The West Lincoln Rebels beat Burns 6-3 on Wednesday, giving new head softball Mia Cooke her first varsity win.
Sheana Black pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing no earned runs with five strikeouts.
Candi Taylor led the Lady Rebels at the plate, going 2-for-2. Kendall Barrett and Katie Davis each had one hit. Elle Tallent had an RBI-single for the Rebelsâ€™ final run.
North Lincoln soccer
The North Lincoln Lady Knightsâ€™ soccer team beat East Gaston 4-0 in the teamâ€™s season opener.
Caroline Farris and Lydia Paulk both scored two goals. Knightsâ€™ goalie Brittany Mabe recorded the shutout.
North Lincoln will host Union (SC) at 4 p.m. Saturday.
The Lincolnton Wolves fell to the Mooresville Blue Devils 9-0 Monday in their season opener.
The Wolves did not even win a game in what head coach Chris Hoffman calls â€˜the worst opening day ever.â€™
Hoffman believes his team has to put forth more effort.
â€œTo become competitive, weâ€™ve got to find some more players and get a better effort from the ones we have,â€ he said, referring to fact his team forfeited two singles and one doublesâ€™ match due to being short-handed.
East Lincoln tennis
The East Lincoln Mustangs lost to Mooresville 9-0 Tuesday, a day after the Blue Devils dismantled Lincolnton.
Eli Tyson defeated Drew Keener 3-6, 6-4 and 7-2 at No. 1. Kevin Smith beat Alex Willhite 6-1, 6-4. Hunter Henley beat Pete Pitsikoulis 6-1, 6-2.
At No. 4, Michael Ridenhour defeated Kendall Law 6-2, 6-1. Ryan Trimble beat Houston Stokes 6-2, 6-1. No. 6 Brice Jordan beat Adam Pressley 6-1, 6-1.
In doublesâ€™, Tyson/Smith beat Willhite/Pitsikoulis 8-1. Henley/Ridenhour defeated Law/Stokes 8-1. No. 3 Trimble/Jordan slipped past Keener/Pressley 8-6.
Mustangsâ€™ head coach Mike Davis believes the match will serve as valuable experience for his team.
â€œMooresville is a well-coached and disciplined team. They beat us soundly on the court, but we were able to take a lot away from the match. Drew played very well and I was happy with the play of Houston and Kendall,â€ he said.
â€œWe have a long way to go, but the boys have a great attitude and they will get there,â€ Davis added.
North Lincoln tennis
The North Lincoln Knights lost a hard-fought season opener to Bandys 5-4.
Bandysâ€™ Daniel Brown defeated Daniel Paulk 10-4 at No. 1. North Lincolnâ€™s No. 2 Zane Heafner beat Curtis Edwards 11-9. Knightsâ€™ No. 3 George Lampron beat Cesar Rodriguez 10-6.
At No. 4, Bandysâ€™ Stephen Williamson beat Joe Fletcher 10-3. Mitch Ray, the Trojansâ€™ No. 5, beat Jay Frushtick 10-2. North Lincolnâ€™s No. 6 Taylor Brown defeated Steven LoPresto 10-2.
The Knights and Trojans entered doublesâ€™ play tied 3-3.
In the first doublesâ€™ match, Brown/Edwards, from Bandys, beat Paulk/Fruchtick 8-6. At No. 2, Rodriguez/Williamson beat Heafner/Brown 8-3. Fletcher/Lampron beat Yang/Furmanek 8-3, with the match already decided.
by John Mark Brooks