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Not ready to end season just yet

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Playing in his last home high school basketball game, Zack Gibson was determined not to go out with a loss. With a game-high 25 points, Gibson helped elevate Lincolnton over North Rowan 63-59 Tuesday night in the first round of the 2A Basketball Playoffs. Three minutes were on the clock…

Jackets sting Knights

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The Knights had upset on their mind, but it wasn’t meant to be as a layup rolled in and out, sending them to a 58-57 loss at the hands of Lexington. With North Lincoln ahead at the half, late in the third quarter, the Yellow Jackets used half-court traps to…

Four Rebels qualify for the State

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Bandys, the No. 1 team in the state, came away with the individual regionals title held at Newton-Conover Friday night. The Trojans’ 148 points, bested Mt. Pleasant (125) and the host Red Devils (123). West Lincoln finished with 83 points for fourth place and South Iredell had 75. West Lincoln…

Knights open with Eagles

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North Lincoln will look to get the bad taste out of its mouth after a disappointing early exit at the hands of West Lincoln in the second round of the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament. East Davidson (15-11) may be the team to help them do just that Monday night on…

Wolves host Cavs

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Lincolnton will open the 2A State Playoffs against North Rowan (8-13), the No. 2 seed from the Central Carolina Conference, during the regular season. And in some ways, Wolves’ head coach Bob Cowie will feel he’s looking in the mirror. “They’re similar to us, as far as size, very athletic…

Mustangs take SP tourney title

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Senior Jamelle Lowery’s left calf muscle had a severe cramp in it, but there was no way he was going to exit the game. He wanted to finish what he had started. Lowery did just that, scoring four points in a 20-second span in the final minute to help East…

Sports Briefs

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No county passes accepted for playoffs For those interested in attending Lincolnton’s first-round 2A State Playoff game versus North Rowan, admission is $5 and no Lincoln County passes will be honored. The only passes honored will be state-issued passes. That will be the case for any of Lincoln County’s teams…

Calling the shots

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Regionals start today

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The 1A/2A Individual Regionals get underway at Newton-Conover tonight at 6:30 p.m. and three is plenty of representation from Lincoln County. West Lincoln had the most wrestlers qualify for regionals with 11. East Lincoln had the next most with six, North Lincoln had five and Lincolnton had three. “We certainly…

Sports Roundup

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West pulls off big upset Cherryville jumped out to a 12-0 lead before hanging on for a 74-63 victory over Highland Tech Wednesday night. Six-foot-seven sensation Justin Johnson paced the Ironmen in scoring with 27 points, including 11-of-12 from the charity stripe. Fellow sophomore Cameron Lovelace continued his recent high…