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Regionals begin today

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Both the West Lincoln Rebels and the North Lincoln Knights suffered disappoint finishes to their team wrestling season. The Rebels were knocked out in the third round of the 2A State Dual Team Tournament by Bandys, while the Knights were ousted by Surry Central in the first round of the…

Standing room only at East

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The stage was set for East Lincoln to pull an upset over the East Gaston Warriors, literally. With bleachers filled to capacity, on both sides, extra chairs had to be set up on the stage behind one of the baskets. While the Mustangs laid it all out on Senior Night,…

Beam is Knights` top choice

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Matt Beam is the leading candidate in North Lincoln’s search to find Lonnie Custer’s replacement as Knights’ head coach. While sources say he already is the new head coach, his hiring is contingent upon how Lincoln County’s School Board votes in tonight’s meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. “The candidate of…

Sports Roundup

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Bears slide by Rebels The West Lincoln Rebels fell to Bunker Hill 59-54 Tuesday night at Bunker Hill. West Lincoln cut trailed by double-figures, but cut the deficit to six late. Unfortunately for the Rebels’ faithful, back-to-back turnovers derailed any chance they had to win. Despite the loss, Rebels’ head…

Cavs handle Wolves

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East Rutherford played a man-to-man pressure defense and had great shot selection on offense to put to rest any thought of a Wolves’ upset Tuesday night as the Cavaliers came away with a 70-51 victory at Lincolnton High School. The Cavaliers broke open an 8-8 game late in the first…

Slow start costs Wolves

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The Bandys Trojans defeated the Lincolnton Wolves 73-65 Friday night, trimming the Wolves lead for the fourth and final playoff spot to one game. With the loss, the Wolves fall to 6-6 in the Midwest 2A, while the Trojans improve to 5-7 in conference play with only two games remaining.…

Knights clinch state playoff berth

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The North Lincoln Knights beat Hendersonville 65-54 Friday night. More importantly, they locked up a spot in the 1A State Playoffs. Brothers Lesharion and Trishtan combined for over half, 35, of the Knights’ points. North head coach David Johnson feels they’ve been solid all season. “They’ve been consistent throughout the…

Rebels` sesaon comes to end

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With the bad weather that hit parts of North Carolina on Thursday, the third round of the 2A wrestling playoffs were postponed until Friday. The Rebels traveled to Mill Creek Middle School on Friday night to take on their conference foe, the Bandys Trojans. They suffered their first loss of…

Dellinger leads Mustangs over Huss

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The East Lincoln Mustangs find themselves in a three-way tie for third place in the Big South 3A with a 74-58 win over Hunter Huss Friday night. The Mustangs outscored the Huskies 44-22 in the second half to earn the victory. It was a balanced effort for the Mustangs as…

Knights qualify for State

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North Lincoln Swim Team won the Conference Championship on last Tuesday at Isothermal Community College. The Men’s swim team was a decisive first in the conference with the women’s team finishing second to Hendersonville and ahead of Highland Tech. All-Conference winners (1st and 2nd place finishes in individual events and…