Lake Norman Charter’s lacrosse team couldn’t handle defending state champion Lake Norman in the tournament final for Conference 10 Monday, as the Wildcats (16-3) scored seven straight goals to pull away and win 15-5.
But LNC coach Matt Wiehl is confident his team will be ready for the state playoffs, which begin Friday.
“The guys play for each other, they’re not selfish, don’t get down on each other,” said Wiehl.
The Knights (14-4) are set to play at 14-2 Marvin Ridge, the team that eliminated LNC in the second round last year.
Community School of Davidson is also playoff bound in the 32-team bracket that includes teams from all classifications. The Spartans are 8-3 overall in their first year and enter as a wild card. They will play at unbeaten Northwest Guilford Friday.
Sullivan to play for Charlotte 49ers
Former prep basketball standout Bernard Sullivan is joining the Charlotte 49ers, the program announced this week.
Sullivan, who spent two seasons at Clemson, will sit out next season, per NCAA transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility remaining.
“I am very excited to come back home and play for the Charlotte 49ers,” Sullivan said in a statement. “I really enjoyed meeting the coaching staff. I am really looking forward to playing with a great group of guys.”
Sullivan graduated from Davidson Day in 2011 after playing his first three seasons at North Meck, and was rated as a four-star recruit. A 6-foot-7 forward, Sullivan played in 56 games in two years at Clemson, scoring 89 points.
LNC soccer team clinches SPC title
Lake Norman Charter’s soccer team has wrapped up the Southern Piedmont Conference title. The Knights defeated North Lincoln 9-0 Monday and entered Wednesday’s final SPC match with Highland Tech with an 11-0 league record, which led second-place East Lincoln by two games. The Knights, ranked sixth in the state’s 1A rankings, close the regular season Thursday against non-conference foe Marvin Ridge.
LNC is 12-2-3 overall and will have a No. 1 seed in the state playoffs, which begin May 8.
CSD in PCAC final
The Community School of Davidson soccer team, ranked ninth in the state’s 1A field, defeated Queens Grant 3-2 Tuesday in the semifinals of the Piedmont Charter Athletic Conference tournament. CSD’s Julia Grainda posted her fourth hat trick of the season and surpassed the 20-goal mark for the season. CSD (11-1) will meet Lincoln Charter in the PCAC final Thursday.
Flanders’ hat trick leads Hopewell
Kelly Flanders scored three goals to spur the Hopewell soccer team past Vance 4-0 on Tuesday. Bryn Mohn added the other Titan goal, and Shelby Thompson registered the shutout. Hopewell (8-9-1) closes the regular season at North Meck Thursday.
Knights to play Bishop McGuinness
The Lake Norman Charter tennis team earned a first-round bye in the state’s 1A playoffs and will travel to play Bishop McGuinness in the second round May 7. Hough took a first-round loss to R.J. Reynolds in the 4A bracket Tuesday. The Huskies lost 6-0.
Rodney Monroe camps coming up
Rodney Monroe, the director of basketball operations at SouthLake Christian and former N.C. State star, will hold three weeklong camps this summer.
The first camp, for ages 7-14, will be held at the Talbert Recreation Center in Mooresville June 10-14, from 9 a.m. to noon. The second and third camps are set for SouthLake June 24-28 and July 22-26. The morning sessions of the SouthLake camps will run from 9 a.m. to noon for players ages 6-9. Players ages 10-15 will have the afternoon session, from 1:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Giants registering for 14th season
The Lake Norman Giants Pop Warner football program is now registering football players and cheerleaders for its 14th season. Players, ages 6-13, are divided into five divisions, with age and weight restrictions.
Registration closes May 31. For more information or to register, visit www.lkngiants.com.