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NL golf closes 2A run with second-place finish

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Knights take runner-up for third year in a row at states MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor North Lincoln’s move from the 2A to 3A classification probably has many 2A golf programs breathing a collective sigh of relief. The Knights have been ever-present in the top two spots in the state championship…

Wolves hold spring practices

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The Lincolnton Wolves are back on the football field. The team is currently holding spring practices — running plays and working on defensive drills. Football teams across the state can hold their first official practices on August 1, with the first game of the season on August 23.…

Lincoln Charter drops Swain in baseball playoffs

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Staff report The Lincoln Charter Eagles defeated the Swain County Maroon Devils in the second round of the 1A state baseball tournament 19-2 on Tuesday. David Scoggins started on the mound and struck out seven Swain County batters with six hits and one earned run. Christian Hilty came in to…

Fishin’ with Capt. Gus!: Fish Tales

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GUS GUSTAFSON Guest Columnist The best thing about a fish tale is that no proof or documentation is required. Sometimes the very best tales occurred years ago on a far off body of water with few, if any, witnesses and no pictures. It’s funny, but most fish stories are about…

Schedules — 5-17-13

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Baseball playoffs West Lincoln hosts East Rutherford at 8 p.m. today. Admission is $4.…

Hull wins wrestling championship

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Around Town — 5/15/13

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THURSDAY Social Club The Lincoln County Social Club will meet 2-4 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. The N.C. Cooperative Extension will sponsor the event, which will include card playing and other games. Call (704) 736-8461 for more information or to register. Widowed Group Widowed Group of the Greater…

Rebels advance to third round

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Rebels top Draughn, face East Rutherford on Friday Staff report The West Lincoln Rebels advanced to the third round of the playoffs with an 11-9 win over the Draughn Wildcats in Vale on Tuesday. The Wildcats broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run second inning. West Lincoln’s Chandler Jenkins hit…

NL golfers finish second at state meet

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Staff report The North Lincoln men’s golf team took runner-up at the 2A state championship meet for the third year in a row with a final score of 615 after two days of competition finished up on Tuesday at Southern Pines. The Knights finished four strokes behind Newton-Conover, which took…

Local softball teams exit playoffs

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Staff report Softball season has ended in Lincoln County. The three Lincoln County Schools teams left in the 2A state playoffs — Southern Piedmont Conference regular season and tournament champion North Lincoln, East Lincoln and West Lincoln — all fell in the second round of the North Carolina High School…