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This Fall’s Finest: A tennis ace and a heroic runner

By Jay Edwards 09/21/2016, 2:45pm EDT

Jenna Thompson, South Mecklenburg, girls tennis, Fr.: The Sabres’ freshman has wasted no time, exploding onto the high school tennis scene. She is unbeaten in both singles’ and doubles’ play for South Mecklenburg (4-1) this season.

Thompson got her biggest win at South Meck, when she beat Myers Park senior, No. 1, Maddie Weber (her only loss to date), 6-3, 6-1 on Aug. 29. Thompson, 14, will turn 15 in December.

Thompson also has been selected to represent North Carolina in the Southern Cup, Sept. 19-21 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Only the top three players from nine, Southern states are selected.

Thompson is already listed as a five-star recruit, according to tennisrecruiting.net, and is ranked No. 1 in the state (juniors) for both the 14- and 16-year old age groups. She’s also ranked No. 13 in the southeast and No. 38 in the nation in her class (2020).


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AK Sports Report (November 2-7)

By Brian Knab 11/01/2015, 3:15pm EST

AK SPORTS REPORT

(November 2-7, 2015)

Hopefully everyone had a great Halloween weekend and got some extra rest with the time change, as November, Fall Sports playoffs, and the beginning of Winter Sports are here!  Good luck to all our Fall teams competing this week and good luck to all student-athletes during tryouts for Winter Sports.  Make sure you have all required paperwork completed and turned in to your coach or you will not be eligible to participate in tryouts!  GO KNIGHTS!!

 

  • FOOTBALL: (AK Football fell to Charlotte Catholic on JV and Varsity this past week.  We were proud to honor our Class of 2016 Seniors for Football, Cheer, and Student Athletic Trainers at Friday’s game.  This week brings the last week of the regular season, with the Varsity Knights traveling to South Meck with the opportunity to claim the #2 seed from the SoMeck 8 Conference for the NCHSAA playoffs with a win.  Let’s Go Knights!!)
    • 11/5 – JV @ Home vs. South Meck (6:00 PM)
    • 11/6 – Varsity @ South Meck (7:00 PM)

 

  • VOLLEYBALL: (AK Volleyball fell short in the 2nd Round of the NCHSAA 4A State Playoffs, losing a highly competitive 4 set match @ Northwest Guilford.  Congratulations on a fine season Lady Knights!)
    • SEASON COMPLETE

 

  • MEN’S SOCCER: (AK Men’s Soccer finished the regular season with a 9-3-2 SoMeck 8 record, tied for 2nd Place.  The Knights had a strong season finale on Senior Night, battling unbeaten South Meck to a 0-0 tie.  JV finished their season with a 10-1-5 record and in 1st Place in the SoMeck 8!  Varsity will enter the NCHSAA 4A State Playoffs this week as the #3 seed from the conference due to the tiebreaker.  Brackets will be released on Monday to see where our Knights will travel to in Round 1.  Good luck Knights!)
    • 11/4 – 1st Round NCHSAA 4A State Playoffs @ TBD (TBD)
    • 11/7 – 2nd Round NCHSAA 4A State Playoffs @ TBD (TBD)

 

  • WOMEN’S TENNIS: (AK Women’s Tennis defeated previously unbeaten RJ Reynolds in the 2nd Round of the NCHSAA 4A Dual Team Playoffs this past week 5-1!  The Lady Knights are won of 8 teams still playing in 4A and will travel to TC Roberson for the 3rd Round on Monday!  Keep it up Lady Knights!)
    • 11/2 - @ TC Roberson (3:00 PM) – 3rd Round NCHSAA 4A Dual Team Playoffs
    • 11/4 - @ TBD (4:00 PM) – 4th Round (Regionals) NCHSAA 4A Dual Team Playoffs
    • 11/7 - @ Burlington Tennis Center – Burlington, NC (12:30 PM) – State Finals NCHSAA 4A Dual Team Playoffs

 

  • WOMEN’S GOLF: (AK Women’s Golf finished a great season by placing 6th Place overall as a team at the NCHSAA 4A State Golf Tournament last Monday and Tuesday.  Congratulations to the ladies and Coach Whitney on another awesome season (SoMeck 8 Champs and 4A West Regional Runners-Up).  Way to go Lady Knights!
    • SEASON COMPLETE

