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Spry signs letter of intent with Campbell University

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DENVER — Another dream came true for a former East Lincoln Mustang football player, as senior Baryn Spry signed a letter of intent to play Division I football with Campbell University last Wednesday. “It’s always been my dream to play Division I college football and I just want to thank…

Lady Rebels’ season ends

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THOMASVILLE — East Davidson jumped out to a 25-11 first quarter lead and never looked back. The defending state 2A champs played like they had something to prove last night as they handed the Rebels an opening round defeat in the 2A West girls sectional playoffs. East Davidson (28-0) was…

Wolves trapped out of playoffs

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Climax, NC — In their first round of the boys 2A West basketball state playoffs, the Lincolnton Wolves found themselves in a trap — a defensive trap — against the Providence Grove Patriots on Monday. “Things obviously didn’t go our way,” Lincolnton head coach Bob Cowie said. “Providence Grove played…

SPC Tournament Champions

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DENVER — East Lincoln senior Keith Rendleman’s double-double (32 points, 10 rebounds, steal and block) led the Mustangs to a 76-64 win in the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference boys final. “It was probably a typical East Lincoln-Cherryville battle,” Cherryville head coach Scott Harrill said. “It was close there for a…

Lady Knights complete title quest

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DENVER — With 7.6 seconds left, North Lincoln senior Ashley Thackeray sank the game-winning bucket in the final of the girls 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference basketball tournament to sink the Draughn Lady Wildcats’ perfect record against league opponents and earn the Lady Knights their first-ever conference tournament title. “It feels…

B-ball playoffs start today

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As the Lady Knights and East Lincoln Mustangs enjoyed their 1A/2A Southern Piedmont titles, other teams were busy preparing for postseason play. Three of the four Lincoln County girls’ teams qualified for the 2A West playoffs, with the Lady Knights being the only team to host a first-round game. The…

Wrestling season finished

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WINSTON-SALEM — Eight Lincoln County wrestlers qualified for the individual 2A West state tournament this past weekend. The West Lincoln Rebels sent six wrestlers with two placing in the top six as Ryan Spivey (112-pound weight class) and Brad Owens, both seniors, had a good weekend. Spivey placed third while…

Sports Roundup

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Middle School Basketball Falcons still undefeated The East Lincoln Middle School boys basketball team defeated Burns Friday 43-40 in overtime. Scoring for East were Garrett Young 19, Danny Sullivan 12, Jesse Earnhardt 5, Travis Burrage 3 & Tanner Windell 3. The Falcons record now stand at 11 – 0 on…

Knights, Mustangs make finals

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DENVER — The North Lincoln Lady Knights varsity basketball team defeated rival and No. 2 seeded East Lincoln 64-54 Wednesday night in the semifinal round of the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference tournament. Despite being outscored 38-26 in the second half the Lady Knights held on to a 10-point victory thanks…

Rebels fall short in semifinal

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BURKE COUNTY — An exciting 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference girls semifinal game came down to the last 12 seconds Wednesday, as the top-ranked Draughn Lady Wildcats varsity basketball held out for a 56-53 victory over West Lincoln in Burke County. West Lincoln had two shots to take the lead with…