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Rebels` seniors reflect

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It’s been quite a ride for the four seniors on the West Lincoln Rebels’ baseball team. Daniel Scronce, Dustin Hester, Heath Cole and Jeremy Pearson all suffered through a winless campaign two seasons ago. Being put through the fire early in their varsity career, all four emerged as play makers…

Ironmen take conference title

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The Cherryville Ironmen had their backs against the wall. To avoid missing the 1A State Playoffs for the first time since 1999, the Ironmen had to beat the North Lincoln Knights. They were up to the task, beating the Knights at North Lincoln 7-0 to win the Southern Foothills Tournament…

North reaches title game

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The North Lincoln Knights advanced to the championship game of the Southern Foothills’ Conference Tournament with a 7-2 victory over Hendersonville. The lightning that forced a continuation to Wednesday didn’t slow down junior pitcher Alex Loftin. Loftin (4-2) threw a complete game, struck out five batters and walked only one…

Lady Knights win SF 1A crown

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CHERRYVILLE–Nicole Baxter pitched a two-hitter and Jenna Torbert went 3-for-4 with two runs scored to lead North Lincoln to a 5-1 victory over Cherryville Thursday and the championship of the Southern Foothills 1A Conference softball tournament. The Knights earned the title the hard way, beating No. 2 seed Maiden 9-2…

Lady Knights relish rematch

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The North Lincoln Knights beat Hendersonville 9-1 Monday night in the first round of the Southern Foothills Conference Tournament. Junior Nicole Baxter pitched a complete game one-hitter, while striking out nine batters for the win. She also demonstrated excellent control walking no one. The star at the plate was sophomore…

Wolves’ season ends

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The Lincolnton Wolves’ season came to an end Tuesday night at the hands of East Rutherford in the second round of the Midwest 2A Conference Tournament with a 9-6 loss. The Wolves trailed 3-1 after three innings. However, a costly error led to three Cavalier runs, putting the home team…

Wolves end Rebels’ season

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The Lincolnton Wolves used timely hitting and two costly errors by the West Lincoln Rebels to rally for a 9-6 win in the first round of the Midwest 2A Conference Baseball Tournament Monday night. In the top of the sixth inning, with one out, Jeffery Hurt singled. Then Will Fox…

Sports Roundup

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Mustangs send 14 to state At the 3A West Regional Track Meet at Western Carolina University, the East Lincoln Mustangs had 14 members qualify for the 3A State Meet to be held at North Carolina A & T. The Lady Mustangs finished fourth in the region, while the men’s team…

Sports Briefs

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Conference tourney schedule West Lincoln will host Lincolnton at 8 p.m. North Lincoln will host Highland Tech at 4:30 p.m. East Lincoln will visit South Point. The Rebels, Wolves and Mustangs all have to win their conference tournaments to gain entry into the state playoffs. North Lincoln has already qualified…

Wolves Rebels set to square off, again

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This was not the way the Lincolnton Wolves or West Lincoln Rebels had pictured their season playing out. Both teams had hoped to have already clinched one of the top three spots in the Midwest 2A. By doing so, the conference tournament would be for nothing more than bragging rights.…