3-24 HEAT

Shirt size suitable for one, Langtree Charter Academy’s Joslyn Oakley displays her keepsake item recognizing her as the state’s 1A/2A girls 1-meter diving event champion.

Now that it’s officially Spring, the heat is on the season’s teams at Langtree Charter Academy.

That is the case following the successful showing put forth by the school’s winter sports athletic programs.

Langtree Charter, competing in its first full-fledged school year as the home of a varsity-level program, housed a state champion and qualified each of its basketball teams for statewide postseason play to for the single most successful season so far in program history.

“Yes,” agreed Steve Treffiletti, athletic director at the school, “it was a pretty awesome winter around here. I just love the fact that other people are starting to take notice of what we are doing.”

Perhaps highlighting the school’s sports stage, swimmer Joslyn Oakley posted the first individual top-notch honor when she placed first in the 1-meter diving event in the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s combination 1A/2A state swimming championship meet.

The distinction served to set the bar in regards to individual accomplishments.

Earlier this week, it was disclosed that boys basketball team player Charlie Hester was awarded a second-team position on the state’s District 11 team that accounted for a first-ever in that regard.

Also, the LCA’s Spartans were represented on the girls All-District 11 roster by third-team selection Adaje Williams.

“All the honors received by our student-athletes are well deserved,” said Treffiletti.

Also from the surrounding area, Pine Lake Prep fielded first-team District 11 member DeMarcus Johnson — also a former Lake Norman High School player — while Lake Norman’s Zane Haglan was picked as a third-team District 11 pick.

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