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AK Sports Report (August 19-24)

By Brian Knab, 08/18/19, 5:00PM EDT





(August 19-24, 2019)

Here we go AK!  The 2019-2020 Athletic Year begins this week, as our Fall Sports open regular season play.  Good luck to all our Fall student-athletes, coaches, and parents during the upcoming season!  Our Knights have put in a lot of hard work and preparation this pre-season….can’t wait to cheer them on and watch them COMPETE!

In this weekly newsletter, you will find the upcoming weekly schedule for all of our in-season sports as well as a recap of the previous week.  Also, make sure to review the Important News and Announcements section for other special updates throughout the year.  GO KNIGHTS!  PROTECT THE CASTLE!


  • FOOTBALL:  AK Football kicks off the regular season against non-conference opponent Weddington this week.  JV gets things started @ Home on Thursday before Varsity travels to Weddington for a tough opening road test.  Good luck men!
    • 8/22 – JV @ Home vs. Weddington (6:00 PM)
    • 8/23 – Varsity @ Weddington (7:30 PM)


  • VOLLEYBALLAK Volleyball opens their season with a non-conference match-up on the road at Weddington, followed by the annual Best of the Best Tournament at Sports Connection over the weekend.  Have a great first week Lady Knights!
    • 8/20 – @ Weddington
      • JV – 4:30 PM
      • Varsity – 6:00 PM
    • 8/23 – Best of the Best Tournament (Varsity) @ Sports Connection (TBA)
    • 8/24 – Best of the Best Tournament (Varsity) @ Sports Connection (TBA)


  • MEN’S SOCCERAK Men’s Soccer concluded their pre-season with a strong showing at the Foard Friendlies scrimmage jamboree over the weekend and now look to start the regular season off on the right foot.  It will be a busy opening week, w/ three non-conference opponents on the schedule, including a big Home opener against Weddington on Tuesday.  Let’s go Knights!
    • 8/19 – @ Concord
      • JV – 4:30 PM
      • Varsity – 6:00 PM
    • 8/20 – @ Home vs. Weddington
      • JV – 4:30 PM
      • Varsity – 6:00 PM
    • 8/22 – @ Cuthbertson
      • JV – 4:30 PM
      • Varsity – 6:00 PM


  • WOMEN’S TENNISAK Women’s Tennis opens their season with a busy week @ Home, including jumping right into SoMeck 7 Conference play w/ two conference opponents.  Good luck on the courts ladies!
    • 8/20 – @ Home vs. South Meck (4:00 PM)
    • 8/21 – @ Home vs. Weddington (4:00 PM)
    • 8/22 – @ Home vs. Harding (4:00 PM)


  • WOMEN’S GOLF:  AK Women’s Golf begins the season with two non-conference matches in the opening week.  Good luck to our Lady Knight golfers posting some low numbers this week!
    • 8/20 – Match vs. Charlotte Catholic @ Ballantyne C.C. (1:00 PM)
    • 8/22 – Match vs. Hickory Ridge @ Red Bridge G.C. (3:00 PM)


  • MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY:  AK Cross Country held their annual Knight Run this past Friday night and had a great event!  The Men’s and Women’s teams get into their first meet action this coming Saturday and are ready to put up some great early season times!
    • 8/24 – Men @ Western NC Cross Country Carnival (Jackson Park – Hendersonville, NC)
    • 8/24 – Women @ Providence Invitational (McAlpine Creek Park)



  • 2018-2019 SoMeck 7 Wells Fargo Conference Cup Champions
    • For the 10th consecutive year, the Ardrey Kell Knights earned the prestigious NCHSAA Wells Fargo Conference Cup, recognizing the best overall athletic program in the SoMeck 7 Conference during the 2018-2019 school year.Congratulations to all our Knight student-athletes, our phenomenal coaching staff, supportive AK administration, and amazing parents for this great accomplishment!Time to start defending for Cup #11!


  • 2019-2020 Head Coaches Contact Information


  • 2019-2020 Season Passes & AK Athletic Boosters Membership
  • 2019-2020 Season Passes and AKABC Membership are now available for purchase through Huddle GoFan digital ticketing.Season passes get admission to all Home regular season athletic events throughout the year.Please visit the link below to get started and ready to cheer your Knights on all season long!


  • Official Ardrey Kell On-line Spirit Wear Store
    • Visit the official on-line spirit wear store for the Ardrey Kell Knights and get decked out in some great gear to support your Knights for the upcoming season.New gear for the 2019-2020 school year is now available and you can customize your gear with almost endless design options!Visit the link below or click on the banner on our main athletic web-page on the CMSathleticzone site.


  • 2019-2020 AK Athletic Forms Page
    • Be sure to visit the AK Athletic Forms page on our CMSathleticzone web-site to get all the information needed for athletic participation, including the AK on-line athletic pre-participation packet, which is required for all student-athletes.Link to the page is provided below.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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, with the first application deadline September 3rd.  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:


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 2019-2020 school-year by supporting their businesses. 

Pulte Homes

The White Group – Keller Williams Realty

Carolina’s Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

Shake Shack at Blakeney


Elevation Church


Nothing But Noodles

True Pizza at Stonecrest


Atrium Health

Jersey Mike's at Stonecrest  

Chili’s at Blakeney

City BBQ

Tropical Smoothie

Domino’s Pizza

Ted’s Montana Grill

Becca Rouse Photography, LLC

Lifetime Fitness

Qdoba on 521

Blackfinn Ameri-Pub


BSN Sports

Rita’s Italian Ice

Circle K

Brixx at Blakeney

Firebird’s Wood-Fired Grill

Chic-Fil-A at Blakeney

Hickory Tavern

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:  


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