Lady Wolves hand Rebels first loss
The Lincolnton Lady Wolves handed West Lincoln their first defeat of the season on Monday.
Shelley Stevens, Angela Graham, Anna Kiser and Lauren Fortkort earned singles wins for the Wolves.
For West Lincoln, Abby Cole and Hannah Ross turned in singles wins.
In doubles, Stevens/Graham and Fortkort/McCurry recorded wins for Lincolnton. Anna Watson/Cole won one match for the Lady Rebels.
Lincolnton head coach Phil Ayers was particularly pleased with his teamâ€™s victory, considering the Rebels carried an unblemished 8-0 record heading into the match-up.
â€œThis was a great win against a tough West Lincoln team that includes three seniors playing seeds 1-3,â€ he said.
Lincolnton improves to 8-4, 2-1 in the Southern Piedmont. West Lincoln falls to 8-1 overall and 2-1.
North versus East
The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs split with North Lincoln last Friday in volleyball.
In varsity action, the Lady Mustangs beat the Knights 3-2; 21-25, 25-12, 23-25, 25-12, 15-11.
Lauren Sharpe led East Lincoln with six aces, 21 kills and two roofs.
Kassi Henry finished with four aces, 16 kills, one roof and six digs and Krista Abernathy had 51 assists, three kills, two aces and four digs.
Chasity Morgan, Kathryn Thorne, Jenny Boyle and Ashley Thackeray led the Knights.
In JV play, the Lady Knights beat the Mustangs 2-1; 25-27, 25-18, 25-12.
Annalise Farris paced the Knights with nine aces, five assists and two digs. Kelsey Lee had four kills, one ace and one block. Emily Torbert had four kills and two aces.
Erika Taylor contributed five assists and two kills in the win.
Neely Reid, Megan Bowles and Brooke Alvis led East.
The Mustangs improve their record to 10-4, 7-1 in the Southern Piedmont. The JV Mustangs fall to 3-10, 2-5.
The Knights fall to 4-11, 4-4 SP 1A/2A. The JV team raises its record to 7-7, 6-1 in the Southern Piedmont.
East Lincoln volleyball
East Lincoln played North Surry and Lake Norman on Saturday.
Lake Norman beat East Lincoln 3-1; 25-19, 25-15, 21-25, 25-23.
East Lincoln standouts were: Krista Abernathy had 52 assists and six digs. Lauren Sharpe had 19 kills, seven digs and five blocks with one roof.
Kassi Henry had 21 kills, 13 digs and two aces. Brittany Lackey had 10 kills, 14 digs and three blocks and one roof.
North Surry beat East Lincoln and Lake Norman.
The Lady Mustangs are now 10-6, 7-1 SP 1A/2A.
The husband and wife of David and Jamie Munari, from Mooresville, took first place last Friday at the Midway Marina.
They caught a five-fish limit of 13.65 pounds. They caught big fish honors with a 3.85-pound spotted bass.
Mooresvilleâ€™s Alfred Kiesling Sr and Mount Mourneâ€™s Robert Stiltner came in second with 12.50 pounds.
The East Lincoln Lady Falcons beat Burns 7-0 last Friday.
Sarah Martin earned the win on the mound, surrendering only three hits.
Lindsey Wright and Cyndy Benton led the team in hits with two. Peyton Honeycutt, Amanda Francis and Martin also had a base hit.
Honeycuttâ€™s was a double. The Falcons are undefeated on the season.
South Iredell split with Lincolnton last Thursday.
In varsity action, South Iredell won 3-1; 25-23, 25-20, 24-26, 25-14.
Hannah Parker led the Lady Wolves (7-5, 4-3 SP 1A/2A)_in defeat with 20 points, one ace, six blocks, five kills and one assist. Kendal Bradley had 17 points and 11 assists. Charlotte Clark had 16 points and eight kills.
The JV Wolves (5-5, 3-3) won 2-0; 25-14, 25-21. Rachel Lanier led her team with 20 points, seven assists and four aces. Hannah Houk had 14 points and two kills.
East Lincoln beat Pumpkin Center 30-0 last Wednesday behind running back Austin Culp.
Culp had five carries for 107 yards and two touchdowns with two touchdowns and two two-point conversions.
Quarterback Josh Wilson had six carries for 67 yards, two touchdowns and one two-point conversion.
Ryan England had three carries for 52 yards. Head coach Eric Miller cited linebacker Matt Fortenberry as being the top defensive player in the win.
It was incorrectly said last week that East Lincoln beat Pumpkin Center. The opponent was Kings Mountain.
by John Mark Brooks