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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…

Sports Briefs

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Rebels to hand out athletic awards West Lincoln High School’s Athletic Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, May 15th at the James W. Warren Citizen Center at 2:30 p.m. EL Optimist sign-ups The East Lincoln Optimists will hold early sign-ups for football and cheerleading on the following dates: May 14…

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…

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 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.…

Knights complete turnaround

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The North Lincoln Knights (9-13, 8-4) wrapped up their regular season in second place in the Southern Foothills Conference after splitting with the Bessemer City Yellow Jackets Friday. In the second game, junior pitcher Josh Belk dominated for the Knights, hurling a two-hit complete game. Belk struck out 11 and…