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McClain, Torbert honored

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North Lincoln High School has named seniors Emily Torbert and Jordan McClain as school winners for the 2007 Wendy’s High School Heisman award. “Emily and Jordan are future leaders and will represent their school well in the next phase of judging,” said Archie Griffin, the only two-time winner of the…

Cherryville cousins lead O’Reilly Sprint car stars

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GASTONIA, NC — Wild and exciting winged Outlaw sprint car racing will headline the 2008 racing season finale at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia tonight. The United Sprint Car Series “Outlaw Thunder Tour,” presented by Lucas Oil www.uscsracing.com, roars into the fast 4/10-mile high-banked clay oval for its “Thunder in the…

Knights share first SPC title

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BESSEMER CITY — It took North Lincoln High School’s volleyball team six seasons to do it, but the Lady Knights captured a share of the Southern Piedmont Conference Wednesday with a 3-0 (25-5, 25-22 and 25-11) win over Bessemer City. The Knights (20-5, 13-2) tied with Jimmy C. Draughn (16-2,…

Wolves earn conference title

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PUMPKIN CENTER — A temperature of around 85 degrees and a 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference championship on the line was enough to make 163 cross country runners try to beat the heat and the clock Tuesday at North Lincoln High School. “It was a little bit harder going up the…

Wolves upset Mustangs

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The Lincolnton Wolves soccer team avenged an earlier 3-2 loss to the Mustangs by shutting them out 2-0 at home Monday. Lincolnton head coach Ian Meeks said playing East Lincoln is always tough. He told the guys at halftime to just play like there was nothing to lose, and they…

Players respond as pressure builds

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Two things can happen when pressure builds. Diamonds can be made … or the pipes bust. This season, some teams and players have shown some tremendous poise under pressure, but not all. As the season goes into Week 9, both players and coaches should hopefully be in rhythm as three…

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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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…