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Bolick inducted into Hall of Fame

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In a world where loyalty means nothing anymore, that’s the only way Bruce Bolick knows. Bolick coached East Lincoln through thick and through thin for 33 years. His resume is stellar: 402 wins against 328 losses, 15 trips to the state playoffs, nine conference championships and two state semifinal teams,…

In Love with the three

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Cameron Lovelace’s name was never more fitting than Tuesday night. The 6-foot-3 inch point guard was in love with the three pointer, knocking down a career-high nine in a 101-64 win over North Lincoln. After falling to rival East Lincoln 84-70 Friday, the senior was bound and determined not to…

Newsome Mustangs’ all-time leading scorer

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Alex Newsome has come quite a long way since a gangly freshman. Once a ninth-grader, who had that deer in the headlight look, Newsome broke the Mustangs’ all-time scoring mark Tuesday night in the Mustangs’ win over Bessemer City. The 6-foot-9 center, who will play his college basketball for Navy,…

Getting over the hump

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Adrian Forney was known just for being a great football player until Friday night. As the Mustangs’ all-time leading rusher, the 5-foot-11 inch Forney thrived in big games and pressure-packed moments. If the rest of his final prep season goes like it did against the Cherryville Ironmen, the same could…

Wright rescues East, 58-57

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs continue to win the Wright way—as in Lindsy Wright. But this time it was only by the skin of their teeth. The 6-foot-2 inch sophomore center picked up a loose ball after an inbounds pass and made what proved to be the game-winning jumper with…

Wilson chooses State

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As thrilled as he was to receive a scholarship offer from N.C. State a week ago, C.J. Wilson did not commit. Instead, he waited a week. With a handshake and a smile, Wilson ended his recruitment Sunday afternoon. After having breakfast with his parents, the player, who holds Lincoln County…

Sports briefs

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Women’s softball league Lincoln County Community Center has a women’s slow-pitch softball league for women ages 25-and-up. Signups will begin Jan. 28 and last through Feb. 15 at the East Lincoln Community Center located at 8160 Optimist Club Road in Denver with the cost being $60. The center is opened…

It gets no better than this

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If not for the Cherryville Ironmen, East Lincoln would be the cream of the crop of the Southern Piedmont. Then again, the Mustangs are looking to knock the Ironmen off tonight in a game that would move East Lincoln to within a half-game of first. More importantly, after being swept…

Lady Mustangs galloping in first

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When the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs started the season 4-6, nobody outside of their own locker room likely considered them Southern Piedmont contenders. But that hasn’t stopped them from being a pleasant surprise in seizing first place in the conference at 6-0. “Non-conference prepared us very well. My assistant coach…

Wrestling roundup

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Rebels dominant, East falls on Senior night The West Lincoln Rebels dominated a tri-meet Tuesday night. Improving their record to 34-6 on the season, the Rebels downed Kings Mountain 74-3 before dismissing R-S Central 54-16. West Lincoln will close out its Southern Piedmont Conference season tonight on the road against…