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Thorne leads Knights

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Despite playing without one of their leading scorers, the Lady Knights of North Lincoln beat Lincolnton 45-35 Thursday evening to reach the championship game. Junior Kayla Alexander did not play after injuring her left shoulder versus South Iredell. While that’s disappointing, Kathryn Thorne, Ashley Thackeray and Kayleigh Brown all stepped…

Mustangs struggling

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East Lincoln’s opening of its new gym was supposed to make this year’s First Charter Holiday Classic special… so far, it’s been anything but. Both the Mustangs and Lady Mustangs have lost back-to-back games in the tourney’s first two nights. On the men’s side, East Lincoln fell to Mooresville Wednesday…

Rebels starting to come together

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West Lincoln was one of three county schools to get new basketball gymnasiums in the offseason. And the early returns have been good. The Rebels are 3-2 in their gym that seats approximately 1,350 fans versus 1-4 on the road as they entered the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash. Head coach…

Shelby downs Wolves

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Shelby downed Lincolnton Friday night 66-41 behind another strong effort from Lyndsey Montgomery. Montgomery scored 10 of her game-high 21 points in the third quarter in leading the Golden Lions. Tiera Sweezy complemented her with 11 points. Leading the Lady Wolves was Jessie Cline, who had 18 points and Brittney…

Rebels finish in Top 10

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The West Lincoln Rebels are known for having a powerhouse wrestling program. Saturday, they added to the program’s lore with an eighth-place finish at the Tiger Classic held in Chapel Hill. With 35 teams coming in from all over the east coast and midwest, the Tiger Classic posed a stiff…

Tournament host and champion?

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Defending their turf?

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Chiefs go undefeated

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The West Lincoln Middle School Chiefs dominated their competition in compiling a perfect 13-0 record under the direction of head coach Wayne Navey. The Chiefs downed Burns (90-0), Kings Mountain (86-0), Crest (65-24, Pumpkin Center (84-6), Shelby (87-0), Chase (81-6), Shelby (84-6), Mill Creek (84-3), Newton (51-36), East Rutherford (72-18),…

Sports briefs

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Peoples Bank Holiday Classic West Lincoln is hosting the Peoples Bank Holiday Classic this Thursday and Friday in its new gym. On Thursday, Lincolnton’s women will play North Lincoln at 3:30 p.m. followed by the Wolves facing the Knights on the men’s side at 5 p.m. The host Lady Rebels…

To be the best, Rebels are wrestling the best

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To the naysayers and doubters that this Rebels wrestling team is as strong as past years, coach Butch Ross has one message for you, ‘look who we’re wrestling. West Lincoln’s 13-6 record is not stellar upon first glance, but when you consider who the Rebels are on the mat against,…