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Night to remember for Heafner

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West Lincoln High School did something it has never done before last Friday night – retire someone’s jersey. The recipient was 2002 graduate and former Davidson standout Jay Heafner. During his four-year career with the Rebels, Heafner was a three-time all-conference player, two-time Gaston Gazette selection and averaged 18 wins…

Duo lifts Ironmen in blowout win

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It was an absolutely dominating offensive display put on by the Cherryville Ironmen Tuesday night in an 84-67 victory over North Lincoln. The Ironmen built a 44-30 lead as both teams entered the lockerroom and never looked back led by junior Justin Johnson. Johnson had 23 points and 13 boards….…

Rebels pass the test

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels are still unbeaten after a 44-33 victory over South Iredell Tuesday night. Senior Jessie Watts had 14 points and four steals, while Sarah Norman had 12 points and five boards in the win for the Lady Rebels (12-7, 9-0). Beth Pittman had five steals in…

Rebels’ ‘strong’ victory

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The West Lincoln Rebels beat South Iredell Tuesday night behind a big night from senior center Eric Armstrong. Armstrong, who was challenged before the game by the Rebels coaching staff, responded with a season-high 13 points and 10 rebounds including a 7-0 run to begin the second half. “Eric was…

Sports Roundup

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Lady Rebels still perfect Entering Friday night, the West Lincoln Lady Rebels were perfect through their first seven Southern Piedmont games. But with North Lincoln, who is quickly becoming one of the Rebels chief rivals, coming to town coach Jaime Honbaier was a little bit concerned entering the game. It…

Heafner has jersey retired

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Smith duo leads Knights over Rebels, 58-55 in hard-fought win

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The North Lincoln Knights may not have anything against Jay Heafner, but they certainly acted like it Friday night. On a special night that saw former West Lincoln star and former Davidson standout Jay Heafner get his jersey retired at halftime, the Knights made just enough plays in crunch time…

Mustangs in first place

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The East Lincoln Mustangs are now in first place after holding on for a 41-40 victory over Highland Tech Wednesday night. Highland (13-3, 5-2) entered the game just like East Lincoln with both sitting at 5-1 in the Southern Piedmont. Despite a furious Rams comeback, a deep 3-pointer out of…

Rebels stay perfect

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West Lincoln beat Bessemer City 56-40 Wednesday night to remain undefeated in the Southern Piedmont. Sarah Norman paced the Lady Rebels with 14 points and seven boards, while Beth Pittman had 12 points and Elle Tallent also was in double-figures with 10. Also contributing in the win were: Miranda Sigmon,…

Wolves hang on

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Lincolnton beat Cherryville Wednesday night 36-33 in women’s varsity action. Jessie Cline led the Lady Wolves with 12 points, while both Shanta Elmore and Brittney Jones had eight apiece. Megan Bridges scored a team-high nine points for the Lady Ironmen in the loss, while Meggan Farnsworth had six. Lady Wolves…