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Keener stellar as Knights earn berth

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Junior Alex Keener only had made five pitching appearances for North Lincoln on the season entering Thursday. Maybe he should’ve had more. Keener, who hadn’t thrown more than three innings in a single game before Thursday, threw five innings, allowed three hits and struck out eight South Iredell batters in…

Special Senior Night

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels were determined to make Senior Night that much more special… they did just that with a 2-0 victory over rival Cherryville Tuesday night. Freshman Ashley Rhyne threw a complete-game four hitter with eight strikeouts. Rhyne also demonstrated excellent control, allowing just two walks in the…

Rebels share SPC title with Ironmen

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Both West Lincoln and North Lincoln had a lot to play for entering Friday’s game. The Rebels were playing for a Southern Piedmont Conference title, while the Knights viewed the contest as a must-win in terms of their playoff chances. But as luck would have it, the Rebels won 7-5…

Cadenhead steals limelight on Mustangs’ Senior Night

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Jesse Cadenhead must’ve mistaken Senior Night for ‘Cadenhead Night.’ The 6’3” pitcher tossed a two-hitter and hit two homers in helping lift East Lincoln past South Iredell 6-0 Friday night at ‘The Corral.’ Cadenhead, who upped his pitching record to 6-1, threw a complete-game and struck out 10 batters in…

Kings of the Southern Piedmont

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Lincoln County turned the Southern Piedmont Conference Tennis Tournament into its own personal stage to shine Tuesday and Wednesday. East Lincoln’s Peyton Conner emerged as the Southern Piedmont champion in singles play as he ironically defeated his teammate 6-3, 6-3 in the finals. Conner, who was unseeded, beat West Lincoln’s…

Sports Roundup

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Lady Rebels red hot It’s been a quite a week for the West Lincoln Lady Rebels softball team as they beat Lincolnton, Fred T. Foard and Bessemer City. Thursday, the Lady Rebels downed the Yellow Jackets 16-6. Freshman Ashley Rhyne threw a complete-game, scattering seven hits, striking out five and…

Kinney signs with Queens College

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North Lincoln’s Jordan Kinney had the same message delivered by her dad Bryant time and time again, ‘Practice makes perfect.’ Well, Kinney listened putting in numerous hours with tennis coach Doug Eller a pro at Catawba Country Club and while she may not be perfect on the tennis court, her…

Houser to join Finger at Tusculum

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Team’ goal always been to win the state championship

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Students in West Lincoln Middle School’s Battle of the Books team had a goal long before they even cracked open a novel. “Our goal was always to win state,” said team member Matthew Dempsey. The group is well on their way to reaching that accomplishment after almost a year of…

SPC title comes down to finale

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CHERRYVILLE–The Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference baseball race is all tied up heading into the final Friday night of the regular season. Cherryville caught up with West Lincoln on Senior Night at Fraley Field, staging another one of those bottom-of-the-seventh rallies for which the Ironmen are known. Trailing 8-7, Cherryville scored…