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Franklin advances

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Brad Franklin of Lincolnton entered the Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition after his grandmother saw it in the Lincoln Times-News and told his mother. She encouraged to partcipate and he won the local level of competition in the 11-12 age division. He competed on April 27th…

Chamber golf members hold annual tournament

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Spring Membership Golf Outing Thursday at Westport Golf Club. Ninety Chamber members and guests participated in the Captain’s Choice outing. The outing was organized by the Chamber’s Golf Outing Committee, chaired by Brad Whitley, Lackey and Whitley Realty. Presenting sponsor of…

Roundup

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Golf North Lincoln’s Russ Piercy shot a 79 on Day 1 of the men’s 2A West golf championship and a 79 on Day 2 for a total of 158, which was good enough to finish him 22nd overall in the state out of 96 participants. Ryan Lavelle of Cardinal Gibbons…

Lovelace signs with UNF

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Cameron Lovelace, one of Cherryville High School’s most prized athletes, signed a basketball scholarship to play for the North Florida Osprey last Thursday. Lovelace said looking back his illustrious career was a great experience, filled with ups and downs, as well as learning experiences. “I learned a lot from all…

Lady Rebels make history, shutout West Davidson

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels’ softball team made history with its 2-0 win over the West Davidson Lady Green Dragons Tuesday night, as the Rebels became the first fast-pitch softball team to advance to the second round of playoffs in the school’s history. Lady Rebel head coach Mia Cooke said…

Watts lifts Rebels

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Senior Jake Watts made North Stanly Comets pay at the plate, holding them from rallying back late, as the West Lincoln baseball team defeated the Comets 6-5 at home Tuesday night in the second round of the men’s 2A West state baseball playoffs. The Rebels (17-9) couldn’t figure out North…

Harkey silences crowd

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A little more than three years ago, Mallary Harkey, now 7, Lincolnton received a Callaway HX Tour Prototype golf ball from 2004 Masters’ Champion Phil Mickelson at the Wachovia Championship in Charlotte when she was four year’s old. Fast forward to May 7, 2008: Mallary’s four-year-old little brother, Lawson Harkey,…

Athletes rewarded

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Thirteen Lincoln County athletes traveled to Greensboro Friday in hopes of coming back a 2A track and field state champion, and only one accomplished the great feat. Lincolnton junior Morgan Turner won the 2A women’s state 3200-meter run and has now won the race in two consecutive years. “I wasn’t…

North Lincoln slides past South Iredell 3-2

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They say a 2-0 lead in soccer is the most dangerous lead you can have and North Lincoln proved it by defeating the Lady Vikings 3-2 Saturday at home. “They always say a two goal lead is the worst to have because one goal changes everything again, and it did,”…

Rebels shutout Dragons 10-0

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Jake Watts pitched five scoreless innings and Chris Heafner delivered the clutch hit as the Rebels defeated West Davidson 10-0 in the opening round of the 2A state baseball playoffs Friday night at West Lincoln. The Rebels (16-9) wasted little time seizing control, putting two runs on the board in…