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AK Sports Report (September 20, 2020)

By Brian Knab 09/20/2020, 5:15pm EDT

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

 

AK SPORTS REPORT

(September 20, 2020)

This past week was an exciting time, as we were able to welcome student-athletes back on campus for off-season workouts for Volleyball and Men’s and Women’s Cross Country!  The coaching staff and athletes did a great job of following our COVID-19 protocols for a safe return.  More great news came with the plan for a phased return of all other sports released.  We look forward to getting all our Knights back into athletic activities and have a lot to accomplish over the next month as we prepare for the athletic seasons this year.  Please be sure to reach out to your head coach for team specific information and scheduling details for off-season workouts and Ticket-to-Play turn-in sessions, as planning continues to make this a great athletic year!

  GO KNIGHTS!  PROTECT THE CASTLE!

IMPORTANT NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

  • Return of Athletic Activities to Campus
    • Volleyball and Cross Country began off-season workouts this past week with great success.  The phased return plan for all of our other AK teams was also released this past week and we are excited to see all of our Knights returning soon!  See the below chart for the plan and important dates
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  • Prior to any student-athlete being permitted to participate in off-season workouts, the AK Ticket-to-Play eligibility process must be completed.  Visit our AK Athletic Forms web-page referenced below for all the information you need.

 

  • 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
  • 2020-2021 Season Passes and AKABC Membership have not launched yet for purchase.  Adjusted pricing and timing for launch are being considered due to the impact of COVID-19 and the recently released NCHSAA Sports Calendar for this school year.  Details will be announced soon when available.

 

  • 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

 

  • 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 – 2019-2020 Partners Recap

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. 

The White Group – Keller Williams Realty

Carolina’s Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

Shake Shack at Blakeney 

Coca-Cola

Nothing But Noodles

True Craft Pizza at Stonecrest

VeloPops

Atrium Health

Jersey Mike's at Stonecrest  

City BBQ

Tropical Smoothie

Domino’s Pizza

Ted’s Montana Grill

Sylvan Learning of Charlotte & Ballantyne

Becca Rouse Photography, LLC

Lifetime Fitness

Little Burger at Rea Farms

Qdoba Mexican Eats

BSN Sports

Rita’s Italian Ice

Circle K

Firebird’s Wood-Fired Grill

Chic-Fil-A at Blakeney

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!

AK Sports Report (September 2020)

By Brian Knab 08/31/2020, 9:45pm EDT

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

 

AK SPORTS REPORT

(September 2020-2021)

The first two weeks of the 2020-2021 school year are in the books and we hope our Knights have had a successful start!  As the calendar flips to September, we are excited for the opportunity to resume athletic activities on campus.  With that, the business side of things will pick up with regards to Ticket-to-Play eligibility paperwork and planning.  Please review all the information below in this first AK Sports Report of the year and stay tuned for more updates as important announcements are expected early this month.

GO KNIGHTS!  PROTECT THE CASTLE!

IMPORTANT NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Return of Athletic Activities to Campus
    • Off-season practices/workouts will begin this month, with Volleyball and Men’s and Women’s Cross Country starting on Sept. 14th.  A plan to phase in other sports is being developed by the district and will be released in the near future.
    • Prior to any student-athlete being permitted to participate in off-season workouts, the AK Ticket-to-Play eligibility process must be completed.  Visit our AK Athletic Forms web-page referenced below for all the information you need.

 

  • 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
  • 2020-2021 Season Passes and AKABC Membership have not launched yet for purchase.  Adjusted pricing and timing for launch are being considered due to the impact of COVID-19 and the recently released NCHSAA Sports Calendar for this school year.  Details will be announced soon when available.

 

  • 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

 

  • 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 – 2019-2020 Partners Recap

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. 

The White Group – Keller Williams Realty

Carolina’s Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

Shake Shack at Blakeney 

Coca-Cola

Nothing But Noodles

True Craft Pizza at Stonecrest

VeloPops

Atrium Health

Jersey Mike's at Stonecrest  

City BBQ

Tropical Smoothie

Domino’s Pizza

Ted’s Montana Grill

Sylvan Learning of Charlotte & Ballantyne

Becca Rouse Photography, LLC

Lifetime Fitness

Little Burger at Rea Farms

Qdoba Mexican Eats

BSN Sports

Rita’s Italian Ice

Circle K

Firebird’s Wood-Fired Grill

Chic-Fil-A at Blakeney

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!

AK Sports Report (Final 2019-2020)

By Brian Knab 06/08/2020, 8:15am EDT

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

 

AK SPORTS REPORT

(End-of-Year 2019-2020)

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to an end, a special congratulation to the entire AK Class of 2020 on your upcoming graduation this week!  Thank you for all you’ve done as Knights and good luck in all of your future endeavors!

This will be the final AK Sports Report to wrap up AK Athletics for the 2019-2020 school year.  Below is a re-cap of AK’s sports year, and also many important announcements and information for this summer heading into the Fall 2020 Sports Season!  We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer and we look forward to seeing everyone back for the exciting start to the 2020-2021 school year for AK Athletics!

