The Lake Norman Charter girls’ basketball team beat Hough 59-50 in a Dec. 6 non-conference game in Huntersville. The Knights improved to 3-1 by outscoring Hough 18-0 in the second quarter. Alex Busch scored a game-high 22 points, Ezinne Mbamalu had nine points and 17 rebounds and Jessi Harris grabbed 12 rebounds. Hough earned a split by coasting to a 55-29 victory in the boys’ game. The Huskies (4-1) did most of their damage inside as forward Luke Maye had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and center Tucker Thompson scored 13 points and had 10 rebounds. Jaqueaz Jackson added 11 points, including two 3-pointers. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
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Davidson Day’s football team packed the bleachers with good reason Nov. 22. The Patriots won their third straight state championship with a 69-28 rout against Harrells Christian in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II championship at Northside Christian. Davidson Day (12-1) wasn’t forced to punt, scored 35 points in the third quarter alone and had the fourth quarter to unofficially celebrate along the sidelines. They became the first lake-area team to win state championships in their first three varsity seasons, passing Hopewell High softball, which did it their first two years (2002 and 2003)Photos by Ken Bumgarner.
Hough High’s football team lost 13-10 in a first-round home playoff loss to Independence on Nov. 15, the second straight season Hough was eliminated in the first round. The Huskies finished with a 10-2 record. The rain was coming down pretty hard, but the crowd remained enthusiastic. Photos by Ken Bumgarner.
Intermittent rain did little to quell SouthLake Christian Academy’s celebration Nov. 15 as the Eagles beat Victory Christian 7-0 to win the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Division III football championship. The title was the first in the program’s history. It capped SouthLake’s 11-1 season and avenged a loss to Victory Christian in last season’s final. The rain did slow our photographer down from action shots, but some great pics of the FANS! Photos by Courtney Parlier.
White Lightning Athletics, competitive cheer teams began the season at the Charlotte Convention Center for the CHEERSPORT Charlotte Grand Championship. 3 of White Lightning's Teams won 1st in their Division (Junior 3, Junior 4, and Senior 3). The Junior 4 Team won Best of Show! Competitive Cheer is a year round sport that combines choreographed dance and tumble into a 2 minute and 30 second routine. These young athletes train year round for their 4 month competition season. Photos in this album are of Junior Level 3 and Junior Level 4. Junior Division is age 14 and below. Take a look at the photos... you'll see the crowd, and some amazing athletic young girls. Photos by Nate Davis.
Davidson Day quarterback Will Grier threw nine touchdown passes as the Patriots blitzed Concord Cannon 59-0 in the first round of the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II playoffs Nov. 8. Eight of Grier’s scoring passes were in the first half. He came within one of the state record of 10 touchdown passes, which he set last season. Davidson Day is seeking their third straight state championship, and has scored 40 or more points 11 times. The Patriots, a No. 1 seed, will have home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Photos by Ken Bumgarner.
Hough High’s football team improved to 9-1 with a 37-14 road victory against North Mecklenburg in a MECKA 4A conference game Nov. 1. Huskies quarterback Josh Stilley threw four touchdown passes. The crowd was small due to it being the day after Halloween and it was also a CMS teacher work day... the weather wasn't the best either. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The Hough Huskies had little trouble scoring in a 61-6 romp in a home game Oct. 25 against visiting West Charlotte. Hough improved to 8-1, including a 4-1 mark in MECKA 4A conference games. Hough led 42-0 by halftime, which pleased the boisterous Cornelius crowd. Photos of the Fans, HOMECOMING Court, and of course the Husky Players in Action. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Photos of the Crowd, Homecoming Court, the Action and of course game action of One of the lake area's hottest teams - Hopewell High, which beat Concord Robinson 47-0 on Oct. 25 for its third straight victory. The Titans (4-5), in front of a home crowd, played themselves into contention for a state playoff berth. Photos by Roger Benskin.
The weather was a lot better than the game result at Davidson College’s homecoming against Marist on Oct. 19. The Wildcats lost 42-18 and fell to 0-7 on the season. Photos of the Action, Fans, Homecoming Court, and Event Overall. Photos by Will McMurray/VMG.
North Mecklenburg High improved to 4-4 – more victories than it won in 2012 and 2011 combined – when it beat Concord Robinson 30-14 in a MECKA 4A conference game on Oct. 18. Lots of photos of the Fans, Students, and Event. Photos by June Sadler.
