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SPC play kicks off tonight

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Southern Piedmont Conference play begins 7:30 p.m. tonight for Lincoln County football teams. Winners will move forward to a conference championship. The most anticipated, and perhaps most heated game of the night, will be played at “The Dungeon” at North Lincoln High School as the East Lincoln Mustangs (4-1) travel…

Rebels no longer unbeaten

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VALE — As if the pressure of being undefeated and facing a rival wasn’t enough for both the East Lincoln and West Lincoln lady tennis teams, they also had to battle the wind Wednesday. Despite the elements, an upperclassmen-led Mustangs team prevailed 5-3 to move to 7-2 overall and 5-0…

Wolves earn comeback win

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DENVER — Down two games to none, the Lady Wolves volleyball team pulled off an impressive comeback against East Lincoln Thursday as it defeated the Mustangs 3-2 (14-25, 19-25, 25-18, 25-14 and 15-9). “Anytime you beat a quality team it’s a big confidence booster. We’d been up and down all…

Mustangs suffer important blow

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Big crowd. Check. Intense pressure. Check. Key win. Check. Defeating East Lincoln. Check … finally. “We’ve never beat East [Lincoln] before in a volleyball game and the girls are the ones that stepped up and did it, but I felt like they did it because they really…

Local golf teams swing for success in SPC race

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LINCOLNTON — The Lady Mustangs golf team won its first two conference matches but fell 10 strokes short on Tuesday as East Lincoln finished second with a team score of 150. The South Iredell Lady Vikings won the match with a team score of 140, but East Lincoln sophomore Mattie…

Rebel trio leads team to first win of season

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It was a great week for all four Lincoln County football teams as each picked up a win last Friday. The West Lincoln Rebels and head coach Mark Latham earned a 21-0 victory over the North Wilkes Vikings Friday to end an 11-game losing streak dating back to last season.…

WL soccer still winless

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GASTONIA — West Lincoln traveled to Highland Tech on Monday afternoon to take on the Rams in a Southern Piedmont Conference soccer match, and although the Rebels opened the game with a stellar defensive performance, they fell 9-0. The Rebel goalkeeper, Jonathan Hubbard was able to turn the Rams away…

Road race was big-gest in 22 years

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LINCOLNTON — The Apple Festival Road Race was a huge success this year as 179 runners competed, making it the biggest race in 22 years. There were a total of 14 runners in the Fun Run and 165 in the 5K race. Participants were local as well as far from…

SPC race is exciting for all

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The Southern Piedmont 1A/2A conference season gets underway Friday night, and I must tell you that I’m really looking forward to it. Non-conference games are good and exciting to a point, but there’s nothing like a Friday night when two county rivals hook up on the gridiron for not only…

Knights blank Forbush

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PUMPKIN CENTER —North Lincoln earned its biggest win of the season Friday as the Knights defeated the Forbush Falcons 50-0 at “The Dungeon” and tuned up their offense and defense in the process. “They played hard. Defensively we got after them from the start,” North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam…