Athlete of the Week

Matt Panza

Lake Norman Charter cross country


Panza, a senior, set a school record time of 16 minutes, 20 seconds in a 5,000-meter race at the prestigious Wendy’s Invitational at McAlpine Park in Charlotte. He finished 12th among 216 runners in the Class 3A race.


Locker Room Chat

Get to know Matt ...

Three things you’d want on a deserted island ...

“My friend Zach Stephens, a lot of chocolate milk and a stereo system.”


Favorite quote?

 “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.”  (from the movie "A Bronx Tale")


Dream vacation?

“I’d like to go all over Europe, with my dad (Gary).”



Games to Watch

Boys’ soccer

• Oct. 10, Mooresville at Hopewell, 6 p.m.

• Oct. 14, Concord Robinson at North Mecklenburg, 6 p.m.

• Oct. 14, GCAA Stallions at SouthLake Christian, 7 p.m.

• Oct. 16, South Point at Lake Norman Charter, 6 p.m.


Girls’ tennis

• Oct. 15, First round of NCHSAA dual-team playoffs



• Oct. 10, Vance at Hough, 5:30 p.m.

• Oct. 14-16, MECKA 4A conference tournament