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North Meck outlasts Hough in MECKA 4A showdown

North Meck remained perfect in conference play and expanded its MECKA 4A lead to two games with a hard-fought 69-63 win over Hough on Jan. 8. Neither team led by more than eight points in the game, and Hough fought back to cut a late lead to two points with just over a minute to play, but the Vikings’ experience and depth was the difference. Jaylen McManus scored a game-high 24 points and added 10 rebounds for North Meck, who got 18 points from Davion Mintz and 11 from Kendall Coles. Qon Murphy scored 18 and Ryan Friday added 15 for the Huskies.


Hough smothers Lake Norman

Hough’s defense stifled Lake Norman and Jarrett Nagy led the Huskies to a 23-6 win on Sept. 4. The Huskies held Lake Norman to just 188 total yards and held the Wildcat run game which had averaged more than 250 yards a game to just 71. Nagy finished the night with 220 rushing yards on just 11 carries and set a new school record with a 98-yard touchdown late in the first half that put Hough up, 16-0 at the break. The Huskies added another score before Lake Norman was able to get into the end zone with a fourth quarter touchdown. Lake Norman (2-1) will play Statesville while Hough (3-0) hosts Ardrey Kell on Sept. 11. (Photos courtesy of Chris Hull)


Hough improves with win over Mooresville

Hough improved to 2-0 on the season with a come-from-behind 14-10 non conference win over Mooresville on Aug. 28. The Huskies never led until Rashad Williams found the end zone with 1:48 left to play. Mooresville tried to answer late, but Adam Smith stripped receiver Jonathan Knox inside Hough’s 20-yard line to secure the win. Mooresville Donshel Jetton ran for 171 yards and the touchdown for the Blue Devils, who dropped to 1-1 on the year.


Hough upsets rival North Mecklenburg

The Hough High boys’ basketball team ended a two-game losing streak with a 77-64 upset against rival North Mecklenburg in a MECKA 4A conference game Feb. 10. The Huskies were led by Connor Whipp (21 points), Chase Sweetman (18 points) and Luke Maye (18 points and 17 rebounds). North Carolina coach Roy Williams was in attendance, watching future Tar Heel Maye on Hough’s Senior Night. C.J. Bryce led North Meck with 28 points. (Courtney Parlier/Herald Weekly photos)


Football Hough at Mooresville 8-29-14

Mooresville High’s football team crushed visiting Hough 38-7 on Aug. 29 to improve to 2-0. Most folks thought it would be a close game between two of the lake area’s Class 4A teams, but Mooresville erased any drama by scoring three first-quarter touchdowns. The Blue Devils (2-0) used dominant offensive line blocking to spring running back Akease Rankin for 179 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries, and quarterback Tommy Bullock for 105 yards and a score. Hough, which slipped to 1-1, scored on a late 28-yard touchdown pass from William Coleman to Caleb White.


Hough wrestlers win conference championship

Hough High won the team championship at the MECKA 4A conference wrestling tournament Feb. 1. The Huskies also had five individual conference champions. Hough, which also won the regular-season title, scored 181 points, followed by Mallard Creek (154) and Kannapolis Brown (148.5). The Huskies’ individual champions were Austin Powell (113 pounds), Kevin O’Brien (138), Jake Efird (152), Jordan Thompson (170) and Sebastian Barreto (182). Hough’s Connor Brooks was runner-up in the 285-pound division. Photos by Dana Pianowski.


Hough maintains perfect conference record

The Hough High boys’ basketball team routed Hopewell 61-40 on Jan. 24 to improve to 14-3 overall and 5-0 in the MECKA 4A conference. Luke Maye, a junior forward, dominated with 29 points, 18 rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers. Huskies Jaqueaz Jackson (10 points, three assists) and Tucker Thompson (10 points, eight rebounds) helped snap Hopewell’s two-game winning streak. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.


Hough vs Lake Norman Charter Basketball - Split Wins

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.


ERACE the Impact 5K and One Mile Fun Fun at Hough High

ERACE the impact had a GREAT showing to support a GREAT cause. This 5K and One Mile Fun Run was to benefit "A Child's Place", an organization that works to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education. "A Child's Place provides academic assistance, emotional stability, and some financial aid for homeless children" For more information about how you can become involved with this organization visit: - photos by Courtney Parlier.


Hough defeats Independence (28-27) in HUGE Win!

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: