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Sports Roundup

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West pulls off big upset Cherryville jumped out to a 12-0 lead before hanging on for a 74-63 victory over Highland Tech Wednesday night. Six-foot-seven sensation Justin Johnson paced the Ironmen in scoring with 27 points, including 11-of-12 from the charity stripe. Fellow sophomore Cameron Lovelace continued his recent high…

Lady Rebels now turn their focus to conference crown

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West Lincoln head coach Jaime Honbaier has quite a hectic day today, but she would have it no other way. Honbaier woke up at 5 a.m. this morning to make a three-hour trek to attend a conference necessary to complete her lateral entry to become certified as a high school…

Third time no charm for Wolves

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The third time was supposed to be a charm for the Lincolnton Wolves Wednesday night. But the senior-guard combo of Trishtan Johnson and Jamelle Lowery, along with some lock-down defense, had other ideas in a 59-45 victory. In any sport, it’s hard for any team to beat another three times…

Snyder makes Limestone debut

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Former Lincolnton pitcher Kyle Snyder’s career is underway at Limestone. Snyder has appeared in two JV games on the mound. In a game suspended due to darkness versus Blue Ridge, the southpaw pitched four innings, gave up three earned runs, struck out three and walked five. In his second outing…

Calling the shots

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Men`s Roundup

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West Lincoln loses first game West Lincoln’s season came to an end versus top-seed Cherryville Monday night 97-53 in the first round of the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament. Sophomore Cameron Lovelace continues to emerge, as he scored 21 of a game-high 27 in the first half. Fellow-sophomore Justin Johnson also…

Women`s Roundup

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Rebels want to reverse fortune vs. NL West Lincoln’s JV Lady Rebels beat Lincolnton 35-25 Friday to finish with a perfect 10-0 record in the Southern Piedmont. Sarah Norman led the Rebels with 14 points, while Miranda Sigmon contributed seven. Brittney Morrow led the Lady Wolves with 13. Harlie Roberts…

Could third time be a charm?

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With Lincolnton and East Lincoln both winning Monday night, it set up another showdown between the two Lincoln County teams. So far, the Mustangs have had the Wolves’ number, winning both games they’ve played against them this season. While Wolves’ head coach Bob Cowie knows his team hasn’t had much…

Honoring the Champs

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Sports Roundup

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Wolves down Rebels P.J. Hamright’s 19 points and nine rebounds helped lift Lincolnton over West Lincoln 76-53 Friday night. Hamright was one of three players for the Wolves in double-figures as seniors Zack Gibson scored 15 and Lance Friday finished with 14. “He (P.J.) played well. He was able to…