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Knights held to one hit

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Emily Self pitched a one-hitter for the Lady Ironmen softball team as Cherryville (14-5, 10-2) scored one run in the first and four in the fourth to defeat second place North Lincoln 5-0 Thursday. “It was a big win. It sets up a showdown on Tuesday at West Lincoln,” Cherryville…

Freeman signs with Davidson

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Sports Roundup

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Baseball EL 9, S. Iredell 1 The Mustangs got a good pitching performance from Drew Spear, who also led the team offensively in East Lincoln’s 9-1 win Thursday. Spear (4-2) was the winning pitcher as he went five innings, giving up one earned run and striking out seven. Spear went…

Sports Briefs

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Softball tournament Hooters of Gastonia/Elite Sportswear/SSO Softball will hold the Lincoln County Bash Softball tournament on Saturday at the Lincolonton City Park in Lincolnton. Spaces are limited to the first eight teams to enter. Class E teams only. SSO softball will hold the first led of the SSAA Triple Crown…

Herbert aims to continue march toward championship

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Doug Herbert, owner and driver of the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster, advanced to the quarterfinal round of the rain delayed NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Once the rain subsided and track drying had been completed, Herbert squared off against Doug Kalitta in a battle of the tool companies for…

Sports Roundup

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Softball NL 11, HT 8 North Lincoln (12-9, 8-3) came out on top of Tuesday’s slugfest as they defeated Highland Tech 11-8 at home. Both teams combined for 39 hits and 19 runs. “We hit the ball well but our defense did not play at the normal level of intensity,”…

Sports Briefs

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EL golf tournament The East Lincoln sports Booster Club will hold their fifth annual golf tournament on May 5 to benefit East Lincoln High School’s athletic programs and facilities. The tournament will be held at Cowan’s Ford Golf Club with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. It will be a four-person…

Rebels slide by Ironmen in standings

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Steven Huss tripled with one out in the bottom of the seventh and would score the game’s only run on an Ethan Beck sacrifice fly RBI as West Lincoln defeated Cherryville 1-0 Tuesday at home. “I though Huss had a great night all around. To go up there and make…

West Lincoln blanks Lady Wolves 3-0

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The Lady Rebels got three runs in the fifth inning and Ashley Rhyne threw a two-hitter as West Lincoln (12-6, 9-2) defeated Lincolnton 3-0 at home Tuesday. “I told them before the game started that the game meant a lot more to them [Lincolnton] then it did to us,” West…

Rhyne and North Lincoln experience a Lady Knights tale

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In only her fourth year as the North Lincoln head girls track and field coach Lynn Rhyne is beginning to see the results of her teams hard work finally pay off. The Lady Knights earned their first Southern Piedmont Conference title in the school history last Thursday and Rhyne earned…