Lake Norman Charter outscored Shelby by 11 points in the fourth quarter to pull out a 78-74 win in the opening round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s Class 2A championships. Sophomore Grayson Hickert paced the Knights with 17 points and six rebounds, leading five players in double figures including Barrett Hancock (15 points),Malik McCormick (14), Nick Worthy (11) and Troy Cracknell (10). The Knights play Mountain Heritage in second-round play on March 2. (Courtney Parlier/Herald Weekly)
C.J. Bryce helped North Meck overcome a sluggish start in the first round of the NCHSAA Class 4A playoffs. Bryce, a UNC Wilmington commit, his a 3-pointer to close the first half that led to a big Viking run in the second half and finished with 37 points and 10 rebounds. Davion Mintz added 18 points, six rebounds and five assists in the 83-61 win. The Vikings host Berry on March 2. (Dana Pianowski/Herald Weekly)
Huntersville resident Dorothy Anderson and her friends knew exactly what to do on their day off from school Feb. 26. The kids ventured out to North Meck Park to sled and hang out. They worked together to build a snowman and winter palace. (Courtesy of Dorothy Anderson)
Local resident, Michael Carter, sat inside Lupie’s Cafe for lunch and greeted by a jolly server during the Feb. 17 snow/ice storm. Kids went sledding in the Vermillion Community. (Photo Courtesy of Bobby Cochran)
DAVIDSON – Davidson College shooting guard Brian Sullivan, a junior, scored his 1,000th career point as the Wildcats trounced George Mason 92-71 in an Atlantic 10 conference men’s basketball game Feb. 11 at Belk Arena. Sullivan, who led five Wildcats scoring in double figures, became the 47th player in Davidson history to reach the plateau. He finished with 19 points, seven assists and sank all six of his free throws. Davidson improved to 16-6 overall and 7-4 in Atlantic-10 games.
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)
Visit Lake Norman Christian School for their Open House this Wednesday, February 11, from 8 am-3pm! Lake Norman Christian School is located at 251 South Street, Davidson. Details: 704-987-9811 or visit their website at www.lakenormanchristian.org.
DAVIDSON – The Davidson College men’s basketball team shot 60 percent from the field to crush Duquesne 95-69 in an Atlantic 10 conference game Feb. 7 at Belk Arena. Six Davidson players scored in double figures, led by Brian Sullivan (23 points), Peyton Aldridge (19 points) and Tyler Kalinoski (16). The Wildcats are 15-6 overall and 6-4 in conference games. (Chris Hull/Herald Weekly photos)
The Lake Norman Charter boys’ basketball team had its eight-game winning streak snapped in a 71-59 loss to Gastonia Huss on Feb. 4, a team it had beaten by 22 points earlier in the season. The Knights slipped to 14-5 overall, but still lead the Big South 2A/3A Conference with a 10-1 mark. (Courtney Parlier/Herald Weekly photos)
DAVIDSON – The Davidson Day boys’ basketball team had its five-game winning streak snapped in a 68-57 loss to High Point Christian Academy on Jan. 30. The Patriots slipped to 18-8 this season.(Chris Hull/Herald Weekly photos)
HUNTERSVILLE – The North Mecklenburg High boys’ basketball team improved to 19-1 with a 70-52 win against rival Hopewell on Jan. 30. The victory was the sixth straight for the Vikings, who lead the MECKA 4A conference with a 9-1 record. (Courtney Parlier/Herald Weekly photos)
The Hough High wrestling team won three of four dual-team matches on their home mat Jan. 27. The Huskies beat Vance 75-6, North Mecklenburg 80-0 and West Charlotte 60-17, and lost to Kannapolis Brown 43-34. (Bobby Cochran/Herald Weekly file photos)
HUNTERSVILLE – The Hopewell High girls’ basketball team beat rival Hough 54-31 on Jan. 23 to improve to 16-1 overall and 8-0 in the MECKA 4A conference. The Titans were led by Ineesha Hankerson (14 points, 12 rebounds and two steals) and Rhema Francis (17 points). Hopewell is on a six-game winning streak. Gabby Gianikos led Hough with 12 points. (Dana Pianowski/Herald Weekly photos)
