North Meck improved to 3-1 with a dominating 35-0 non-conference win over Community School of Davidson on Sept. 11. The Vikings led 21-0 at the half after quarterback Kendall Coles connected with De’Montrez Burroughs and Nyree Hardy and Eriq Boyd returned an interception for a touchdown. North Meck’s sophomore running back Emmanuel Wilson ran for 226 yards in the win and Coles went 9 of 17 for 134 yards and threw for the two scores. The Spartans had trouble moving the ball at all and were overmatched on the defensive side of the ball. Joey Bernardini had averaged more than 200 rushing yards through the first three games, but led the way with 98 yards on 21 carries. The Vikings (3-1) host 1-3 Rocky River next week while the Spartans try to tame 4-0 Davidson Day.
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 – 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)
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)
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.
HUNTERSVILLE – North Mecklenburg High’s football team had a two-game winning streak snapped in a 35-14 home loss to Vance on Oct. 24 in a MECKA 4A conference game. The Vikings slipped to 3-6 overall and 2-3 in conference.
North Mecklenburg used strong defense and a touchdown run by Corey Patton to beat rival Hopewell 6-0 in the “Shield of Victory” game on Oct. 10. It ended Hopewell’s seven-year winning streak in the series, and gave the Vikings possession of the gold-and-silver shield trophy for a year.
Lake Norman rallies late to beat North Meck 35-28 Lake Norman High quarterback Josh Ladowski ran for four touchdowns and passed for another in a season-opening 35-28 victory at North Mecklenburg on Aug. 22. North Meck rallied from a 20-0 deficit and took the lead by scoring the next 28 points, but Ladowski’s 4-yard touchdown run with 5:19 left put the Wildcats ahead.
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.
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.
North Meck Boys and Girls High School Basketball teams took on Kannapolis High School. The conference portion of the high school basketball season tipped off Dec. 13. The North Mecklenburg High boys’ team improved to 8-0 by rallying for a 75-55 win against Kannapolis Brown in a MECKA 4A conference game. Photos by Kato Ibeto.
Hough High’s football team improved to 9-1 with a 37-14 road victory against North Mecklenburg in a MECKA 4A conference game Nov. 1. Huskies quarterback Josh Stilley threw four touchdown passes. The crowd was small due to it being the day after Halloween and it was also a CMS teacher work day... the weather wasn't the best either. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
North Mecklenburg High improved to 4-4 – more victories than it won in 2012 and 2011 combined – when it beat Concord Robinson 30-14 in a MECKA 4A conference game on Oct. 18. Lots of photos of the Fans, Students, and Event. Photos by June Sadler.
North Mecklenburg HS defeated Lake Norman HS 28-26. Next week North Mecklenburg takes on Independence at North Meck HS Home game. Pick up the Herald Weekly or watch the Huntersville Herald Online Calendar for next weeks "Skinny" on the pairing of North Meck vs. Independence. Photos by Aaron Burns.