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Alexander lifts East Lincoln to victory

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The East Lincoln Mustangs took an early 4-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning and cruised to an 8-1 victory over North Lincoln Thursday night. A big reason for their comfortable win was Seth Alexander (3-1). The right-hander threw a complete-game three-hitter while striking out five. He also…

Knights peaking at right time

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It was a good week for the North Lincoln Knights’ softball program by any standards. On the surface, looking at a 2-1 week; there would be nothing spectacular about it. Delving deeper, you see the lone loss came to Kings Mountain, the No. 1 team in the state at the…

Knights beat Polk

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North Lincoln downed Polk County 7-3 Wednesday night at Polk County. Junior Josh Belk (2-2) pitched his second-consecutive complete game. He struck out 11 batters and walked eight in giving up only two hits. “He wants the ball and he’s going to go out there and give it everything he’s…

Wolves host hit parade

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The Lincolnton Wolves won their second-consecutive Midwest 2A Conference game on Thursday, beating Bunker Hill 12-7. Lincolnton singled three straight times to begin the game. Senior Will Fox played the role of opportunist, singling to right-center and knocking in two runs. Freshman Nate Wright doubled to left with the bases…

Kuntz repeat winner

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Concord’s Jamie Kuntz collected the win in I.M.C.A. competition Saturday night at East Lincoln Speedway for the second consecutive week. It was also the second time in as many weeks that controversy surrounded his victory. Competitor Richard Clew filed a post race protest against some engine components on the winning…

Sports Briefs

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YMCA baseball and hoops The Adrian Shuford Jr. YMCA is currently taking registration for youth T-ball and baseball. The following age groups and programs will be offered: T-ball (ages 3 & 4), Coed coaches’ pitch (ages 5 & 6), Rookie League (ages 7-9), Jr. League (ages 10-12), girls softball (ages…

Gone in 25 seconds

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Wolves snap losing streak in big way

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The Lincolnton Wolves were in dire need of breaking a five-game losing streak, so they turned to ‘Mr. Complete game’ senior Dustin Weaver. The southpaw pitched five innings in a 12-0 win versus Chase on Tuesday. Weaver demonstrated excellent control, walking no one in a brilliant three-hitter. He also struck…

Sports Roundup

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Mustangs rebound from loss The Mustangs rebounded from a 9-0 loss at the hands of Forestview with a 9-0 win over North Gaston Tuesday. Alex Willhite, Drew Keener, Pete Pitsikoulis, Kendall Law, Houston Stokes and Adam Pressley earned singles’ wins. In doubles, Willhite/Law, Keener/Grier Simmons and Pitsikoulis/Pressley earned wins. Pitsikoulis…

Back in the thick of things

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North Lincoln solidified its hold on second place in the Southern Foothills 1A Conference baseball race Tuesday with a pair of wins over Maiden at home. In a suspended game that resumed in the sixth inning, North Lincoln used a five-run top of the seventh to finish off the Blue…