The North Lincoln Lady Knights swim team gave themselves a nice Christmas present last Wednesday.
Under the direction of head coach Libby Fletcher the Lady Knights beat Hibriten and Bandys in a three-team meet.
Nicole Baxter and Sara Edwards finished first and second in both the 50-yard and 100-freestyle events.
Kelsey Lee recorded first-place finishes in both the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke.
Other top finishers were: Rachel Blackwelder, Sarah Boggs, Jenny Boyle, Ellen Bunzey, Becky Duggan, Nickele Gates and Emily Torbert.
North Lincolnâ€™s young women also finished first in all relay events.
The Knights took Hibriten to the wire, but didnâ€™t quite have enough in the tank to beat the Panthers.
Matt Roseman and Collin Murdock took first and second in the 50-yard freestyle. Phillip Boyle and Murdock then finished first and second in the 100-yard freestyle.
Mark Lambert won the 100-yard backstroke event.
Other top finishers for the Knights were: Sean Bertran, Colby Jackson, Aaron Ng, Evan Ng and Kyle Wilkinson.
North Lincoln will next be in action Jan. 5 at Lenoir-Rhyne College.
Wilson facing big-time competition
Former Lincolnton star and current Western Carolina starter Eric Wilsonâ€™s next two games will come against two division one schools.
This Saturday, Wilson and his teammates will take on the University of Georgia in Athens.
The Catamounts last non-conference tune up will be Oleâ€™ Miss next Tuesday.
Western is currently 7-7 with a 1-0 record in the Southern Conference.
The confines of the Liston B. Ramsey Activity Center has been particularly good to the Catamounts as they have a 5-2 home record. Away from home, theyâ€™re just 1-3.
by John Mark Brooks