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WRESTLING — ‘We were right there’

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N-C ekes by Rebels in SD-7 opener RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor NEWTON — Butch Ross didn’t get the result he hoped for, but he definitely saw the sky’s the limit for his West Lincoln wrestling team. Newton-Conover got a match-clinching pin from Holden Benfield late, and the Red Devils defeated the…

PREP BASKETBALL — Mustangs get off to strong start

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EL boys earn first 2 wins less than 19 hours apart PHILLIP GARDNER Gaston Gazette DENVER — After weeks and weeks of waiting to start the varsity boys basketball season, East Lincoln is off to a fast start with two wins in less than 19 hours. The Mustangs opened the…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Roseboro has five tackles in N.C. loss in Shrine Bowl

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Staff report South Carolina survived five turnovers and several tricks plays to beat North Carolina 21-12 Saturday in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas in Spartanburg, S.C. Both offenses struggled, but South Carolina got a special teams touchdown for the game’s first score and capitalized on a late North Carolina fumble…

UPCOMING GAMES — 12/22/14

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Today Wrestling W. Lincoln at Cary tournament, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23 Wrestling E. Lincoln at McDowell, 9 a.m. Wolfpack Holiday Duals at Lincolnton, 9:30 a.m. W. Lincoln at Cary tournament, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24 No games scheduled Thursday, Dec. 25 No games scheduled Friday, Dec. 26 No games…

WRESTLING — Measuring stick

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Rebels face tough test tonight at N-C RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Last season was the first in as long as Butch Ross can remember that his West Lincoln wrestling team didn’t win some sort of conference title. Making up for that begins tonight against the defending league champion. The Rebels…

FOOTBALL — Roseboro opens post-prep career with Shrine Bowl

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The bowl season for Division I-prospect Darian Roseboro begins a year early. The Lincolnton High defensive standout will participate in the annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas in Spartanburg, S.C., on Saturday, then a little over two weeks later will compete in the Semper Fidelis All-American…

2014 FALL ALL-CONFERENCE AWARDS

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SOUTHERN DISTRICT 7 2A Football Bandys: Devan Cox, Jelani Culliver, Farod Hooker, Jarrett Pemleton,Kyle Roberts, Kyle Shaw, Dylan Wambold Bunker Hill: J’len Wilson, Cooper Wray East Lincoln: Grant Athey, Coleton Banks, Grant Bishop, Triston Dennis, Sam Krehnbrink, Matt Schenck, Chazz Surratt, Sage Surratt, Damarius Valentine Lincolnton: Tarus Dameron, Jordon Easter,…

UPCOMING GAMES —

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Today Basketball E. Lincoln at Bunker Hill Lincolnton at Bandys Newton-Conover at W. Lincoln Wrestling E. Lincoln at Bunker Hill, 7 p.m. Bandys, Hunter Huss at Lincolnton, 6 p.m. W. Lincoln at Newton-Conover, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 Basketball Bandys at E. Lincoln, 1 p.m. (varsity boys only) Wrestling N.…

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT — ‘It was my time’

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Voice of the Wolves calls it a career RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The only reason Max Garner manned the mic for nearly four decades at Lincolnton High football games was because he felt indebted to the school. Garner has now fulfilled his debt. The voice of the Lincolnton graduate whom…

PREP BASKETBALL — LHS girls top East Lincoln

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — East Lincoln’s girls basketball team had plenty of fight, but Lincolnton withstood everything the Mustangs threw at it. Saylor Whitesides scored 18 points to lead three in double figures, and the Wolves pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 55-42 win over the Mustangs…

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