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AK Sports Report (November 30-December 5)

By Brian Knab, 11/30/20, 8:45AM EST

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MISSION:  TO PROVIDE ATHLETIC PROGRAMS THAT PRODUCE A PRIDEFUL EXPERIENCE FOR ALL AND PREPARE STUDENT-ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN LIFE.

 

AK SPORTS REPORT

(November 30-December 5, 2020)

We hope that all of AK Nation had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving break!  This week we hit December, thankfully, the last month of 2020!  As we continue on with our athletic seasons and more teams officially start, it is important to stay diligent about following all COVID protocols and doing our part to practice the 3-W’s (Wear a Mask, Wash Hands, Wait 6 Feet)!  We want to make sure we are doing everything we can do protect the opportunity for our student-athletes to compete this year!  Have a great week AK and finish this first semester strong Knights!

  GO KNIGHTS!  PROTECT THE CASTLE!

 

  • VOLLEYBALLAK Volleyball moved to 4-0 on the season and in SoMeck 7 Conference play with two victories over West Meck and Olympic before the Thanksgiving break.  The Lady Knights will be at Home twice this week, with a conference match on Tuesday followed by a non-conference match on Friday for Senior Night!  Good luck ladies!
    • 12/1 – @ Home vs. Berry
      • JV – 4:00 PM
      • Varsity – 4:00 PM
    • 12/4 – @ Home vs. Kings Mountain (SENIOR NIGHT)
      • JV – 4:00 PM
      • Varsity – 5:30 PM

 

  • MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRYAK Men’s and Women’s Cross Country will host their second meet of the season this Saturday at McAlpine Creek Park.  The Knights will run against some strong competition in Charlotte Catholic, Hough and Lake Norman.  Good luck AK runners!
    • 12/5 – AK Host Meet @ McAlpine Creek Park
      • Men’s Varsity Race – 2:00 PM
      • Women’s Varsity Race – 2:15 PM
      • Men’s JV Race – 2:30 PM
      • Women’s JV Race – 2:45 PM

 

  • MEN’S & WOMEN’S SWIMMING:  AK Swimming officially began their NCHSAA season last week with tryouts and pre-season training.  The Knights are one week from their opening meet on December 7th………good luck in pre-season training this week!

 

IMPORTANT NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • AK Athletics Pre-Season Parent Meeting (Video Presentation)
    • Due to current restrictions on mass gatherings, we obviously cannot hold our Athletics Pre-Season Parent Meetings in the traditional format in the main gym.  These will be held at the team level through video conferencing, but we have also put together a video presentation of information that applies to all sports this year.  Below is the YouTube link and this will also be posted on the AK Athletics web-site along with the slide deck of the presentation:

 

  • 2020-2021 – AK Athletics Schedule Page
    • Most season schedules for the 2020-2021 athletic seasons have been posted on our AK Athletic Schedules page.  Please visit the following link to view the most up-to-date schedules as they unfold throughout the school year:  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.

 

  • Ticket-to-Play Update
    • Ticket-to-Play turn-in sessions have been held multiple times for all sports as they phased back in for off-season workouts.  Any student still wishing to get a Ticket-to-Play should visit the AK Athletic Forms page (referenced below) and complete the requirements.  Forms can be submitted to the front office during school hours only.

 

  • 2020-2021 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.
    • https://www.cmsathleticzone.com/page/show/843586-ak-athletic-forms

 

  • 2020-2021 Head Coaches Contact Information
    • AK once again has the best coaching staff in North Carolina, full of driven professionals that are passionate about interscholastic athletics and care about the student-athletes they are privileged to serve.  Below is the link to our AK Coaching Info. page, with contact information for all AK Head Coaches.  Make sure you reach out if you have not been connected yet with the sport you are interested in participating in.
    • https://www.cmsathleticzone.com/page/show/979728-ak-athletic-department-information

 

  • 2020-2021 Season Passes & AK Athletic Boosters Membership
  • AK Athletic Booster Club Memberships are currently available for purchase at a special rate this year of only $10!  Membership can be purchased through either of the following platforms:
  • Season Passes will be sold this year!  We are currently working on single sport and all-season options that will be available through VarsityTix digital ticketing.  Information will be shared at the team level as the different seasons get underway.

 

  • VarsityTix – Digital Ticketing
    • AK Athletics is partnering with VarsityTix for full digital and contactless ticketing solutions this year.  VarsityTix provides a similar platform as Hudl GoFan and, when the times comes, we will transition our season passes through VarsityTix as well.
    • Below is the link to the VarsityTix site……….more information will be shared soon on spectator ticketing this year as our account is activated:

 

  • NFHS Network
    • Livestreamed sporting events are coming to THE CASTLE!  Ardrey Kell High School is thrilled to announce its partnership with the NFHS Network!  With stadium and gym capacity limitations, we are now able to provide you and your family access to all events held in our stadium and main gym through the NFHS Network from the safety and comfort of your home!  Please access the link below, subscribe to our channel, and select Ardrey Kell High School as your school of choice.
    • https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/
    • By subscribing to the AKHS channel, you will not only gain access to ALL of our stadium and main gym events, you will also be able to access every sporting event nationwide that is streamed on the NFHS Network.  At AK you will be able to view Football, Basketball, Cheer, Volleyball, Wrestling, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track & Field and also Swimming (as cameras have also been installed at the two CMS pools) and any other event we host at THE CASTLE stadium and main gym!  A percentage of each subscription cost will return to AK Athletics to continue to provide support for our programs and student-athletes.

 

  • 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 2020-2021 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.
    • https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/north_carolina/charlotte/ardrey-kell-high-school

 

AK Corporate Partners – 2020-2021

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 2020-2021 school year by supporting their businesses. 

The White Group – Keller Williams Realty

Carolina’s Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

Coca-Cola

Nothing But Noodles

True Craft Pizza at Stonecrest

VeloPops

Atrium Health

Jersey Mike's at Stonecrest  

City BBQ

Tropical Smoothie

Domino’s

Ted’s Montana Grill

Sylvan Learning of Charlotte & Ballantyne

Brixx at Blakeney

Hodnett Orthodontics

Saladworks

Becca Rouse Photography, LLC

Lifetime Fitness

Little Burger at Rea Farms

Qdoba Mexican Eats

BSN Sports

Wendy’s

Circle K

Firebird’s Wood-Fired Grill

Chic-Fil-A at Blakeney

Cycle Bar

Rose Transportation

Hickory Tavern

Providence Country Club

Ballantyne Country Club

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  

< >Don’t forget to follow us online (www.cmsathleticzone.com) and on Twitter (@AKsportsinfo) for up-to-date and late breaking info.  

 

GO AK KNIGHTS!