Rebels claim Lincoln County crowns
Both the women and menâ€™s West Lincoln cross country team won the Lincoln County title Tuesday at Highland Park.
On the menâ€™s side, East and West tied for first with 49 points, but the Rebels took first due to a tie-breaker. North Lincoln finished third with 57 and Lincolnton had 59.
Brad Popple had the best time of the meet, running a 16:03. Jeremy James and Alex Cantelmi ran an 18:16 and 18:38 respectively rounding out the top three.
Northâ€™s Lee Broome came in fourth, with a time of 18:39 and Lincolntonâ€™s Felipe Arce finished fifth, with a time of 18:42. Lincolntonâ€™s Carlos Perez ran an 18:54 for seventh and Northâ€™s Andrew Melton ran a 19:39 to finish 11th.
Matt Rednour, for the Rebels, was sixth running an 18:53. West Lincoln also had David Branton, Adam Patton and Ronnie Nicholson finish 8-10.
On the womenâ€™s side, West Lincoln totaled 25 to North Lincolnâ€™s 32 points to take the county crown. Lincolnton and East Lincoln did not record team scores.
Wolvesâ€™ freshman runner Morgan Turner won her fifth consecutive meet with a time of 20:31, remaining unblemished in her high school career.
North Lincolnâ€™s Alyssa Lowe (20:51) and Anna Jackson (23:07) finished second and third respectively.
West Lincolnâ€™s Whitney Beaver, Lori Mauney, Melissa Avery, Megan Gates and Kelly Pittman filled out 4-8.
East Lincolnâ€™s Caitlin Haney ran a 24:31 to finish ninth. North Lincolnâ€™s Sarah Dummer (24:44) rounded out the top 10.
Tuesdayâ€™s win marks the first time since 1996 the Rebelsâ€™ men have taken first in the county. It was third-consecutive Lincoln County Championship for the Lady Rebels.
North Lincoln volleyball
The North Lincoln Lady Knights beat Bessemer City 3-0;25-6, 25-11, 25-12 Wednesday night.
Standouts for the Knights were: Chasity Morgan with six kills, five assists, three aces and one block, Kathryn Thorne who had five kills and one assist and Jenny Boyle who had seven aces, three kills and four assists.
Taylor Ewing had six aces.
North Lincoln improves to 5-12, 5-4 in the Southern Piedmont on the year.
Lincolnton beat Highland Tech 8-1 Wednesday.
Angela Graham, Betty Royster, Anna Kiser, Lauren Fortkort and Sheldon McCurry earned singles wins.
Stevens/Graham, Royster/Kiser and Fortkort/McCurry won doubles matches.
Wiseman/Poston won an exhibition match 8-0.
The Lady Wolves improve to 9-4, 3-1 SP 1A/2A on the season under head coach Phil Ayers.
Lincolnton vs. East Lincoln
Lincolnton split with East Lincoln in Tuesdayâ€™s volleyball match.
The Lady Mustangs beat Lincolnton 3-1;26-24, 14-25, 25-17, 25-10 in varsity play.
East Lincoln standouts were:
Charlotte Clark had 18 points, four kills and one ace, Kendal Bradley had 14 points, five assists and one kill for Lincolnton in the losing cause. Hannah Parker and Kim Zuniga both had 12 points.
In JV play, Lincolnton blanked East Lincoln 2-0; 25-13, 25-12.
Hannah Houk paced the Lady Wolves with 19 points, three aces and one kill. Elaine Gregory complemented her with seven points and Brittney Morrow and Janna Seagle both had six points to go along with their two aces.
The Lady Mustangs improve to
Lincolntonâ€™s varsity squad falls to 7-6, 4-4 SP 1A/2A. The JV Wolves improve to 6-5, 4-3 SP 1A/2A.
East Lincoln tennis
Off the heels of a 9-0 win over Cherryville, East Lincoln downed Highland Tech 8-1 Tuesday.
Madeline Jones, Laura Estridge, Janna Mills, Kristin Parker and Caitlin Kreshon recorded wins in singles.
In doubles, Hall/Mills, Jones/Kreshon and Estridge/Parker notched wins.
Against the Ironmen, Mills didnâ€™t allow a single game in singles or doubles play.
The Lady Mustangs improve to 7-3 on the season.
â€œIt feels as though weâ€™re peaking as a team at just the right time,â€ head coach Mike Davis said.
Lady Falcons softball
East Lincoln beat Lincolnton 17-1 Tuesday with Amanda Phillips on the mound.
Taylor Gaggio led the Lady Falcons at the plate with a homer and a double. Kelcey Ally, Emily Kosmala and Phillips each singled.
North Lincoln tennis
The North Lincoln Knights beat Cherryville 9-0 Wednesday, remaining undefeated (4-0) in the Southern Piedmont on the season.
Caroline Farris, Jordan Kinney, Hannah Mozeley, Nataleigh Hitt, Courtney Feldon and May Eisner each recorded wins in singles.
In doubles, Farris/Kinney, Mozeley/Feldon and Hitt/Eisner notched victories.
Lincolnton beat Highland Tech in varsity and JV action Thursday.
In varsity, they won 3-0; 25-8, 25-11, 25-9.
Standouts were: Kendal Bradley with 26 points, three aces, one block, one kill and seven assists, Charlotte Clark with 10 points, two aces, one block and three kills and Hannah Parker with six points, eight kills, two aces and one block.
Jessie Cline had four pionts, one block, two kills and six assists in the win.
In JV action, Lincolnton won 2-0; 25-13, 25-2.
Rachel Lanier had a spectacular match with 29 points, 12 aces and five assists. Hannah Houk chipped in 10 points, two aces and three kills.
The varsity Wolves improve to 8-6, 5-4 SP 1A/2A. The JV Wolves raise their record to 7-5, 5-3 in the conference.
by John Mark Brooks