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Littlejohn takes first

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Chiefs dominate

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The West Lincoln Middle School Chiefs beat Shelby 87-0, improving their record to 5-0 on the season. Shelby was the latest victim in a season full of blowout matches. The Chiefs beat Burns (90-0), Kings Mountain (86-0), Crest (65-24) and Pumpkin Center (84-6) previously. David Sailors, Zach Ellis, Brennan Beal,…

Rebels don’t rebuild, just reload

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After losing Matt Avery, West Lincoln’s all-time leader in victories, to graduation, along with James Pearson, Johnny Walker and Tyler Wilfong, most wrestling programs would take a hit; but then again, West Lincoln is not most programs. The Rebels, under the direction of head coach Butch Ross, have begun the…

Sports Roundup

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Wolves win season opener 63-51 Despite being very inexperienced, the Lincolnton Wolves won their season opener over Maiden Tuesday night 63-51. Shawn Denny paced the Wolves with 13 points, while Chris Melton and Breon Jones each had 11. Nate Wright chipped in eight points in the win. Daniel Kennedy netted…

In the trenches

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The shirt said it all… in big bold white letters ‘Retired Athlete’ plastered on a burgundy t-shirt. The message was simple but oh so true. Six teams, 60 players, two referees (Luis Cortez and Mauricio Sing) and one Melony Hipp made Saturday’s YMCA Dodgeball Tournament a success. I’ve never been…

Sports Briefs

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West Lincoln still needs your help The state champion West Lincoln Optimist softball team has raised nearly half of the money needed for their 12 girls to get to play in the Dixie Youth Softball World Series. If you would like to donate money please contact Sharon Workman at (980)…

Dupuy leaves Snap-On

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Doug Herbert received a surprising phone call while boarding his flight leaving Denver on Sunday evening. Wayne Dupuy called to let him know that he was overloaded and needed to take a leave of absence and would not be able to continue as crew chief on the Snap-on Tools race…

West Lincoln advances to Dixie Youth Softball World Series

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West Lincoln beat West Brunswick 9-1 Wednesday night at West Lincoln Optimist Park to win the Dixie Youth Softball State tournament and advance to the Dixie Youth Softball World Series to be held in Alexandria, Louisiana next week. West Brunswick beat West Lincoln 7-3 Sunday, but proving to be an…

Teaching the game

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All-Star champs

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