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.
Posted at 3:01pm on Oct. 30, 2014
Doubles teams from Lake Norman Charter and Community School of Davidson won titles at the NCHSAA girls’ tennis championships.
Posted at 12:29pm on Oct. 28, 2014
Lake Norman anglers will experience some of the best fishing of the fall season during the cool weather and clear skies of November.
Posted at 2:49pm on Oct. 28, 2014
Marc Calderone, who coached North Mecklenburg High’s soccer programs to state championship-level success, returns after a seven-year absence to take over as school’s athletics director.
Posted at 3:53pm on Oct. 29, 2014
For Alistair McLean, Monday is always laundry day.
Posted at 8:52am on Oct. 30, 2014
Matt Tifft always enjoyed Martinsville Speedway as a boy, so when the UNC Charlotte freshman recorded an eighth-place finish in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at the tough little short track, he couldn’t quit smiling.
Posted at 6:40pm on Oct. 29, 2014
Davidsons mens basketball team holds Red-Black scrimmage at Belk Arena on Oct. 18; Wildcats open season Nov. 15 vs. Catholic
Posted at 1:29pm on Oct. 21, 2014
This week’s column will attempt to answer some fishing questions on the minds of Lake Norman newcomers.
Posted at 12:01pm on Oct. 23, 2014
Max McLaughlin enjoyed piloting his go-kart around his parents’ yard at age 3, but it wasn’t until he was 11 years old that the Mooresville resident discovered his passion for the sport. Now at age 14 he’s racing in Millbridge Speedway’s Mini Outlaw Series and campaigning a dirt modified.
Posted at 10:00am on Oct. 23, 2014
Hough boys’ soccer capped the regular season with a third straight conference title and readies for the start of the NCHSAA state playoffs.
Posted at 5:28pm on Oct. 16, 2014
South Iredell running back Chris Holmes set a county record during his 372-yard, four-touchdown performance against West Iredell Oct. 4.
Posted at 2:38pm on Oct. 14, 2014
When shad are chased to the surface by schools of hungry bass, perch or hybrids, things really get exciting. Hunry sea birds screech loudly between dives as they snare the fleeing shad with their sharp bill.
Posted at 8:42pm on Oct. 17, 2014
On Oct. 1, Community School of Davidson’s and Hough’s girls’ tennis teams turned their regular-season non-conference match into a “Pink Out” match in honor of Crystal Hamilton, who coached at CSD for six years before stepping down at the end of the 2013 season.
Posted at 9:39am on Oct. 16, 2014
Entering the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season finale at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Joe Ryan Osborne trailed Spencer Davis by only five points in the battle for rookie honors. A broken left wrist cost Osborne the opportunity to challenge for the title.
Posted at 3:52pm on Oct. 7, 2014
Dick Cooke, who recently began his 25th season as Davidson’s baseball coach, was honored with day of celebration Sept. 27.
Posted at 4:02pm on Oct. 7, 2014
Does a home field advantage make a difference in a bass fishing tournament? It just may if you look at the statistics from last week’s tournament on Lake Norman.
Posted at 4:25pm on Oct. 7, 2014
The hybrid striped bass caught from Lake Norman in recent weeks are larger than average spotted bass and fight harder than a striped bass of equal size.
Posted at 11:56am on Oct. 8, 2014
Approximately nine months after winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Denver-based Action Express Racing emerged from the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s inaugural season with four titles and the phenomenal accomplishment of completing every race lap in the 13-event season.
Posted at 8:50am on Oct. 8, 2014
Community School of Davidson’s Courtney Mudge and Marisa Deininger, opponents in last year’s NCHSAA 1A state singles final, teaming up this season to go for a state championship in doubles
Posted at 2:39pm on Oct. 8, 2014
Hough senior football player Mark Fields II has been selected to play in the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 3 in San Antonio.
Posted at 9:56am on Oct. 8, 2014
Cole Custer, 16, became the youngest NASCAR winner when he won a Truck Series race in New Hampshire.
Posted at 3:47pm on Oct. 1, 2014
Much to the delight of fishermen, October finds fewer pleasure boats plying the waters of Lake Norman, while cooling water temperatures help to improve fishing.
Posted at 11:53am on Oct. 2, 2014
Sept. 25, Krissie Newman dedicate the ground on the family’s 87-acre Rescue Ranch in Statesville where a pet memorial garden will open next spring.
Posted at 12:22pm on Oct. 1, 2014
Gardner-Webb redshirt senior Seth Cranfill, a Bandys High graduate and Sherrills Ford native, set the Big South record for career receptions by a tight end.
Posted at 4:12pm on Oct. 1, 2014
After two straight losing seasons, SouthLake Christian’s volleyball team is in good position to return to NCISAA playoffs. Entering the final week of the regular season, SouthLake Christian is 14-4 overall and undefeated (12-0) in the Metrolina Athletic Conference.