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Senior season a blessing in disguise

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Trent Hopkins’ senior year has gone anything but according to plan. Poised to break the Lincoln County record for career-passing yardage, Hopkins broke his fibula in three places and dislocated his ankle. While to some less strong-willed and faith-fueled athletes that setback would’ve served as a period, for Hopkins September…

Getting over the hurdle

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Nine is just fine for Mustangs

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After watching North Lincoln beat East Lincoln in 10 innings in the teams’ first meeting, Thursday night’s rematch figured to be exciting and hard-fought as the Mustangs sought revenge. But what the brave smattering of fans got was more than excitement. They got their second dose of extra baseball and…

Ironmen slip past Wolves in 8 innings

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Late inning drama has become the rule rather than the exception for Cherryville. After going 1-1 in back-to-back games decided in the bottom of the seventh, the Ironmen pulled one out in extra innings Tuesday night at Lincolnton’s Jonathan Brookins’ Memorial Field. Cherryville’s flair for the dramatic surfaced again in…

Sports Roundup

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Junior dominates in Lady Knights 13-2 win The North Lincoln Lady Knights crushed Lincolnton 13-2 in five innings Thursday. Senior April Wilson earned the win for the Lady Knights, striking out five batters, walking one and giving up just three hits. Harlie Roberts suffered the loss for the Lady Wolves.…

Rebels dominate Knights, 16-8

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Tuesday’s match-up between West Lincoln and North Lincoln marked what appears to be two teams headed in opposite directions. With a nine-run second inning, the Rebels seized control of the game and never looked back en route to a 16-8 victory, allowing them to stay unblemished in the Southern Piedmont…

Mustangs moving up the standings in SPC

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East Lincoln downed South Iredell 15-3 in five innings on the Vikings’ homefield Tuesday night. Jesse Guice (2-2) earned the win, throwing four innings, allowing four hits, striking out eight batters and walking just one batter. “It was a great performance. He’s been struggling his last couple of outings, but…

Sports Roundup

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Wolves crush Rams Lincolnton beat Highland Tech 12-1 in five innings Tuesday with two experienced players providing all the fire power the Wolves would need. Nate Wright led the Wolves going 3-for-3 with five RBI and one homerun, while Brandon Locklin went 2-for-3 with two homers and five RBI, leaving…

Softball Roundup

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Lady Rebels still Perfect West Lincoln remains unbeaten in Southern Piedmont play after beating Lincoln County rival Lincolnton, 3-0 Monday. Freshman Ashley Rhyne earned the win, throwing a complete game, allowing six hits and struck out 13 batters. “She pitched very strong. She was smart. She used different pitches to…

Sixers to undefeated

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