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Iromen edge out Rams 42-35 in OT

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CHERRYVILLE — It was the game that never would end. In a wild, three-hour shootout on homecoming night at Rudisill Stadium, Cherryville outlasted Highland Tech 42-35 in overtime. Thomas Bess completed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Terry Whisnant on a slant route on Cherryville’s first overtime possession. Geraldo Salazar kicked…

Alltel car will pit stop in Denver

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DENVER — This week, race fans in Denver, North Carolina will have the opportunity to test their pit crew skills on an authentic racecar. Alltel Wireless, America’s largest network, announced today that a replica of the No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger, driven by 2008 Daytona 500 Champion Ryan Newman, will…

Mustangs’ offense explodes

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DENVER — A high ankle sprain to East Lincoln starting quarterback Josh Wilson gave Preston Perry a chance to shine, and the junior backup took advantage of the opportunity as the Mustangs rolled to a 49-14 victory Friday night against Lincolnton. “You know you’ve done something good when you can…

Vikings shutout West Lincoln 44-0

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SOUTH IREDELL —West Lincoln ran into a brick wall Friday night at South Iredell as the Vikings registered a 44-0 shutout over the Rebels in an SPC contest. The Vikings (3-4, 1-1) held the Rebels to just 191 yards total offense including zero passing yards. Sophomore running back Kyle Arias…

Yellow Jackets upset bid prevented by

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BESSEMER CITY – There’s no need for Matt Beam to quit his day job as head coach of the North Lincoln football team. But if he does, he may try his hand at screenwriting because it sure looks like he has a hit on his hands —“The Kenny Raymer Show.”…

Roundup

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Football Pirates win The Lincoln County Pirates PeeWee football earned a close 19 -13 victory Saturday. Key performers were quarterback Corey Smith who had a touchdown and an interception. Running back Daniel Davila had a touchdown and many jarring hits on defense while running back. D.J. Cuningham added a touchdown…

Sports Briefs

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Charity tourney There will be a charity beach volleyball tournament on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help the Crossnore School, a children’s home in the North Carolina mountains. Teams will be composed of four people and at least one team member is required to be…

Rebels win for absent coach

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VALE — It’s always a mystery how a team will react or respond when a coach takes a leave of absence or is sick or injured. The West Lincoln Lady Rebels seemed to have no problem though as they defeated Highland Tech Thursday at home 3-0 (25-10, 25-19 and 26-24).…

Local coach recognized for philosophy

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DENVER — East Lincoln boys assistant head coach Chip Ashley is a basketball guru. But don’t take my word for it. Just consult Coach and Athletic Director magazine. Ashley recently had an article on the art of basketball published in the periodical. “This is the first article that I have…

Crucial tests begin this week in SPC

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Another week of Southern Piedmont football gets under way at 7:30 p.m. today as several key match-ups take place and the race for a conference title slowly begins to take shape. After a narrow 14-13 win over rival North Lincoln, East Lincoln will host the defending state champions, Lincolnton. Both…