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Lake Norman Charter snaps Lincoln Charter’s streak

Lake Norman Charter brought an abrupt end to Lincoln Charter’s 14-game winning streak. The Knights beat the host Eagles 56-23 in a non-conference girls’ basketball game Jan. 22, in a match of two of the lake area’s top teams. Lake Norman Charter improved to 15-1 and Lincoln Charter fell to 14-1. Lake Norman Charter jumped to an 18-4 lead after one quarter and extended it to 26-6 by halftime. Ezinne Mbamalu scored a game-high 21 points for Lake Norman Charter. Photos by Dana Pianowski.

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Hough boys’ team grabs conference lead

The Hough High boys’ basketball team edged rival North Mecklenburg 69-61 on Jan. 17 to snag first place in the MECKA 4A conference. The Huskies improved to 6-0 in conference games and 12-3 overall with their third straight victory. Luke Maye led Hough with 22 points, 11 rebounds, seven blocked shots and five assists. Tucker Thompson scored 14 points and Theo Mack scored 13 for the Huskies, who shot 62 percent from the field. C.J. Bryce scored a game-high 23 points for North Meck (13-2 overall, 4-2 conference). Photos by Kato Ibeto.

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North Mecklenburg continues its hot streak

The North Mecklenburg High boys’ basketball team beat Vance 85-69 in a home game Jan. 10 to extend its winning streak to five games. The Vikings, coached by Duane Lewis, improved to 13-1 overall and 4-1 in the MECKA 4A conference. North Mecklenburg’s victory was sparked by a 29-point third quarter. The Vikings next will play a key conference game at Hough High (11-5, 5-0) on Jan. 17. The winner will move into first place in the conference. There were no CMS games Jan. 14 because of exams. Photos by Kato Ibeto.

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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.

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Lake Norman Charter vs Hough 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.

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Patriots go back-to-back-to-back 3rd State Championship

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.

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SouthLake Christian wins football state championship

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.

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White Lightning Athletics Wins BIG in Charlotte

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.

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Davidson Day crushed another football opponent

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.