Home » Archives by category » Sports (Page 555)

Mustangs sectional runner-ups

Share This Post

West Caldwell’s Stoney Polite was anything but in 79-59 victory over East Lincoln in the No. 2 Sectional Final in the 2A State Basketball Playoffs. Polite poured in a game-high 28 points, made three 3-pointers and was 9-for-10 from the charity stripe in helping head coach Danny Anderson claim his…

Whittle 2nd in state

Share This Post

Rebels’ junior Matt Whittle had his eyes set on a second consecutive individual state championship in wrestling for West Lincoln, but it was not to be. Whittle fell to North Wilkesboro’s George Gianera 6-2 as he had to settle for state runner-up, a feat achieved last year by Dustin Hester.…

Jackets just too much

Share This Post

Lincolnton head coach Bob Cowie had one goal for his team entering Thursday night’s second round of the 2A State Basketball playoffs, play hard. His team accomplished that, but matched up against two division 1 talents, effort isn’t always enough as the Wolves found out in a 71-51 defeat to…

Ironmen on their way to Hiwassee

Share This Post

With defenders draped on sophomore big man Justin Johnson like coats on a coat-rack, junior Jamelle Jefferies took full-advantage. Jefferies connected 9-of-13 shots for a team-high 19 points in the Ironmen’s 75-64 victory Thursday night. The second-round win advances them to the sectional finals Saturday at 7 p.m. in Hiwasssee…

The Brady Bunch blows out Cats

Share This Post

If somebody would’ve said neither Trishtan Johnson or Jamelle Lowery would score 15 and the Mustangs would still beat Hibriten in the second round of the 2A State Playoffs…you would’ve laughed. But the only ones laughing were the Mustangs all the way to a 76-47 victory Thursday night. East Lincoln…

Sports Briefs

Share This Post

No county passes accepted for playoffs For those interested in attending East Lincoln’s appearance in the 2A sectional finals, admission is $5 and no Lincoln County passes will be honored. The only passes honored will be state-issued passes. That will be the case for any of Lincoln County’s teams in…

Not ready to end season just yet

Share This Post

Playing in his last home high school basketball game, Zack Gibson was determined not to go out with a loss. With a game-high 25 points, Gibson helped elevate Lincolnton over North Rowan 63-59 Tuesday night in the first round of the 2A Basketball Playoffs. Three minutes were on the clock…

Jackets sting Knights

Share This Post

The Knights had upset on their mind, but it wasn’t meant to be as a layup rolled in and out, sending them to a 58-57 loss at the hands of Lexington. With North Lincoln ahead at the half, late in the third quarter, the Yellow Jackets used half-court traps to…

Mustangs are ready

Share This Post

The East Lincoln Mustangs (22-5) may have won a Southern Piedmont Conference tournament championship, but they refuse to get complacent as they enter their second-round match-up versus Hibriten (19-8) Thursday night. “We got to go out there and play like the conference tournament wasn’t a big deal. Coach (Hodges) said…

Season comes to an end for Knights and Rebels

Share This Post

East Davidson ousted North Lincoln on the Lady Knights’ home floor Monday night 66-41. The Central Carolina Conference’s No. 3 seed received 25 points from Anna Freeman and 11 points from Anna Dellapenta to pull off the first-round upset. Sophomore Kayla Alexander was the only Lady Knight in double figures…