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Top Dawgs spur Rebels` success

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Things have come full-circle for the West Lincoln-based Top Dawg Wrestling Organization. The first group of Top Dawg kids are graduating this summer, having added to the mystique that is Rebels’ wrestling. Rebels’ athletic director Wayne Navey and wrestling head coach Butch Ross developed the organization eight years a go.…

Pearson enjoys stellar season

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Point guard Mark Pearson put some mind-boggling numbers for Lincoln Christian Academy leading the Lions to a co-championship in the conference. The 5’10” Pearson was the Carolina Christian Athletic Association Conference MVP. Looking at his statistics, it’s not hard to see why. On a game predicated by athleticism and court…

Ace in the hole

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Lassiter all-around champs

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Weaver plays hero for Wolves

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It was the hit every player dreams about. With a scorching shot down the third baseline, senior Dustin Weaver brought triumph and tragedy all in one swing. Weaver’s game-winning RBI single gave Lincolnton a 2-1 victory over West Lincoln in both team’s Midwest 2A Conference opener. Four out of the…

Sports Roundup

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County teams drop opener North Lincoln Five runs scored in the final two innings couldn’t save North Lincoln from a 14-8 loss at Cherryville Tuesday in the Southern Foothills 1A slugfest of a conference opener. The Ironmen built an 11-2 lead, through four innings, before North Lincoln tried to mount…

Baxter pitches no-hitter

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Nicole Baxter did something every pitcher dreams of Tuesday night — pitch a no-hitter in the Southern Foothills 1A Conference Opener. The Knights broke a 1-0 game open in the fifth en route to a 7-0 victory. North Lincoln scored four runs in the top of the fifth, then added…

Sports Roundup

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Lady Rebels win in seventh West Lincoln’s Sheana Black drove in Holly Hoover, who had doubled, in the bottom of the seventh for a thrilling 5-4 win Thursday over Bessemer City. Black, a junior went 4-for-4 with two singles and two doubles and three stolen bases. Sophomore Haley Hoover went…

Rebels drop fourth in a row

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With the Midwest 2A Conference baseball race opening Tuesday, West Lincoln needs to regroup in a hurry. The reeling Rebels lost their fourth game in a row Friday afternoon, falling 3-2 to visiting Cherryville. “The conference starts Tuesday, so it is not a good time to be struggling,” West Lincoln…

Knights slay the Mustangs

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The North Lincoln Knights were 0-4 headed into Friday’s home contest versus chief rival the East Lincoln Mustangs. The Mustangs were riding high, coming off a regular season sweep of West Lincoln. With Mitchell Lynch, 3-0 entering Friday’s game, it had all the makings of being lopsided. Thanks to a…