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Knights moving on to 2nd round

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North Lincoln and West Lincoln entered the first round of the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament with the exact same records. And watching them match each other point-for-point, effort-for-effort, resulting in nine ties and five lead changes, it was easy to see why. In the end, early heroics of Jordan Smith…

Cline reaches 1,000

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When Lincolnton senior Jessie Cline made a second quarter free throw in Friday night’s game versus West Lincoln, it seemed innocent enough. And while many Wolves fans knew Cline had joined the exclusive 1,000-point club, she had no idea. That is until they put a momentary stop to the game…

Mustangs slip by the Wolves 64-61

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On paper, Monday’s matchup between the East Lincoln Mustangs and Lincolnton Wolves in the first round of the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament looked a mismatch. But desperate times call for desperate measures and with the Wolves playing for their season, they about pulled off the big upset. A last second…

Lady Rebels complete mission

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Just one thing stood in the way of the West Lincoln Lady Rebels in their pursuit of perfection – their rival Lincolnton. While the Lady Wolves actually led at halftime, the Rebels turned up the heat in the second half to come away with a hard-fought 51-47 victory. The victory…

Mustangs share SP title with Ironmen

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East Lincoln didn’t allow revenge-minded North Lincoln to exact anything in an 84-70 victory Friday night. While everyone knows sophomore Keith Rendleman is talented, perhaps no one was in store for what he unleashed on the Knights. The 6-foot-5 budding star poured in 35 points and ripped down 11 boards…

Back-to-back for Ironmen

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It was a case of “mission accomplished” on two fronts for the Cherryville Ironmen Friday night at Bessemer City High School. First of all, Cherryville`s 77-52 victory over the Yellow Jackets in front of standing-room-only crowd gave the Ironmen sweet payback for a Jan. 12 loss to their rival in…

Sports Roundup

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Eagles down rival Lincoln Charter beat Thomas Jefferson 60-32 Friday night. Brandon Dishman led the Eagles (10-12, 4-2) with 16 points, while Dylan Cronin contributed 14 in the win. Thomas Jefferson beat the Lady Eagles 40-34 led by Murphy Doyer’s 17 points. Kaitlyn Sizemore also was in double-figures with 10…

Rebels season ends in second round, regionals next

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It’s been an up and down week for the West Lincoln Rebels wrestling team. Last Saturday, the Rebels dominated the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament. The Rebels (28-10) racked up 265.5 team points compared to runner-up South Iredell’s 143. East Lincoln finished third with 124 points. West Lincoln also swept the…

Winning Eagles

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Lincoln Charter beat NCSD 60-46 Wednesday night. Parker Talbert led the Eagles with 13 points, while Nolen Peterson had 12 points and Matt Bivens had 11 in the win for the Eagles (9-12, 3-2). Logan Hollar scored a team-high 14 points for NCSD. The Lady Eagles beat NCSD 75-37. Amy…

Sports Briefs

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Stingray baseball tryouts to be held The Stingrays are currently holding tryouts for their 7U USSSA spring baseball team. The only stipulation is that the player must not turn eight before May 1, 2007. Please contact Todd Philemon at (704) 902-8457 for more information. Lincolnton Legends The Lincolnton Legends USSSA…