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Kuntz repeat winner

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Concord’s Jamie Kuntz collected the win in I.M.C.A. competition Saturday night at East Lincoln Speedway for the second consecutive week. It was also the second time in as many weeks that controversy surrounded his victory. Competitor Richard Clew filed a post race protest against some engine components on the winning…

Gone in 25 seconds

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Wolves snap losing streak in big way

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The Lincolnton Wolves were in dire need of breaking a five-game losing streak, so they turned to ‘Mr. Complete game’ senior Dustin Weaver. The southpaw pitched five innings in a 12-0 win versus Chase on Tuesday. Weaver demonstrated excellent control, walking no one in a brilliant three-hitter. He also struck…

Sports Roundup

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Mustangs rebound from loss The Mustangs rebounded from a 9-0 loss at the hands of Forestview with a 9-0 win over North Gaston Tuesday. Alex Willhite, Drew Keener, Pete Pitsikoulis, Kendall Law, Houston Stokes and Adam Pressley earned singles’ wins. In doubles, Willhite/Law, Keener/Grier Simmons and Pitsikoulis/Pressley earned wins. Pitsikoulis…

Back in the thick of things

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North Lincoln solidified its hold on second place in the Southern Foothills 1A Conference baseball race Tuesday with a pair of wins over Maiden at home. In a suspended game that resumed in the sixth inning, North Lincoln used a five-run top of the seventh to finish off the Blue…

Sports Briefs

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YMCA baseball and hoops The Adrian Shuford Jr. YMCA is currently taking registration for youth T-ball and baseball. The following age groups and programs will be offered: T-ball (ages 3 & 4), Coed coaches’ pitch (ages 5 & 6), Rookie League (ages 7-9), Jr. League (ages 10-12), girls softball (ages…

Belk`s historic performance lifts North

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North Lincoln served notice on Friday that it may be more than a mere also-ran in the Southern Foothills 1A Conference baseball race. On a windy, sun-splashed afternoon at North Lincoln, the Knights knocked off second-place Cherryville 3-0 behind a historic pitching performance from Josh Belk. Despite their 3-9 overall…

Seniors make mark

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Both the Wolves and Rebels had seniors turn in two sensational defensive plays. In the bottom of the second, senior right-fielder Jeffrey Hurt robbed senior leadoff man Daniel Scronce of an extra base hit with a fully-extended catch. The play prevented an extra-base hit and possibly two runs, as the…

Rebels rally past county rival Lincolnton 8-6

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After losing to the West Lincoln Rebels 9-4 in the Easter Tournament Championship game, the Lincolnton Wolves were looking for some revenge. More than revenge, the Wolves were just looking for a win. Having lost four straight games, they knew how important Friday’s Midwest 2A game was. The Rebels did…

East first in county

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Lincoln County’s weather-delayed track meet came to an end Friday with the East Lincoln Mustangs taking both the men’s and women’s title. On the men’s side, East Lincoln bested the county competition with 118 points. Lincolnton came in second with 62 points. North Lincoln placed third with 54 points, while…