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Team’ goal always been to win the state championship

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Students in West Lincoln Middle School’s Battle of the Books team had a goal long before they even cracked open a novel. “Our goal was always to win state,” said team member Matthew Dempsey. The group is well on their way to reaching that accomplishment after almost a year of…

Kings of the Southern Piedmont

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Lincoln County turned the Southern Piedmont Conference Tennis Tournament into its own personal stage to shine Tuesday and Wednesday. East Lincoln’s Peyton Conner emerged as the Southern Piedmont champion in singles play as he ironically defeated his teammate 6-3, 6-3 in the finals. Conner, who was unseeded, beat West Lincoln’s…

Sports Roundup

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Lady Rebels red hot It’s been a quite a week for the West Lincoln Lady Rebels softball team as they beat Lincolnton, Fred T. Foard and Bessemer City. Thursday, the Lady Rebels downed the Yellow Jackets 16-6. Freshman Ashley Rhyne threw a complete-game, scattering seven hits, striking out five and…

Kinney signs with Queens College

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North Lincoln’s Jordan Kinney had the same message delivered by her dad Bryant time and time again, ‘Practice makes perfect.’ Well, Kinney listened putting in numerous hours with tennis coach Doug Eller a pro at Catawba Country Club and while she may not be perfect on the tennis court, her…

Houser to join Finger at Tusculum

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SPC title comes down to finale

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CHERRYVILLE–The Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference baseball race is all tied up heading into the final Friday night of the regular season. Cherryville caught up with West Lincoln on Senior Night at Fraley Field, staging another one of those bottom-of-the-seventh rallies for which the Ironmen are known. Trailing 8-7, Cherryville scored…

Skkkkidmore two-hitter completes special Senior Knight

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When senior T.J. Skidmore is healthy, he’s as good as the Southern Piedmont Conference has to offer on the mound. On Senior Knight, a night that saw eight North Lincoln seniors honored, Skidmore proved just that – two-hitting Lincolnton in an 8-0 victory. With excellent location and velocity, Skidmore threw…

Mustangs hold off Rams

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East Lincoln survived a scare Tuesday night against winless Highland Tech. The Mustangs had to get RBI-singles off the bats of Jesse Guice, Jesse Cadenhead and Ethan Johnson to hold off the Rams 4-1 and clinch a berth in the 2A State Playoffs. East Lincoln (11-10, 9-4) held a 1-0…

Remembering a son

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Parks ups record to 6-1 for Ironmen

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CHERRYVILLE–The timing of Friday night`s North Lincoln-Cherryville game could not have been more unfavorable for the visiting Knights. The Ironmen were coming off a loss on the road to South Iredell that snapped an eight-game win streak. Predictably, Cherryville was on a mission to win at home and continue its…