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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…

ALL-CONFERENCE — EL trio earn SD-7 football awards

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS After rolling through league competition this season en route to a state title, East Lincoln rolled through the conference football awards. The Mustangs claimed three of the four individual awards handed out by the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference, which were released after their 14-13 win over…

UPCOMING GAMES — 12/17/14

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Today No games scheduled Thursday, Dec. 18 Swimming Lincoln Charter at Shelby Friday, Dec. 19 Basketball E. Lincoln at Bunker Hill Lincolnton at Bandys N. Iredell at N. Lincoln Newton-Conover at W. Lincoln Wrestling E. Lincoln at Bunker Hill, 7 p.m. Bandys, Hunter Huss at Lincolnton, 6 p.m. W. Lincoln…

STATE CHAMPIONS

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Mustangs hold off Pam Pack for second title in three years RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor WINSTON-SALEM — All season long East Lincoln has taken each opponent’s best shot and survived. The Mustangs’ latest turn-back resulted in a state championship. Chazz Surratt accounted for 287 yards and two scores, but it was…

‘Team’ effort leads to another perfect season

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor WINSTON-SALEM — East Lincoln proved in winning Saturday’s state championship that it’s only identity this season was just that — winning. Most of the season it seemed as if the Mustangs’ offense couldn’t be stopped, but when it was, their defense was able to hold off teams to…

East Lincoln’s defense can finally rest

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln’s defense can finally rest. The Mustangs members charged with stopping the opposition got very little rest this season, but it was all by design. And that design led to a state title. Most teams value time of possession, but not East Lincoln. In fact,…

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP NOTEBOOK — Late goal line stand by Pam Pack benefits Mustangs

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor WINSTON-SALEM — To score or not to score? That was the question East Lincoln faced with a one-point lead and first-and-goal at the Washington 7 late in the fourth quarter on Saturday. Mustangs quarterback Chazz Surratt had four runs totaling 54 yards to put them at the…

HIGH SCHOOLS — Wolves sweep Rebels in league hoops openers

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DAVID KEEVER LTN Correspondent Lincolnton placed five players in double figures Friday night and pulled away from rival West Lincoln in the second half on its way to a 62-47 victory in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference opener for both teams at Lincolnton. Good perimeter shooting in the…

East Lincoln wins 2AA state title

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Mustangs hold off Washington for second championship in three seasons RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor WINSTON-SALEM — All season long East Lincoln has taken each opponent’s best shot and survived. The Mustangs’ latest turnback resulted in a state championship. Chazz Surratt accounted for 287 yards and two scores, but it was East…

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