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WRESTLING — Steeped in tradition

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West Lincoln coach Butch Ross, program personify greatness RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — Three young boys approached Butch Ross’s office on Wednesday looking to return their wrestling shoes. “Where should we put these, coach?” one boy asked. “Y’all keep ’em,” Ross replied, “and when you come back next year, y’all…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Mustangs sweep Knights in hoops

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Sage Surratt scored 29 points, and Cameron Dollar and Connor Ashley hit career highs of 21 points and 16 points, respectively, and East Lincoln’s boys basketball set a school record for most points scored in a half in its 102-52 win at North Lincoln on Wednesday. The top-ranked…

UPCOMING GAMES — 1/30/15

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Today Basketball Bunker Hill at E. Lincoln Lincoln Charter at Bessemer City Bandys at Lincolnton N. Lincoln at N. Iredell W. Lincoln at Newton-Conover Saturday, Jan. 31 Swimming SP1A championships at HFFA Wrestling SD-7 tournament at W. Caldwell NP3A/4A tournament at Alexander Central Sunday, Feb. 1 No games scheduled Monday,…

‘They stepped up’

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Lincolnton rallies to defeat Mustangs RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — Lincolnton’s wrestling team, once mired in growing pains of its own, showed a young East Lincoln team what it has to look forward to. The Wolves won the last five bouts to overcome a 15-point deficit on Tuesday, and knocked…

Top-ranked Mustangs rout Wolves

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RICHARD WALKER Gaston Gazette Veteran East Lincoln boys basketball coach Neil Hodges knows that a high ranking in the polls in late January won’t mean anything when the playoffs begin next month. But on a day in which Hodges’ Mustangs were moved into the No. 1 ranking among the state’s…

LCS boys stomp TJCA, stay perfect in league play

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Following its latest blowout victory, Lincoln Charter’s boys basketball team is one win away from clinching at least a share of the conference crown. Freshman Kody Shubert had a full stat line of 30 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one turnover as the Eagles clobbered…

UPCOMING GAMES — 1/28/15

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Today Basketball E. Lincoln at N. Lincoln Thursday, Jan. 29 No games scheduled Friday, Jan. 30 Basketball Bunker Hill at E. Lincoln Lincoln Charter at Bessemer City Bandys at Lincolnton N. Lincoln at N. Iredell W. Lincoln at Newton-Conover Saturday, Jan. 31 Swimming SP1A championships at HFFA Wrestling SD-7 tournament…

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL — Down to the wire

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LHS boys, girls earn tight wins at WL PHIL PERRY Staff Writer VALE — The 10th-ranked Lincolnton High boys hoops squad hit the road for a Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference matchup at West Lincoln on Friday night, and the Wolves escaped the cross-county clash with a hard-fought 50-48 victory.…

WRESTLING — West Lincoln cruises on Old Timers Night

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS On a night reserved for those who paved the way for current and future West Lincoln wrestlers, it was the ones who saw action Friday night that stole the show. West Lincoln had little trouble with county rivals Lincolnton and North Lincoln, beating the Wolves 59-0 and the…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — LCS boys rout Ironmen

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s boys basketball team had five score at least nine points, led by Kody Shubert’s 17 points, and the Eagles defeated host Cherryville 66-49 on Friday to maintain first place in the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference race. Trey Johnsen scored 10 points, and Amir Davis, Kevin Walsh…

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