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Knights fall in opener

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On a night where you could see your own breath, North Stanly beat North Lincoln 8-1 Wednesday night in the Knights’ season opener. With temperatures hovering around 25-degrees, the pitching combo of Jacob Belk and Ben Parah proved to be too much. Belk (1-0) recorded the win on the mound,…

Mustang kicks his way to history, wins award

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The East Lincoln men’s varsity soccer team has only been existence for six years, but already is making its presence known. Monday Feb. 18th East Lincoln’s Taylor Morgan, a former center midfielder, won the 2008 men’s Southern Piedmont Conference Player of the Year on. “It’s feels good to be named…

Lady Mustangs wrap up tournament

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Carolina Clash gears up for new season

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LINCOLNTON, NC – The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series season opener is just a few short weeks away. The nine-year-old tour will kick off the 2008 season with a 50 lap $5,000 to win main event at Gastonia’s Carolina Speedway Saturday March 8th. Race fans and competitors alike will…

Playoff drought over for East

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs did something Monday night they haven’t done in over a decade—win a state basketball playoff game. Riding the stellar individual efforts of sophomores Kiandra Long and Lindsy Wright, who both scored a team-high 20 points, the Lady Mustangs beat West Davidson 64-53—their first playoff win…

Ironmen dream ends

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CHERRYVILLE—It was not the way Cherryville’s record-setting senior class expected to go out. The Ironmen went down in the first round of the state 1A sectional playoffs Tuesday night in front of an overflow crowd at Nixon Gym. Reggie Johnson, a 6-9, 290-pound center who is headed for the University…

Sports Roundup

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Lady Wolves out The Lincolnton Lady Wolves, under the guidance of first-year head coach Jimmy Carr made the 2A State Basketball Playoffs. Unfortunately, although they proved preseason prognasticators, in making the playoffs, they were ousted in the first round by North Surry 55-12. In each of the first three quarters,…

Gary Eudy in race for commission

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Gary Eudy joined Leroy Buff Tuesday afternoon as the Democratic candidates for county commissioner. Unless two more individuals file between today and Friday at noon, Eudy and Buff will have the Democratic Party nomination automatically. “It’s time for the two-party system to work in Lincoln County,” Eudy said Wednesday. “I…

SHORELINE—SPORTS
Feared words: Kiandra Long will get better

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She’s nowhere near where she could possibly be. And with those words uttered by East Lincoln head coach Deidrea Gibson LeGrand about her sophomore Kiandra Long, the rest of the Southern Piedmont shutters. An athletically-gifted point guard, Long is one-half of the dynamic sophomore duo composed of herself and Lindsy…

Mustangs blow out Cavs in first round

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Throughout the season, East Lincoln’s ‘Twin Towers’ have garnered much of the publicity—justifiably so. And while Keith Rendleman and Alex Newsome had solid games, it was the Mustang guards, who shone the brightest in a 78-53 first-round victory over North Rowan Tuesday night. Senior point guard Wes Glover had 14…