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Two for Turner

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Lincolnton phenom freshman Morgan Turner made her first trip to the 2A Regionals memorable as she won the 800 and 1600 meters. “I was really happy because I had been nervous all week,” said Turner. “Once I got the mile over with, I knew what my competition would be, so…

On the road again

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Two Lincoln County baseball teams gained entry into the 2A Baseball Playoffs and both will be on the road. North Lincoln (18-8), who was rewarded with a wildcard berth, will head to No. 1 seed West Henderson (22-2) Tuesday and although it seems to be a tall task, Knights head…

Oh, how far they’ve come

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Tears flowed freely down the sweaty faces and smiles were found everywhere you looked. They were tears of joy and tears of overcoming the adversity of a 0-25 finish three seasons ago to become the first team in school history to win a conference tournament title. After a dogpile that…

Night to remember

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Thursday, May 11, 2006 is date the Rebels will remember for a very long time. Just three short seasons ago, seniors Chris Henderson, Paul Finger and Jonathan Thomas went 0-25. Now they find themselves being Southern Piedmont Conference tournament champs. “I’m just so proud of, so thrilled for our seniors.…

Lady Knights repeat as champs

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The wheels on Cinderella’s wagon fell off Thursday, but it was a good thing — at least for one team — because the result was a second consecutive conference tournament championship for the Lady Knights of North Lincoln. After knocking off No. 2 Cherryville and No.3 West Lincoln, many expected…

Sports Roundup

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East Lincoln tennis East Lincoln’s tennis team defeated West Stanly in the first round of the state dual team tournament Tuesday 5-2. Drew Keener, Kendall Law, Houston Stokes and Adam Pressley picked up singles victories for the Mustangs. Keener/Law won in doubles. “We came out a bit tentative and nervous,…

Sports Briefs

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Softball Tourney Hooters of Gastonia will hold its annual benefit softball tournament May 13 with all proceeds going to the Unicef Foundation. The entry fee is $140. For more information, please contact Shane Shuford at 704-445-8566. Masters of the Amateurs Tourney The Abernethy Dealerships are sponsoring the second annual ‘Masters…

High Lifts West

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West Lincoln downed South Iredell 16-14 Monday night. Chris Henderson earned the win on the mound, striking out four and giving up three hits. Tyler High led the charge for the Rebels with four RBIs, while senior Johnathan Wise went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs. Leadoff batter Payden…

Mustangs season comes to an end?

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PUMPKIN CENTER–Two outs away from their season being over, the East Lincoln Mustangs looked to rally from three runs down. Despite being held at bay by righthand junior T.J. Skidmore, it appeared lady luck was on the Mustangs side when a routine ground ball went right under an infielder’s glove…

Repeat champs?

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PUMPKIN CENTER–The North Lincoln Lady Knights are one game away from defending a conference championship, only this time it’s in the Southern Piedmont and not the Southern Foothills. With a 9-1 victory over county rival East Lincoln, which had a 9-5 SP mark on the season, Tuesday the Lady Knights…