 

  • MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: (The AK Cross Country teams had a great day this past Saturday at the NCHSAA 4A West Regional Meet.  The women’s team place 4th overall, qualifying for the 4A State Championship Meet as a team!  Emma Weise placed 9th overall and earned All-Region honors as an individual.  On the men’s side, our Knights placed 8th overall as a team.  Ryan Kendall finished 4th overall to earn All-Region honors and qualify for States as an individual.  Good luck @ States this coming Saturday Knights!)
    • 11/7 – NCHSAA 4A State Championship Meet @ Redmon Park (Kernersville, NC – TBD)

 

IMPORTANT NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

  • Winter Sports official start date is Monday, November 2nd.  Tryouts for all AK Winter teams will begin on this date.  The 2015-2016 AK Athletic Pre-Participation Packet must be completed in full (with current sports physical) to be eligible to tryout.

 

  • Winter Sports Pre-Season Parent/Eligibility Meeting:
    • This mandatory meeting for parents and student-athletes participating in a Winter sport will be on Monday, November 9th @ 6:00 PM in the Main Gym.

 

  • Fall College Signing Event:
    • The Fall signing period is quickly approaching.  AK Athletics will honor student-athletes that have committed to continue their athletic and academic careers at the inter-collegiate level with a ceremony immediately after school on Thursday, November 12th (2:30 PM in the AK auditorium).  Please contact your head coach or Coach Knab if you wish to participate.

 

 

  • AK Athletic Booster Club – 2015-2016 Membership & Season Passes

 

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 2015-2016 school-year by supporting their businesses. 

Pulte Homes

Carolinas HealthCare System

Coca-Cola

Wendy’s 

Carolina’s Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

Allstate Insurance – Corey Hinson & Associates

Hickory Tavern

Huntington Learning Center

Jersey Mike's at Stonecrest  

Carefree Carpet & Floors

Chili’s at Blakeney  

Brixx at Blakeney  

Bass Properties – Keller Williams Realty

Nothing But Noodles

Publix

Chic-Fil-A at Blakeney

Shane’s Rib Shack on 521

True Pizza at Stonecrest

Which Wich

The Building Center

Providence Country Club

Ballantyne Country Club

Firebird’s Wood-Fired Grill

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 or purchase an AK Booster Membership and Season Pass, please see website below for more information or email me!). 

 

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

 

  • Thanks also to Rick Hendrick at Hendrick Automotive Group for their support of CMS and middle school athletics.

 

GO AK KNIGHTS!!!

AK Sports Report (October 26-31)

By Brian Knab 10/25/2015, 10:15pm EDT

AK SPORTS REPORT

(October 26-31, 2015)

The last week of October is upon us, meaning Fall sports is in the home stretch and post-season play is in full swing for some of our AK teams.  Also, we are just over a week away from the official start date for Winter sports!  Please see below for the busy upcoming schedule this week for Fall sports and some important announcements for the beginning of Winter sports.  Have a great week AK!

 

  • FOOTBALL: (AK Football held off Berry in a wild ending (44-42 Final) to improve to 4-1 in the SoMeck 8 Conference, setting up a huge showdown this coming Friday vs. Charlotte Catholic in the Home regular season finale and SENIOR NIGHT for Football and Cheer!  We need a monster home crowd to support our Knights!!)
    • 10/29 – JV @ Charlotte Catholic (6:00 PM)
    • 10/30 – Varsity @ Home vs. Charlotte Catholic (7:00 PM—SENIOR NIGHT @ Half-time)

 

  • VOLLEYBALL: (AK Volleyball began play in the NCHSAA 4A State Playoffs with a hard fought 3-0 win @ Home over Hopewell in the 1st Round this past Saturday.  The Lady Knights travel to Northwest Guilford in the 2nd Round on Tuesday.  Let’s Go Knights!)
    • 10/27 – @ Northwest Guilford (6:00 PM) – 2nd Round NCHSAA 4A State Playoffs
    • 10/29 – vs. TBD (TBD) – 3rd Round NCHSAA 4A State Playoffs
    • 10/31 – vs. TBD (TBD) – 4th Round NCHSAA 4A State Playoffs

 

