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Popple, Turner best field

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East Lincoln took the Southern Piedmont Conference championship on the men’s side held this week. West Lincoln finished second (60), North Lincoln third (70), Lincolnton finished fourth (88). Cherryville (135), Highland Tech (154) and South Iredell (165) rounded out the team scores. Brad Popple was conference champion, running a 17:23.…

Huntley turns it all around

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Don’t let his laid-back demeanor and soft-spoken words fool you. As quickly as a smile appears on his face is how bad he wants to beat you. That’s advice all Southern Piedmont defensive backs could have used before the season. But when it comes to East Lincoln senior wideout Thomas…

Sports Briefs

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Lincoln Optimist Basketball Sign-ups are underway for basketball through Nov. 26 for Lincoln Optimist Basketball. On Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon at Byrd’s Sundries is one location and another option is on weekdays at Kate McCall (located at 317 E. Pine Street) from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Boys and girls kindergarten through…

Close to to their goal

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West Lincoln is anxious to prove to everyone last week’s 60-6 loss to conference leader Lincolnton was a fluke. After sulking about the defeat over the weekend, it was back to work on Monday, preparing for cross-county rival East Lincoln in a fight for second place in the Southern Piedmont.…

Sports Roundup

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Lady Mustangs to meet South Lincolnton fell to South Iredell 3-0; 23-25, 20-25, 25-27 Tuesday in the Southern Piedmont Conference Tournament semifinals. Jessie Cline paced Lincolnton with 16 points, 13 assists, one ace and one block. Charlotte Clark finished with 15 points and five kills, while Hannah Parker had 10…

Sports Briefs

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Sportstalk show The PC Homes “Sportstalk” show on Saturday mornings with David Keever and Mike Powell is shifting its time slot. The show, broadcast on 1050 WLON and 1590 WCSL, will move from its original 8:30 time to 9:30AM. The 90-minute weekly show will focus primarily on high school football…

Knights offense raring to go vs. Ironmen

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North Lincoln is looking forward to getting back on the field Friday, coming off a frustrating loss to South Iredell in monsoon-like conditions and an open week. Against the Vikings, the Knights, who like to pass the football, weren’t able to air it out like they had hoped due to…

Mustangs back at full strength

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The East Lincoln Mustangs (4-5, 3-1) are riding high after a convincing 42-14 victory over Bessemer City. While that was enough to be happy about, the Mustangs’ star senior running back Ryan Sykes, who originally was expected to miss four games. Fortunately for the East Lincoln faithful, Sykes missed only…

Only as good as next game

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Where is there to go for Lincolnton after an impressive 60-6 victory? Perhaps, more pointedly, how do you prepare for a winless team in the Bessemer City Yellow Jackets? Anyone who knows Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger also knows his motto, ‘We’re going to take them one game at a…

Mustangs gallop over the Yellow Jackets 42-14

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The stage is set. After East Lincoln’s 42-14 thrashing of Bessemer City Friday, the Mustangs will face cross-county rival West Lincoln Friday in a battle for second place. The Mustangs (4-5, 3-1) hung 28 points on the Yellow Jackets in the first quarter, which forced a coaching dilemma for Mustangs…