Athlete of the Week

Aapri Washington

SouthLake Christian football


Washington, a rising sophomore, won the defensive back most valuable player award at the Rivals Top250 camp in Jacksonville, Fla. He has offers from six colleges – Mississippi State, Syracuse, Boston College, Wake Forest, Old Dominion and Ohio. To nominate an athlete of the week, email


Locker Room Chat

Get to know Aapri ...

Two famous people you’d invite to dinner?

“(Boxing champion) Muhammad Ali and (former NFL star) Deion Sanders.”

What type of movies do you like most?

“Scary movies because I like surprises.”

What’s the toughest part of being a football player?

“Having a short-term memory for the next play.”



Games to Watch


Lake Norman Copperheads baseball

• July 22, vs. Carolina, 7 p.m., at Hopewell High

• July 23, vs. Ballantyne, 7 p.m., at Ardrey Kell High

• July 25, vs. Pineville, 7 p.m., at Jack Hughes Field


Mooresville Spinners baseball

• July 21, vs. Charlotte, 7 p.m., at Moor Park

• July 24, vs. Montreat, 7 p.m., at Moor Park

• July 25, vs. Catawba, 7 p.m., at Moor Park

• July 27, vs. Carolina (DH), 2 p.m., at Moor Park