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Knights keep winning, Eagles down Victory

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North Lincoln downed Bessemer City 56-32 Tuesday night behind Ashley Thackeray and Kathryn Thorne. Thackeray, only a freshman, and Thorne led the Lady Knights (14-7, 11-1) in scoring with 14 points. Thorne also had nine rebounds. Kayla Alexander contributed 11 points and five steals to the win. Danielle Sturgis and…

Sports Roundup

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Wolves dominant, Baker lifts North Lincolnton dominated in a 76-39 victory over South Iredell in Troutman Tuesday night. Senior Lance Friday poured in 19 points, while sophomore C.J. Wilson contributed 12 points in the lopsided win. “Tonight we played as well as any team I’ve ever had at Lincolnton. We…

Oh, what a game!

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What West Lincoln senior Sara Elmore did against Highland Tech was rare in every sense of the word. Elmore, the team’s leading scorer with 12 points per entering the game, established career-highs in points, rebounds and steals Tuesday. A six-foot forward/center, Elmore poured in 42 points, ripped down 15 boards…

Mustangs avenge loss 77-72

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When a team nearly blows a 17-point lead, it usually crumbles, falls and loses the ballgame. Good thing senior guards Jamelle Lowery and Trishtan Johnson have strong backs, because they refused to let the Mustangs collapse in a 77-72 victory over Cherryville Tuesday night. Lowery scored 13 of his team-high…

Elmore lifts Rebels

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West Lincoln finds itself in sole possession of third place after a convincing 50-34 victory over Cherryville Friday night. The Lady Rebels (8-11, 6-4) outscored the Lady Ironmen 22-2 in the third quarter to gain a 40-19 advantage. “We had a bunch of turnovers at halftime and I told them,…

Lincolnton wins, Mustangs down Vikings

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Lincolnton wins, Mustangs down Vikings Seniors Lance Friday and Zack Gibson both scored 20 or more as Lincolnton beat Bessemer City 79-65 Friday night. Friday poured in a team-high 21 points, while Gibson complemented him with 20 for the Wolves (11-3, 7-3). The Yellow Jackets played zone the whole game…

Great Escape: Ironmen still perfect

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The Rebels (5-15, 2-8) were hitting on all cylinders and the crowd was in a frenzy Friday night. Yet Southern Piedmont Conference leader Cherryville (19-1, 10-0) remained unfazed, kept its composure and found a way to escape with an 80-76 victory on West Lincoln’s home floor. Back-to-back 3-pointers by a…

Rebels take SP title

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The West Lincoln Rebels claimed their fourth consecutive conference title last night when they defeated the Cherryville Ironmen 68-6. This was the Rebels eleventh conference title in the past twelve years. With this win, the Rebel wrestlers improved their four year conference record to 23 -0. Coach Butch Ross was…

Forgotten guards make big splash

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Sophomores Cameron Lovelace and Kalem Johnson may play in two of their teammates’ shadows, but the way they’re playing don’t expect that to last long. Senior Antonio Griggs averages 18 points, seven rebounds and six steals per contest, while Justin Johnson (see above) also pours in 18 with 11 boards…

Young trio has Ironmen at No. 1

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As the 6-foot-7 leader of the 18-1, 9-0 Cherryville Ironmen, the No. 1 team in the state in 1A basketball, 15-year old center Justin Johnson has a lot of pressure on him. While it might not be the weight of the world, it’s certainly the weight of Cherryville. So how…