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Wolves get first win, beat Maiden Blue Devils 63-51

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LHS junior D.J. Cunningham adds 13 first-quarter points MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor MAIDEN — The first win is sometimes the toughest one to get. The Lincolnton Wolves mens varsity basketball team (1-2) used a 23-point first quarter to take their first win of the season, 63-51 over the Maiden Blue…

Lady Wolves top Maiden 59-43

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor MAIDEN — The Lincoln Lady Wolves girls varsity basketball team blistered the Maiden Lady Blue Devils in the first half of their 59-43 win on Friday. The Lady Wolves held a 40-27 halftime lead, but managed five points in the third quarter to hold a 45-36…

ELHS Mustangs’ defensive success started on D-line

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor The old football adage “offense wins games, defense wins championships” held true for the undefeated state champion East Lincoln Mustangs. The team allowed just less than 17 points per game on their 16-0 run, with three shutouts. That defensive success started on the team’s four-man defensive…

Schedules — 12/10/12

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Basketball East Lincoln hosts Lincoln Charter today. North Lincoln travels to Bunker Hill on Tuesday. Lincoln Charter travels to Cherryville on Tuesday. Wrestling East Lincoln travels to Forestview at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Lincolnton and North Lincoln travel to Maiden at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Swimming North Lincoln travels to the Hickory…

Results — 12/10/12

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Basketball The North Lincoln mens team (5-1) beat North Gaston 68-36 on Friday. Hunter Caldwell led the team with 15 points. Terell McClain added 10 points. Twelve different North Lincoln players scored during the game. Landon Yarbrough led the team with eight rebounds. McClain had seven rebounds and two assists.…

Bostian to direct the Arts Council

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  AMANDA SEBASTIANO Staff Writer   As the torch is passed to the next director of the Arts Council of Lincoln County, area art instructor Laurie Bostian will try her hand at further developing and expanding the local organization, in hopes of bringing to light the importance of the arts.…

Criminal Charges 12-10-12

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:   Austin Thomas King, 18, of 320 Johnson St. in Mt. Holly was charged Dec. 5 with one count of simple assault & battery or affray. No bond was set. Matthew Jason Cooke, 24, of 2561 Long Neck Dr. in…

Deputies capture suspected rapist

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Lincoln County man accused of rape is set to appear in court today. Deputies apprehended Gary Michael McNabb, 45, of 1831 Highway 150 West in Lincolnton, around 5 p.m. Friday on the CSX Railroad tracks near the intersection of Boy Scout Road in…

Around Town — 12/7/12

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FRIDAY Women’s conference House of Favor International Ministries, 7225 W. N.C. 10 in Vale, will host a Kingdom Queen’s Women’s Conference 5 p.m. Friday and events 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be Prophetess Angie McCorkle from Wesley Chapel Holiness Church in Mt. Holly. For more information, call…

Rebels enjoying early success

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Sports Editor VALE — A 2-1 start to the basketball season is a good thing for any program. For the West Lincoln Rebels mens varsity team, it’s a great thing. The Rebels finished last season with one win, in a nonconference game against Lincoln Charter in the third…