MOORESVILLE – The Pine Lake Prep boys’ basketball team beat visiting Community School of Davidson 52-49 on Jan. 23 to move into a tie for second place in the Southern Piedmont 1A conference. Both teams are 5-2 in the conference. Pine Lake Prep improved to 10-6 overall. CSD lost its third straight game to slip to 9-8. (Ken Bumgarner/Herald Weekly photos)
HUNTERSVILLE – Hough High’s swimming and diving team was dominant at the MECKA 4A conference swimming meet Jan. 23 at Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatic. The Huskies girls’ team won the conference title by scoring 635 points, well ahead of second-place Hopewell (336 points), Concord Robinson (277) and Mallard Creek (272). Hough’s girls won 11 of 12 events. The Hough boys’ team piled up 633 points to easily win its conference championship, followed by Robinson (300) and Mallard Creek (265.5). Hough’s boys won nine of the 12 events. (Bobby Cochran/Herald Weekly photos)
DAVIDSON – The Davidson Day girls’ basketball team beat Community School of Davidson 67-30 on Jan. 21 to improve to 14-4. The Patriots have won six straight games. Maya Caldwell led Davidson Day with 26 points. (Dana Pianowski/Herald Weekly photos)
HUNTERSVILLE – The Lake Norman Charter boys’ basketball team routed North Gaston 75-39 on Jan. 20 to maintain its lead in the Big South 2A/3A conference. The Knights pumped in 31 points in the second quarter to build a 41-16 halftime lead. Lake Norman Charter improved to 7-0 in the conference and 11-4 overall. The Knights have won five games in a row, and nine of their past 10. Pat Lilly led Lake Norman Charter with 16 points, Malik McCormick scored 12 and Grayson Hickert added 11. (Courtney Parlier/Herald Weekly photos)
HUNTERSVILLE – C.J. Bryce scored 30 points as the North Mecklenburg High boys’ basketball team routed Hough 81-56 in a MECKA 4A conference game Jan. 16. The Vikings improved to 15-1 overall and 5-1 in the conference, tied for first with West Charlotte. North Mecklenburg led by 20 points at halftime and by as many as 30 in the fourth quarter. Hough fell to 11-5, 4-2. North Meck’s Taj Middleton and Derrick Maxwell scored 13 points each. (Dana Pianowski/Herald Weekly photos)
On Jan. 16, Senator Thom Tillis took the lead during the Lake Norman Chamber's Annual Awards Banquet. Staff reflected on the past year, recognized accomplishments in 2014 and looked ahead to 2015.
The Hopewell High girls’ basketball team improved to 6-0 in MECKA 4A conference games - and remained in the league lead - with a 59-31 blowout against Vance on Jan. 16. The Titans (14-1) limited Vance to three points in each of the first two quarters to build a 21-6 halftime lead. Hopewell’s top performers were Rhema Francis (14 points, three rebounds), Lauren Parks (10 points) and Ineesha Hankerson (eight rebounds). (Courtney Parlier/Herald Weekly photos)
The Hough High girls’ basketball team beat visiting West Charlotte 53-43 in a MECKA 4A conference game Jan. 10 behind Alex Denny’s 16 points. The Hough boys’ team wasn’t as fortunate, losing 80-56 to West Charlotte. It was the first conference setback for the Huskies, who are 11-4 overall and 4-1 in MECKA 4A games. (Chris Hull/Herald Weekly photos)
North Mecklenburg's 13-game winning streak was snapped in a 61-57 loss to Concord Robinson in a boys' basketball game in Huntersville on Jan. 6. The Vikings (13-1) slipped to 4-1 in MECKA 4A conference games. (Courtney Parlier/Herald Weekly photos)
The North Mecklenburg High girls’ basketball team crushed host East Lincoln 67-29 in the first round of the East Lincoln Winter Jam tournament Dec. 27 in Denver. Deniyah Lester led the Vikings with 14 points. North Meck led 26-12 after one quarter and 42-16 at halftime.