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Mustangs to face Wolves Friday

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East Lincoln beat North Gaston Tuesday night 53-48 behind Trishtan Johnson’s 17 points. Leading by three points with less than a minute remaining, the Mustangs converted six-of-eight from the charity stripe to seal the win. Jamelle Lowery contributed 15 points, while Alex Newsome chipped in with eight to help improve…

End of an era

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Call it a miracle, call him Mt. Rojas

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Perhaps no one appreciated playing in the state championship like senior defensive tackle Roger Rojas. Rojas missed the first five games of the season after two back surgeries. Football was out of the question; he was just trying to do simpler things—such as walking. “For about a week, I couldn’t…

Truly two of a kind

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Seniors Zack Gibson and Lance Friday may have played their last high school down, but their legacy of heart and stellar play will never be forgotten. Gibson and Friday both left their heart on the field Saturday at Kenan Stadium. Friday paced the Wolves with 11 tackles, while Gibson connected…

Clinton derails Wolves` dreams

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It’s every quarterback’s dream to march their team down the field in the state championship. Senior Zack Gibson did just that on the 2A State Championship’s final drive Saturday at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. Unfortunately for the Lincolnton Wolves, the 8-yard strike to sophomore tight end Demery Brewer just…

Seniors left to ponder what could`ve been as careers end

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For the 18 seniors that played the final game of their prep career Saturday, they have plenty to be proud of. Lincolnton bested the mark set by the 1993 and 1994 editions that both went 13-2 on their way to a state title and runner-up finish. This year’s team compiled…

Rebels down Devils

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West Lincoln (2-2) held on to beat Maiden 55-47 Thursday night at home. The Rebels were up by 18 points with three and a half minutes to play. After both teams put in reserves, Maiden’s Logan Rogas hit two three pointers, while Justin Wilson and Jeremy England both hit one…

Wolves duo strikes fear in foes

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Batman and Robin, Andy and Barney, Mario and Luigi, Gibson and Wilson? Like any great duo, senior quarterback Zack Gibson and sophomore C.J. Wilson have shown throughout the season they have what it takes. Overcoming adversity? Check. Working together for the common good? Check. Complementing each other? Check. Gibson, the…

Sports Briefs

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Advance tickets for championship Tickets to Lincolnton’s home playoff game versus Clinton will be on sale for $9 apiece at Lincoln Athletics, Byrd’s Sundries, City Lunch and Lincolnton High School. Kickoff is slated for noon. If one waits to purchase their ticket at the gate at Kennan Stadium, the cost…

Avery named best wrestler

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The West Lincoln wrestling team was in action Saturday at St. Stephens High School in the annual Indian Classic. Senior Matt Avery wrestled his way through the championship defeating Chapel Hill’s Sam Nackman in the 140-pound weight class. At the conclusion of the tournament, Avery was awarded Most Outstanding Wrestler,…