Herald Sports

Top-seeded Raptors relishing opportunity after post-COVID rebuild


MT. HOLLY – It’s been a gradual climb back into state championship contention for the Mountain Island Charter girls soccer program. Even so, the Raptors have arrived a year ahead of schedule, securing the No. 1 seed in the West bracket of the 1A state playoffs.  “This is kind of unexpected,” head coach Darren Johnson said. “I knew we were […]

PHOTOS: Knights knock off top-seeded CSD

PHOTOS: Lady Spartans advance to state semifinals

Hough tennis reaches third round; doubles pairing wins regional title


CORNELIUS – Hough has been dominant in advancing through the first two rounds of the 4A dual-team tennis tournament. The Huskies won all six singles matches to defeat Southwest Guilford without the need for doubles play in round one before handily defeating Weddington 8-1 in the second round on May 6, again winning all six singles matches. The program is […]

Senior trio leads Hough attack with playoffs on horizon


CORNELIUS – A high-powered offense led by a trio of senior forwards has the Hough Huskies rolling down the stretch of the regular season, with just under two weeks remaining before the state playoffs commence.  Avery Rush, Kylee Thompson and Sarah Funderburk – the team’s leaders in goals and assists – were playing together long before they arrived at Hough. […]

Catawba Shores 1A/2A tennis champions defend their crowns


HUNTERSVILLE – The Catawba Shores 1A/2A crowned its conference champions in tennis on April 23, with repeat winners in singles and doubles play among both classifications.    1A tournament Langtree Charter junior Nikhil Deshpande, the 1A singles state champion each of the past two years, had to battle through adversity to capture his third consecutive conference championship.  After advancing through […]

PHOTOS: Lake Norman versus Hough lacrosse

PHOTOS: CSD vs. Lincoln Charter lacrosse

Balance, consistency drive best start in CSD lacrosse history


DAVIDSON – Lacrosse has been played at Community School of Davidson for more than a decade now and this year’s Spartans team is off to a better start than any group that came before them. Following an 18-1 drubbing of Lincoln Charter on April 8, CSD features a 12-1 overall record and a perfect 5-0 mark in conference play.  “I […]

Pride, Crusaders expect to be in state championship mix


HUNTERSVILLE – Two of the top girls soccer teams statewide in their respective classifications – Pine Lake Prep and Christ the King – met for the first time this season on March 11 in the Catawba Shores 1A/2A conference opener for both sides.  Always an intense rivalry on the field, the latest installment seemed destined for a scoreless draw as […]


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