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LOCAL ROUNDUP — Knights show well at Wendy’s Invitational

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Both North Lincoln’s boys and girls cross country teams had a top-three finish in the prestigious Wendy’s Invitational southeast regional races at McAlpine Park in Charlotte on Saturday. The girls finished third among 29 teams and 197 total runners, and the boys had a second-place finish out of…

Sports Calendar — 10/6/14

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Upcoming games This list of events may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All volleyball doubleheaders begin with junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., and varsity to follow, unless otherwise noted. All other times listed are varsity start times: Today Boys soccer E. Lincoln at Lincolnton,…

East Lincoln too much for Lincolnton

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — Not even Lincolnton’s vaulted defense could stop East Lincoln. Chazz Surratt threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more, and the Mustangs pulled away in the second half for a 49-27 win over the Wolves on Saturday. East Lincoln (6-0, 2-0 Southern District…

Rebels run all over Bunker Hill

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Lincolnton-East Lincoln postponed to Saturday RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — Charles Mack George rushed for 209 yards and a school- and county-record tying six touchdowns, and West Lincoln set a new school record for points scored as it routed Bunker Hill 68-28 on Friday. The Rebels, who were walloped…

Back to basics

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Knights regroup to drop Cougars RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER — North Lincoln got back to the basics, and it paid off. J-Mo Thompson ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns, and the Knights made sure to hold onto the football this week as they defeated Alexander Central 21-9…

LHS, EL set to go

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Science has wondered for ages what would happen if an unstoppable force met an immovable object. Based on statistics, it’ll happen tonight. East Lincoln, the top offense in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference, hosts Lincolnton and its league-leading defense at 7:30 with far more…

Valentine becoming an offensive force for EL

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — Damarius Valentine made his mark last season as a shutdown defensive back for East Lincoln. This season, he’s making defensive backs pay. Valentine, a senior who rarely comes off the field, is having an explosive season at wide receiver this year for the undefeated…

BOYS SOCCER — EL comes up short against N-C

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — Bad luck cost East Lincoln in its upset bid of second-ranked Newton-Conover. The Red Devils capitalized on their chances while the Mustangs didn’t, and Newton-Conover held on for a 2-0 win on Wednesday to stay unbeaten in league play. Newton-Conover (14-1, 8-0 Southern District…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Rebels clinch girls tennis playoff berth

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln’s girls tennis team is going to the state playoffs. The Rebels defeated Bandys 7-2 on Thursday and Lincolnton 6-3 on Wednesday, and clinched the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference’s No. 2 dual-team state playoff seed, which begins Oct. 14. The Rebels (11-2, 6-1) wrapped up…

Sports Calendar — 10/3/14

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Upcoming games This list of event may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All volleyball doubleheaders begin with junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., and varsity to follow, unless otherwise noted. All other times listed are varsity start times: Today Varsity football Lincolnton at E. Lincoln,…