 

AK SPORTS YEAR-IN-REVIEW

2019-2020 NCHSAA WELLS FARGO CONFERENCE CUP CHAMPIONS (SoMeck 7 4A Conference)

  • For the 11th consecutive year, Ardrey Kell High School has won the Wells Fargo Conference Cup, which recognizes the best overall athletic program in each conference based off of final conference standings in each sport.  Congratulations to all our athletic teams, coaches, student-athletes, parents and community supporters on another great year in Athletics for AK!
    • SoMeck 7 Conference Champions:
      • Men’s Basketball (Tournament)
      • Men’s Cross Country
      • Women’s Cross Country
      • Football
      • Women’s Golf
      • Men’s Swimming
      • Women’s Tennis
      • Wrestling
    • SoMeck 7 Conference Players of the Year:
      • Cedric Gray – Football (Defensive Player of the Year)
      • Murphy Smith – Men’s Cross Country
      • Nicole Nash – Women’s Golf
      • Gaige Ryan – Men’s Swimming
    • SoMeck 7 Conference Coaches of the Year:
      • Garrett Roberts – Men’s Cross Country
      • Brandon Webb – Women’s Cross Country
      • Greg Jachym - Football
      • Ben Ingle – Women’s Golf
      • Zoe Bell – Volleyball
      • Josh Motsinger - Wrestling

 

  • NCHSAA Post-Season Championships
    • Men’s Cross Country
      • 4A West Regional Champions
    • Women’s Cross Country
      • 4A West Regional Champions
    • Women’s Golf
      • 4A West Regional Champions
    • Women’s Tennis
      • Sectional Champions (Elite 8)
    • Volleyball
      • Sectional Champions
      • 4A West Regional Champions
      • 4A State Runner-Up
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      • IMPORTANT NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Senior Student-Athlete Awards:  Congratulations to the following members of the Class of 2020 that earned the following awards from the AK Athletic Department:
    • Student-Athlete of the Year Awards
      • Male Knight of the Year – Cedric Gray (Football)
      • Female Knight of the Year – Ruta Petrikis (Women’s Tennis)
      • Male Knight Pride Award – Peter Gullo (Baseball)
      • Female Knight Pride Award – Casey Lepley (Women’s Soccer)

 

  • AK Athletic Booster Club Student-Athlete Scholarship Recipients
    • Valerie Dartey-Hayford (Women’s Track & Field)
    • Anthony Farrand (Wrestling)
    • Jared Joseph (Football)
    • Katherine Kirsch (Women’s Swimming)
    • Jonathan Lee (Men’s Tennis)
    • Casey Lepley (Women’s Soccer)
    • Cade McCoy (Football)
    • Anna Scott (Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field)
    • Adam Szabo (Football)
    • Anthony Testa (Men’s Basketball)

 

 

 

  • 2020-2021 Athletic Pre-Participation Packet & TICKET-TO-PLAY INFORMATION:
    • The on-line 2020-2021 AK Athletic Pre-Participation Packet was launched on our athletic web-pages on June 1st.  These forms must be completed before participating in any athletic program (in-season or off-season practices/workouts).  Please visit the following link to view:  http://www.cmsathleticzone.com/ardreykell?id=843586-ak-athletic-forms
    • The schedule for Ticket-to-Play sessions for Fall Sports will be finalized and posted once final decisions are made concerning COVID-19 summer regulations.

 

  • 2020 Summer Calendars/Workouts Posted:

 

 

  • 2020 Fall Sports Parent/Eligibility Meeting:
    • The date for the MANDATORY Fall Sports Pre-Season Parent/Eligibility Meeting has been set for Monday, August 10th @ 6:00 PM in the Main Gym.  All Fall student-athletes and parents are required to be in attendance if participating in a Fall sport.

 

  • 2020-2021 Athletic Booster Club Membership & Season Passes:
    • Membership and Season Passes for the 2020-2021 AK Athletic seasons will once again be through Hudl GoFan online digital ticketing.  Look for the new launch to hit over the summer prior to the start of the Fall season on August 1st!
    • https://gofan.co/app/school/NC8284

 

  •  Official Ardrey Kell On-line Spirit Wear Store
    • Be sure to look out for some great summer promotions in preparation for the 2020-2021 AK Athletic seasons…….back to school specials are sure to hit at the beginning of August!  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.  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

  • 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 

Coca-Cola

Nothing But Noodles

True Craft Pizza at Stonecrest

VeloPops

Atrium Health

Jersey Mike's at Stonecrest  

City BBQ

Tropical Smoothie

Domino’s Pizza

Ted’s Montana Grill

Sylvan Learning of Charlotte & Ballantyne

Becca Rouse Photography, LLC

Lifetime Fitness

Little Burger at Rea Farms

Qdoba Mexican Eats

BSN Sports

Rita’s Italian Ice

Circle K

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:  http://www.cmsathleticzone.com/page/show/1285298-corporate-sponsor-forms  

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

GO KNIGHTS!

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