Posted at 3:32pm on Jan. 7, 2015
This year’s Barefoot Challenge drew one of its biggest fields, with nearly two dozen barefoot skiiers testing their skills and endurance on the cold and choppy waters of Lake Norman.
Posted at 11:54am on Dec. 31, 2014
William Morris second straight Davidson player voted to Beyond Sports Network’s All-American teams
Posted at 11:13am on Dec. 30, 2014
Anglers willing to brave frigid waters will find plenty of bass, perch, hybrids and stripers in the Ramsey, Reed, Mountain, McCrary and Stumpy creek arms of the lake.
Posted at 1:04pm on Dec. 30, 2014
Three years after becoming the first Latin American NASCAR champion, Davidson’s Pietro Fittipaldi has added a European title to his racing resume and taken another step towards one day following in his grandfather’s footsteps into Formula One.
Posted at 3:27pm on Dec. 29, 2014
While the 2014 season ended for all of the region’s high school football teams in early December or earlier, three Lake Norman-area players and a coach got to play in one more game.
Posted at 2:02pm on Dec. 26, 2014
The Lake Norman News looks back at the 2014 fall sports season, highlighting some of the best individual performances.
Posted at 11:00am on Dec. 23, 2014
Every sport requires a different set of skills to overcome the challenges of the game.
Posted at 11:46am on Dec. 23, 2014
Hopewell graduate Chaniel Nelson helped the North Carolina volleyball team to its best season in program history and was also named a second-team All-American.
Posted at 12:20pm on Dec. 23, 2014
Joshua Brimecombe knew the 2014 racing season might be his last opportunity to obtain a national championship, so when the Concord resident achieved his objective in the Legend Semi-Pro asphalt division he still found it difficult to believe.
Posted at 11:10am on Dec. 23, 2014
Steve Furr used victories to bookend a successful 2014 season that provided the Harrisburg resident with his second NHRA Division 2 title and his first in Super Gas.
Posted at 8:03am on Dec. 19, 2014
Five former Davidson athletes have been chosen for the 25th induction class to the college’s Athletics Hall of Fame, school officials announced Dec. 11.
Posted at 12:50pm on Dec. 16, 2014
Enjoy Capt. Gus’ 2014 version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”
Posted at 8:40am on Dec. 17, 2014
The Lake Norman New Year’s Day Barefoot Challenge – now in its 37th year, and hosted by the Carolina Show Ski Team – is one of the nation’s most unique barefoot water skiing competitions.
Posted at 9:00am on Dec. 18, 2014
John Hunter Nemechek didn’t let a lack of sleep keep him from pulling off a bold move in the closing laps of the Snowball Derby to secure a victory and cap off the 2014 season.
Posted at 12:22pm on Dec. 9, 2014
Not only is the fishing excellent, but there are usually several mild days between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Posted at 8:15am on Dec. 11, 2014
Bandys girls’ basketball made it to the state finals for the first time in 20 years last season. The Trojans hope to do it again despite losing two Division I players.
Posted at 3:36pm on Dec. 4, 2014
Davidson’s wrestling team had two wrestlers advance to the semifinals and two others to the quarterfinals at the Wolfpack Open tournament, held Nov. 16 in Raleigh.
Posted at 12:15pm on Dec. 2, 2014
If you are among the many who believe sea birds are where the fish are, seek them out.
Posted at 8:50am on Dec. 3, 2014
At age 13, Kodie Conner has quickly established himself as a victory contender in the Pro All Star Series, finishing fourth two consecutive years in the Pro Late Model standings.
Posted at 11:54am on Dec. 3, 2014
Former North Mecklenburg High volleyball player Alison Cooke moved from hitter to setter at Wingate.
Posted at 11:55am on Nov. 25, 2014
SouthLake Christian senior wrestler Hamilton Hewitt goes for his fourth straight NCISAA title. He would be the first to win four since 2009.
Posted at 11:39am on Nov. 25, 2014
Why would anyone want to go to Cape Hatteras in November? The answer is simple: great surf fishing.
Posted at 8:31am on Nov. 25, 2014
Last year, Pine Lake Prep sophomore Alyssa Marsh set records while winning a pair of individual-event titles at the North Carolina public schools state swimming championships.
Posted at 8:57am on Nov. 25, 2014
The Hough boys’ soccer team had the best run among the 13 Lake Norman-area schools that made it to the state playoffs, and had two players named to the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association’s 4A all-state team.
Posted at 11:29am on Nov. 26, 2014
When Preston Peltier was in his late teens he decided he needed to move to North Carolina if his racing career was to progress. He sold most of his possessions, packed a truck and drove from California to North Carolina. Two decades later with PASS South and national championships in hand, Peltier is now focused on the prestigious Snowball Derby.
Posted at 10:34am on Nov. 21, 2014
Davidson’s cross country teams wrapped up their 2014 season with a pair of top-20 team finishes at the NCAA Southeast Regional championship meet held Nov. 14 in Louisville, Ky.
Posted at 2:31pm on Nov. 20, 2014
Ashton Locklear, a 16-year-old gymnast who trains at Everest Gymnastics in Huntersville, competed with Team USA at the World Championships Oct. 3-12 in Nanning, China.
Posted at 12:28pm on Nov. 18, 2014
There are rods and reels for all ages – and all skill levels.
Posted at 12:33pm on Nov. 18, 2014
The Lake Norman Charter girls’ tennis team finished an undefeated season with a state championship.
Posted at 12:19pm on Nov. 19, 2014
Ever since Tyler Church’s mother lost her battle with lung cancer when he was 12 years old the Hickory resident and his father have focused on racing as quality father-son time. However, they never envisioned their small family operation emerging as the 2014 Pro All Stars Series South Super Late Model champion.
Posted at 12:47pm on Nov. 13, 2014
Hough senior swimmer Emily Allen has trained with NOMAD since 2006. She’s committed to Tennessee.
Posted at 4:22pm on Nov. 13, 2014
One Lake Norman-area high school volleyball team came within a match win of playing for its first state title during the recent N.C. public and private schools state tournaments.
Posted at 10:34am on Nov. 11, 2014
Some might be surprised to learn that cold weather affords some of the best fishing of the year. The reason is simple: As temperatures cool, the metabolism of fish slows and causes them to hole up in the same places for much of the season.
Posted at 12:33pm on Nov. 12, 2014
Brandon McReynolds had 11 top-five and 12 top-10 finishes, two poles and a 5.9 average finish in his first full NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season; however, it was the little things that kept him out of victory lane and made a solid season frustrating.
Posted at 8:35am on Nov. 13, 2014
Mooresville High golfer Samantha Vodry finished fifth at the NCHSAA 4A girls’ golf state tournament.
Posted at 11:29am on Nov. 6, 2014
Christ the King senior Gaby Hurt is one of the top girls’ tennis players in the state, but her school isn’t yet eligible to compete in the NCHSAA tournaments.
Posted at 3:00pm on Nov. 6, 2014
Davidson’s men’s and women’s basketball teams get to share a dubious honor in their first year playing in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Posted at 10:53am on Nov. 5, 2014
It’s difficult to find gifts for a person who has everything, especially if that person is a fisherman. So to make this task a little easier, here are a few thoughts that might help you pick the perfect holiday gift.
Posted at 11:51am on Nov. 5, 2014
Community School of Davidson’s Malia Ellington won the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A girls’ cross-country title and helped the Spartans to the team title.
Posted at 1:51pm on Nov. 5, 2014
During the week, Cole Timm focuses on his classes at Lake Norman High School, but on the weekend he straps into a super late model and competes for top honors on the Southeast’s short tracks.