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Knights end streak, Vikings

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PUMPKIN CENTER — North Lincoln head football coach Matt Beam and his Knights broke a three-game losing streak against South Iredell with a 28-16 win Friday night. “We got that monkey off our back and we’re sitting at the same spot we were last year. We’re 2-1 [in SPC play],…

East Lincoln avoids letdown, whips Cherryville 37-13

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CHERRYVILLE – East Lincoln faced the inevitable trap game Friday night after back-to-back emotional wins over county rivals North Lincoln and Lincolnton. But while underdog Cherryville gave the Mustangs a spirited battle through three quarters, East Lincoln avoided any letdown with a 37-13 win to remain unbeaten in the Southern…

Lincoln seniors win big at Senior Games

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A number of Lincoln County seniors are keeping their minds sharp and their bodies fit and bringing home state honors in the process. A total of nine local seniors attended the 2008 North Carolina Senior Games State Finals and SilverArts and three came home with medals. “They were all winners…

No. 1 seeds hold up in tournament

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PUMPKIN CENTER — After a wet day Wednesday, the Southern Piedmont Conference tennis tournament picked up Thursday after being postponed due to the weather. On Thursday, tournament play was completed and regional seeds were earned. In singles play, West Lincoln junior Laura Baker, South Iredell’s Lauryn Justice, East Lincoln senior…

Wolves win 5-0 in team effort

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves soccer team fought its way through the rain and past its county rival West Lincoln Wednesday in a very soggy 5-0 home win. “The kids are starting to be more positive and work together. They’re taking time to find their rhythm and are now in…

Coaches, players ready to lead team to victory

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Several teams look to get back on track while others try to keep the momentum going in another big night of Friday night football tonight. The East Lincoln Mustangs and Cherryville Ironmen will hook up in a meeting of Southern Piedmont Conference unbeatens. The Mustangs (6-1, 2-0) come into the…

East beats West

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VALE — Two of the area’s newest volleyball coaches took their game plans against one another, and East Lincoln came out on top with a 3-1 (25-19, 25-17, 23-25 and 25-13) win over rival West Lincoln Thursday. Mustang head coach Stacy Buchanan is now 2-0 in the series, but more…

Roundup

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Soccer Knights lose to Draughn The North Lincoln Knights were defeated 6-2 at home Wednesday to fall to 4-11-1 overall and 1-7-1 in conference play. Trailing 2-0 at half the Knights got a goal from sophomore Colin Bish off an Billy Seymour assist and sophomore Zach Hartman scored from 20…

Sports Briefs

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Golf event postponed The Fall Membership Golf Outing has been rescheduled due to the prediction of rain for October 9th. The new date for the outing will be Thursday, Oct. 23. The outing will still be held at Verdict Ridge Country Club. Check in will be at 10 a.m., lunch…

Alltel car will pit stop in Denver

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DENVER — This week, race fans in Denver, North Carolina will have the opportunity to test their pit crew skills on an authentic racecar. Alltel Wireless, America’s largest network, announced today that a replica of the No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger, driven by 2008 Daytona 500 Champion Ryan Newman, will…