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Tourney brings stellar lineup

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CHERRYVILLE — Basketball is big in Cherryville. Those words were never more truly spoken than from a former Cherryville High School tri-athlete himself, David Wright. Wright is this year’s sponsor for the traditional holiday basketball classic. The 2009 David Wright Holiday Classic will be the talk of the small town…

Rebels beat Tigers 53-46

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West Lincoln men`s basketball team (4-3, 1-1) defeated Fred T. Foard High School 53-46 on Monday night. The Tigers opened the game with a quick start and led 12-9 at the first break. They would lead for most of the first half and ultimately led by as many as 10…

Games rescheduled due to weather

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The recent wintry weather canceled several Friday high school basketball games, which have been rescheduled. The Challenger Early College High School versus Cherryville High School Ironmen basketball game scheduled for Friday, December 18 has been rescheduled for today, December 21 at the Cherryville High School Nixon gym on the Bud…

Wachovia Cup race tight

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Wachovia Bank, a Wells Fargo company, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, announced Friday the standings for fall sports in the Wachovia Cup competitions for the 2009-10 academic year. The Wachovia Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia and the NCHSAA, recognizes the high schools that achieve the best…

White named Assistant Coach of Year

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DENVER — Fifteen years of dedication to soccer in Lincoln County and it has finally come to this. East Lincoln boys head junior varsity and varsity assistant head coach Daryl White will be rewarded for his service to the East Lincoln Middle and High School soccer programs. White was recently…

Historic senior class graduates

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DENVER — Four years of sweat, hard work and determination turned into 46 wins, three conference championships and one Western Regional championship for several seniors of the East Lincoln Mustangs football team. “It was the kind of group you don’t get come through very often,” East Lincoln head coach Mike…

West Lincoln Optimist softball team goes undefeated

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Basketball Roundup

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Varsity girls East Lincoln 59, Bessemer City 44 East Lincoln senior Lindsy Wright had a game-high 27 points while Akeyla Forney added 10 in the Lady Mustangs 59-44 win on Tuesday. The Mustangs (7-2) outscored the Lady Yellowjackets in every quarter but the fourth and picked up its second consecutive…

Sports Briefs

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Dodgeball League Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will be hosting a co-ed Dodgeball League at East Lincoln Community Center for adults 21 years and older. The League will consist of up to 10 teams with 6-10 players per team. Games will be played on Sundays beginning January 10th. The registration…

Ironmen survive Rebels 79-78

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VALE — West Lincoln senior Cody Heavner’s shot was good at the buzzer beater. But unfortunately for him and the Rebels his feet were inside the 3-point line when his team needed a trey just to tie the Ironmen as they suffered their first Southern Piedmont 1A/2A conference loss 79-78…