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Kings of the Southern Piedmont

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Lincoln County turned the Southern Piedmont Conference Tennis Tournament into its own personal stage to shine Tuesday and Wednesday. East Lincoln’s Peyton Conner emerged as the Southern Piedmont champion in singles play as he ironically defeated his teammate 6-3, 6-3 in the finals. Conner, who was unseeded, beat West Lincoln’s…

Sports Roundup

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Lady Rebels red hot It’s been a quite a week for the West Lincoln Lady Rebels softball team as they beat Lincolnton, Fred T. Foard and Bessemer City. Thursday, the Lady Rebels downed the Yellow Jackets 16-6. Freshman Ashley Rhyne threw a complete-game, scattering seven hits, striking out five and…

Kinney signs with Queens College

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North Lincoln’s Jordan Kinney had the same message delivered by her dad Bryant time and time again, ‘Practice makes perfect.’ Well, Kinney listened putting in numerous hours with tennis coach Doug Eller a pro at Catawba Country Club and while she may not be perfect on the tennis court, her…

SPC title comes down to finale

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CHERRYVILLE–The Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference baseball race is all tied up heading into the final Friday night of the regular season. Cherryville caught up with West Lincoln on Senior Night at Fraley Field, staging another one of those bottom-of-the-seventh rallies for which the Ironmen are known. Trailing 8-7, Cherryville scored…

Skkkkidmore two-hitter completes special Senior Knight

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When senior T.J. Skidmore is healthy, he’s as good as the Southern Piedmont Conference has to offer on the mound. On Senior Knight, a night that saw eight North Lincoln seniors honored, Skidmore proved just that – two-hitting Lincolnton in an 8-0 victory. With excellent location and velocity, Skidmore threw…

Mustangs hold off Rams

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East Lincoln survived a scare Tuesday night against winless Highland Tech. The Mustangs had to get RBI-singles off the bats of Jesse Guice, Jesse Cadenhead and Ethan Johnson to hold off the Rams 4-1 and clinch a berth in the 2A State Playoffs. East Lincoln (11-10, 9-4) held a 1-0…

Unbeaten

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Sports Briefs

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Nutri Fit program Improve your health with 12 one-on-one training sessions at the Lincoln County Family YMCA with a CMC Optima Therapies trainer and two sessions with a registered dietician. The Nutri Fit program is for anyone ages 16-and-up. The cost is $175 for YMCA members and $245 for non-members.…

Mustangs looking to wrap up berth

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East Lincoln beat Lincolnton 4-2 Saturday afternoon at Jonathan Brookins’ Memorial Field. Junior Jesse Guice (3-0) earned the win on the mound, working five innings, giving up one run, while allowing four hits. Guice also had three strikeouts. “He did a good job not having his best stuff and still…

Remembering a son

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