The Lincolnton Middle Wildcats beat East Lincoln 34-20 on Wednesday.
Wildcats running back Jonathan Ingram continues to make a name for himself rushing for 210 yards on 20 carries to go along with four touchdowns and a two-point conversion. His longest TD run of the game was 50 yards.
The Wildcats, who led 20-6 in the first half, extended their lead to 26-6 heading into the third quarter.
East Lincoln showed fight scoring late to make the score 34-20.
Josh Friday was a nice complement to Ingram rushing the ball six times for 50 yards with a touchdown. Caleb Lail caught a two-point conversion pass, while Jimmy Angle reeled in one ball for 15.
Tripper Crisson was 2-for-4 passing for 18 yards at quarterback for Lincolnton.
Head coach Mike Devine was pleased with the Wildcatsâ€™ win.
â€œWe played very well. East Linoln was a very athletic team and well-coached. Our kids always leave everything on the field. I love their effort week-in-and-week-out and I think we have improved every week,â€ he said.
Chris Melton, Michael Dellinger, Daniel Eaker, Marcial Cordero and Tevin Avery were cited by Devine for outstanding blocking on the offensive line.
Angle, Jordan Abee, Jordan Wright, Rashad Thompson, Melton and Ingram all turned in strong defensive performances.
East Lincoln tennis
The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs defeated Berry Academy 8-1 on Thursday.
No. 1 seed Siri Jones defeated Lazetta Crawford 6-2, 6-1. Candace Hall, at No. 2, lost a nailbiter to Lula Dualeh 6-4, 5-7, 4-6.
Madeline Jones, Siriâ€™s little sister, beat Lily Naoudom 6-3, 6-0. No. 4 seed Courtney Feldon defeated Cristina Ceron 6-0, 6-2.
Laura Estridge, the Lady Mustangsâ€™ No. 5 seed, beat Greshka Marquez 6-0, 6-7 ( 7-2) and 7-5. Kristin Parker finished out singlesâ€™ play with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Anh Bui.
The Lady Mustangs swept doubles 3-0. Jones/Hall, Jones/Feldon and Estridge/Parker came away with wins.
The Lincolnton Lady Wolves got off to a good Midwest 2A Conference start in their opener beating Bunker Hill 9-0 on Thursday.
No. 1 Shawn Kindley beat Sarah Hoyle 6-0, 6-0. Jessica Newton, the No. 2 seed for the Wolves, defeated Megan Lefevers 6-1, 6-1.
No. 3 seed Liz Rhine blanked Lakeia Springs 6-0, 6-0, while Angela Graham did the same against Laura Lefevers.
No. 5 Anna Carpenter beat Mindy Smith 6-0, 6-2. Shelley Stevens finished singlesâ€™ play winning 6-0, 6-0 over Alicia Phillips.
In doubles, Graham/Stevens beat Hoyle/M. Lefevers 8-0. Lineberger/Carpenter defeated Springs/L. Lefevers 8-1 and Kiser/McCurry blanked Smith/Phillips 8-0.
In exhibition play, Lincolntonâ€™s Kendra Helms beat Chelse Penley 8-0. Her teammate Betty Royster defeated Rebecca Payne 8-0.
Lincolnton improves their mark to 6-3 overall.
North Lincoln volleyball
The West Lincoln Lady Rebels and the North Lincoln Lady Knights split a non-conference matchup in volleyball on Wednesday.
West Lincolnâ€™s JV squad beat North 2-0; 25-9 and 25-17.
In the losing cause, Chasity Morgan led North with four kills and one ace and Janna Bourbeau had five assists.
In varsity action, the Lady Knights lost the first game then reeled off three straight to beat the Lady Rebels 3-1; 23-25, 25-21, 25-15 and 25-21.
Standouts for the Lady Knights were: Allison Castle with 10 kills, four digs, two aces, Jessica Ward with nine kills, seven blocks, two digs, two aces, Lindsey Smith with five kills, five aces and one block.
Other key players were: Carolyn Weaver with 13 assists, five kills and two aces, Jessie Devine with five blocks, three assists and two kills and Jenna Torbert with three aces and one kill.
Northâ€™s JV team falls to 9-5 on the season and a 2-3 Southern Foothills 1A mark. The varsity ups their record to 11-5 and 4-1 in SF 1A.
West swept Lincolnton in volleyball on Thursday in varsity and JV action.
In JV play, West won 2-1; (17-25, 26-24, 10-25). Leading scorers for Lincolnton were: Madison Lanier 10, Ashley Broadway 13 and Kim Zuniga with 10.
Lincolnton took the first game 25-7 in varsity play, then lost 18-25, 15-25 and 23-25.
Elizabeth Stepp paced the Lady Wolves with 23 points. Kennan Eaddy had 19, Kendal Bradley had 14 and Jessie Cline chipped in with 10.
by John Mark Brooks