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Wolves confident in spite of losses

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Lincolnton’s boys soccer team may have lost its top goal scorer and a coach, but that isn’t keeping the Wolves from being hungry for another deep playoff run. Lincolnton, which has advanced to at least the third round of the state playoffs for five consecutive years,…

High School Football Schedules

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High School Football Schedules for August 5, 2015. Scrimmages Tuesday, Aug. 11 N. Lincoln at E. Gaston W. Lincoln at Avery Co. Wednesday, Aug. 12 Cherryville at Lincolnton Thursday, Aug. 13 W. Lincoln at Chase Friday, Aug. 14 E. Lincoln at Wingate FCA Jamboree Lincolnton at Ashe Co. N. Lincoln…

Local To-Dos

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Local to-dos for August 5, 2015. MEETING: West Lincoln will host a mandatory sportsmanship meeting for fall athletes and their parents at 6 p.m. on Aug. 12 in the new gym. The meeting will last 30-45 minutes. DENVER NUGGETS TRYOUTS: The Denver Nuggets, a local AAU basketball team, will hold…

2015 season is officially underway

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln may have been better than every team it played en route to a state title last season, but on Saturday the Mustangs, and all others, were equals. The 2015 high school football season officially got underway Saturday, as teams across the state held their…

Local To-Dos

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Local to-dos for August 3, 2015. WL SPORTSMANSHIP MEETING: West Lincoln will host a mandatory sportsmanship meeting for fall athletes and their parents at 6 p.m. on Aug. 12 in the new gym. The meeting will last 30-45 minutes. DENVER NUGGETS TRYOUTS: The Denver Nuggets, a local AAU basketball team,…

Football gets underway on Saturday

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Football teams have been practicing all summer, with optional workouts, camps and 7-on-7 passing competitions, but they can call it the official start of the 2015 season on Saturday. East Lincoln, Lincolnton, North Lincoln and West Lincoln will kick start their seasons with the same goal: Win…

Local To-Dos

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Local to-dos for July 31, 2015. LHS CROSS COUNTRY PRACTICE: Practice for the upcoming cross country season at Lincolnton High will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 3 for all boys and girls interested in participating. Meet at the school’s tennis courts. WL SPORTSMANSHIP MEETING: West Lincoln will host a…

Working on their game

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Leith steps down after seven years

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Former LHS coach: ‘I truly am going to miss it’ RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Ian Leith is passionate about soccer, but now that he’s a father, the sport he loves must take a back seat. The longtime Lincolnton head coach is putting his coaching career on hold so he can…

Rowan Co. wins state Legion title

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS For the eighth time Rowan County is N.C.’s top American Legion baseball team. Rowan County defeated High Point 4-3 on Tuesday to win its eighth state championship. The club advances to the Southeast Regional tournament, which begins next Wednesday in Asheboro. The regional champion advances to next month’s…