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Cavs end Rebels’ season

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West Lincoln traveled to East Rutherford Friday night for an opening round game in the 2AA state playoffs. It marked the first time the Rebels had ever played in a postseason game. The Rebels were rewarded a playoff spot after a third place finish in conference play while the Cavaliers…

Sykes runs wild in Mustangs home playoff victory

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Ashe County knew entering the game to beat East Lincoln, they would need to stop Mustang seniors Thomas Huntley and Ryan Sykes. Despite doing everything they could to prevent both from turning in explosive plays, Huntley and Sykes made enough big plays to garner what’s believed to be East Lincoln’s…

Wilson’s five TDs lead Wolves

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On a night in which three of Lincolnton`s previous undefeated teams were honored, the Wolves of the present put on an offensive show outscoring the Cougars of Mountain Heritage 48-20 at Memorial Stadium. C.J. Wilson scored five touchdowns, two receiving and three rushing, to pace the Wolves offensive attack that…

Sports Briefs

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Wolves playoff tickets on sale Tickets to Lincolnton’s home playoff game versus Red Springs will be on sale for $6 apiece at Lincoln Athletics, Byrd’s Sundries, City Lunch and Lincolnton High School. No passes that are not North Carolina High School Athletic Association passes will be honored—county passes fall under…

7 named to all-SP team

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Seven players were named to the Southern Piedmont’s 1A/2A All-Conference volleyball team recently. For Southern Piedmont runner-up East Lincoln, Kassi Henry and Lauren were rewarded for their stellar play, being named all-conference. Hannah Parker and Charlotte Clark were selected from the Lincolnton Lady Wolves. West Lincoln’s Sara Elmore and April…

Sports Briefs

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Wolves playoff tickets on sale Tickets to Lincolnton’s home playoff game versus Mount Heritage will be on sale Lincoln Athletics, Byrd’s Sundries, City Lunch and Lincolnton High School. No passes that are not North Carolina High School Athletic Association passes will be honored—county passes fall under that category. Knights playoff…

Popple finishes 2nd, pair to sign Friday

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East Lincoln’s Brad Popple capped his impressive senior cross country campaign as state runner-up at Tanglewood Park in the cross country championships Saturday. Popple, who was Southern Piedmont conference champion, ran a 16:22 to finish second and help the Mustangs to an 11th-place finish. Lincolnton’s freshman Morgan Turner turned in…

Wolves No. 1 in final poll

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The final AP high school football poll of the regular season was released Tuesday and the Lincolnton Wolves are ranked number one. The Wolves received fifteen of the possible twenty first place votes, with number two ranked South Columbus receiving four, and number four ranked Northeastern the other. With Brevard…

Knights to take on Lions

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Facing the No. 8 team in the state Shelby is never easy, but the North Lincoln Knights find themselves in an even more precarious situation this week. The No. 5 seed Golden Lions are fresh off the heels of a 23-21 loss at the hands of Cleveland County foe East…

Been a long time

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While everyone has taken notice of Lincolnton, the No. 2 team in the state, another county team has quietly put together quite a run. The East Lincoln Mustangs have won six of their last seven games, after beginning the season 0-4. It takes time for a team to learn a…