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Rendleman takes top honor in SPC

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Good thing he’s graduating. That’s what opposing teams and fans say about East Lincoln standout Keith Rendleman, who was just named Southern Piedmont Player of the Year, after watching him play. Only one problem with that comment, it’s not true. Much to the chagrin of his Southern Piedmont competition, they’ll…

Wolves defeat Cherryville 9-5

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The Lincolnton Wolves earned not only their first victory of the season but also their first conference victory of the season behind a complete game effort from Brandon Locklin and a homerun from Nate Wright as the Wolves defeated the Cherryville Ironmen 9-5 Tuesday night at home. “I thought both…

Drewery, Rebels roll in 3-0 win

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West Lincoln shut out South Iredell 3-0 behind sophomore right-hander Trey Drewery. Drewery, in only his second varsity start, threw a complete-game two-hitter, striking out eight batters and walking four. While he may have suprised the Vikings, Drewery’s head coach Allan Chapman wasn’t surprised at all. “We’re very impressed with…

Lady Knights lose after being ranked

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights soccer team just earned a No. 14 state ranking Monday, but that’s likely to change after a 3-1 loss to West Davidson at home. “We didn’t really play well as a team. We didn’t really pass the ball or settle in to play our game.…

Roundup

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The North Lincoln Knights (2-3, 1-0) defeated Highland Tech 6-3 Tuesday night. Tripp Miller (2-0) picked up the win on the mound, working five innings, giving up three earned runs while striking out seven batters. The senior scattered eight hits in the process. North Lincoln head coach Sean Andrews was…

Special year, special team

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East Lincoln head coach Neil Hodges has high praise for this year’s edition of the Mustangs. How high? The coach, who has over 30 years of coaching experience, puts them at the very top of all the teams he’s ever coached. So while the Mustangs fell short of their ultimate…

Blazing the trail

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Two East Lincoln Mustangs Tyree Watkins (photo left), seen here with his Mom Charline, and Adrian Forney (photo right) recently signed to play football with the Carolina Prep Academy Warriors based out of Gastonia. Carolina Prep, which is in its first year, is a post-graduate school designed to develop young…

Thirty-eight and counting

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Knights take match

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The North Lincoln Knights continue their hot play on the links. Friday at Westport Country Club, the Knights, once again, bested their competition, finishing with a team score of 159. Shelby was the runner-up 10 strokes behind. South Iredell came in third place (180) with Lincolnton rounding out the pack…

Golden Lions too much for Mustangs in semifinal

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There is an old sports adage—to be the best, you must beat the best. If Shelby isn’t the best in the state… don’t try telling that to the East Lincoln Mustangs. The Golden Lions, who are in the midst of a 23-game win streak, dominated the final three quarters en…