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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…

Sports Briefs

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Golf East wins again East Lincoln played a non-conference match against Southpoint Wednesday and won 136 to 155. The 136 was the team low season total. Sophomore Mattie Tobey was, again, the medalist, shooting a 35. Senior Kasi Benskin shot a 47 and Tyler Roach shot a season-low 54. Katie…

B.R.A.K.E.S. hosts first teen Pro-active Driving School

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LINCOLNTON —B.R.A.K.E.S., the charity organization founded by NHRA drag racer Doug Herbert in memory of his two sons, will hold its first Teen Pro-Active Driving School on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at zMAX Dragway. The VIP, invite-only event is intended to showcase the program to members of the media and…

Sports Briefs

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NLHS golf tourney The North Lincoln High baseball team will host the fourth annual “Fore the Love of Baseball” golf tournament fundraiser on October 4 at the Westport Golf Course in Denver, North Carolina. The money raised will be used to purchase essential items needed for the team. Registration begins…

Wolves win pre-conference meet

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PUMPKIN CENTER — It was only a pre-conference cross country meet, but it was a good start for the Lincolnton boys and girls teams, as they won the meet and edged out rival East Lincoln Tuesday at North Lincoln High School. “We’ve really been running good as a team right…

Mustangs win 2-0, hold ground

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Mustangs took advantage of the Knights’ having only 10 players on the field in the second half after a North Lincoln player earned a red card for a foul from behind with three minutes to go in the first half. East Lincoln juniors Chad Salter…

Mustangs golf wins again

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs golf team has been on stride as of late, winning the previous four out of five conference matches. Sophomore Mattie Tobey, who shot a school-best 32 in the Mustangs’ win Tuesday at Cowan’s Ford, has led the Mustangs to thinking about winning a…

Defense wins games

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As Southern Piedmont Conference play opened last Friday, both coaches and fans got a taste of just how balanced some teams were when playing one another as several games were close. Cherryville defeated West Lincoln 18-14; Lincolnton beat South Iredell 21-13 and East Lincoln narrowly defeated North Lincoln 14-13. East…

Country Club crowns champs

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincoln Country Club hosted the men’s and ladies’ senior club championship along with the ladies’ club championship this past weekend. Suzanne Gabriel won the ladies’ club championship with a low score of 155. She shot a 78 and a 77 for the title. Her husband, Jason Gabriel,…