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Rhyne wins pitcher’s duel

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Most pitchers would be pleased with a 12-strikeout performance. Ashley Rhyne is not most pitchers. The gifted sophomore, who has a work ethic to match, struck out 12 batters for West Lincoln (9-2, 4-0) versus county rival Lincolnton (5-3, 3-3) in a 6-2 victory Thursday night. Still she wasn’t happy…

Rebels rally from one run down to knock off Mustangs 3-2

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Korey Martin had been in that place before. But it was nonetheless a sweet feeling. With his team trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth, the junior’s two-run homer proved to be the difference-maker, as West downed Lincoln County rival East Lincoln 3-2 Tuesday night. “It was a fastball.…

Lady Knights fight back in second half, win 2-1

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“Rough.” That was North Lincoln’s head coach description of Monday’s game against South Iredell as the Lady Knights came away with a 2-1 victory Pressley say the girls came out slow as the Lady Vikings (2-8-1) took a very early 1-0 lead. “We came out flat and we weren’t playing…

Miller excels on the mound

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It should come as no surprise Tripp Miller is mentally tough on the diamond. After all, he was a linebacker last winter for North Lincoln’s football team that advanced to the third round of the 2A state playoffs. Although Miller’s only pitched two years in his baseball career, and has…

Stingrays finish as runner-ups

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Gators qualify for state

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It was a successful trip to Asheville this past weekend for the Lincoln Gators. The 14-and-under team opened the Western Regional Qualifiers with a 79-39 win Friday. Guided by Deric Whitworth, the Gators went on to finish 3-0 in pool play through Saturday. Although Sunday wasn’t nearly as successful, dropping…

Sports Roundup

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Knights win golf match The North Lincoln Knights won a Southern Piedmont Conference golf match Monday afternoon. Guided by head coach Mark Lackey, the Knights bested Highland Tech by 36 strokes. Lincolnton and South Iredell tied for third with 330. East Lincoln finished fourth with 342 with West Lincoln and…

Sports Briefs

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EL Baseball Camp Chris Matile is holding the East Lincoln Mustangs’ Children Baseball Camp Saturday from noon – 3 p.m. The camp, which was originally scheduled for last Saturday but due to inclement weather was moved, is for kids ages 5-12 with the cost being $30. Matile, along with his…

Sports Briefs

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EL Baseball Camp Chris Matile is holding the East Lincoln Mustangs’ Children Baseball Camp Saturday from noon – 3 p.m. The camp, which was originally scheduled for last Saturday but due to inclement weather was moved, is for kids ages 5-12 with the cost being $30. Matile, along with his…

Lady Wolves beat rival in extras

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The Lincolnton Lady Wolves softball team finally got to play a game. In fact they got to play two, but one was in the rain. The Lady Wolves knocked off rival North Lincoln 9-8 Friday in extra innings and then turned around to defeat Hunter Huss 8-4 for back-to-back wins.…