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Wolves look to regroup

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How will the Lincolnton Wolves respond after losing their first game of the season last week? That’s the million-dollar question. But head coach Scott Cloninger has simple answer for fans and his team alike. “We have to forget about what happened last week. This is a new season and we…

Still in search of win No. 1

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The West Lincoln Rebels are the only Lincoln County team still in search of their first win of the season. With expectations as high as they were after last season’s four-win season, Rebels’ fans are growing a little restless, but before too many pitchforks show up at head coach Randall…

Farris keeps rolling

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Will he or won’t he play Friday?

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Nobody has to tell first-year North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam how big of a game Friday’s Southern Piedmont opener against East Lincoln is. He already knows. After back-to-back losses at the hands of the Mustangs, the Knights enter East Lincoln’s field with a chip on their shoulder—despite being 3-2…

Can Mustangs rattle Hopkins?

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The East Lincoln Mustangs (1-4) did not get too far ahead of themselves. As tempting as it was to look past Lake Norman to the Knights of North Lincoln, they did not. Instead, they minimized their penalties-plague (only seven), got a huge performance from Thomas Huntly and Matt Warren and…

Lady Wolves beat Knights, Falcons down Panthers

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Lincolnton and North Lincoln split in volleyball Tuesday. In varsity, the Lady Wolves won 3-0;25-22, 25-15, 25-15. Jessie Cline paced Lincolnton with 17 points, while Kim Zuniga contributed 13 points. Kendal Bradley, Charlotte Clark and Hannah Parker had 12 apiece in the win. Chasity Morgan led the Knights with 11…

Sports Briefs

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Katrina Fishing Shootouts The Fishin’ Friends group opened a series of Friday Night “Katrina Shootouts” at the Midway Marina on Lake Norman last Friday. Each tournament will be a stand alone event. No points system. No Fishoff. Just the same payoff as a regular season event. $40 per boat to…

Lincolnton downed by Shelby Golden Lions 20-7

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SHELBY–Considering the formidable schedule and a roster dominated by underclassmen, Lincolnton football coach Scott Cloninger cannot be too disappointed with the Wolves` 4-1 record in the non-conference games. That record could have been a spotless 5-0, but Friday night at Blanton Stadium, the Wolves ran into a team that was…

Wildcats `Hunt-ed` down

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Explosive senior Thomas Huntley may not have scored a special teams touchdown in East Lincoln’s 25-14 victory over Lake Norman Friday night, but he did everything else in helping first-year coach Mike Byus record his first win in the green and orange. No worries about Huntley not returning one for…

Sports Briefs

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Katrina Fishing Shootouts start The Fishin’ Friends group opened a series of Friday Night “Katrina Shootouts” at the Midway Marina on Lake Norman last Friday. Each tournament will be a stand alone event. No points system. No Fishoff. Just the same payoff as a regular season event. $40 per boat…