Community School of Davidson snapped a five-game losing streak with a 9-7 win against Thomas Jefferson Academy on Oct. 18 at Hopewell High. The Spartans moved into second place in the Southern Piedmont 1A conference. Photos of the Action, Fans, and Homecoming Court. Photos by Patrick Nicholson
Photos from our Weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. We hit the track on Thursday and took pics all weekend. Our "Weekly" photographer captured the weekend activities including prepping and racing of both Nationwide and Sprint series teams. Photos by Melissa Gute.
Hough High’s six-game winning streak ended in a 38-21 loss at Mallard Creek. The Huskies fell behind early and didn’t recover. Photos primarily of the Fans... more action shots coming again next week. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
Hopewell High beat rival North Meckenburg 47-34 in the “Shield of Victory” game, the seventh straight year the Titans have kept the shiny shield as the prize. Hopewell’s Dimitris Camp ran for six touchdowns. Photos of the Action, Fans, and Shield Celebration! Photos by Kato Ibeto.
The Knights slipped to 0-2 in Big South 2A/3A conference games with a home loss Oct. 4. Photos of the Action, Fans, and Overall Event. The SAME photos are posted under East Gaston's Account - so same pictures two different albums. Photos by Melissa Gute.
The unbeaten Huskies (6-0) set a school record for points in a lopsided MECKA 4A conference game Oct. 4. Look for our photographer next week at Mallard Creek! We're expecting record attendance for this game and our Photog will be there to capture the Community in ACTION. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
East Gaston showed up to PLAY and The Knights slipped to 0-2 in Big South 2A/3A conference games with a home loss Oct. 4. Photos of the Action, Fans, and Overall Event. The SAME photos are posted under East Gaston's Account - so same pictures two different albums. Photos by Melissa Gute.
Hough High improved to 5-0 as senior quarterback Josh Stilley threw a school-record six touchdown passes, including three to Caleb Hines on Sept. 27. The Huskies used a 21-point third quarter to build a comfortable lead. For more pictures of the game, check out the Hopewell Photo Album as well. Photos of the Crowd, the Fans, and the Fun - Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
SouthLake Christian Academy remained unbeaten (5-0) with a dominant home victory Sept. 27. Taurus Dameron returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown, and Luke Lancaster had three scoring passes. Photos of the Action, the Fans, and the Fun. Photos by Ken Bumgarner.
Hough High remained Unbeaten and they are now 5-0 on the season. The Huskies senior quarterback Josh Stilley threw a school-record six touchdown passes, including three to Caleb Hines. Photos of the action, the crowd and the fun. For more pics from this game, visit Hough's Photo album of the game - we overlap some of the action shots but people/crowd shots are in separate albums. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Davidson's for the Run for Green half-marathon, 10K and 5K event photos. Run for the Green is the primary fundraiser for the Davidson Lands Conservancy, a non-profit based in Davidson, NC that helps to permanently protect land as well as provide nature-themed education for people of all ages. To learn more about how you can help the Davidson Lands Conservancy call: 704-892-1910 or visit us online at: http://www.davidsonlands.org - photos by Will McMurray/VMG
Hough had plenty to celebrate, but seem determined not to make this game the season’s zenith. The Huskies (4-0) are envisioning playing for a conference title, making a deep playoff run and ultimately, a championship. It’s not a pipe dream, not when you rally to beat one of Charlotte’s marquee programs (Independence won seven state titles from 2000-06). Hough, trailing 27-21, marched 77 yards for the winning score last in the fourth quarter. There was absolutely nothing fancy about it, nor much Independence could do to stop it. Read the full article here: http://huntersvilleherald.com/news/2013/9/20/7664/biggest-win-in-school-history-hough-edges-independence-28-27
Lake Norman Charter crushed Village Christian 43-0 on Sept. 20 to improve to 5-0. Running back Neil Baugh ran for three touchdowns and caught a scoring pass. Photos by Bill Ward.
Davidson College fell to 0-2 under new coach Paul Nichols with a 34-18 loss to Lenoir-Rhyne in the Wildcats’ home opener Sept. 14 at Richardson Stadium. The Wildcats were out-gained 508-392. Photos by Will McMurray/VMG.