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Beast in the paint

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CHERRYVILLE—Justin Johnson and Cameron Lovelace combined for 63 points, and Cherryville’s trapping defense forced 27 turnovers in a 99-75 win over Lincolnton Tuesday night at Nixon Gym. Johnson, a 6-7 senior center who is Cherryville’s all-time scoring leader, scored 37 points on 17-for-22 shooting as the Ironmen completed the first…

Senior night is a smashing success for West Lincoln Rebels

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The West Lincoln Rebels made Senior Night memorable with two lopsided victories over North Lincoln and North Henderson Friday. On a night that saw Wesley Nale, Jesse Navey, Ethan Peterson, Holden Prater and Clay Heafner recognized, the Rebels shut out the Knights 75-0 before dismissing North Henderson 66-9. Thursday night,…

Sports Roundup

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Mustangs crush the Vikings The East Lincoln Mustangs didn’t get caught looking ahead to Friday night’s showdown versus Cherryville as they crushed South Iredell 71-37 Tuesday on the road. Five Mustangs (11-5, 5-1) scored in double-figures in the win: Keith Rendleman, who had 18 points; Adrian Forney, who scored a…

His favorite? Rendleman isn’t sure

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Ask East Lincoln star Keith Rendleman what his favorite sport is and you won’t get a clear answer. “I grew up training for basketball, but when I got to high school I got more interested in football, so it’s kind of evening out right now.” While the 6-foot-6-inch athlete’s favorite…

JV Roundup

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Lady JV Rebels still perfect The West Lincoln JV Lady Rebels beat the Lady Knights 26-21 Friday to remain unbeaten in the Southern Piedmont. Courtney Holt paced West Lincoln, which improves to 7-2 and 5-0 on the season, with seven points. Jennifer Bryson and Sara Willis each had five points,…

Mustangs in sole possession of second with 48-34 home win

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East Lincoln head coach Neil Hodges expected Friday’s matchup versus county rival Lincolnton to be a barnburner and for a half it was. But the Mustangs opened the second half with a 10-2 run en route to a 48-34 victory. Junior Keith Rendleman scored nearly half of the Mustangs’ points…

Sports Roundup

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Knights pick up first conference win, West Lincoln avenges loss North Lincoln is no longer winless in the Southern Piedmont. The Knights beat West Lincoln 54-48 Friday night for their first conference win. David Ward scored a team-high 14 points, while fellow-senior Montreal Wilson had 12 points in the win.…

Brewer commits, Wilson gets offer from N.C. State

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Sometimes it’s not a matter of if something is going to happen, but when. That was exactly the case with Lincolnton seniors Demery Brewer and C.J. Wilson. Until Thursday, mainly smaller colleges had been the only schools to offer either football star. But that changed in a big way Thursday…

Still unbeaten

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Sports Briefs

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Prep Athlete Combine Phoenix Physical Therapy and Sports Performance of Denver is conducting a prep athlete combine on Feb. 2 at North Lincoln High School’s football stadium. From 9 a.m. – noon. The combine will be open to any middle school or high school athlete and will test in the…