Lake Norman | Sports

Mooresville driver becomes youngest NASCAR winner

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.

Pet memorial garden in Statesville dedicated

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.

Cooler days benefit October anglers

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.

SouthLake Christian volleyball back in state contention

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.

Healthy Seth Cranfill becomes ‘go-to’ receiver for Gardner-Webb

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.

Time to size up fish tales

Posted at 2:28pm on Sep. 23, 2014

There is a lot of talk about the one that got away – and how big a fish might have been.

Special sailors compete in Special Olympics Sailing Regatta

Posted at 5:07pm on Sep. 24, 2014

More than two dozen athletes spent the weekend at the Lake Norman Yacht Club on Sept. 20-21 competing in the second-annual Special Olympics Sailing Regatta.

Hickory win gives Taylor Stricklin first-ever championship on a shoestring budget

Posted at 12:32pm on Sep. 24, 2014

Taylor Stricklin’s 2014 racing season was full of uncertainty when the year began; however, by September the 25-year-old Mount Ulla resident possessed a limited late-model track championship at Hickory Motor Speedway.

Community School of Davidson running back proving doubters wrong

Posted at 10:49am on Sep. 19, 2014

Community School of Davidson junior running back Joey Bernardini is setting records as the Spartans get off to a 3-1 start.

Fishing: Bull red drum make great fishing

Posted at 11:21am on Sep. 17, 2014

Bull red drum are sought after by anglers on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts for their fighting ability, size and great taste.

Denver’s Gray Motorsports sends 3 drivers to the NHRA Countdown to the Championship

Posted at 3:01pm on Sep. 18, 2014

In Gray Motorsports’ first year with a three driver contingent, the Denver-based Pro Stock team has all three cars in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship.

Archer sisters give Lake Norman Charter tennis a solid 1-2 punch

Posted at 3:46pm on Sep. 18, 2014

Hannah and Olivia Archer lead Lake Norman Charter's girls tennis team to 8-0 start, including a decisive win over 10-time NCHSAA 2A dual-team champs Salisbury

Wildcats’ cross country teams get off to good start in season opener

Posted at 5:20pm on Sep. 11, 2014

Davidson cross country sweeps men’s and women’s individual and team titles at 2014 Eye Opener Invitational meet Sept. 5 in Spartanburg, S.C.

Try jug-hook fishing for a change of pace

Posted at 12:06pm on Sep. 10, 2014

Tired of fishing the same old way?

Leroy Holden back in familiar territory at North Mecklenburg High

Posted at 4:03pm on Sep. 10, 2014

Leroy Holden is back at North Mecklenburg as a part-time interim athletics director. “I never though I’d be back here,” he said.

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.