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Knights earn top academic honor

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Most of the time in athletics we only hear about the heroism of athletes on the field but we rarely hear about what goes on behind the scenes off the field, until now. The North Lincoln women’s swim team excelled athletically and academically as they earned the state’s highest cumulative…

Lady Knights burned by Dragons

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It was the final stop for the North Lincoln Lady Knights soccer team as they were defeated 4-1 at home Wednesday in the third round of the 2A West women’s soccer playoffs. North Lincoln head coach Beth Pressley said but it was a big step in the programs history. “I…

Huskies prevail after 13

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Thirteen was an unlucky number for the West Lincoln Lady Rebels softball team Thursday at home. Thirteen — as in the inning number it took Ashe County to defeat the Lady Rebels 1-0 and end their season in the women’s 2A West second round of fast-pitch softball. The Lady Huskies…

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,…

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…

Lady Mustangs prevaillate 3-2 in OT

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Sometimes adversity can be a good motivator. Thus was the case with the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs soccer team Saturday, as they came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat West Henderson 3-2 in overtime. They now advance to the third round of the women’s 2A state soccer playoffs and…

Wolves bedeviled out of playoffs

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The Lincolnton Wolves baseball season came to an end Saturday as Brevard rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 4-3 ending the Wolves season. Things looked good early fro Lincolnton (9-12) as Nate Wright gave the Wolves a 2-0 led in the first inning with a 2-run…