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Mustangs gallop atop SPC

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DENVER — East Lincoln’s starting to run away with the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference. The first-place Mustangs put the meat of their conference schedule behind them Friday, easily dispatching Bessemer City 40-0. “Our defensive coaches really work hard and our kids work hard at what they do,” East Lincoln head…

Dark night for Knights

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Sports Roundup

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Soccer Knights earn tie, loss The North Lincoln Knights earned a 2-2 tie with North Gaston Thursday to move to 4-12-2 overall and 1-8-1 in conference play. Senior Ryan Haskins and sophomore Zack Hartmans each had a goal for the Knights. On Monday North Lincoln suffered a 3-1 loss at…

Sports Briefs

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NLHS sports meeting North Lincoln High School will hold its winter sportsmanship meeting Tuesday, October 21 at 7 p.m. All students planning to participate in a winter sport must attend this meeting with at least one parent or guardian. Golf event Oct. 23 The Fall Membership Golf Outing has been…

Wolves run by Rebels 43-6

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The Lincolnton Wolves showed no ill effects in any part of their game from a two-week layover and defeated rival West Lincoln 43-6 at home Friday. “I was happy with the level of intensity we brought to the game,” Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger said. “It was a rainy, sloppy…

Knights share first SPC title

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BESSEMER CITY — It took North Lincoln High School’s volleyball team six seasons to do it, but the Lady Knights captured a share of the Southern Piedmont Conference Wednesday with a 3-0 (25-5, 25-22 and 25-11) win over Bessemer City. The Knights (20-5, 13-2) tied with Jimmy C. Draughn (16-2,…

Football rivalries heat up this week

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As the middle of October rolls along, so too does the high school football season. Conference races really begin to heat up, homecoming matches are upon us and teams either begin to find their rhythm or are still looking for it. Both North and East Lincoln will host homecoming games…

Tennis playoffs under way

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Tuesday marked the end of the season for one Lincoln County team’s dual tennis season, but two still will fight on through regional play this coming Tuesday, Oct. 21. East Lincoln and North Lincoln, who finished first and second, respectively, in the Southern Piedmont Conference, won their matches Tuesday while…

Sports Roundup

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JV Football The Lincolnton junior varsity squad (3-4, 1-2) defeated West Lincoln 20-6 Thursday. Lincolnton led 7-0 at the half as Jalen Littlejohn hit Jonathan Gidney for a touchdown pass. The Wolves added another score in the third quarter when Dee Littlejohn ran in a 35-yard run for a TD.…

McClain, Torbert honored

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North Lincoln High School has named seniors Emily Torbert and Jordan McClain as school winners for the 2007 Wendy’s High School Heisman award. “Emily and Jordan are future leaders and will represent their school well in the next phase of judging,” said Archie Griffin, the only two-time winner of the…