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Rebels nipped by the Ironmen 62-60

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VALE—Cherryville`s Antonio Griggs took a seat on the bench early after picking up two fouls in the first 40 seconds of Friday night`s game against West Lincoln. But thankfully for the Ironmen, the 6-1 junior guard was on the floor when it mattered the most. Griggs scored 15 of his…

Mustangs avenge loss to Wolves

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The East Lincoln Mustangs had a simple remedy for the Lincolnton Wolves Friday night. The Mustangs were solid on the defensive end, and played team basketball on the offensive end en route to a 55-40 dismantling of the Wolves at East Lincoln Friday night. The East Lincoln defense made the…

Growing year for East

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Kirt Lee won a bronze medal at the 215 weight class at North Lincoln’s Inaugural Wrestling meet. East Lincoln has had some up and downs this season. One of the more disappointing moments came when they lost some key wrestlers prior to wrestling West Lincoln and South Point due to…

Former Lincolnton greats find way at next level

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Darren and Eric Wilson, a year ago, put the finishing touches on prolific careers at Lincolnton High School. Both have been blessed enough to take their game to the next level. On Thursday, Darren Wilson helped Clinton Junior College to an 82-56 win. Darren as a freshman is averaging slightly…

Wolves, Knights fall to 3A teams

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The Lincolnton Wolves fell 70-60 to the South Point Red Raiders Thursday night, but head coach Bob Cowie felt it was ‘the best we’ve played all year.’ The reason he feels that way is the Wolves, who entered the game averaging 25 turnovers a game, cut that number in half.…

Rebels outlast Warriors

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On Tuesday, the Rebels squeezed by the defending 3A state champions, East Gaston. They defeated the Warriors 37-21 at West Lincoln. The match went back and forth for most of the night. West jumped out to a quick lead after a 14-5 win by John Harkey and Matt Whittle`s pin.…

Mustangs break game open 61-32

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The East Lincoln Mustangs dismantled the North Lincoln Knights 61-32 Tuesday night. The rematch was quite different from their Dec. 1 match up when the Mustangs preserved a 73-70 victory. The Mustangs opened the second half with a 16-2 run in what proved to be the difference in the game.…

Wolves fall in overtime

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The Lincolnton Wolves went into overtime for the second consecutive game Tuesday night. The Wolves overcame 31 turnovers to beat count rival East Lincoln Friday 57-55. Tuesday they were not so fortunate falling to South Point 70-65. Jammel Jefferies, a transfer from Newton-Conover was once again on his game pacing…

Rebels win Indian Classic

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The 33rd annual St. Stephens Indian Classic tournament was held this Saturday at St. Stephens High School. The West Lincoln Rebels took home the championship with 210 points. The Rebels outscored East Burke, Newton Conover, Chapel Hill, West Rowan, South Iredell, St. Stephens, West Iredell, Bunker Hill, and Anson respectively.…

West falls to Ironmen

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The West Lincoln Rebels fell 76-70 Friday night to the Cherryville Ironmen. Although they lost, head coach Chad Wright was pleased with how his team played having been down 22-9 at tend of the first quarter. “I don’t really believe in moral victories, but we took an awfully big step…