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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, 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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Heart of a Champion

By Ken Konstanty 05/06/2016, 11:45am EDT

registration is now open........

Olympic vs Rivergate Elementary

By Ken Konstanty 11/03/2015, 10:15am EST


Thank you to Shelbi Larkin and Coach Jackson for going to River Gate Elementary school and participating in their pep-rally and the boys basketball team and cheerleaders!! 

Marquis Caldwell
Jordan Chambers
Marcus Henderson
Savion Evans
Clifford Taylor
Jaden Abreu
Jalen Barr
Donovan Heggie
Aaron Barker
Adrian Hall
Aldaysha Johnson
Aliyah McRae
Kayla Howell
Kimani Virella
Graison Huntley
Danielle Bettis
Jolia Thomas
Shadiya Battle
Jazmell Shipp
Dazoria Hobbs
Sterlin Appeah