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Perfect season

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East Lincoln downed South Iredell 8-1 Tuesday to finish the regular season undefeated. Alex Willhite, Drew Keener, Kendall Law, Houston Stokes, Adam Pressley and Carson Leonhardt all notched wins in singles play. In doubles, Keener/Pressley and Payton Conner/Stokes earned victories. “The boys wrapped up an undefeated conference season with a…

Rebels fighting for the playoffs after loss

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A team that once won seven games in row and looked to be a lock to make the playoffs now may finds its playoff life in jeopardy. The Rebels (16-7, 8-5) will enter the last night of the regular season in a must-win situation. There is, however, an outside shot…

Sports Briefs

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Softball Tourney There will be a SSAA Qualifier Tournament presented by Hooters of Gastonia/SSO/Rush Energy Drink will have a three-game guaranteed softball tournament for D and E teams this Saturday at Ferguson Park in Gastonia. The entry fee is $165 per team. Hooters of Gastonia will hold its annual benefit…

Yellow Jackets sting Rebels 8-6

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The West Lincoln Rebels (15-6, 7-4) let a golden opportunity slip through their fingers. Having won seven games in a row and with a chance to put themselves in first place, the Rebels fell 8-6 to Bessemer City (14-7, 9-3) on their home field. Devin Shufford turned out to be…

Lincolnton left seeing Grey, fall 9-1

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After falling to Bessemer City on Tuesday, the Mustangs of East Lincoln knew how important it was for them to win their final three Southern Piedmont games. Riding solid pitching from sophomore Jesse Guice and receiving a huge night from senior leader Greyson Schram, they downed Lincolnton 9-1 Friday night.…

Ironmen still tied for first

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PUMPKIN CENTER–It was a moment in North Lincoln baseball history that was both celebration and disappointment all rolled into one. The Knights played their first home game under the lights Friday night, but a 4-2 loss to visiting Cherryville cast a dark shadow on the team`s state playoff hopes. North…

Copperheads win

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The Carolina Copperheads 10U based in Lincolnton won the USSSA Easter Championships held recently. This 8-team tournament brought teams from all over the Charlotte metro area to play at George Poston Park in Lowell and Martha Rivers Park in Gastonia. Our first game Friday night was against the Queen City…

Lady Knights take SP Crown

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Despite back-to-back third place finishes in the N.C. Softball Final Four, there was one thing the Lady Knights of North Lincoln had never done — win a conference championship and sweep Cherryville. With a 9-7 victory over the Lady Ironmen Thursday night, both things changed as the Lady Knights head…

Mustangs odds-on favorite to take SP title

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Lonnie Custer will return to North Lincoln Wednesday in hopes of leading the East Lincoln Mustangs to a Southern Piedmont championship. Looking at the Mustangs, while it’s not a forgone conclusion, it’s a pretty safe bet, as arguably no team in the conference has such a well-rounded group. Jumpers, distance…

Unquestioned leader

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Ask anybody associated with West Lincoln baseball who the leader of the team is and the answer will be the same — Paul Finger. When most people think of leading, they think of someone who will vocally lead, but Finger leads by example. “Paul is not very vocal. He plays…