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UPDATE: 3 of 4 local playoff games postponed

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Three of the four state playoff basketball games involving area teams were called off on Wednesday. The only game to take place Wednesday was a first round 1A West girls game between Elkin and Lincoln Charter, which the Elks won, 65-33, in Denver. The other three…

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL — Start of playoffs delayed

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor When the NCHSAA state basketball playoffs were scheduled to begin on Tuesday it had been roughly a dozen days since any local teams saw game action. Today marks day number 13. Another band of winter weather delayed the start of the state playoffs on Tuesday, postponing…

Spring sports are here

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Lincoln County Schools were closed on Tuesday because of weather, but officials allowed teams to hold optional practices between 3 and 5 p.m. Monday was the first day spring sports teams could practice because of last week’s school closings due to weather. Most spring sports teams across the state are…

AWARDS — EL announces fall sports winners

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS East Lincoln recently held its fall sports awards banquet. Below are the recipients in each sport as submitted by the school: Varsity football MVP: Chazz Surratt Mustang Award: Grant Bishop Mustang Award: Matt Schenck Junior varsity football Most valuable defensive player: Will Mercer Most valuable defensive player: Nick…

CORRECTIONS — 2/25/15

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A story that published on Page 4 of the Monday, Feb. 23, edition of the Lincoln Times-News incorrectly stated the number of individuals to win state wrestling championships from West Lincoln. The correct number is six. Also, a story that appeared on Page 6 of the Friday, Feb. 20, edition…

A two-timer

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WL’s George wins second straight state championship RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor GREENSBORO — Charles Mack George is a state champion. Again. The West Lincoln wrestling phenom capped his career with a second individual state title on Saturday, making him the most decorated athlete the school has seen. The senior all but…

Gonzalez finishes runner-up

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor GREENSBORO — Andres Gonzalez’s win in the semifinals gave West Lincoln its first shot at two state wrestling champions in the same season. Unfortunately for Gonzalez, he ran into a familiar foe who has had his number. Gonzalez wrestled for the NCHSAA state 2A championship in the…

Clary finishes sixth to lead other local participants

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Of the eight local wrestlers who did not advance to their weight class’s championship final, only one placed. West Lincoln’s Jake Clary placed sixth in the 2A’s 113-pound weight class at the NCHSAA individual state championships in Greensboro on Saturday. Clary reached the fifth-place match of the consolation…

NCHSAA BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS — East Lincoln boys draw 2-seed for state playoffs

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln’s boys basketball team may have lost the blind draw for a No. 1 state playoff seed, but its fans won’t have to travel outside of Denver to see the Mustangs in action for the first three rounds. The NCHSAA on Saturday released its brackets…

STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS — Quest for two

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WL’s George ready to win another state championship RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — Charles Mack George is already the most decorated athlete to walk the halls at West Lincoln, and he isn’t finished. The senior begins his quest towards a repeat state championship this afternoon when the NCHSAA individual 2A…

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