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Mustangs looking to advance Thursday

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DENVER — After missing two days of school, thanks to the weather, the East Lincoln boys varsity basketball team is preparing for its Western Regional semifinal match-up with the Ashe County Huskies. The game which originally was scheduled for Tuesday, has now been moved to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the…

Roundup

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Golf Third times the charm Ex-mayor of Lincolnton Carroll Heavner, now a member of the Lincolnton City Council hit a hole-in- at the Lincoln Country Club on February 25. Heavner used a 9-wood on Hole No. 14 (126 yards) to sink the accomplishment for his third time ever. Witnesses were…

Mustangs Update

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The East Lincoln Mustangs varsity basketball teams’ regional semifinals against Ashe County (24-3) originally scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro at the Special Events Center has been cancelled. At this time the game has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the UNC-Greensboro`s…

Back-to-back Sectional Champs

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DENVER — Four East Lincoln Mustang players scored in double figures to upset No. 1-ranked Salisbury 76-62, ending the Hornets’ 28-game win streak Friday and earning back-to-back 2A Western Sectional final championships. “It’s a great accomplishment to repeat as Sectional Champs,” East Lincoln head basketball coach Neal Hodges said. “I…

Sports Roundup

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Baseball Pine Lake Prep 9, Lincoln Charter 7 David Scoggins went five innings and struck out nine in a losing effort. Zach Hollar came in one inning relief and had two strikeouts in the loss for Lincoln Charter. Offensively: David Scoggins: 1-3, 3 RBI Ethan Bumgarner: 1-3, RBI Basketball Cherryville…

Sports Briefs

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Baseball/Softball Camp The Lincoln County Recreation Department along with American Legion baseball Denver Post 455 will be having a baseball and softball camp for children ages 8-12 years old at the East Lincoln Community Center. The camp will be this Sunday. The instructional staff will include Bruce Bolick, Phillip Loftin,…

Mustangs soar past Red Hawks

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DENVER — East Lincoln senior guard Spenser Sydney’s one-handed jam over Monroe’s Sharmir Hailey at the 2:49 mark in the final quarter made the crowd go ecstatic. Though he converted the play for three points, it was much more than three points, the dunk itself was possibly a statement or…

Eagles grow with confidence

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DENVER — Moving around isn’t always easy. Just ask Lincoln Charter Eagles head girls and boys basketball coach Rick Rose. “We knew it was going to be a challenge this season,” he said. “But we wanted to be a in a growing conference where we could be competitive.” Rose is…

Baker wins USTA Jr. tourney

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SHELBY — Laura Baker, a junior at West Lincoln High School, last year’s girls tennis regional top seed, regional champion and state semi-finalist, swept all the awards at the Cleveland County Tennis Association’s Jr. Classic this past weekend in Shelby. The top-seeded Baker won the girls 16-and-under championship of the…

Ayers excited about tennis season

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves boys tennis team is hoping to improve on last year’s four-win total as Wolves tennis head coach Phil Ayers said “this year the window of opportunity is definitely open.” “This group deserves to win but nothing is guaranteed,” he said. “I’m pulling for them hard.”…