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Mallary meets Mickelson

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Maybe it was her big brown eyes and sweet demeanor, or maybe it’s because Phil Mickelson has two daughters of his own. Whatever the reason, when the No. 3 golfer in the world, ol’ Lefty himself, gave four-year old Mallary Harkey his Callaway HX Tour Prototype ball, he authored a…

Sports Briefs

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EL Optimist sign-ups The East Lincoln Optimists will hold early sign-ups for football and cheerleading on the following dates: May 14 from 9-noon and May 17 and 19 from 6-8 p.m. Boys (football) and girls (cheerleading) ages 7 to 12 are eligible to participate. Football cost is $65. Cost during…

Sweep of Jackets needed

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The North Lincoln Knights let a golden opportunity fall by the wayside Tuesday against Polk County, losing 12-9. The loss forces the Knights (8-12, 7-3) to have to win both games at Bessemer City on Thursday in order to claim the Southern Foothills’ championship. After a 13-0 dismantling of Maiden…

Sports Roundup

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North softball playing for title The North Lincoln Lady Knights’ chances to win the 1A Southern Foothills’ Championship are still alive after a 4-0 victory over Polk County. North Lincoln junior Nicole Baxter (11-5) went the distance, striking out 10 batters and allowing five hits. Leadoff spark plug McKenzie Harkey…

Wolves finish eighth

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West Henderson shot a 309 to win the 2A West Regional played Monday at Mountain Glenn Country Club in Newland Hibriten qualified for the 2A State Championship with a 315, edging North Henderson, which shot a 316. The Lincolnton Wolves finished with a 343, which put them in eighth place.…

Mustangs’ season down to one game

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Senior night at East Lincoln had the perfect script. If East Lincoln (14-9, 8-5) could hold court at The Corral, they would’ve taken a huge step towards making the 3A State Playoffs. Unfortunately for the Mustangs’ faithful, it wasn’t meant to be. East Gaston won 5-1, putting it in sole…

Knights are regional runner-ups

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For the second consecutive year the North Lincoln Knights finished as 1A West Regional runner-ups. The Knights shot a 308, once again falling short of last year’s nemesis, Jordan Matthews High School, which shot a 299 on Monday at Sapona Country Club in Lexington. With their second-place finish, North Lincoln…

Sports Briefs

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NL Optimist sign-ups The North Lincoln Optimist Club will be having football and cheerleading sign-ups for the Pop Warner 2005 fall season at North Lincoln High School between 6-8 p.m. on Thursday May 5th. There are no tryouts or cuts from the team. Due to Pop Warner regulations there is…

Lions handle Wolves

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The tone for Friday night`s game between the Wolves of Lincolnton and the Shelby Golden Lions was set on the very first pitch. Centerfielder Garrett Alexander drove freshman pitcher Nate Wright`s first offering deep over the left field fence to give the Golden Lions a lead they would not relinquish…

Knights trounce Rams

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The North Lincoln Knights blasted the Highland Tech Rams 14-3 Friday. T.J. Skidmore earned the win, pitching six innings and scattering five hits. Skidmore struck out four and gave up two earned runs. The Knights hit early and often versus the Rams. For the game, the home team tallied 17…