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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…

Hallman takes tourney

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Rebels staying the course

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Beth Pittman, Kayda Caldwell and Sarah Norman are the unquestioned leaders of the West Lincoln Lady Rebels. But Caldwell is quick to point out that the three captains are far from being a three-man show. “The great thing about our team is that each person has a role. Our team…

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…

Beast in the paint

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CHERRYVILLE—Justin Johnson and Cameron Lovelace combined for 63 points, and Cherryville’s trapping defense forced 27 turnovers in a 99-75 win over Lincolnton Tuesday night at Nixon Gym. Johnson, a 6-7 senior center who is Cherryville’s all-time scoring leader, scored 37 points on 17-for-22 shooting as the Ironmen completed the first…

Senior night is a smashing success for West Lincoln Rebels

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The West Lincoln Rebels made Senior Night memorable with two lopsided victories over North Lincoln and North Henderson Friday. On a night that saw Wesley Nale, Jesse Navey, Ethan Peterson, Holden Prater and Clay Heafner recognized, the Rebels shut out the Knights 75-0 before dismissing North Henderson 66-9. Thursday night,…

Sports Roundup

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Mustangs crush the Vikings The East Lincoln Mustangs didn’t get caught looking ahead to Friday night’s showdown versus Cherryville as they crushed South Iredell 71-37 Tuesday on the road. Five Mustangs (11-5, 5-1) scored in double-figures in the win: Keith Rendleman, who had 18 points; Adrian Forney, who scored a…