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Lovelace signs with UNF

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Cameron Lovelace, one of Cherryville High School’s most prized athletes, signed a basketball scholarship to play for the North Florida Osprey last Thursday. Lovelace said looking back his illustrious career was a great experience, filled with ups and downs, as well as learning experiences. “I learned a lot from all…

Harkey silences crowd

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A little more than three years ago, Mallary Harkey, now 7, Lincolnton received a Callaway HX Tour Prototype golf ball from 2004 Masters’ Champion Phil Mickelson at the Wachovia Championship in Charlotte when she was four year’s old. Fast forward to May 7, 2008: Mallary’s four-year-old little brother, Lawson Harkey,…

Lady Rebels make history, shutout West Davidson

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels’ softball team made history with its 2-0 win over the West Davidson Lady Green Dragons Tuesday night, as the Rebels became the first fast-pitch softball team to advance to the second round of playoffs in the school’s history. Lady Rebel head coach Mia Cooke said…

Watts lifts Rebels

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Senior Jake Watts made North Stanly Comets pay at the plate, holding them from rallying back late, as the West Lincoln baseball team defeated the Comets 6-5 at home Tuesday night in the second round of the men’s 2A West state baseball playoffs. The Rebels (17-9) couldn’t figure out North…

Athletes rewarded

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Thirteen Lincoln County athletes traveled to Greensboro Friday in hopes of coming back a 2A track and field state champion, and only one accomplished the great feat. Lincolnton junior Morgan Turner won the 2A women’s state 3200-meter run and has now won the race in two consecutive years. “I wasn’t…

North Lincoln slides past South Iredell 3-2

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They say a 2-0 lead in soccer is the most dangerous lead you can have and North Lincoln proved it by defeating the Lady Vikings 3-2 Saturday at home. “They always say a two goal lead is the worst to have because one goal changes everything again, and it did,”…

Rebels shutout Dragons 10-0

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Jake Watts pitched five scoreless innings and Chris Heafner delivered the clutch hit as the Rebels defeated West Davidson 10-0 in the opening round of the 2A state baseball playoffs Friday night at West Lincoln. The Rebels (16-9) wasted little time seizing control, putting two runs on the board in…

Lady Mustangs prevaillate 3-2 in OT

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Sometimes adversity can be a good motivator. Thus was the case with the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs soccer team Saturday, as they came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat West Henderson 3-2 in overtime. They now advance to the third round of the women’s 2A state soccer playoffs and…

Wolves bedeviled out of playoffs

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The Lincolnton Wolves baseball season came to an end Saturday as Brevard rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 4-3 ending the Wolves season. Things looked good early fro Lincolnton (9-12) as Nate Wright gave the Wolves a 2-0 led in the first inning with a 2-run…

Sports Roundup

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Baseball Salisbury 11, EL 3 The Hornets stung the Mustangs for 11 runs and ended their season with a 15-9 overall record. Mustang head coach Chris Matile was unavailable for a comment for press time. Softball N. Lincoln 2, W. Lincoln 0 The North Lincoln Lady Knights held West Lincoln…