Noah Marsh scored three touchdowns and West Lincoln had a key goal line stand at the end of regulation in its 26-20 overtime win at Lincolnton on Thursday in the junior varsity Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference opener for both teams.
Down 6-0 at halftime, Marsh scored on a run to tie. After the Wolves went up 14-6, Marsh and Dalton Brooks scored on runs to tie it at 20.
With Lincolnton at fourth down from inside the West Lincoln 5, it was unable to convert.
The Rebels (3-1, 1-0) stopped the Wolves (2-2, 0-1) on downs in the first overtime, then won when Marsh scored on a quarterback sneak.
No details were reported by Lincolnton.
WEST LINCOLN 3, EAST LINCOLN 1: At East Lincoln, the Rebels earned an SD-7 win on the road on Thursday and are now tied with the Mustangs for fifth place.
West Lincoln had 17 aces, 21 kills and seven blocks as a team. No details were reported for East Lincoln.
The Rebels (4-6 SD-7) host Bunker Hill on Tuesday while East Lincoln (4-6 SD-7) travels to Bandys.
NORTH LINCOLN 3, EAST LINCOLN 1: At East Lincoln, the Knights picked up a non-conference win on Wednesday. Set scores were 20-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-22.
Liza Sipe had five kills, Chandler Keller had eight assists, Nicole Barbeiri had four blocks and Olivia Loeffler had nine digs. No details were reported by East Lincoln.
LINCOLNTON 1, BUNKER HILL 0: At Bunker Hill, the Wolves topped the Bears in a Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference match on Wednesday. No other details were reported.
Lincolnton (5-0-1 SD-7) hosts league-leading West Caldwell (6-0 SD-7) on Monday. The Wolves are alone in second after West Caldwell’s 2-0 win over Newton-Conover on Wednesday.
STATESVILLE 7, NORTH LINCOLN 0: At Statesville, the Greyhounds shutout the Knights in a North Piedmont 3A/4A match. No other details were reported.
North Lincoln (0-6 NP3A/4A) hosts West Iredell (4-2 NP3A/4A) on Monday.
PEREZ WINS APPLE FESTIVAL 5K: Carlos Perez was the overall winner of the Apple Festival 5K race on Saturday in downtown Lincolnton.
Perez finished the race in 17 minutes flat. In second was Andrew Collins (18:01), third went to Allan Alfaro (18:26), fourth was Justin Beam (18:45) and fifth was Christian Nich Morgan (19:00).
The top female runner was 16-year-old Jada Blake at 21:34.
Female age group winners were: Michaela Gammon, 14-under, 22:46; Logan McGuirt, 15-19, 22:00; Holly Sealey, 20-24, 24:06; Carly Beam, 25-29, 23:18; Teran Metcalf, 30-34, 23:59; Kimberly Fernetti, 35-39, 21:56; Teresa Harrill, 40-44, 22:38; Barbara Wheeler, 45-49, 24:00; Toni Hitt, 50-54, 23:23; Linda McConnel, 55-59, 32:01; Linda Hacker, 60-64, 28:03.
Male age group winners were: Joshua Garmon, 14-under, 20:14; Andrew Collins, 15-19, 18:01; Nathaniel Hitt, 20-24, 19:33; Luis Soto, 25-29, 19:46; Mike Darling, 30-34, 19:37; Steve McClure, 35-39, 19:26; Jaime Hurtado, 40-44, 20:19; Allan Alfaro, 45-49, 18:26; Randy Burrier, 50-54, 20:40; Stanly Stewart, 55-59, 21:04; David Garmon, 60-64, 26:02; David Shipman, 65-69; 26:02; Hubert Lambert, 70-over, 26:47.