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Wolves basketball games to be broadcast on WLON

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves varsity boys basketball team is right in the thick of the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference race and now fans can catch the action on the radio. WLON 1050 AM will now broadcast the Wolves varsity boys basketball action for six games during the season and…

Turner wins 3,000 meter title

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The Tar Heel Invitational took place on Friday, January 8 and on the women`s side, Western Carolina finished directly behind the 24th ranked Tar Heels (United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll). WCU earned eight top-3 finishes including two individual titles. Junior Jordan Gaddy earned the…

Sports Briefs

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Top Dawg Wrestling Top Dawg Wrestling is having sign-ups at West Lincoln High School beginning Wednesday for athletes interested in wrestling. The cost is $50. Contact Wayne Navey or Butch Ross at (704) 736-9453 for more information. Old Timers Wrestling West Lincoln Wrestling will have an “Old Timer’s” wrestling re-union…

North Lake Knights win 3 titles

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DENVER — After winning three championships in one season, one local football team is quickly becoming a powerhouse for its age group and division. The 2009 North Lake Knights Optimist 11-12 year old football team completed its season with a perfect record of 19-0. The Knights superior season was guided…

Bethea sparks Mustangs’ 4th quarter comeback

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VALE — East Lincoln senior Kendall Bethea took over the fourth quarter Friday by scoring 11 of his game-high 25 points in a 44-36 win over rival West Lincoln. “I found openings and I had to get aggressive and tried to get us on top and hit the openings,” the…

Wolves get key SPC win

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A smothering defense and solid free-throw shooting down the stretch helped propel the Wolves to a 57-39 Southern Piedmont 1A/2A victory over rival North Lincoln Friday night at Lincolnton. The win, coupled with a Cherryville loss at Bessemer City, pulled the Wolves into a three-way tie in the loss column…

Whisnant, Ironmen explode 102-76

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CHERRYVILLE — A 34-point second quarter by the Ironmen led to a 102-76 home win on Wednesday as they downed rival Lincolnton. “We were probably at one of our best (Wednesday) and they weren’t,” Cherryville head coach Scott Harrill said. “I was very proud (Wednesday). That was our best overall…

Avery paces Wolves

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CHERRYVILLE — Starting off the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference 3-0 is nice for the Lincolnton Lady Wolves squad, but with young and inexperienced players, head coach Jimmy Carr knows his team has a while to go before they reach their potential. “We have our lackadaisical moments, but overall they seem…

Lincolnton fan says special goodbye

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LINCOLNTON — Every town has one. Perhaps you know one or a family member or friend is one. I’m talking of course about being an avid sports fan for your hometown. That’s what Darrell “Chick” Dewitt Lineberger was. He was known as a long-time Lincolnton Wolves and Duke Blue Devils…

Lady Mustangs 4-0 in SPC

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs earned its fourth straight Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference victory with a 48-32 win on Wednesday. Kiandra Long scored 16 points, while Lindsy Wright added 15 points for East Lincoln (11-3, 4-0 Southern Piedmont 1A/2A). First-year head Lady Mustangs coach Franklin Lowery said a lot is…