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Additional schools in 2A, 3A means tougher road to playoffs

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor The high school football season kicks off this Friday, and it’s hard to remember a year when there were so many questions surrounding area teams and conferences. We now head into a new era of high school football.  After realignment was finalized nearly a year and…

Randolph County falls 5-0 to Arkansas, still advances to ALWS semis

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Staff report Randolph County Post 45 fell to Bryant, Arkansas 5-0 Sunday night, giving them their first loss in the American Legion World Series in Shelby. However, Randolph does finish 2-1 in pool play and will advance to today’s semifinal round.  Post 45 will take on undefeated Nebraska tonight at…

Sports Briefs

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Covenant Church to hold Youth Basketball Camp Covenant Church will be hosting their annual “Give me the Rock” basketball camp for boys and girls ages 6-11 today through Wednesday.  The three-day camp will run from 9 a.m. until noon each day.  The cost of the camp is $30, and includes…

New football show to debut Friday on WLON

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Staff report The First Federal Lincoln County High School Football Show will debut this Friday at 6:30 p.m. on WLON 1050am.  The weekly half-hour show will be hosted by Tim Johnson and Ken Link, and will air every Friday evening during the high school football season.  Johnson and Link will…

Lincolnton duo invited to Top 100 basketball camp

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Scrimmages highlight the week

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor With just one week to go until the high school football season gets underway, local teams got their first chance to go up against someone other that their own teammates on Wednesday as scrimmages took place all across the area.   West Lincoln traveled to Avery…

Local team competes in karate tournament

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Staff report Team DMTKD recently competed in the Steve Dirton 2nd annual East Coast KSDS Karate Tournament at the Mount Pleasant Recreation Center in Greenville, S.C. Jesse Roper took first place in the boys 10-11 year old Brown/Red Belt fighting division and first place in the Traditional Kata division. Jordan…

Sports Briefs

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Special Olympics Bocce Lincoln County Special Olympics is offering bocce ball to any athlete ages 8 and up that participates in Special Olympics this Saturday, August 12 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and Monday, August 14 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Betty Ross Recreation Center.  Athletes…

American Legion Baseball

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American Legion World Series Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium – Shelby   Thursday’s Scores Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 3, Midland, Michigan 2  (10 innings) Creighton Prep, Nebraska 9, Henderson, Nevada 1 Lewiston, Idaho 4, Bryant, Arkansas 0 Randolph County 6, Hopewell, New Jersey 3   Friday’s Schedule Michigan vs Nebraska  4 p.m.…

Schedule

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This schedule may not include postponements, cancellations, site changes or make-ups not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. Friday, Aug. 11 Football Scrimmages West Lincoln at Lenoir-Rhyne University (Alexander Central, Hickory, Maiden)  5 p.m. Lincolnton at Ashe County (East Surry, Elkin, Watauga, Ashe County)  6 p.m. North Lincoln at Gaston Jamboree…