.

Fuller hopes to have his best shot for last at Davidson Day

Posted at 3:03pm on Mar. 7, 2014

Davidson Day senior and Air Force Academy signee Kyle Fuller is shooting to go out on top.

Spring expected to yield great fishing

Posted at 9:18am on Mar. 5, 2014

When fish are shallow, they’re easier to catch. And that is where they will be for the next few months, so break out your shallow running plugs, topwater lures and floating worms and enjoy what is expected to be a great spring fishing season.

Lions rebuilding for run at another state title

Posted at 3:37pm on Feb. 27, 2014

Last year, Statesville Christian’s boys’ tennis team capped one of the program’s most successful seasons ever with a state championship.

Knights aim to prove they can be a contender, again

Posted at 2:35pm on Feb. 27, 2014

Defending 1A state champions move into class 2A, Big South conference

Wildcats Insider

Posted at 2:16pm on Feb. 27, 2014

The Wildcats have hired a local product – in Charlotte Country Day alum, Derham Cato – to coach their offensive line and tight ends this coming season.

Two golfers hit holes-in-one at Mooresville Golf Course

Posted at 2:53pm on Feb. 24, 2014

Two golfers had their first career holes-in-one at Mooresville Golf Course on Feb.23.

How to lure a bass from its nest

Posted at 2:52pm on Feb. 25, 2014

Both largemouth and spotted bass make nests, known as beds, to rear their young. They make them by clearing away silt and other debris with their tails. Should a predator invade the nest, it is quickly chased away by a parent. Knowing this, anglers toss lures into the bed hoping that one of the parents will pick it up.

Harrison Burton, 13, is already visiting victory lane in late model ranks

Posted at 1:22pm on Feb. 26, 2014

Harrison Burton, son of NASCAR driver and NBC Sports analyst Jeff Burton, surprised many in the motorsports community by winning two pro late model races in the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway. However, he’s learning lessons off the track as well as on it, donating 30 percent of his winnings to charities supported by his sponsor.

Four-year starters could play big role for Wildcats

Posted at 11:36am on Feb. 21, 2014

Last season, Lake Norman High’s girls’ lacrosse team fell a game short of playing for its first state championship and two games shy of an undefeated season.

Rabozzi excited to be playing the coach for Hough

Posted at 9:50am on Feb. 21, 2014

Former North Meck, Appalachian State player, Aaron Rabozzi, leads Hough girls’ lacrosse team

Lake Norman Charter’s Fabian grows into an impact player for Knights

Posted at 11:32pm on Feb. 19, 2014

Lake Norman Charter senior, Petey Fabian, is shooting for a big senior season

Wildcats Insider

Posted at 2:58pm on Feb. 20, 2014

Three weeks ago Davidson men’s soccer coach Matt Spear announced the addition of eight newcomers to the Wildcats roster for the 2014 season. Of the eight recruits, three hail from North Carolina and one – Nathan Marder – is from right here in Charlotte.

Fish tales come alive in cold weather

Posted at 1:54pm on Feb. 18, 2014

Snow, sleet and cold have kept fishermen off the lake this winter. As they hang out at bait and tackle shops, some complain about the weather, and others share their favorite fish tales.

Five-time Pro Cup Series Champion Clay Rogers is focusing on short tracks

Posted at 10:23am on Feb. 19, 2014

Clay Rogers has won the Pro Cup Series championship a record five times. He’s also competed in two of NASCAR’s top three touring series as well as ARCA, but this year he’s focusing on super late models, which he believes provides the toughest competition.

Lake Norman looks to return to championship

Posted at 4:42pm on Feb. 13, 2014

Josh Ladowski was a seventh-grader when Lake Norman High’s baseball team won its first, and only, North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championship.

Bandys opens with good reason for hope

Posted at 3:02pm on Feb. 13, 2014

Bandys High softball coach Randi Keith has reason to feel good about the Trojans’ prospects for the 2014 high school season.