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Avoiding the upset

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The Lincolnton Wolves (5-4, 4-0) look to remain unbeaten tonight as they head up the road to face Cherryville. While the Ironmen are 1-3 in the Southern Piedmont, it’s likely Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger and company haven’t forgotten about them stunning first place East Lincoln a season ago. So…

Down to last try

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After most local prognosticators picked his team to finish in the top half of the Southern Piedmont, West Lincoln head coach Mark Hoover knows he and his team are down to their final chance to get their first conference win. At 0-6 in league play, Hoover is very honest about…

Knights looking to set up showdown for title

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North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam knows the cards are stacked against he and his team as the Knights take the field versus West Lincoln tonight. The Rebels (0-5, 1-9) can play the role of spoiler. The weather figures to be bad and Beam and company know they can lose…

Mustangs tops in Southern Piedmont

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The clean sweep victory at the Southern Piedmont Cross Country meet last Tuesday at Highland Park was extra special for the East Lincoln Mustangs’ cross country team. The Mustangs dedicated the win to Perry Cochran, a well-known state trooper, who lives Lincoln County. Cochran, who each morning ran with the…

Lady Mustangs` season comes to an end in narrow loss

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After winning the Southern Piedmont Conference title and taking the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament crown, it’s been quite a ride for the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs’ volleyball team. But that ride was derailed in the second round of the 2A State Volleyball playoffs by North Surry Tuesday night 3-1 22-25;23-25;26-24…

Sports Briefs

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Basketball meeting The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department will hold an organizational meeting industrial and open men’s basketball leagues on Monday, Oct. 29 at the Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park. Team representatives for industrial and open teams will meet at 7:30 p.m. For more information,…

Knights down Ironmen

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The North Lincoln Knights were not as sharp as coach Matt Beam would have liked Friday night. But the Knights played well enough at home to beat slumping Cherryville 23-9 to stay one game behind Lincolnton in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference race. In improving to 3-1 in the conference,…

Sports Roundup

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East ladies moving on The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs moved on in the 2A State Volleyball playoffs Saturday after beating Central Davidson 3-0; 25-1, 25-19 and 25-22. In the game three, Central Davidson led 15-6 before a long Mustang rally clinched the match with a 25-22 win. Standouts for the…

Sports Briefs

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NL winter sports meeting coming up North Lincoln will hold a mandatory winter sports meeting Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the main gym at 6 p.m. Basketball meeting The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department will hold an organizational meeting industrial and open men’s basketball leagues on Monday, Oct. 29…

Wolves remain unbeaten

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The Lincolnton Wolves remain unbeaten in the Southern Piedmont after beating Bessemer City 41-28 Friday night, capping homecoming in perfect fashion. While the Wolves` offense gets much of the credit game after game, it was the Wolves` defense that made the difference with two games remaining in the regular season.…