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Barefoot skiing at the Lake Norman Marina

Go jump in the lake, barefoot, on New Year’s Day

Jan. 4. Although choppy conditions affected performances, the 46th annual Lake Norman New Year’s Day Barefoot Tournament wowed those who turned out on a sunny 50 degree day. The wide range of competitor’s ages and abilities made this year’s event particularly interesting. From five-year-old Lydia Harrington of Davidson to 81-year-olds (Ted Eisenstat and Fred Steinbaum, […]

Barefoot skiing at the Lake Norman Marina

Go jump in the lake Jan. 1 with Carolina Show Ski Team

Dec. 14. The 46th Annual Lake Norman New Year’s Day Barefoot Tournament will be held Monday, Jan. 1, at Lake Norman Marina and hosted by the Carolina Show Ski Team. Can you think of a cooler way to ring in the New Year? This is one of the longest running and most unique barefoot skiing […]

Gov. Cooper steps in the Disney/Charter Spectrum dispute, arguing for sports fans

Sept. 7. By Dave Yochum. Gov. Roy Cooper has sent a letter to Walt Disney Co. and Charter Spectrum Communications urging them to come to an agreement even as more cable customers nationwide consider cutting the cord. “North Carolinians are passionate about college sports and it’s a severe blow to have the rug pulled out […]

More pickleball courts coming to Cornelius

Aug. 22. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board authorized the first phase of funding for a new tennis/pickleball complex at the Bailey Road Park during their meeting last night. Some $2 million will be transferred from the Town’s General Fund and utilized for design and construction. The project calls for converting the existing tennis […]

Registration now open for Charlotte Independence adult soccer league

Aug. 18. The Charlotte Independence soccer club has opened registration for their adult soccer league, which is one of the longest running adult leagues in North Mecklenburg. The league offers divisions for players of varying ages and abilities and holds games on Sunday evenings at Bailey Road Park. The fall season runs from Sept. 10th […]

Barney Ramsey

Cornelius resident will take the reins of national association in 3 years

June 28. By Dave Vieser. Barney Ramsey was 800 miles from home on June 1 when his cell phone rang. Ramsey had just completed a grueling campaign for vice president of the National Cutting Horse Association. “I didn’t quite know what to expect but as it turned out the news was good: I had won […]

Hough’s Bill Shook is high school tennis coach of the year

March 24. Hough High tennis coach Bill Shook was recently named NC High School Coach of the Year by North Carolina Tennis. He completed his first year coaching the boy’s team which compiled a 16-1 record with its only loss being in the NC State High School Championship semi-finals. As a coach, his focus is […]

Andrew Lovedale

Op-Ed: Sports can inspire, unify and create change

March 22. By Andrew Lovedale. Nelson Mandela once declared that sports “has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.” We’ve seen throughout history, on stages big and small, the power of sports to not only reveal […]

Local student takes 2nd place in NCHSAA breaststroke event

Feb. 22. Presley Horton, the 17-year-old daughter of Chris and Amy Horton, finished second at the 3A NCHSAA State Championships in the 100 Breaststroke Event. She also placed in the Top 10 in the 200 IM event, 200 Freestyle Relay event and 200 IM Relay event. A junior at Lake Norman Charter High School, she […]


Why play sports at my age?

MODERN DAD | By Jon Show Dec. 31. Every once in a while my mom asks me why I still play in a soccer league and I never have a good answer. It has nothing to do with exercise. I can do that at the gym and not deal with aching hips and a sore […]