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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL — Mustangs hold on

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Johnson’s layup with 10 seconds left helps EL girls defeat West Lincoln RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — Destiny Johnson was the reason East Lincoln’s girls took over. She was also the reason they held on. East Lincoln’s speedy freshman scored a game-high 20 points, but none were more important than…

UPCOMING GAMES — 2/13/15

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Today Basketball Comm. Davidson at Lincoln Charter Lincolnton at Maiden Swimming NCHSAA state 1A/2A championships at Triangle Aquatic Center, Cary Wrestling NCHSAA 2A West individual regionals at W. Lincoln, 5:30 p.m. NCHSAA 3A West individual regionals at Monroe Piedmont, 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 Indoor track NCHSAA 3A state championships,…

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL — Wolves, Warriors split

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LHS girls win, boys fall at WC RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor LENOIR — With Bunker Hill losing to Newton-Conover earlier in the night, Lincolnton’s boys basketball team had a prime opportunity to move up in the standings. West Caldwell was just too much. Titus Tucker scored a game-high 20 points and…

SWIMMING — LCS girls win regional title; boys finish 2nd

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s swim teams combined to win nine of the 24 events over the weekend, as its girls finished first and its boys second at the 1A/2A West regionals. Both teams will participate in the NCHSAA state 1A/2A championships, which will take place on Friday at the Triangle…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — EL boys win big again

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Chazz Surratt scored 25 points while hitting six 3-pointers, and Sage Surratt added 24 points as East Lincoln’s boys basketball team routed visiting Maiden 87-52 Tuesday on senior night. Hayden Duggins added 12 points, and seniors Connor Ashley (three points), Damarius Valentine (five points) and Brandon Tyson-Bryant (five…

UPCOMING GAMES — 2/11/15

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Today No games scheduled Thursday, Feb. 12 Basketball E. Lincoln at W. Lincoln W. Iredell at N. Lincoln Swimming NCHSAA state 3A championships at Triangle Aquatic Center, Cary Friday, Feb. 13 Basketball Comm. Davidson at Lincoln Charter Lincolnton at Maiden Swimming NCHSAA state 1A/2A championships at Triangle Aquatic Center, Cary…

TOP DAWGS

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Rebels pin Croatan, win state title RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor NEWPORT — West Lincoln’s seniors entered its wrestling room every day for four years hoping to one day add their dual-team state championship picture beside the one from 2000. An order for the large photo will be placed soon. Senior Michael…

McSwain overcomes injury, becomes clincher

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor NEWPORT — A year ago Michael McSwain sat and watched as his West Lincoln teammates fell in the second round of the dual-team state playoffs. On Saturday, McSwain reaped the rewards of his hard work. The senior who missed all of his junior season due to a…

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL — East Lincoln boys stomp Warriors, claim SD-7 title

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — With a chance to wrap up a conference title in a top-10 matchup, it looked as if Friday’s game with West Caldwell would be East Lincoln’s toughest to date. Hardly. The Mustangs shot lights out, sophomore Cameron Dollar scored a career-high 32 points while going…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — LHS boys rout N-C

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Freshman Robbie Cowie led four in double figures with 22 points, and Lincolnton’s boys basketball team routed visiting Newton-Conover 71-52 in a Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference game on Friday. Quavis Phelps (16 points), Quinlyn Harris (11 points) and Alex Rhyne (10 points) helped lead the Wolves…