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Mustangs earn win

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs basketball team earned its first win of the season Tuesday with a 54-39 home victory over the South Point Lady Red Raiders. Despite having two players sit out for disciplinary problems, the Mustangs (1-1) earned a tough-fought victory behind junior Lindsy Wright’s 21-point…

County players thrive

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With the first round of the playoffs out the way, each game grows more important for teams. Last week the playoff fates were not in Lincoln County’s favor as Lincolnton and North Lincoln met up in the first round and this week Lincolnton will travel to take on county rival…

JV Wolves have productive season

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Today the game of football is considered by many to be America’s game. In Lincolnton it is no different. Coming off a 2-A state championship last season expectations have ran high for the Wolves football program. According to head jayvee head football coach Marty Holbrook, the future of Lincolnton high…

Roundup

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Basketball Ironmen excel Brandon Thomas (Cherryville class of 2005) a redshirt junior is starting and doing very well at UNC-Pembroke. He was the leading rebounder last Saturday night when the played the No. 1 team in the country, UNC-Chapel Hill. The last game he was the leading scorer and rebounder.…

Sports Briefs

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Playoff tickets Tickets for Friday’s game between Lincolnton and East Lincoln will be sold at each school for $7. Because of long anticipated ticket lines it is suggested you purchase your tickets early. Call your respective school for more information. Block Smith Gym The Lincoln County Park and Recreation announces…

Avery, Wolves D strike again

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LINCOLNTON — Lightning and Lincolnton junior wide receiver Tevin Avery both have something in common — they both struck twice Friday night as the Wolves shutout rival North Lincoln 14-0 in the first round of the 2AA West playoffs. Avery scored the Wolves only two touchdowns, one before the half…

Mustangs come alive second half

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DENVER — The final score looked convincing, but East Lincoln coach Mike Byus was hardly satisfied. After the Mustangs beat East Rutherford 37-9 in the first round of the 2AA state playoffs Friday, Byus warned that another repeat performance could lead to an early exit. “We’ve started slow the past…

Ironmen shut out

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CHERRYVILLE — Swain County’s split back veer offense sent Cherryville reeling Friday night in the first round of the state 1AA football playoffs. The weather then finished off the Ironmen. After a 45-minute lightning delay at Rudisill Stadium, school administrators agreed to call the game at the 5:13 mark of…

Sports Briefs

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EL Optimist b-ball The East Lincoln Optimist Club will be holding signups for the 2008-09 basketball season. Boys and girls in the third through 12th grade are eligible to sign up. Signups will be held at the Optimist Club on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Satuday from 9 a.m. to…

Round 2: Knights at Wolves

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as Round 2 of North Lincoln at Lincolnton will take place 7:30 p.m. at Von Ray Harris Field. Last week is in the past and the only thing that matters is the final score and who is on the winning side of the scoreboard when the final whistle is blown.…