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B-ball playoffs start today

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As the Lady Knights and East Lincoln Mustangs enjoyed their 1A/2A Southern Piedmont titles, other teams were busy preparing for postseason play. Three of the four Lincoln County girls’ teams qualified for the 2A West playoffs, with the Lady Knights being the only team to host a first-round game. The…

Wrestling season finished

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WINSTON-SALEM — Eight Lincoln County wrestlers qualified for the individual 2A West state tournament this past weekend. The West Lincoln Rebels sent six wrestlers with two placing in the top six as Ryan Spivey (112-pound weight class) and Brad Owens, both seniors, had a good weekend. Spivey placed third while…

Sports Roundup

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Middle School Basketball Falcons still undefeated The East Lincoln Middle School boys basketball team defeated Burns Friday 43-40 in overtime. Scoring for East were Garrett Young 19, Danny Sullivan 12, Jesse Earnhardt 5, Travis Burrage 3 & Tanner Windell 3. The Falcons record now stand at 11 – 0 on…

SPC Tournament Champions

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DENVER — East Lincoln senior Keith Rendleman’s double-double (32 points, 10 rebounds, steal and block) led the Mustangs to a 76-64 win in the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference boys final. “It was probably a typical East Lincoln-Cherryville battle,” Cherryville head coach Scott Harrill said. “It was close there for a…

Lady Knights complete title quest

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DENVER — With 7.6 seconds left, North Lincoln senior Ashley Thackeray sank the game-winning bucket in the final of the girls 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference basketball tournament to sink the Draughn Lady Wildcats’ perfect record against league opponents and earn the Lady Knights their first-ever conference tournament title. “It feels…

Knights, Mustangs make finals

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DENVER — The North Lincoln Lady Knights varsity basketball team defeated rival and No. 2 seeded East Lincoln 64-54 Wednesday night in the semifinal round of the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference tournament. Despite being outscored 38-26 in the second half the Lady Knights held on to a 10-point victory thanks…

Rebels fall short in semifinal

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BURKE COUNTY — An exciting 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference girls semifinal game came down to the last 12 seconds Wednesday, as the top-ranked Draughn Lady Wildcats varsity basketball held out for a 56-53 victory over West Lincoln in Burke County. West Lincoln had two shots to take the lead with…

Long time coming

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Wrestling winners

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Gold Diggers win tournament

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