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Arruza’s big night not enough for Knights

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North Surry had just four losses entering Wednesday night’s second round of the 2A State Playoffs and Kent Brown was determined not to pick up No. 5. Brown poured in 17 points in the second half in helping lift the Greyhounds to a 71-57 victory over North Lincoln. An athletic…

Lady Rebels stunned in double OT

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels were poised for a deep run in the 2A State Basketball Playoffs after going 17-0 in the Southern Piedmont. But unfortunately, that run was all too short lived as they fell to West Stanly 64-55 in double overtime in the first round Tuesday night on…

Mustangs hold on for round one win

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The East Lincoln Mustangs led Central Davidson by as many as 16 points in the third quarter. A furious run by the Spartans closed the gap to just four points with two minutes to play. But the Mustangs, as they’ve done time-and-time again this season sealed the deal from the…

Sports Roundup

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Knights into 2nd round The North Lincoln Knights advanced to the second round of the 2A State Playoffs beating West Stanly 59-59 Monday night. North Lincoln was led by senior A.J. Smith who poured in a game-high 24 points, while fellow senior Jordan Smith complemented him with 17 points of…

Sports Briefs

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Lincolnton Optimist Lincolnton Optimist is currently holding signups for baseball and softball. The signups are being held at Kate McCall Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The registration fee is $45 and is for boys/girls ages four and up. For…

Ironmen deny Mustang repeat

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CHERRYVILLE–Cherryville has been led all season by its two marquee players, junior point guard Cameron Lovelace (23 ppg) and junior center Justin Johnson (28 ppg). Friday night in the championship game of the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference tournament, some unsung heroes stepped into the spotlight for the Ironmen. Cherryville (23-4)…

Lady Rebels clinch title, finish 17-0 in SPC

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CHERRYVILLE–In 1996 as a Lincolnton senior, Jamie Boyles Honbaier led the Lady Wolves to an unbeaten season in conference play and to a conference tournament title. Eleven years later, Honbaier is part of another perfect season in conference play, this time as coach of the West Lincoln girls. Honbaier`s Lady…

West qualifies three

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The West Lincoln Wrestling team will be sending three wrestlers to the 1A/2A State Tournament next weekend. Matt Whittle, 112 lbs., and Clay Heafner, 285 lbs., claimed regional titles this weekend, while Logan Shronce took second place in the 152 lb. weight class. More to come on Wednesday.…

Sports Briefs

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Lincolnton Optimist Lincolnton Optimist is currently holding signups for baseball and softball. The signups are being held at Kate McCall Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The registration fee is $45 and is for boys/girls ages four and up. For…

Mustangs repeat champs?

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The Highland Tech Rams took excellent care of the basketball Wednesday night against East Lincoln. But due to an aggressive smothering defense, it didn’t seem to matter as they couldn’t do anything with it as the Mustangs advanced to the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament championship game with a convincing 46-31…