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Gifted duo leading Mustangs

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If it wasn’t for different jersey numbers and a slight difference in height, you would swear East Lincoln had cloned its best player. Why? Both No. 5 and No. 10 can shoot the three, both can take their man off the dribble, can dunk the basketball, both can light up…

Sports Briefs

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Wolves to be recognized at banquet There will a football banquet on Jan. 21 to honor Lincolnton’s state runner-up football team. Tickets are $10 and will include a meal. To purchase tickets please see any Lincolnton football coach. Lincolnton state championship shirts T-shirts and sweatshirts are currently on sale commemorating…

Mustangs too much for Jackets, Rebels fall

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East Lincoln crushed Bessemer City 78-37 Tuesday night. After losing in the First Charter Holiday Classic’s championship, the Mustangs got back on the right track behind 19 points from Trishtan Johnson. Six-foot-7 Alex Newsome added 15, as he continues to emerge as a viable threat in what looks to be…

Johnson lifts Ironmen past North

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CHERRYVILLE–The North Lincoln girls recorded another important road win Tuesday night in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference basketball race. And it turned out to be a lot easier than coach Mark Lackey ever dreamed. The Lady Knights beat an undermanned Cherryville team 53-29 to raise their SPC record to 3-0…

Sports Briefs

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Wolves to be recognized at banquet There will a football banquet on Jan. 21 to honor Lincolnton’s state runner-up football team. Tickets are $10 and will include a meal. To purchase tickets please see any Lincolnton football coach. Lincolnton state championship shirts T-shirts and sweatshirts are currently on sale commemorating…

Mustangs title dreams shattered

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The stage was set. At home, nine-game winning streak and a chance to win the First Charter Holiday Classic for the very first time. Unfortunately Al’lonzo Coleman had perfection on his mind — err, almost, as he led Vance past East Lincoln 71-62 Friday night in the title game. The…

Welcome to the club

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Alyssa Lowe has an abnormally quick release shooting the basketball. Guess that’s what happens when you’ve played basketball ever since you can remember. As soon as a pass hits her hands, the ball is in the air for one of her three-point attempts. One thing is definite — it works.…

Wolves win Holiday Clash title

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The Lincolnton Wolves got off to a late start, but judging by their play it’s hard to tell. With a renewed focus on defense, the Wolves won the third annual Peoples Bank Holiday Clash Friday night on their home court 65-56. After holding on 63-60 against county rival North Lincoln,…

Knights win Peoples Bank Clash

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It was quite a two days for Alyssa Lowe. No, she didn’t set the nets on fire in a 12-point performance against West Lincoln in the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash’s Championship game, but she did make arguably the biggest shot in the Knights’ 45-40 victory. With two and half minutes…

Rebels lose key player, keep on fighting

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Losing leading scorer Taylor Woodie to season-ending knee surgery did not make Rebels head coach Chad Wright panic. Instead he implored guards Brandon Friday and Casey Gee to emerge as legitimate threats. “Brandon Friday and Casey Gee are really starting to elevate their game to fill that void,” Wright said.…