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Olympic takes Shootout

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Mustangs had a very productive summer for their boys varsity basketball program to say the least. After Thursday’s 74-29 defeat in the championship game of the Mustang Summer Shootout II, how else could the Mustangs look at the loss but as a positive because they…

Carpenter is named new AD

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PUMPKIN CENTER —Jonathon Carpenter was approved as the athletic director for North Lincoln High School during Wednesday’s Lincoln County Board of Education meeting. North Lincoln High Principal Rick Freeman stated the following after the action of the board: “I am very pleased to have Jon stepping in to serve as…

Local girl earns tumbling honors

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Tryon All-Stars earn runner-up at state tournament

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Sports Briefs

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WL V-ball workouts West Lincoln High School Volleyball summer workouts will begin on Tuesday, July 14 from 9-11 a.m. in the old gym. This is for both JV and varsity girls. Workouts will also be held on Wednesday and Thursday at the same time. Players wanted for team A local…

Hall’s slam evens series

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GRANITE FALLS — After having trouble at the plate with runners in scoring position the entire game, Caldwell County Post 29 struck when it mattered the most. Dalton Hall ended Game 2 with a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 10th inning as Caldwell Post 29 defeated Cherryville…

League shows signs of growth

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LINCOLNTON — The saying goes that all good things come to those who wait. Lincoln County will have to wait to see if that old proverb truly applies to its ladies basketball programs. The third consecutive week for the girl’s summer basketball league continued Monday and Tuesday as teams proceed…

Sports Briefs

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Players wanted for team A local 10-and-under travel baseball team known as the Regulators is looking to fill spots for the fall. The team will begin playing around the beginning of August and look to continue through the fall. If interested call (704) 300-0087. Boger City Optimist Boger City Optimist…

Benfield, offense lead Post 100

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CHERRYVILLE — Adam Benfield went the distance on the mound as Post 100 defeated Caldwell County Post 29 6-2 in Game 1 of the best of five series at Fraley Field Sunday night in Cherryville. Benfield, a Burns High School product, scattered six hits, while walking three and striking out…

Baker competing well

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What a difference two years can make. When Laura played the Great Eight Challenge in 2007 she won one singles match (by default), two doubles matches, and one singles final. In 2009, Baker swept the three singles matches, three doubles matches and the singles final. Baker finishes her Girls 16-and-under…