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BOYS SOCCER — Goal reached

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EL drops Shelby for first time RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– The second half of East Lincoln’s boys soccer season opener may have been the best 40 minutes of soccer coach Jason Dragoon has seen. It was definitely 40 minutes that will never be forgotten. Sophomore Brett Shanklin weaved…

VOLLEYBALL — Rebels fall in season opener

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE –– Nerves may have done West Lincoln in, but the Rebels showed signs of promise. Erin Huff had seven kills, Marlee Boston had five aces and Raeven McCrodden added 18 productive passes but they weren’t enough as Cherryville swept the non-conference volleyball contest 3-0 on…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Eagles open soccer season with tie against Maiden

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Maiden’s boys soccer team scored with six seconds to play to force a 1-1 tie with Lincoln Charter in the boys soccer opener for both teams on Monday. Roberto Copos found the net 13 minutes into the second half for the Eagles, and the 1-0 lead stood until…

Sports Calendar — 8-20-14

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Upcoming games This list of event may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All volleyball doubleheaders begin with junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., and varsity to follow, unless otherwise noted. All other times listed are varsity start times: Today Boys soccer Christ the King at…

Jump the gun

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NL football looks for fast start in ’14 RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– When the season kicks off on Friday North Lincoln has but one objective: To start the season hot right out of the gate. The Knights host county rival Lincolnton at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the…

Wilson grabs first INT as pro, saves Bears’ win

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Former Lincolnton High standout C.J. Wilson made his first professional interception Thursday and secured a preseason win for the Chicago Bears in the process. Wilson, a converted defensive back who graduated from Lincolnton in 2008 and is in his second season with the Bears, picked off the pass…

Calendar — 8/18/14

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Upcoming games This list of event may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All volleyball doubleheaders begin with junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., and varsity to follow, unless otherwise noted. All other times listed are varsity start times: Monday, Aug. 18 Boys soccer Shelby at…

One week left

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EL, LHS open season ranked LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS The high school football season is one week away, and East Lincoln and Lincolnton will open it with a top 10 ranking. The Mustangs and Wolves are ranked seventh and 10th, respectively, in NCPreps.com’s 2014 preseason Baker’s Dozen 2A poll. Shelby opens the…

Calendar — 8/15/14

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High school football scrimmage schedule Today SouthLake Christian, E. Surry, Ashe Co. at Lincolnton, 6 p.m. N. Lincoln at Bunker Hill, 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 Wingate FCA scrimmage: E. Lincoln vs. Monroe, Carson Sportsmanship meeting West Lincoln will hold a mandatory sportsmanship meeting for all fall athletes at 6…

Title chasers

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EL girls primed to go back-to-back By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln’s girls cross country team won its first state title last season, and the Mustangs are back for more. East Lincoln returns its top five runners from a year ago, including now-sophomore phenom Frances Massey, as it looks…