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AK Sports Report (December 11-16)

12/10/2017, 12:30pm EST
By Brian Knab




(December 11-16, 2017)

Hard to believe, but we have only one full week of school left until the short week before Winter Break!  The Knights Winter Sports teams continue to excel in what has been a strong start to the season.  All the Winter teams are in full competition with a busy week ahead.  Keep competing hard Knights and finish these final few weeks of 2017 strong!  GO KNIGHTS!  PROTECT THE CASTLE!



  • MEN’S BASKETBALL:  AK Men’s Basketball opened up SoMeck 7 Conference play with two solid wins, including a thrilling last second Home victory over West Meck on Friday night.  A big week lies ahead for the Knights with two more conference match-ups on the road, starting with at rival South Meck on Tuesday.  Good luck this week men!
    • 12/12 – @ South Meck
      • JV – 4:30 PM
      • Varsity – 7:30 PM
    • 12/15 – @ Harding
      • JV – 4:30 PM
      • Varsity – 7:30 PM


  • WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:  AK Women’s Basketball dominated their first two conference opponents to open up SoMeck 7 Conference play this past week.  The Lady Knights also have two more conference opponents on the slate this week, with a huge game at rival South Meck on Tuesday.  Get to South Meck early Kastle Krazies and get loud to support our Lady Knights!
    • 12/12 – @ South Meck
      • JV – 3:30 PM
      • Varsity – 6:00 PM
    • 12/15 – @ Harding
      • JV – 3:30 PM
      • Varsity – 6:00 PM


  • WRESTLING:  AK Wrestling improved to 2-1 in SoMeck 7 dual match competition with a big road victory of South Meck this past week.  The Knights will look to improve to 3-1 with another road conference match-up @ Harding this week.  AK also had a solid showing at the Mecklenburg County Tourney @ Olympic over the weekend, with top finishers for the Knights being: Daniel Trainor (4th Place – 120 lbs.), Eric Gonzalez (Champ – 132 lbs.), Matthew Herbert (4th Place – 145 lbs.), Clay Spurlin (Runner-Up – 152 lbs.), and Ishmael Williams (3rd Place – 195 lbs.).  The Knights will be back in tournament action this weekend at the Pirate Invitational @ Porter Ridge.  Good luck this week!
    • 12/13 – Dual Match @ Harding (6:30 PM)
    • 12/16 – Pirate Invitational @ Porter Ridge (9:00 AM)


  • SWIM & DIVE:  AK Swim & Dive is back in the pool this week for competition, hosting our first Home swim meet against two non-conference opponents on Monday night.  The Divers will also be back in competition with a meet at Huntersville Aquatics on Saturday.  Best of luck to our Aqua Knights in the water this week!
    • 12/11 – Swim Meet vs. Butler, East Meck @ Providence Pool (6:00 PM)
    • 12/16 – Dive Meet @ Huntersville Aquatics (9:00 AM)


  • INDOOR TRACK & FIELD:  AK Indoor Track & Field got their season started this past weekend at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem competing in the High School Kickoff meet.  The Knights had many strong performances and complete results can be viewed at the link below.  AK will compete in their first polar bear meet @ Providence this Wednesday before traveling back to the JDL Fast Track this Saturday.  Good luck this week AK runners!
    • 12/13 – Polar Bear Meet @ Providence (3:30 PM)
    • 12/16 – Meet @ JDL Fast Track, Winston-Salem (9:00 AM)




  • Athletic Booster Club Monthly Meeting
    • Tuesday, Dec. 12th (6:30 PM in Room G207)
    • All active members are welcomed to attend


  • 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.  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 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:



  • 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:
  • 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. 


Pulte Homes

The White Group – Keller Williams Realty

Carolina’s Center for Oral & Facial Surgery


Toppers Pizza

Mr. Rooter Plumbing

Elevation Church


Nothing But Noodles

True Pizza at Stonecrest

The Tutoring Club

Carolinas HealthCare System

Jersey Mike's at Stonecrest  


Blackfinn Ameri-Pub

American Log Homes

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

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:  


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