MOORESVILLE – The Lake Norman boys lacrosse team won’t repeat as state champions after losing 7-6 to Greensboro Page in the second round of the 4A state playoffs May 7.
The Wildcats, who went undefeated in Conference 13, had a 3-1 lead after the first quarter, but trailed 4-3 going at halftime. Despite regaining a one-goal lead entering the fourth, Lake Norman was outscored 2-0 in the final frame.
Junior Tucker Goodelle led the Wildcats with three goals and three groundballs, as Travis Maynard, Tyler Palehonki and Henry Heredia also found the net.
Junior goalie Ethan Hofert recorded 11 saves.
It was the Wildcats first loss to a 4A school all year.
Pride's Mizelle 2nd in region
Pine Lake Prep golfer Parker Mizelle finished tied for second in the 1A Midwest Regional May 7, at Cedarbrook Country Club in Elkin.
Mizelle, who finished 13th in the state last year, helped the Pride to a fourth-place finish with 327 total strokes. The top three teams, including last year’s state champion Community School of Davidson, tied at 326.
Justin Guilford finished 10th with an 80, as teammate Dawson Thornton was 20th with an 83. Mason Bain (89) and Jack Cornaccione (93) rounded out the Pine Lake competitors.
Mizelle and Guilford qaulified for the 1A state championship May 13-14 at Pinehurst No. 6.
Wildcats advance to 2nd round
MOORESVILLE – The Lake Norman baseball defeated East Forsyth 4-3 in the first round of the 4A state playoffs May 7.
Senior Dylan Arment drove in two of the runs for the 15-seed Wildcats, who only recorded two extra-base hits against the Eagles’ pitching.
Left-hander Carter Sheppard provided a strong performance on the mound, striking out seven and giving up three earned runs in six innings. Arment came in to finish off the game in the seventh.
The win moved the Wildcats to 22-5 overall. They travel to 2-seed Providence May 10 for the second round.
Dugan lands state award
Lake Norman wrestler Nathan Dugan was named the state’s winner of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award.
The DSHSEA recognizes and celebrates the nation’s most outstanding high school senior male wrestlers for their excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, citizenship and community service.
Dugan is a two-time state champion – at 182 in 2018 and 195 in March – and was also named I-Meck Wrestler of the Year and Most Outstanding Wrestler in the 4A state tournament in 2019.
He will attend Princeton University in the fall.