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Watts spectacular, Rebels beat Shelby

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The West Lincoln Rebels rebounded from their 5-2 loss at the hands of Newton-Conover with a 7-1 victory at Shelby Tuesday. Freshman Jake Watts (5-2) continues to garner notice as he pitched a complete game two-hitter. Watts demonstrated excellent control and location, while getting ahead in the count. “He got…

Alexander the great

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The East Lincoln Mustangs beat North Gaston 9-3 Tuesday behind the strength of Seth Alexander’s right arm. Seth Alexander (4-1) worked four innings, gave up no hits and had five strikeouts. He also allowed no walks. “Seth was just dominating. He was just sharp. Everything was working for him,” Mustangs’…

Thornburg signs with Brevard

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Katie Thornburg began playing tee-ball when she was just three-years old and growing up dreaming of one day playing college softball. Those dreams were realized in February when she signed a national letter of intent to go to Brevard College and play for the Tornadoes. Her choice came down to…

Beeker and others break school records

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels may have lost to East Rutherford’s track team last Wednesday, but they had plenty to celebrate. Two West Lincoln school records were broken at the meet. The 800-meter relay team of Allison Goins, Molly Richard, April Norman and Kristin Beeker posted a time of 2:00.37…

Soccer standouts

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Above, Caroline Farris has been a key to North Lincoln’s soccer season. Lydia Paulk also has had a stellar season for the Lady Knights. Right, Jennifer Redman has been a standout for the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs’ soccer team. Joseph Brymer / LTN Photo…

Lady Rebels crush Devils

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels pounded Newton-Conover 12-0 on Thursday. The Lady Rebels were led by seniors Katie Thornburg and Paula Jarrett. Jarrett went 2-for-3 at the plate and hit a two-run homer. She also scored two runs. Thornburg was also 2-for-3 with three RBIs, a sacrifice and run scored.…

Panthers draft Davis at No. 14

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As I’m sure many of you die-hard Carolina Panthers did this weekend, I also watched or kept a close eye on the NFL draft Saturday and Sunday to see what needs the team was going to fill. Watching the draft can be one of two experiences: it’s either like going…

Rockets win Hardball Classic

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Knights peaking at right time

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It was a good week for the North Lincoln Knights’ softball program by any standards. On the surface, looking at a 2-1 week; there would be nothing spectacular about it. Delving deeper, you see the lone loss came to Kings Mountain, the No. 1 team in the state at the…

Knights beat Polk

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North Lincoln downed Polk County 7-3 Wednesday night at Polk County. Junior Josh Belk (2-2) pitched his second-consecutive complete game. He struck out 11 batters and walked eight in giving up only two hits. “He wants the ball and he’s going to go out there and give it everything he’s…