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North, East Lincoln advance in tennis

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PUMPKIN CENTER — The North Lincoln Lady Knights tennis team upset Newton-Conover High School in the first round of state dual team competition. Newton-Conover was the No. 1 seed from the Catawba Valley Athletic Conference with an 11-5 record. North Lincoln was the No. 2 seed from the Southern Piedmont…

Wildcats win Brawl of the Carolinas tournament

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Knights end streak, Vikings

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PUMPKIN CENTER — North Lincoln head football coach Matt Beam and his Knights broke a three-game losing streak against South Iredell with a 28-16 win Friday night. “We got that monkey off our back and we’re sitting at the same spot we were last year. We’re 2-1 [in SPC play],…

East Lincoln avoids letdown, whips Cherryville 37-13

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CHERRYVILLE – East Lincoln faced the inevitable trap game Friday night after back-to-back emotional wins over county rivals North Lincoln and Lincolnton. But while underdog Cherryville gave the Mustangs a spirited battle through three quarters, East Lincoln avoided any letdown with a 37-13 win to remain unbeaten in the Southern…

Jackets sting Rebels

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VALE — The Bessemer City Yellow Jackets wasted little time in spoiling the West Lincoln Rebels’ homecoming Friday night as they came away with a 60-20 win. The Rebels were held to 254 total yards – including 184 on the ground and 70 in the air. Bessemer City did the…

Kelly kicks to next round

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Herbert reaches semi-final round in Richmond

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Doug Herbert and the Snap-on team advanced to the Semifinals on Sunday at the Virginia NHRA Nationals, race number 22 of the season and the fourth of six races in the Countdown to One. In a weekend that resulted in numerous record setting runs, Herbert’s first pass on Sunday is…

Sports Briefs

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Golf event postponed The Fall Membership Golf Outing has been rescheduled due to the prediction of rain for October 9th. The new date for the outing will be Thursday, Oct. 23. The outing will still be held at Verdict Ridge Country Club. Check in will be at 10 a.m., lunch…

Wolves win 5-0 in team effort

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves soccer team fought its way through the rain and past its county rival West Lincoln Wednesday in a very soggy 5-0 home win. “The kids are starting to be more positive and work together. They’re taking time to find their rhythm and are now in…

Coaches, players ready to lead team to victory

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Several teams look to get back on track while others try to keep the momentum going in another big night of Friday night football tonight. The East Lincoln Mustangs and Cherryville Ironmen will hook up in a meeting of Southern Piedmont Conference unbeatens. The Mustangs (6-1, 2-0) come into the…