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Will they or won’t they play?

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If the East Lincoln Mustangs (2-5, 1-1) are to get past Cherryville tonight on a messy homecoming game, they’ll have to do it without their best running back senior Ryan Sykes. Sykes, the Southern Piedmont’s leading rusher at 106.7 yards per outing, could miss the remainder of the season with…

Facing a tough defense

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The North Lincoln Knights are up against one of the toughest defenses in the Southern Piedmont this week in the South Iredell Vikings. After amassing 516 total yards against Bessemer City, Knights’ head coach Matt Beam knows this week his team will have their hands full. Offense The Vikings boast,…

Wolves down Ironmen

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Lincolnton beat Cherryville 9-0 Monday in tennis. Shelley Stevens, Angela Graham, Betty Royster, Anna Kiser, Lauren Fortkort and Sheldon McCurry recorded wins in singles. Stevens/Graham, Royster/Kiser and Fortkort/McCurry notched wins in doubles. Wiseman/Poston won in exhibition 8-3 for the Wolves, who upped their record to 10-4, 4-1 in the Southern…

Lady Rebels best Wolves

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Can Rebels make it 3-0 vs. Jackets?

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After a winless non-conference run, the West Lincoln Rebels are now 2-0 in the Southern Piedmont. A slim 8-6 victory over South Iredell in the waning seconds allowed them to remain unbeaten. While this week’s conference foe, the Bessemer City Yellow Jackets have not experienced much success this season, West…

Tumbling for the Sting

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McGill wins third straight

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Hopkins hoists Knights to victory

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How did junior quarterback Trent ‘Ace’ Hopkins follow up a four-touchdown performance? How about a seven-touchdown one. In Friday’s 47-28 victory over Bessemer City, Hopkins accounted for seven scores—reaching the end zone five times in the ground game and passing for two. “It’s crazy. I just felt good out there,”…

Destined for big things

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What victory stands out in running back C.J. Wilson’s mind in his short varsity career? Sure, there was the overtime win versus South Point and a thrilling down-to-the-wire victory over Maiden, but to Wilson one takes precedence over the rest. “This is my most memorable game. If I get my…

Rebels win in final 17 seconds

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West Lincoln has turned its tough non-conference schedule into a distant memory. The Rebels have opened Southern Piedmont Conference play with two straight wins. Last week, West put up big offensive numbers in a win against Cherryville, but defense was the big factor in a homecoming win over South Iredell…