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Wilson leaves football temporarily

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor C.J. Wilson is stepping away from football. For now. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed the cornerback out of N.C. State and a 2008 graduate of Lincolnton High on the reserve/retired list on Friday as he recovers from losing two fingers on his right hand in a…

Local To-Dos

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Local To-Dos for July 24, 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,…

Locals shine in E-W game

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Triston Dennis and Tyron Roberts were selected to the East-West All-Star football game in part because of their abilities on the field, and they backed up their selections with their performance. East Lincoln’s Dennis and Lincolnton’s Roberts played in the annual all-star game in Greensboro Wednesday night, and…

Local To-Dos

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Local To-Dos for July 24, 2015. EL CO-ED BASKETBALL CAMP: East Lincoln will host a co-ed camp Aug. 3-6. Cost for the camp is $60 in advance, or $70 the day of. The camp is from 8:30 a.m.-noon each day for boys and girls rising second-eighth grade. Applications can be…

Race rained out at East Lincoln speedway

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS The debut of the United Sprint Car Series at East Lincoln Speedway will have to wait another day. Racing at the dirt track was washed out on Thursday and has been rescheduled for 7:30 tonight. The United Sprint Car Series, a national winged car dirt track series, has…

Offseason fishing

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East Lincoln debuts ’15 at No. 1

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln ended last season with a state title, and the Mustangs are expected to do it again this season. East Lincoln, which capped an undefeated 2014 campaign with a NCHSAA state 2AA championship, is the state’s top-ranked 2A team, according to NCPreps.com’s preseason rankings. The…

United Sprint Car Series comes to EL speedway

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Big-time racing is coming to eastern Lincoln County. The United Sprint Car Series will visit East Lincoln Speedway for the first time on Thursday when it hosts the Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. The stop for the tour is the fourth race in a series of five…

LOCAL TO-DOS

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Local to-dos for July 22, 2015. EL CO-ED BASKETBALL CAMP: East Lincoln will host a co-ed camp Aug. 3-6. Cost for the camp is $60 in advance, or $70 the day of. The camp is from 8:30 a.m.-noon each day for boys and girls rising second-eighth grade. Applications can be…

Dennis, Roberts team up at E-W game

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The last time Triston Dennis stepped on a high school football field he walked off a state champion. The last time Tyron Roberts did it, he walked off after a loss to Dennis’ team. On Wednesday, they’ll team up with the hopes of walking off winners…