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HIGH SCHOOLS — Lincolnton names new AD, football coach

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Lincolnton wanted long-term commitments from its next athletic director and head football coach. It didn’t have to look very far to find it. The Lincoln County Board of Education at its monthly meeting on Tuesday approved of the promotions of current Wolves coaches and teachers Cole…

Title game just another game for the Mustangs

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln has a state championship to play for on Saturday, but, if you spent time in its locker room, you’d never know it. Maybe it’s the fact the Mustangs have been there before. Maybe it’s the fact winning becomes contagious, when, if you’re a senior…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — LCS boys hand Cherryville first loss

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Kody Shubert scored 20 points to lead five in double figures as Lincoln Charter’s boys basketball team defeated visiting Cherryville 84-63 in the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference opener on Thursday night. Logan Foster added 17 points, Amir Davis scored 12, Josh Haudek 11 and Trey Johnsen 10 as…

School board approves promotions of LHS’s Sigmon, Ledford

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Sigmon is Wolves’ new AD, Gibson takes over football reins RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The Lincoln County Board of Education on Tuesday approved of the promotions of Lincolnton High coaches Cole Sigmon and Ledford Gibson to athletic director and head football coach, respectively, and its monthly meeting. Both will fill…

2AA STATE FINALS — Mustangs feel at home in Winston-Salem

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — The home field of the ACC’s Wake Forest Demon Deacons was kind to East Lincoln the last time it played there. The Mustangs expect nothing less this time around. Undefeated East Lincoln will face one-loss Washington for the NCHSAA state 2AA football championship at 4…

Knights, Rebels split

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NL boys dominate the post RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — North Lincoln’s boys basketball team took the inside approach Tuesday while West Lincoln stayed along the perimeter. The higher-percentage shots prevailed. Collin Labar had 28 points and 15 rebounds, Landon Yarbrough added 21 points and 17 boards, and the Knights’…

Lincolnton sweeps North Lincoln

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Wolves girls rally from 10 down to win RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER — With a 10-point lead North Lincoln’s girls basketball team was nine minutes away from snapping a 30-game losing streak. But Lincolnton had other plans. Saylor Whitesides scored 22 points and added eight steals, and Kaniya Brown…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Late 3-pointer lifts Lincolnton boys over Gastonia Forestview

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Robbie Cowie’s 3-pointer with 7.4 seconds left lifted Lincolnton’s boys basketball team to a 58-56 win at Gastonia Forestview on Tuesday. Cowie finished with a game-high 18 points, 16 in the second half, and Quavis Phelps added 17 as the Wolves outscored the Jaguars by 13 in the…

UPCOMING GAMES — 12/10/14

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Today Basketball E. Lincoln at Ashbrook (no varsity boys) Swimming E. Lincoln at Statesville YMCA Thursday, Dec. 11 Basketball Cherryville at Lincoln Charter Wrestling Lincolnton, N. Lincoln at Crest, 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 Basketball Bandys at E. Lincoln (no varsity boys) W. Lincoln at Lincolnton N. Lincoln at S.…

East Lincoln finds ways to win

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — Losing isn’t an option for East Lincoln. Like the Mustangs have done so many times before — at North Lincoln on Sept. 5, against Gastonia Forestview on Sept. 15, against Lincolnton on Oct. 4 and against R-S Central on Nov. 14 — they staved off a loss…