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Rebels win in final 17 seconds

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West Lincoln has turned its tough non-conference schedule into a distant memory. The Rebels have opened Southern Piedmont Conference play with two straight wins. Last week, West put up big offensive numbers in a win against Cherryville, but defense was the big factor in a homecoming win over South Iredell…

Wolves corral the Mustangs

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The first drive of the game for East Lincoln was a microcosm of the Southern Piedmont showdown that saw Lincolnton win 35-21. The Mustangs gained possession at their own 19-yard line and marched it down near the red zone using a no-huddle wishbone attack, but were unable to finish. After…

Sports Briefs

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Wolves Sports Boosters Meeting Lincolnton’s Sports Boosters will meet this Thursday at Lincolnton High School in the media center at 6 p.m. LakeShore PCA Volleyball sign-ups LakeShore PCA Volleyball will conduct sign-ups Oct. 15 from 9-11 a.m. for boys and girls grades 5-8. For more information, please contact 704-483-3265.…

Sports Briefs

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Softball tourneys Hooters of Gastonia/Mizuno Sports/Iron Energy and the S.S.O. will hold two softball tournaments this Saturday, Oct. 1. There will be an unlimited-homer softball tournment at Biggerstaff Park in Dallas. The other softball tournament is for D and E teams and will be held at Ferguson Park in Gastonia.…

Sports Roundup

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Rebels claim Lincoln County crowns Both the women and men’s West Lincoln cross country team won the Lincoln County title Tuesday at Highland Park. On the men’s side, East and West tied for first with 49 points, but the Rebels took first due to a tie-breaker. North Lincoln finished third…

Sports Roundup

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Lady Wolves hand Rebels first loss The Lincolnton Lady Wolves handed West Lincoln their first defeat of the season on Monday. Shelley Stevens, Angela Graham, Anna Kiser and Lauren Fortkort earned singles wins for the Wolves. For West Lincoln, Abby Cole and Hannah Ross turned in singles wins. In doubles,…

Back-to-back wins have East rolling

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The East Lincoln Mustangs are riding high after a 42-28 defeat of county rival North Lincoln. But while the emotional win was great, come Monday, it was back to the drawing board, as they face their toughest opponent in the Southern Piedmont — the Lincolnton Wolves. Offense Pitted against such…

Two in a row?

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Senior running back Gene Arp had big goals entering his final season in red and gray. So far he’s well on his way to reaching them. More importantly, the Rebels broke a 12-game losing streak with last Friday’s 45-20 victory over Cherryville. This week, head coach Randall Gusler is looking…

Knights look to rebound

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The North Lincoln Knights suffered a heart-breaking and emotionally draining loss against East Lincoln last Friday. They’re ready to put it behind them and what better time to do it than homecoming? Offense Junior quarterback Trent Hopkins was responsible for 307 yards against the Mustangs. After seeing what he could…

Wolves ready for the Mustangs

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The Lincolnton Wolves are awaiting Friday night’s showdown with East Lincoln and the game figures to draw a packed house at Lincolnton Memorial Field. Lincolnton was flagged 15 times for 123 yards against the Vikings last week and turned the ball over four times. The scary part? They still won…