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Jackets sting Knights

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The Knights had upset on their mind, but it wasn’t meant to be as a layup rolled in and out, sending them to a 58-57 loss at the hands of Lexington. With North Lincoln ahead at the half, late in the third quarter, the Yellow Jackets used half-court traps to…

Four Rebels qualify for the State

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Bandys, the No. 1 team in the state, came away with the individual regionals title held at Newton-Conover Friday night. The Trojans’ 148 points, bested Mt. Pleasant (125) and the host Red Devils (123). West Lincoln finished with 83 points for fourth place and South Iredell had 75. West Lincoln…

Knights open with Eagles

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North Lincoln will look to get the bad taste out of its mouth after a disappointing early exit at the hands of West Lincoln in the second round of the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament. East Davidson (15-11) may be the team to help them do just that Monday night on…

Wolves host Cavs

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Lincolnton will open the 2A State Playoffs against North Rowan (8-13), the No. 2 seed from the Central Carolina Conference, during the regular season. And in some ways, Wolves’ head coach Bob Cowie will feel he’s looking in the mirror. “They’re similar to us, as far as size, very athletic…

Mustangs take SP tourney title

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Senior Jamelle Lowery’s left calf muscle had a severe cramp in it, but there was no way he was going to exit the game. He wanted to finish what he had started. Lowery did just that, scoring four points in a 20-second span in the final minute to help East…

Sports Briefs

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No county passes accepted for playoffs For those interested in attending Lincolnton’s first-round 2A State Playoff game versus North Rowan, admission is $5 and no Lincoln County passes will be honored. The only passes honored will be state-issued passes. That will be the case for any of Lincoln County’s teams…

Third time no charm for Wolves

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The third time was supposed to be a charm for the Lincolnton Wolves Wednesday night. But the senior-guard combo of Trishtan Johnson and Jamelle Lowery, along with some lock-down defense, had other ideas in a 59-45 victory. In any sport, it’s hard for any team to beat another three times…

Snyder makes Limestone debut

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Former Lincolnton pitcher Kyle Snyder’s career is underway at Limestone. Snyder has appeared in two JV games on the mound. In a game suspended due to darkness versus Blue Ridge, the southpaw pitched four innings, gave up three earned runs, struck out three and walked five. In his second outing…

Calling the shots

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Regionals start today

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The 1A/2A Individual Regionals get underway at Newton-Conover tonight at 6:30 p.m. and three is plenty of representation from Lincoln County. West Lincoln had the most wrestlers qualify for regionals with 11. East Lincoln had the next most with six, North Lincoln had five and Lincolnton had three. “We certainly…