  • MEN’S SOCCER: (AK Men’s Soccer stands at 9-2-1 in the SoMeck 8 heading into the last week of the regular season after a tie @ Providence and win over Berry this past week.  Two huge conference matches are on the slate to finish the regular season this week, including South Meck @ Home this Wednesday on SENIOR NIGHT!  Good luck Knights!)
    • 10/26 – @ Charlotte Catholic
      • JV – 4:30 PM
      • Varsity – 6:00 PM
    • 10/28 - @ Home vs. South Meck (SENIOR NIGHT)
      • JV – 4:30 PM
      • Varsity – 6:00 PM

 

  • WOMEN’S TENNIS: (AK Women’s Tennis started the week by advancing in the NCHSAA 4A Dual Team Playoffs with a 6-0 1st Round win over Grimsley!  AK then hosted the 4A West Regional Individual Tournament on Friday and Saturday, in which Hailey Simon placed 3rd in Singles and qualified for the 4A State Tournament.  Way to go Lady Knights!)
    • 10/27 – @ RJ Reynolds (4:00 PM) – 2nd Round NCHSAA 4A Dual Team Playoffs
    • 10/30-31 – NCHSAA 4A State Individual Tournament @ Millbrook Exchange Park (Raleigh, NC)

 

  • WOMEN’S GOLF: (AK Women’s Golf continued their phenomenal season by finishing Runner-Up at the NCHSAA 4A West Regional this past Monday.  The team has qualified for the 4A State Tournament this Monday and Tuesday in Pinehurst, NC.  Best of luck to our Lady Knight golfers!)
    • 10/26-27 – NCHSAA 4A State Tournament @ Pinehurst No. 6 (Pinehurst, NC)

 

  • MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: (The AK Cross Country teams competed in the SoMeck 8 Championship Meet this past week, with the Women’s team taking 2nd Place and the Men’s team taking 3rd Place.  For the Men, Ryan Kendall and Carson Philbin led the way, placing in the top 12 and earning All-Conference honors.  For the Women, Lexie Davis and Emma Weise placed 3rd and 4th overall, while Josie Jordan and Katie Gibbons also finished strong and in the top 12, giving the Lady Knights 4 of the top 12 finishers and earning All-Conference honors.  The AK runners compete in the 4A West Regionals this week…..good luck Knights!)
    • 10/27 – Regional “B” JV Only Meet @ McAlpine Park (4:30 PM)
    • 10/31 – NCHSAA 4A West Regional Meet @ McAlpine Park (10:30 AM)

 

IMPORTANT NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

  • Winter Sports official start date is Monday, November 2nd.  Tryouts for all AK Winter teams will begin on this date.  The 2015-2016 AK Athletic Pre-Participation Packet must be completed in full (with current sports physical) to be eligible to tryout.

 

  • Winter Sports Pre-Season Parent/Eligibility Meeting:
    • This mandatory meeting for parents and student-athletes participating in a Winter sport will be on Monday, November 9th @ 6:00 PM in the Main Gym.

 

  • Fall College Signing Event:
    • The Fall signing period is quickly approaching.  AK Athletics will honor student-athletes that have committed to continue their athletic and academic careers at the inter-collegiate level with a ceremony immediately after school on Thursday, November 12th (2:30 PM in the AK auditorium).  Please contact your head coach or Coach Knab if you wish to participate.

 

 

  • AK Athletic Booster Club – 2015-2016 Membership & Season Passes

 

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 2015-2016 school-year by supporting their businesses. 

Pulte Homes

Carolinas HealthCare System

Coca-Cola

Wendy’s 

Carolina’s Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

Allstate Insurance – Corey Hinson & Associates

Hickory Tavern

Huntington Learning Center

Jersey Mike's at Stonecrest  

Carefree Carpet & Floors

Chili’s at Blakeney  

Brixx at Blakeney  

Bass Properties – Keller Williams Realty

Nothing But Noodles

Publix

Chic-Fil-A at Blakeney

Shane’s Rib Shack on 521

True Pizza at Stonecrest

Which Wich

The Building Center

Providence Country Club

Ballantyne Country Club

Firebird’s Wood-Fired Grill

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 or purchase an AK Booster Membership and Season Pass, please see website below for more information or email me!). 

 

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

 

  • Thanks also to Rick Hendrick at Hendrick Automotive Group for their support of CMS and middle school athletics.

 

GO AK KNIGHTS!!!

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