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Walk off HR lifts West Lincoln softball to win, share of league title

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS With a share of the conference softball title on the line Bandys made West Lincoln work for it, and the Rebels did. Kylee Leonhardt hit a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday to cap an 18-16 marathon win over the Trojans and…

East Lincoln duo selected to East-West football game

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The last time East Lincoln seniors Damarius Valentine and Triston Dennis played a game together they won a state title. The next time they’re teammates they’ll be trying to help their team win an all-star game. Valentine and Dennis, both starters on East Lincoln’s 2014 NCHSAA…

Tomberlin to walk on at Gardner-Webb

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Wild Friday makes Southern District -7 race interesting

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor What once looked like an easy road to the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference baseball title for East Lincoln has turned into anything but. The Mustangs lost for the second time in as many games on Friday, keeping them from clinching the league title outright.…

Red Devils bunt their way past Lincolnton High School

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    RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The little things have plagued Lincolnton all season, and they came back to bite it on Friday. Alex Mentzer struck out nine in seven strong innings, and Newton-Conover essentially bunted its way to a late-inning 5-2 win over the Wolves. The loss was the…

Rebels smack Blue Devils, force tie for 2nd

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Alec Johnson homered, Sam High was strong for seven innings, and West Lincoln defeated Maiden 9-2 on Friday to tighten the league race. Coltyn Miller, Charles Mack George and Matt Bumgarner drove in two runs each for the Rebels, who forced a tie for second with the Blue…

East Lincoln drop West Caldwell

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Ava Hicks and Emily Stolzenbach combined to toss a one-hitter, and East Lincoln defeated visiting West Caldwell 3-0 in softball on Friday. Hicks started and threw four scoreless, hitless innings with seven strikeouts and no walks. Stolzenbach pitched the last three frames, giving up one hit and two…

Eurey’s walk-off hit lifts Rebels over Warriors in extras

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  LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS   Brett Eurey’s walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday lifted West Lincoln’s baseball team to a 4-3 win in extras over visiting West Caldwell. Eurey’s single came after the Rebels let a 3-0 lead slip away. Charles Mack George walked to start the…

Bears hand East Lincoln first league loss

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — East Lincoln’s offensive struggles finally caught up to it, and it cost the Mustangs a golden opportunity at preserving a league title. East Lincoln went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position, and Bunker Hill took advantage of a costly error to win 1-0 on…

West Caldwell drops Mustangs for SD-7 lead

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  RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — East Lincoln had West Caldwell right where it wanted it at halftime. Turns out the Warriors did as well. West Caldwell dominated possession in the second half, which led to a pair of unanswered goals and a 2-0 win over the Mustangs on…