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Rebels earn 12th SPC title

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VALE — The West Lincoln Rebels earned their 12th 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference wrestling title in 13 years on Saturday. The Rebels have either won the regular-season title or conference-tournament in each of the past 13 seasons. “These boys are expected to win conference each year and they met that…

Mustangs climb to first place

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DENVER — The Mustangs took a major step toward a conference championship Friday night with an 82-79 victory over the Cherryville Ironmen. East Lincoln, led by senior Keith Rendleman, came out of the gate hitting on all cylinders as they scored the games first 10 points. After a couple of…

Wrestling tourney starts Saturday

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VALE — Just call them the Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees or perhaps the Pittsburgh Steelers of wrestling. Those are just some of the analogies that could be used to describe the success West Lincoln’s wrestling program and the success it has had within the last decade. Already having earned…

BRAKES receives Safety Innovation Award from NCMA

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LINCOLNTON – BRAKES, the nonprofit organization founded by drag racer Doug Herbert that promotes safe and responsible driving, was honored at the 2009 NCMA Industry Awards on Monday, Jan. 26, by receiving the Safety Innovation Award from the North Carolina Motorsports Assocation. The Safety Innovation Award, which was sponsored by…

Sports Roundup

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Basketball Middle School ELMS 43, KM 21 The East Lincoln Middle Lady Falcon basketball team defeated Kings Mountain 43-21Thursday. Selena Dunn lead the team with 24 points. Ashlee Frazier and Brittany Smith both contributed 4 each. The remainder of the team followed up with two each. The Lady Falcons will…

Sports Briefs

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NLHS mandatory meeting There will be a mandatory spring sports meeting for all students and parents planning to participate in a spring sport at North Lincoln High School. The meeting will be in the main gym Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Post 455 Hitting Camp Denver Post 455 American…

Mustangs drive past Jackets’ for first

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BESSEMER CITY — Spenser Sydney is starting to feel more and more comfortable in an East Lincoln uniform. It was obvious Tuesday. Sydney, playing only his sixth game since moving back to the Denver area, scored a career-high 22 points as the Mustangs easily defeated Bessemer City, 69-52, in a…

Sports Briefs

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Post 455 Hitting Camp Denver Post 455 American Legion baseball staff will have a hitting camp this Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1 for ages 8-16. The sessions will be 2-hours each day 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Denver Batting Center on Highway 16 North. Brochures may…

NDRA makes changes

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LINCOLNTON – The dawn of a new era in dirt late model racing has arrived, with Tuesday’s announcement that one of the most famous names in the history of the industry will return in 2009. Under the leadership North Carolina business men Larry Lee and Clint Elkins the National Dirt…

Sports Roundup

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Varsity boys HT 70, NL 30 C.J. Shope scored 16 points and Andrew Lopez added 15 points in the Rams’ win on Tuesday. A.J. McKenzie tallied 13 points and K.J. Porter recorded 10 points to lead Highland Tech (8-10, 6-5 Southern Piedmont Conference), who will play host on Friday to…