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East Lincoln tops Lincolnton to advance to regional finals

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — Chazz Surratt accounted for 267 yards and four touchdowns, Damarius Valentine caught three TD passes, and East Lincoln’s defense stood firm when needed most as the Mustangs defeated archival Lincolnton 35-14 in a NCHSAA state 2AA third round playoff game on Friday night. Top-seeded…

Win or go home

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Mustangs, Wolves clash tonight RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Either East Lincoln or Lincolnton will play for a regional title next week. Tonight will determine which moves on, and which goes home. The top-seeded Mustangs (13-0) and fifth-seeded Wolves (11-2) will play each other at 7:30 in Denver in a third…

Players want rematch; Coaches? Not so much

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Coaches and players love a good rivalry game. But in this case, it’s the players who want a rematch, not the coaches. East Lincoln hosts Lincolnton at 7:30 tonight in the third round of the NCHSAA state 2AA playoffs, which will be the second time this…

Mustangs, Wolves a match made in Heaven for a sports writer

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Mike Byus and Scott Cloninger may not want to see each other again, but I sure do. Tonight will be, by far, the biggest high school football game I’ve covered in terms of what’s at stake for local teams who are playing each other. I’ve covered…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — No motivation needed

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Mustangs, Wolves ‘excited’ to meet RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor When the NCHSAA released the brackets for this year’s state football playoffs, it didn’t take long to notice a possible Lincolnton-East Lincoln matchup in the third round. It’s happening on Friday. The fifth-seeded Wolves (11-2) and the top-seeded Mustangs (13-0) will…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Last-second shot keeps WL boys from first win

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln’s boys basketball team was seconds away from its first win of the season, but Chase Crump had other ideas. Crump hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 2 seconds to play to lift Valdese Draughn to a 68-66 win over the visiting Rebels on Tuesday. Crump scored nine…

UPCOMING GAMES — 11/26/14

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Today No games scheduled Thursday, Nov. 27 No games scheduled Friday, Nov. 28 Varsity football NCHSAA third round: Lincolnton at E. Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 No games scheduled Sunday, Nov. 30 No games scheduled…

QB Surratt breaks another record as East Lincoln beats R-S Central

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MIKE POWELL Special to the LTN DENVER — Garrett Young set a Lincoln County record for touchdown passes in 2012 when he quarterbacked East Lincoln to its first state championship in football. Chazz Surratt, a freshman receiver and defensive back on that team, seems to be following the same arc…

Lincolnton’s defense toughens in second half to defeat Parkwood

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Monroe Parkwood showed Lincolnton it wasn’t going to back down. Neither were the Wolves. Darian Roseboro had 116 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, Tarus Dameron rushed for 104 yards and a score, and Lincolnton’s defense stepped it up in the second half as it…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Trio in double figures leads WL girls past Knights

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Hope Ramsey scored 18 points to lead three in double figures as West Lincoln’s girls basketball team downed host North Lincoln 62-45 on Friday night. Heather Truesdale scored 15 points and Kylee Leonhardt added 12 for the Rebels, who outscored the Knights 20-3 in the first quarter and…