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Rebels ‘have something to prove’

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Despite being on the short end of two lopsided losses, the West Lincoln Rebels’ playoff chances are not dead. Only 51 2A football teams have won four or more games, the amount necessary to qualify for a berth. That means there are still 13 spots available. A win Friday night…

A lot to be proud of

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Who wants the playoffs more?

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North Lincoln showed just how eager they were to get back on the field with a 42-14 thrashing of Cherryville. After a frustrating loss to South Iredell in monsoon-like conditions, the Knights racked up 312 total yards on the night. Offense Head coach Matt Beam is looking for much of…

Wolves riding high

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Things could not be much better for the Lincolnton Wolves right now. After outscoring their last two opponents 115-26, the Wolves will look to make senior night memorable against the Cherryville Ironmen. “It should help us because it’s senior night. That will be one of the last regular season games…

Mustangs are one step closer

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Last season, after a 19-0 victory over East Lincoln, West Lincoln dropped the bomb on the Mustangs’ field. Friday, the Mustangs showed they had not forgotten. With senior night as their backdrop, the Mustangs (5-5, 4-1) received stellar play from Greyson Schram, Ryan Sykes, Nick Harmon and Thomas Huntley en…

Sports Briefs

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Lincoln Optimist Basketball Sign-ups are underway for basketball through Nov. 26 for Lincoln Optimist Basketball. On Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon at Byrd’s Sundries is one location and another option is on weekdays at Kate McCall (located at 317 E. Pine Street) from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Boys and girls kindergarten through…

Knights get sweet revenge

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North Lincoln coach Matt Beam and quarterback Trent Hopkins picked the right time to bring up the Knights` 2003 game against Cherryville. In that game, played at Lincolnton Memorial Stadium on Halloween night, the Ironmen handed the Knights one of their most lopsided defeats of the program`s inaugural season, 63-7.…

Wolves rise and Faw in blowout

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The Wolves homecoming game with Bessemer City Friday night proved to be the mismatch that it was billed to be. Lincolnton scored 28 points in the first seven and a half minutes of the game en route to a 55-20 dismantling of the Yellow Jackets at Von Ray Harris field.…

Three is a charm for Rebels

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Lady Rebels’ senior Abby Cole will play in the 2A Regional Tournament as a No. 3 seed today at Catawba College at 2 p.m. She has a 14-1 record on the season. Cris Dean / LTN Photo Senior LeeAnna Young, one half of West Lincoln’s qualifying doubles team, combined with…

Sports Roundup

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Mustangs take conference crown The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs beat South Iredell in the Southern Piedmont Conference Tournament Finals Thursday. East Lincoln, who had lost to South Iredell twice on the season, beat the Vikings 3-2; 28-26, 23-25, 17-25, 25-20, 15-7. Trailing 6-7, East Lincoln’s Krista Abernathy served out the…