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Rebels lose key player, keep on fighting

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Losing leading scorer Taylor Woodie to season-ending knee surgery did not make Rebels head coach Chad Wright panic. Instead he implored guards Brandon Friday and Casey Gee to emerge as legitimate threats. “Brandon Friday and Casey Gee are really starting to elevate their game to fill that void,” Wright said.…

Wildcats down Rebels

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North Gaston used balanced scoring and a 23-point first quarter to springboard itself to a 66-50 victory in the first round of the third annual Peoples Bank Holiday Clash Thursday night. Princeton Brooks, a standout running back, paced the Wildcats with 19 points, while Gevin Allison added 13. D.J. Shives…

Lowe lifts Knights

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North Lincoln turned a one-point deficit at the end of the first quarter into a seven-point lead before advancing to the championship game of the third annual Peoples Bank Holiday Clash Thursday night. The talented duo of senior Alyssa Lowe and sophomore Kayla Alexander combined for 34 points for the…

Big-Time scorer

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Knights take first

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights swim team gave themselves a nice Christmas present last Wednesday. Under the direction of head coach Libby Fletcher the Lady Knights beat Hibriten and Bandys in a three-team meet. Nicole Baxter and Sara Edwards finished first and second in both the 50-yard and 100-freestyle events.…

Stroup concludes solid career

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Senior linebacker Charlie Stroup recently concluded his career at Guilford College. Stroup, a 5 foot seven, 200-pound linebacker and longsnapper, played in all 10 games, starting six. His career-high 44 tackles, including 25 solo stops, was fifth on the team. Stroup also had 3.5 tackles for loss. The former Lincolnton…

Sports Briefs

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Lincolnton state championship shirts T-shirts and sweatshirts are currently on sale commemorating their appearance in the 2A State Championship. The shirts will read, ‘Lincolnton Wolves, 2005 State Championship.’ Shirts are on sale at the school and Lincoln Athletics. T-shirts will cost $12, while sweatshirts will cost $20. Adrian L. Shuford…

Six area players all-state

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Throughout the football season, six area players turned in electrified plays and dazzled fans. Wednesday, they were rewarded for their efforts. Maiden’s Petey McClain (Sr.), Lincolnton’s Demery Brewer (So.), Bandy’s Matt Woodlief (Sr.) and East Lincoln’s Thomas Huntley made the Associated Press All-State Football Team. McClain finished the year for…

Dialing up from long range

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Cheering in the holidays

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