Davidson Youth Baseball championships Saturday

Come out Saturday, May 30, to historic McEver Baseball Field for the Davidson Youth Baseball Championship. After another exciting North Meck Pony League baseball season, it is down to two Davidson teams for the Bronco and Mustang divisions. Continue Reading

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NASCAR’s Cassill drives 600, then runs to Hall of Fame

Don’t be saying NASCAR drivers aren’t athletes. Check out this feat: Hillman Smith Motorsports driver Landon Cassill drove in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday. Then, after a bit of stretching, he laced up his running shoes and ran from Concord to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte. And it wasn’t just a jog – he ran the nearly 14 miles at an impressive 7:19 per mile. Continue Reading

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Knights’ season ends with OT loss to Franklin

By JUSTIN PARKER
Lake Norman Citizen

Top-seeded Lake Norman Charter had more shots on goal Saturday night, but none found the back of the net.

The Knights were close on multiple occasions, but their 13-6 shot advantage turned into a 1-0 overtime loss to Franklin in the quarterfinals of the 2A soccer state playoffs. LNC’s win streak ended at 14 games.
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McGuinness ends CSD’s streak and 1A title hopes

CSD's Liza Robinson (24) and Hunter Cashion (7) collide with Sam Marsh and Kally Saffer of Bishop McGuinness Friday night. (Justin Parker/Lake Norman Citizen)

CSD’s Liza Robinson (24) and Hunter Cashion (7) collide with Sam Marsh and Kally Saffer of Bishop McGuinness Friday night. (Justin Parker/Lake Norman Citizen)

By JUSTIN PARKER
Lake Norman Citizen

There were some smiles and even some laughs among the tears and heartbreak of Community School of Davidson’s post-match team huddle Friday night.

The Spartans’ 34-game win streak and their chance at a soccer state championship repeat were over, after a 4-3 fourth-round 1A playoff loss to Bishop McGuinness. But for coach Chad Solomonson and his team, there was also appreciation for what was accomplished the last two seasons. Continue Reading

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CSD easily advances, beating Avery, 9-0

CSD's Emily Koch, right, collides with Avery's Ollianne Raney Wednesday. (Justin Parker/Lake Norman Citizen)

CSD’s Emily Koch, right, collides with Avery’s Ollianne Raney Wednesday. (Justin Parker/Lake Norman Citizen)

By JUSTIN PARKER
Lake Norman Citizen

Defending 1A state champion Community School of Davidson averaged a score every five minutes Wednesday and cruised to a 9-0 win over Avery County in the third round of the soccer state playoffs. Continue Reading

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Lake Norman Charter beats E. Lincoln, 4-0

LNC's Madeline Iknayan controls the ball against East Lincoln Wednesday. (Justin Parker/Lake Norman Citizen)

LNC’s Madeline Iknayan controls the ball against East Lincoln Wednesday. (Justin Parker/Lake Norman Citizen)

By JUSTIN PARKER
Lake Norman Citizen

HUNTERSVILLE – Happy but not satisfied.

That was the viewpoint Lake Norman Charter coach Justin Valenti had following his top-seeded soccer team’s 4-0 playoff win over East Lincoln Wednesday night.

“We’re proud to get to the fourth round,” he said. “But that’s not where this train stops.” Continue Reading

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