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Big-Time scorer

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Knights take first

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights swim team gave themselves a nice Christmas present last Wednesday. Under the direction of head coach Libby Fletcher the Lady Knights beat Hibriten and Bandys in a three-team meet. Nicole Baxter and Sara Edwards finished first and second in both the 50-yard and 100-freestyle events.…

Stroup concludes solid career

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Senior linebacker Charlie Stroup recently concluded his career at Guilford College. Stroup, a 5 foot seven, 200-pound linebacker and longsnapper, played in all 10 games, starting six. His career-high 44 tackles, including 25 solo stops, was fifth on the team. Stroup also had 3.5 tackles for loss. The former Lincolnton…

Sports Briefs

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Lincolnton state championship shirts T-shirts and sweatshirts are currently on sale commemorating their appearance in the 2A State Championship. The shirts will read, ‘Lincolnton Wolves, 2005 State Championship.’ Shirts are on sale at the school and Lincoln Athletics. T-shirts will cost $12, while sweatshirts will cost $20. Adrian L. Shuford…

Six area players all-state

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Throughout the football season, six area players turned in electrified plays and dazzled fans. Wednesday, they were rewarded for their efforts. Maiden’s Petey McClain (Sr.), Lincolnton’s Demery Brewer (So.), Bandy’s Matt Woodlief (Sr.) and East Lincoln’s Thomas Huntley made the Associated Press All-State Football Team. McClain finished the year for…

Dialing up from long range

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Cheering in the holidays

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Arruza carries Knights past Rams 64-55

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North Lincoln beat Highland Tech 64-55 Tuesday night. Playing in their fourth game without leading scorer senior Kenny Bethea, Adrian Arruza led a balanced-scoring effort with 19 points, as he nailed four three-pointers. “With all the issues, we’ve run into, we’ve really been working on team work. We finally showed…

Elmore lifts Lady Rebels

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CHERRYVILLE–Antonio Griggs was not happy with Cherryville`s first-half effort against pesky West Lincoln Tuesday night. And the 6-1 senior forward voiced his concerns at halfitme. “We played lackadaisical, like we didn`t want to play together. I told everybody we had to make a run at the beginning of the third…

Goal met: Lady Falcons win title

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Last year’s 6-6 season for the Lady Falcons of East Lincoln Middle School seems like a distant memory after dismantling Crest Tuesday afternoon for the Tri-County Conference Championship. East defeated Crest (9-3), the Western Division champions, 3-0;25-19, 25-11, 25-6 to complete its unblemished 12-0 season. Lindsey Wright, Kelcey Alley and…