Charter athletes head for college play

HUNTERSVILLE – Eleven Lake Norman Charter athletes will continue their careers at NCAA Division II and III schools and community colleges.

Pictured are (standing, from left) Nathan Lane (UNC Wilmington, diving), Harrison Sipe (Mars Hill College, football), Devin Ponton (Guilford College, baseball), Josh Ford (Wingate University, lacrosse), Nathaniel Mikuleza (Hampden-Sydney College, soccer), Zach Quest (Emory and Henry College, soccer), Davis Elkins (College of Wooster, tennis) and Jake Williams (Lenoir Community College, baseball). Seated (from left) are Cameron Kruger (Mars Hill College, football), Randon Hassell (Guilford College, lacrosse) and Ryan Jones (William Peace University, soccer).




Hough player picked for East-West All-Star game

CORNELIUS – Hough High’s James Jackson was picked to play in the East-West All-Star boys soccer match July 23 at UNC Greensboro. Jackson, a senior, will play for the West squad in a game against the top seniors from high schools in eastern North Carolina. Jackson, a midfielder/forward, scored 14 goals and had six assists. He was all-state, all-region and all-conference.

Pro wakeboard tour headed to Lake Norman

MOORESVILLE – The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, presented by Rockstar, will host its second event of the season May 31-June 1 on Lake Norman. The event will feature the world’s best wakeboarders competing in the Pro Men’s Division, and the sport’s future stars in the Overton’s Junior Pro Men Series.

Competitors accumulate points based on their finish at each tour stop. The highest points-earner in the five-event season will be crowned the Pro Tour champion.

The competion on May 31 will feature qualifying rounds and is free to the public. Tickets for the June 1 finals cost $7 for online buyers. Gate prices are $13 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and younger. For information, go to


Register for SouthLake Christian summer camps

HUNTERSVILLE - SouthLake Christian Academy will host several summer sports camps in June and July. The programs, managed by Southlake faculty and coaches, will include tennis, basketball, football, soccer, powder puff football and cheerleading.

For information, go to, or contact SouthLake Director of Enrichment Russ Clemmer, at 704-949-2310 or 

Davidson football adds nine to incoming class

DAVIDSON – Davidson College announced nine football recruits, which brings its total to 26 in the incoming class.

Grant Polofsky, a two-time all-state defensive end from Butler High, is the lone local product. Three others were all-state players, including quarterback John Cook (North Raleigh Christian) and defensive backs Ryan Felice (Alpharetta, Ga.) and Ben Kase (Oakton, Va.).

The other signees are running back Dustin Atchley  (R-S Central), wide receiver Will Barefoot, Jr. (Raleigh Ravenscroft), defensive end Alex Behrend (Alpharetta, Ga.), offensive lineman Michael Bigach (St. Ignatius, Ohio), quarterback Jared Carr (West Carteret), linebacker Nate Casey  (Westminster Catawba, S.C.), offensive linemen Chase Davis (Palmetto Ridge, Fla.) and Raphael Douglas (Patuxent, Md.), linebacker James Gessner (MacArthur, Tex.), defensive lineman Eric Haas (Walnut Hills, Ohio), offensive lineman Connor Harp (Milton, Ga.), tight end Obai Kamara (Landon, Md.), defensive lineman George Law (St. Mark's, Tex.), cornerback Ryan Leak  (Scotland County), defensive back Jay Mize (Buford, Ga.), running back Patrick O’Connor (Thomas Jefferson, Va.), defensive lineman Nick Ragsdale (Cherokee, Ga.), defensive back Dylan Sandlin (Fort Bend, Tex.), wide receiver Tom Scheper (St. Francis, Calif.), linebacker Craig Stevens  (Richmond, Va.), offensive lineman Travis Stubblefield  (Justin, Tex.) and cornerback Landry Taylor  (Chattanooga, Tenn.).

Sign up for Giants football

CORNELIUS – The Lake Norman Giants Pop Warner Football organization is accepting registration for its upcoming season.

 The Giants are the largest youth football organization in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties and the second largest in the state. Play is open to ages 6-13 against others of similar size and age. Registration is online at

Register for JEFA football

HUNTERSVILLE - The Junior Eagle Football Association (JEFA) is accepting registrations for the upcoming season. JEFA is a youth tackle football league hosted by SouthLake Christian Academy and is open to families in the Lake Norman community. All practices and league games are on SouthLake’s campus. There are three age/weight divisions for ages 8-13. Information and the online registration form is online at