The Lincolnton Lady Wolves took another step on their way to a three-peat as Midwest 2A Conference Champions beating the Shelby Golden Lions 6-3 on Thursday.
No. 1 Seed for Lincolnton Shawn Kindley defeated Betsy Martin 7-5 and 6-2. Erin Mode for Shelby knocked off Jessica Newton 6-3, 6-1.
Liz Rhine, No. 3 for the Wolves, beat Beth Wright 6-2, 6-3. Teammate Angela Graham at No. 4 defeated Catherine Langley 7-5, 6-2.
Shelley Stevens blanked Adrienne Pearson 6-0, 6-0. Anna Carpenter clinched the match for the Lady Wolves beating Allison Bailey 6-0, 6-1.
In doublesâ€™ play, Martin/Mode of Shelby beat Kindley/Newton 8-6. Wright/Langley defeated Carpenter/Mary Heather Lineberger 8-3. Lincolntonâ€™s No. 3 seed of Graham/Stevens beat Bailey/Lawrence 8-2.
In exhibition play, Anna Kiser/ Betty Royster defeated Jones/LeGrande 8-0.
Lady Wolvesâ€™ head coach Chris Hoffman believed his girls really stepped up against the Lions.
â€œShelby entered 3-0 and again our girls were up to the challenge. It was a superb effort from the team. Several players came through with clutch wins: Shawn, Liz, Angela, all battled their opponent,â€ he said.
â€œShelley and Anna cruised through singles, as did our No. 3 in doubles,â€ he added.
Lincolnton improves their record 8-3 overall and 3-0 in the Midwest 2A Conference. Shelby receives their first loss in the conference and is now 3-1 in the MW 2A.
The Lady Rebels fell to Shelby 7-2 on Tuesday in a MW 2A matchup.
Shelbyâ€™s Betsy Martin defeated LeeAnna Young 6-3, 6-1. Erin Mode (S) beat Nichol Mick 6-1, 6-1.
West Lincolnâ€™s Anna Cole defeated Beth Wright 6-2, 6-4. Catherin Langley (S) beat Anna Watson 6-1, 6-1.
Adrienne Pearson (S) defeated Kelly Carter 6-4, 6-1. Lady Rebelsâ€™ No. 6 seed Mara Rudisill (W) beat Allison Bailey 2-6, 7-6 (7-3) and 7-4.
The Golden Lions swept doublesâ€™ play. Martin/Mode defeated Young/Mick 10-1. Wright/Langley beat Cole/Watson 10-8. Pearson/Bailey defeated Rudisill/Carter 8-4.
Casey Williams earned an exhibition win and a doublesâ€™ win teaming with Hannah Ross. Jarji Eller and Leah Limone recorded a doublesâ€™ win.
The Lady Knights split a volleyball against Bunker Hill on Wednesday.
In JV play, the Lady Bears won 2-0; 25-20 and 27-25. The Knights were led by: Taylor Ewing with four kills, one block and one ace, April Wilson had three kills, three aces, three blocks and two digs, Janna Borbeau with 10 assists and one ace and Chasity Morgan contributed with four kills.
The varsity Lady Knights won 3-1; 18-25, 25-18, 28-26 and 25-12.
Standouts in the win were: Allison Castle with 14 kills, five aces and three digs, Jessica Ward with 14 kills, five blocks and one ace, Carolyn Weaver with 10 assists, five kills and three aces, Jenny Boyle with 13 assists, four aces and one dig and Lindsey Smith with 10 aces, four digs and four kills.
The Knightsâ€™ JV record is 10-7 and 3-4 in the Southern Foothills 1A Conference. The varsity Knights improve their mark to 13-6 and 5-2 in the SF 1A.
East middle softball
East Lincoln Middle School beat Pumpkin Center 18-10 on Wednesday.
The winning pitcher for East was Sarah Martin. Lindsy Wright paced them in hitting with two doubles and one single, while Megan Dalton had two singles.
Holli Parker, Raquel Cooke, Melissa Griswold, Nicolette Huneycutt, Cindy Benton and Peyton Huneycutt all had singles.
East Lincoln tennis
The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs recorded their second win of the week on Thursday beatig Hunter Huss 8-1.
No. 1 seed Siri Jones, for the Mustangs, beat Jennifer Cherry 6-2, 6-2. Candace Hall lost to Maria Cherry 5-7 and 6-3.
East Lincolnâ€™s No. 3 seed Madeline Jones defeated Ali Childers 6-1, 6-0. The No. 4 seed for East, Courtney Feldon beat Liz Sox 6-1, 6-1.
Mustangsâ€™ No. 5 seed Laura Estridge defeated Whitney Norwood 6-1, 6-1, while teammate Kristin Paker dismissed Morgan Meyer 7-5, 6-0.
In doublesâ€™ play, with the match already decided, S. Jones/Hall defeated Cherry/Cherry 10-4. No. 2 seed M. Jones/Feldon beat Childers/Cox 10-1. Estridge/Parker finished beating Norwood/Maria Rodriguez 10-3.
Mandy Werth, maria Robledo and Caitlin Kreshon each picked up exhibition wins.
by John Mark Brooks