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Rebels continue success

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The West Lincoln Wrestling team remains unbeaten in conference action as they prepare to wrestle the Lincolnton Wolves tonight. On Friday, they traveled to East Lincoln to take on the Mustangs in the first of two matches for the night. The Rebels outscored the Mustangs 72–9, with East Lincoln’s only…

Three captains living up to name

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According to Random House Webster’s Dictionary, the definition of the word captain is a person who has authority over others and/or a field leader in sports. With that being the case, a team would be fortunate to boast one player in a 15-man lineup much less three. But that’s the…

Lady Knights in conference driver’s seat

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Some expected the North Lincoln Lady Knights to be good, but few outside of the Knights locker room expected this. As the Southern Piedmont Conference schedule nears its midway point, North Lincoln is 8-6 on the season. While that’s just slightly above mediocre, what’s not mediocre is the unblemished 5-0…

Make that eight in a row for Wolves

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Lincolnton (8-1, 4-1) extended its win streak to eight with a 70-58 victory over South Iredell Tuesday night. Senior Zack Gibson paced the Wolves with 22 points, while fellow senior Lance Friday complemented him with 19 of his own. “We played pretty well. Our defense was not as good as…

Ironmen backcourt key to victory

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Sophomores Kalem Johnson and Cameron Lovelace took exception to a local newspaper that called Trishtan Johnson and Jamelle Lowery the best guard combo in the Southern Piedmont. And they played like it. Johnson and Lovelace combined for 32 points to help give the Ironmen an inside track to the first…

Sports Briefs

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Wolves to be recognized at banquet There will a football banquet on Jan. 21 to honor Lincolnton’s state runner-up football team. Tickets are $10 and will include a meal. To purchase tickets please see any Lincolnton football coach. Lincolnton state championship shirts T-shirts and sweatshirts are currently on sale commemorating…

Continuing to be a force

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Women`s Roundup

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Lady Knights roll 72-48 North Lincoln remains unblemished in Southern Piedmont play with a convincing 72-48 victory over Bessemer City Tuesday night. Sophomore Kayla Alexander paced the Lady Knights with 23 points, while senior Alyssa Lowe netted 16. Caroline Farris contributed 12 in the victory. McCaskill scored a game-high 27…

Men`s Roundup

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Knights end skid The North Lincoln Knights broke a four-game losing streak with a 71-66 victory over Bessemer City. Kenny Bethea scored a game-high 19 points to lead North Lincoln (3-11, 2-3), while Kyle Baker also finished in double figures with 12. “It’s wonderful for the boys’ hard work to…

Wilson earns full-ride

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Western Carolina head men’s basketball coach Larry Hunter announced Friday that former walkon Eric Wilson (Lincolnton, N.C./Lincolnton HS) will be put on full scholarship this semester. The sophomore guard has started 13 of 16 games to date for the Catamounts and currently ranks sixth in the Southern Conference in 3-point…