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AK SPORTS REPORT
(October 9-14, 2017)
What a great week of competition for our Knights last week! As the post-season for Fall sports rapidly approaches, our AK teams look to be peaking at the right time. A special congratulations to our Lady Knights Women’s Golf team on completing an undefeated Conference Championship season in the SoMeck 7! Below is the schedule for the upcoming week. Good luck and have a great week AK! GO KNIGHTS! PROTECT THE CASTLE!
- FOOTBALL: AK Varsity Football had a big break through and victory over rival South Meck, defeating the Sabres 37-26 on the road for their first victory of the year (special congrats to Coach Brey on his 1st career win at AK)! The Knights have another tough conference road test this week against a strong Harding team that currently sits in 1st Place in the SoMeck 7……..what a great opportunity to compete! Good luck Knights!
- JV Football lost a nail biter to South Meck by a score of 20-19 @ Home this past week (not quite sure about that holding call on 1st & Goal from the 1 against our Knights in the final minute though!). The young Knights have a busy week ahead, with a makeup game against Marvin Ridge to start the week, followed by another conference Home game.
- 10/9 – JV @ Marvin Ridge (7:15 PM)
- 10/12 – JV @ Home vs. Harding (6:00 PM)
- 10/13 – Varsity @ Harding (7:00 PM)
- VOLLEYBALL: AK Volleyball is coming off a big week, going 3-0 overall and improving to 9-2 in the SoMeck 7 with two conference victories. The Lady Knights also had a great non-conference win over Charlotte Catholic in straight sets on Senior Night. This week brings the final week of the regular season, with one conference match on the slate. The JV Lady Knights also continued a strong season and look to complete a perfect season in conference play this week! Good luck AK Volleyball!
- 10/10 – @ Home vs. Olympic
- JV – 4:00 PM
- Varsity – 5:30 PM
- MEN’S SOCCER: AK Men’s Soccer fell to rival Providence in SoMeck 7 play, their only match of this past week. The Knights are back in conference action this week with only one match again, looking to get back on track @ Home. Good luck men!
- 10/10 – @ Home vs. West Meck
- WOMEN’S TENNIS: AK Women’s Tennis finished the regular season strong with two impressive victories this past week. First, the Lady Knights defeated a strong Weddington team on Senior Night before completing SoMeck 7 Conference play with a 9-0 victory over Olympic. AK finished 10-2 in the SoMeck 7, taking 2nd Place outright for another strong season. Post-season play begins this week, as AK will host the SoMeck 7 Conference Tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday. Come support your Lady Knights at The Castle Courts!
- 10/10 – Day 1 SoMeck 7 Conference Tourney @ AK (3:00 PM)
- 10/11 – Day 2 SoMeck 7 Conference Tourney @ AK (3:00 PM)
- WOMEN’S GOLF: AK Women’s Golf went into the week looking for a conference title, and after a big 111-124 stroke victory over Providence and dominating Olympic, the Lady Knights came out of the week completing a perfect 6-0 SoMeck 7 Conference Championship season……congrats! The Lady Knights now work on final preparations for a post-season run and will host South Meck for a non-conference match before traveling to Pinehurst for a tournament this week. Keep it up ladies!
- 10/10 – vs. South Meck @ Ballantyne C.C. (3:00 PM)
- 10/11 – Pinecrest Invitational @ Pinehurst #6
- MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: The AK Cross Country competed in the Wendy’s Invitational meet @ McAlpine park over the weekend. The Men’s team continued an impressive season by finishing 3rd Place as a team in the Open race. Meanwhile, the Women’s team finished 13th as a team in the Open race. This coming Saturday brings another big invitational with great competition from around the state. Best of luck Knights!
- Wendy’s Invitational Meet Results: http://nc.milesplit.com/meets/292287/results#.WdGjM2U9bzI
- 10/14 – NC Runners Elite Invitational @ Redmon Park (8:00 AM)
IMPORTANT NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
- AK Athletic Boosters BBQ Fundraiser
- It’s back!! The Annual AK Athletic Boosters BBQ is up and running. All AK athletic teams participate in this annual fundraiser, with all funds raised going towards helping the athletic boosters meet the needs and wishes of all our teams and student-athletes.
- The ordering process is easier than ever! Please visit the below link to place an order and be ready to enjoy some delicious BBQ from Queen City Q on October 27th (Home Varsity Football vs. Olympic)
- Link to on-line orders: http://www.tfaforms.com/4634933
- Student-Athlete Scholarship Opportunities
- NCHSAA Scholarships:
- ATTN Senior Student-Athletes! The NCHSAA offers many opportunities for different scholarships they award. The application period has begun for many of them. Please visit the below link to the NCHSAA web-site if you are interested in learning more about the scholarships available and to apply.
- Wendy’s High School Heisman – ATTN Senior student-athletes, link provided below to apply. Our school winner will represent AK onto the State Level and potentially move on to the Regional and National Level. Please contact your head coach or athletic director if any questions: https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/application/
- Liz Murray Scholarship (sponsored by the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club) – ATTN Senior student-athletes, link provided below to apply. The Hood Hargett Breakfast Club awards a monthly scholarship throughout the school year. Once your application is submitted, it will remain in the applicant pool for each month for the remainder of the school year. AK has a strong history of winners…..let’s keep it going! Click link below for more information and contact the athletic director if any questions: https://hoodhargettbreakfastclub.com/liz-murray-scholarship/
- AK Athletic Booster Club – 2017-2018 Membership & Season Passes
- Memberships and Season Passes are now available for purchase through the AK Athletic Boosters Club. Games begin soon, so be sure to get your season passes and come support your Knights!! Visit the following link for information and to purchase your 2017-2018 Membership & Season Passes: http://www.cmsathleticzone.com/page/show/1265553-membership-forms
- 2017-2018 Winter Sports Schedules Posted
- Game schedules for our 2017 Fall Sports teams have been posted on our athletic web-pages. Please visit the following link to view the most up-to-date schedules: http://www.cmsathleticzone.com/ardreykell?id=1319821-ardrey-kell-knights-athletic-schedules
- Also, be sure to frequently view our AK Athletics Master Calendar (Google Calendar) embedded on this page. It is always kept up to date and revised with schedule changes as we move through the season.
AK Corporate Partners
A special thank you to our AK Corporate Sponsors. Your support helps AKHS provide our student-athletes with the best interscholastic athletic experience for our deserving student-athletes! Please thank the following area businesses and corporate sponsors for their commitment to Knights Athletics during the 2017-2018 school-year by supporting their businesses.
Carolina’s Center for Oral & Facial Surgery
Mr. Rooter Plumbing
Nothing But Noodles
True Pizza at Stonecrest
The Tutoring Club
Carolinas HealthCare System
Huntington Learning Center
Jersey Mike's at Stonecrest
American Log Homes
Rita’s Italian Ice
Brixx at Blakeney
Firebird’s Wood-Fired Grill
Chic-Fil-A at Blakeney
Providence Country Club
Ballantyne Country Club
Beamer Sports Photography
Carolinas HealthCare System (for Head Athletic Trainer)
OrthoCarolina (for Asst. Athletic Trainer)
< >If you want to be an AK Athletic Booster Corporate Partner, please visit the following link for information on supporting our AK Athletic programs: http://www.cmsathleticzone.com/page/show/1285298-corporate-sponsor-forms
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GO AK KNIGHTS!!!