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Rebels buzzed off

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Bessemer City is always a tough place to play, but for the first five innings first-place West Lincoln looked unaffected by the hostile surroundings. But the Yellow Jackets, who were seeking revenge after dropping the two team’s first meeting, used their home field and clutch hitting to score four runs…

Leonard sparks Knights

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights pounded South Iredell, 12-2 Thursday behind a huge night from Amanda Leonard. Leonard went 4-for-4 with one RBI and scored four runs in leading the Lady Knights (15-5, 8-2) in the five inning win. Other leading hitters were: Ashley Thackeray, who went 2-for-2 with a…

Lady Mustangs take SPC crown

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs wrapped up the Southern Piedmont Conference track meet crown with what head coach Melvin Morrison calls the team’s ‘best showing of the year.’ East Lincoln racked up 163 points besting second place Highland Tech by 65 points followed by Lincolnton (95), West Lincoln (90) and…

Back-to-back Southern Piedmont titles for Mustangs

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East Lincoln dominated in winning its second consecutive Southern Piedmont Conference meet Wednesday, racking up 248.5 points. South Iredell, which finished as the runner-up, had only 106 points followed by Lincolnton (93), North Lincoln (79.5), West Lincoln (66), Highland Tech (61), Cherryville (12) and Bessemer City (10). Mustangs head coach…

Sports Roundup

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Falcons remain perfect The East Lincoln Middle School Falcons upped their record to 10-0 on the season with three wins this week. The Falcons beat Burns 12-2 Monday followed by beating county rival Lincolnton a day later in a double-header 6-0 and 10-7. Last week, East Lincoln downed Pumpkin Center…

Sports Briefs

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Second Annual Trey Whiteside Memorial Golf Tournament The Second Annual Trey Whiteside Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, April 28 at Lincoln Country Club. The tournament will have four-person teams and will be captain’s choice format. Lunch and registration will take place at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start…

Sports Briefs

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LHS Sports Boosters There will be a sports boosters meeting in the library Thursday April 26 at 7 p.m. to discuss the upcoming sports boosters golf tournament. Special Olympics Special Olympics of Lincoln County will hold their annual Spring Games Competition on Friday, April 27 at Lincolnton High School’s Stadium.…

Rebels return to form in 12-2 romp

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The West Lincoln Rebels looked like a carbon copy of the baseball team they were before the Carolina Trust Easter Bank Easter Tournament Tuesday and not the one that’s been limping since. Entering the game having lost three of the past four, the Rebels led by Payden Houser made sure…

Sports Roundup

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Wilson’s no-hitter April Wilson threw a no-hitter as the North Lincoln Lady Knights beat Bessemer City 10-0 in five innings Tuesday afternoon. The no-hitter was the second of Wilson’s career. Courtney Feldon had a double and a triple and one RBI in the Knights win, while Jenna Torbert had a…

Cadenhead tosses one-hitter

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East Lincoln beat Bessemer City 6-0 Tuesday night behind Jesse Cadenhead’s one-hitter. Cadenhead struck out seven batters and allowed just one walk in the best pitching performance of his career. With a perfect game still in tact, Henderson drew a walk. The next batter, Tyler Bridges, broke up Cadenhead’s no-hit…