MISSION: TO PROVIDE ATHLETIC PROGRAMS THAT PRODUCE A PRIDEFUL EXPERIENCE FOR ALL AND PREPARE STUDENT-ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN LIFE.
AK SPORTS REPORT
(May 20-25, 2019)
The 2018-2019 AK Athletics year has come to an end. Men’s Lacrosse provided quite an ending to the year with their exciting run to the NCHSAA 4A State Championship game after winning the 4A West Regional Championship in the last Home event of the year! Only two weeks remain of regular class schedules in preparation for Final Exams…..best of luck to all our Knights finishing strong in the classroom! GO KNIGHTS! PROTECT THE CASTLE!
- MEN’S LACROSSE: AK Men’s Lacrosse began the week hosting Greensboro Page in the NCHSAA 4A West Regional Finals in front of a packed house at THE CASTLE. The Knights came out firing on all cylinders and dominated page from start to finish, winning 11-5 to capture the Regional Championship and advance to the first State Championship appearance in program history! In the State Finals, AK faced off against Cardinal Gibbons over the weekend at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC. The Knights were unable to find their mojo for much of the contest, eventually falling to a strong Crusaders team. Congratulations to all the players, coaches, and parents on a phenomenal season that finished 19-3 overall, 6-0 and Conference Champions in the Regular Season and Tournament, NCHSAA 4A West Regional Champions, and NCHSAA 4A State Runner-Up!
- MEN’S GOLF: AK Men’s Golf competed in the NCHSAA 4A State Tournament this past Monday and Tuesday at Pinehurst No. 8 after coming off their 4A West Regional Runner-Up performance. However, the Knights were not able to put it together as a team to make a run at the top of the leaderboard. Still another strong season for the Knights with a Top 10 finish in the State! Congrats to top individual performers for the Knights, Cam Whitney (Top 10 individual finish by finishing 10th Place) and Grahman Chase (Top 25 individual finish by placing 23rd).
- MEN’S TENNIS: AK Men’s Tennis saw their season come to an end in the Elite 8 of the Dual Team State Playoffs, falling on the road to a strong Myers Park team. Another great season for the Knights, including an undefeated SoMeck 7 Conference Championship!
- MEN’S & WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD: AK Track & Field finished the season competing in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship over the weekend in Greensboro. Congratulations to all our Knights posting medal performances and getting to the podium!: Asa Simmons (4th Place 110m Hurdles); Samari Liggins, Steven Sobus, Jamier Moten, Carson Varner (4th Place 4x400m Relay); Giselle Russi, Anna Scott, Valeria Bogdanova, Caitlin Peck (3rd Place 4x800m Relay); Amber Jackson (3rd Place High Jump). Complete State Championship Meet results can be viewed at link below.
- NCHSAA 4A State Championship Meet Results:https://nc.milesplit.com/meets/339299/results#.XOG5Q8KosaJ
IMPORTANT NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
- 2019 Heart of a Champion Day
- Atrium Health will once again be sponsoring the annual Heart of a Champion Day for all CMS High School students currently enrolled, providing a comprehensive Sports Physical free of charge!
- When? – Saturday, June 1st (Activity buses will depart AK at 11:30 AM for our 12:30 PM time slot)
- Where? – The site is at an auxiliary service building at the airport, but transportation is provided at the school by activity bus and all participants are required to take the bus.
- Registration is open April 29-May 26 at the following link:www.AtriumHealth.org/Heart-of-a-Champion
- Class of 2019 College Signings
- 2018-2019 Head Coaches Contact Information
- Official Ardrey Kell On-line Spirit Wear Store
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 2018-2019 school-year by supporting their businesses.
The White Group – Keller Williams Realty
Carolina’s Center for Oral & Facial Surgery
Shake Shack at Blakeney
Mr. Rooter Plumbing
Nothing But Noodles
True Pizza at Stonecrest
The Tutoring Club
Jersey Mike's at Stonecrest
Chili’s at Blakeney
Qdoba on 521
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
Atrium Health (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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