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Rebels moving on to second round

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Freshman second baseman Ethan Beck fielded a ground ball and threw to first. With that, West Lincoln (21-7) did something it hasn’t done in four years – win a state playoff game. Despite being in hostile territory, the Rebels came away with a hard-fought 5-4 victory over Bandys (15-7) Tuesday…

Mustangs 2A runner-ups

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If East Lincoln track coach Lonnie Custer ever needs a second career, he could very easily become a prophet. Why? Because before the 2A Midwest Regional track meet McDonalds, Custer predicted the Mustangs would finish as runner-up to North Rowan. “Coach called that out, too, when we were in the…

Two for Turner

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Lincolnton phenom freshman Morgan Turner made her first trip to the 2A Regionals memorable as she won the 800 and 1600 meters. “I was really happy because I had been nervous all week,” said Turner. “Once I got the mile over with, I knew what my competition would be, so…

On the road again

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Two Lincoln County baseball teams gained entry into the 2A Baseball Playoffs and both will be on the road. North Lincoln (18-8), who was rewarded with a wildcard berth, will head to No. 1 seed West Henderson (22-2) Tuesday and although it seems to be a tall task, Knights head…

Sports Briefs

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Post 455 Practice Denver Post 455 will have baseball practice for those players not involved in the high school baseball playoffs at Lincolnton High School at 5 p.m. Monday, May 15. Masters of the Amateurs Tourney The Abernethy Dealerships are sponsoring the second annual ‘Masters of the Amateurs,’ Golf Tournament…

Oh, how far they’ve come

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Tears flowed freely down the sweaty faces and smiles were found everywhere you looked. They were tears of joy and tears of overcoming the adversity of a 0-25 finish three seasons ago to become the first team in school history to win a conference tournament title. After a dogpile that…

Night to remember

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Thursday, May 11, 2006 is date the Rebels will remember for a very long time. Just three short seasons ago, seniors Chris Henderson, Paul Finger and Jonathan Thomas went 0-25. Now they find themselves being Southern Piedmont Conference tournament champs. “I’m just so proud of, so thrilled for our seniors.…

Lady Knights repeat as champs

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The wheels on Cinderella’s wagon fell off Thursday, but it was a good thing — at least for one team — because the result was a second consecutive conference tournament championship for the Lady Knights of North Lincoln. After knocking off No. 2 Cherryville and No.3 West Lincoln, many expected…

Sports Roundup

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East Lincoln tennis East Lincoln’s tennis team defeated West Stanly in the first round of the state dual team tournament Tuesday 5-2. Drew Keener, Kendall Law, Houston Stokes and Adam Pressley picked up singles victories for the Mustangs. Keener/Law won in doubles. “We came out a bit tentative and nervous,…

Sports Briefs

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Softball Tourney Hooters of Gastonia will hold its annual benefit softball tournament May 13 with all proceeds going to the Unicef Foundation. The entry fee is $140. For more information, please contact Shane Shuford at 704-445-8566. Masters of the Amateurs Tourney The Abernethy Dealerships are sponsoring the second annual ‘Masters…