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Mustangs muscle their way to finals

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East Lincoln’s Keith Rendlemen provided the dunks on the offensive end and Adrian Forney provided steals and transition buckets on defense as the Mustangs defeated Ashe County 66-44 at home Thursday night. “We knew coming into tonight that Ashe County was a very good team. We had a very good…

Lady Comets soar over East Lincoln

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs basketball season came to an end Wednesday after a 61-54 home defeat in the 2A West semifinal round. Lindsy Wright brought the Lady Mustangs within a point at the 3:17 mark in the final quarter, but the Lady Comets went on a 6-0 run with…

The Wilson Way

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For Lincolnton natives, one name has signified athletic excellence throughout the majority of the last decade: Wilson. The Wilson family has given Lincolnton many great athletes to brag on, but one stands out as a man who has created his own legacy from scratch and is a shining example for…

Knights fall in opener

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On a night where you could see your own breath, North Stanly beat North Lincoln 8-1 Wednesday night in the Knights’ season opener. With temperatures hovering around 25-degrees, the pitching combo of Jacob Belk and Ben Parah proved to be too much. Belk (1-0) recorded the win on the mound,…

Mustang kicks his way to history, wins award

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The East Lincoln men’s varsity soccer team has only been existence for six years, but already is making its presence known. Monday Feb. 18th East Lincoln’s Taylor Morgan, a former center midfielder, won the 2008 men’s Southern Piedmont Conference Player of the Year on. “It’s feels good to be named…

Lady Pathers pounce on West Lincoln 50-33

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels suffered an early exit from the 2A West state playoffs after losing on their home court 50-33 at the hands of the Ledford Lady Panthers Monday night. “They were a well disciplined team. Defensively we had to step up to be in the game with…

Branton to continue running career at Wingate

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David Branton has accomplished a lot as a runner. All-conference three years, team captain, Lincoln County champion and Southern Piedmont Conference Runner of the Year. Now, he can add Wingate-signee to his running resume. Branton, a senior at West Lincoln, shunned Lenoir-Rhyne and Tusculum in favor of Wingate as he…

Playoff drought over for East

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs did something Monday night they haven’t done in over a decade—win a state basketball playoff game. Riding the stellar individual efforts of sophomores Kiandra Long and Lindsy Wright, who both scored a team-high 20 points, the Lady Mustangs beat West Davidson 64-53—their first playoff win…

Ironmen dream ends

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CHERRYVILLE—It was not the way Cherryville’s record-setting senior class expected to go out. The Ironmen went down in the first round of the state 1A sectional playoffs Tuesday night in front of an overflow crowd at Nixon Gym. Reggie Johnson, a 6-9, 290-pound center who is headed for the University…

Sports Roundup

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Lady Wolves out The Lincolnton Lady Wolves, under the guidance of first-year head coach Jimmy Carr made the 2A State Basketball Playoffs. Unfortunately, although they proved preseason prognasticators, in making the playoffs, they were ousted in the first round by North Surry 55-12. In each of the first three quarters,…