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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 (FInal 2014-2015)

By Brian Knab 06/17/2015, 10:15am EDT

AK SPORTS REPORT

(Summer 2015)

The 2014-2015 school year has officially come to an end, and a special congratulation to the entire AK Class of 2015 on your graduation!  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 in 2014-2015.  Below are a few important athletic announcements from our 2014-2015 year in Athletics, and also important information for this summer heading into the Fall 2015 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 2015-2016 school year for AK Athletics!!

2014-2015 NCHSAA WELLS FARGO CONFERENCE CUP CHAMPIONS (SoMeck 8 4A Conference)

  • For the 6th straight year, Ardrey Kell High School has won the Wells Fargo Conference Cup, which recognizes the best overall athletic department in each conference based off of final conference standings in each sport.  AK finished with 132 points, eight clear of the closest competitor!  Congratulations to all our athletic teams, coaches and student-athletes on another great year in Athletics for AK!!
  • Also, AK will finish in the Top 10 once again for the NCHSAA Wells Fargo State Cup for all of 4A in North Carolina (Final official rankings are yet to be released by the NCHSAA).

 

  • 2014-2015 AK Student-Athlete of the Year Awards
  • Congratulations to the following Senior student-athletes for receiving a student-athlete of the year award from the AK Athletics Department.
    • Knight of the Year Awards:
      • Male – Jared Hunt
      • Female – Darah Dewalt
    • Knight Pride Awards:
      • Male – Steven Santa Ana
      • Female – Jordan Muhammad
    • Distinguished Athlete (presented by the U.S. Marine Corps):
      • Male – Javon Hopkins
      • Female – Sydney Blue

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

 

 

 

  • 2015-2016 Athletic Pre-Participation Packet—The full 2015-2016 AK Athletic Pre-Participation Packet has been completed and posted on our athletic web-pages.  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

 

 

 

 

  • 2015 Fall Sports Parent/Eligibility Meeting—The date for the MANDATORY Fall Sports Parent/Eligibility Meeting has been set for Thursday, August 6th @ 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.

 

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 2014-2015 school-year by supporting their businesses. 

Pulte Homes

Carolinas HealthCare System

Bass Properties – Keller Williams Realty

Wendy’s 

Carolina’s Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

Publix

Hickory Tavern

Jersey Mike's at Stonecrest  

Chili’s at Blakeney  

Brixx at Blakeney  

Nothing But Noodles

Chic-Fil-A at Blakeney

BB&T  

Shane’s Rib Shack on 521

True Pizza at Stonecrest

Which Wich

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 (May 25-30)

By Brian Knab 05/25/2015, 10:00pm EDT

AK SPORTS REPORT

(May 25-30)

The 2014-2015 Athletic Year for the Knights has officially come to an end.  It was a great sports year for AK, and we want to thank all the student-athletes, parents, and the community for your support of our athletic programs!  Congratulations and Thank You to our entire Class of 2015 student-athletes on all your successes and for representing AK Athletics which such great class and leadership!  This week brings the last full week of regular class schedules!  Good luck to everyone finishing strong and preparing for the start of exams next week!

 

  • Women’s Soccer: (AK Women’s Soccer controlled most of their 3rd Round Playoff game @ Ragsdale, but just weren’t able to capitalize with a goal, as they fell 1-0 to end their season.  Still, a great season for the Lady Knights and an exciting playoff run!!)
    • SEASON COMPLETE

 

  • 2014-2015 AK Student-Athlete of the Year Awards
  • Congratulations to the following Senior student-athletes for receiving a student-athlete of the year award from the AK Athletics Department.
    • Knight of the Year Awards:
      • Male – Jared Hunt
      • Female – Darah Dewalt
    • Knight Pride Awards:
      • Male – Steven Santa Ana
      • Female – Jordan Muhammad
    • Distinguished Athlete (presented by the U.S. Marine Corps):
      • Male – Javon Hopkins
      • Female – Sydney Blue

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

 

  • Saturday, May 30th:  Heart of a Champion Day (Carolinas HealthCare System)
    • The annual Heart of a Champion Day, an event offering FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS for student-athletes
    • Buses will depart AK @ 11:45 a.m. and drop-off at the HOC site by 12:30 p.m.  Students must be registered and must ride the buses provided to be able to participate!  Buses should arrive back at AK between 2:30-3:00 p.m.

 

 

  • 2015-2016 Athletic Pre-Participation Packet—The full 2015-2016 AK Athletic Pre-Participation Packet has been completed and posted on our athletic web-pages.  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

 

  • Proctors for Final Exams:  Volunteers are needed to Proctor the EOCs and NC Final Exams!  Spring EOCs and NC Final Exams coming, and WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Proctors are needed for each day of testing. A proctor will assist the teacher in administering and monitoring the exams being given, and would need to be at school from 7:00 am - 12:00 pm. When an exam is finished, proctors are free to leave.
    Proctors MUST be approved CMS volunteers. To become an approved volunteer, please follow the directions below:
    1.       Go to: http://www.cmsvolunteers.com
    2.       Under the “Login” square, please click on “New Volunteer? Click Here to Register.”
    3.       Complete the volunteer registration page
    4.       Click Submit at the bottom of the page

    Proctors are not able to be in the same classroom as their child. If you are able to help, please contact our Testing Coordinator, Kristina Morgan at Kristina.morgan@cms.k12.nc.us. In your email, please indicate what grade level your child or children are in. Thank you!

 

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 2014-2015 school-year by supporting their businesses. 

Pulte Homes

Carolinas HealthCare System

Bass Properties – Keller Williams Realty

Wendy’s 

Carolina’s Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

Publix

Hickory Tavern

Jersey Mike's at Stonecrest  

Chili’s at Blakeney  

Brixx at Blakeney  

Nothing But Noodles

Chic-Fil-A at Blakeney

BB&T  

Shane’s Rib Shack on 521

True Pizza at Stonecrest

Which Wich

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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