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Wright is ‘finally’ a Demon Deacon

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DENVER — She’s been one of the most dominating forces in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference for years and after this 2009 basketball campaign she’ll take her game to the next level. East Lincoln senior Lindsy Wright has been striking fear into opponents for awhile with her sheer size and…

Knox signs letter of intent to play golf at UNC-Greensboro

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Sports Briefs

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Playoff football tickets Advance football tickets for Lincolnton High School football will be on sale starting Tuesday at the high school and The Drug Store in Lincolnton. Advanced tickets are $6 and $7 at the gate. Charter buses are also going to be available to travel to Friday’s game. Bus…

Allen kills first deer

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B-ball season tips off

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LINCOLN COUNTY — Even though high school football is still in swing its time for basketball as several Lincoln County teams have already gone through scrimmages and will begin their regular season this week. The following is a preview of some of the local Lincoln County teams. Boys East Lincoln…

Wolves roll past rival Maiden

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LINCOLNTON—Lincolnton coach Scott Cloninger is not one to give praise easily, but the play of sophomore Michael Cunningham had the coach drawing comparisons to a former LHS great. “He is just like Goo Wyatt,” Cloninger said after Cunningham scored four touchdowns to lead the Wolves to a 55-6 win over…

Mustangs win 9th straight

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DENVER— The East Lincoln Mustangs will advance to the second round of the 2AA West playoffs as they defeated Ashe County 30-16 Friday at David Clark Stadium but the Huskies gave the Mustangs (10-2) all they wanted. “We needed a team to get in there and pound us, this bunch…

Salisbury defeats East Lincoln 3-2 in extra time

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SALISBURY — The East Lincoln Mustangs men’s soccer team aggressiveness possibly cost them a chance at a state title as they fell 3-2 to the 5th ranked Salisbury Hornets in the third round of the 2A West playoffs. Both teams were so evenly matched they needed two extra time periods…

Caldwell earns first victory

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Most teenagers nowadays are out with their friends or into the latest fashions and gadgets. Not 14-year-old Landon Caldwell. After finishing up junior varsity football on Thursday nights, Caldwell would spend the rest of his weekend preparing and competing in kart races. Caldwell has devoted his Saturday mornings from 8…

Community conundrum

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LINCOLNTON — The high school football state playoffs seem to have been a tradition for the Maiden Blue Devils and this year marks their 14th straight appearance. The Lincolnton Wolves (9-3) are no stranger to the playoffs either and enjoy playing at home. In fact, they are currently on a…