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Mustangs to host Holiday Classic

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Every year, directly after Christmas, all four Lincoln Co. schools play in two basketball tournaments. Whether a fan pulls for the Wolves, Mustangs, Knights or Rebels; they’re will be plenty of basketball to watch starting Tuesday, Dec. 28. The Peoples Bank Holiday Clash will feature North Lincoln, Lincolnton, West Lincoln…

Sherrill receives $10,000 for ace in Brookins` Tourney

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On Tuesday, Town Square Ford President Cornelius Willingham presented Scott Sherrill with a $10,000 check for making an ace in the Sixth Annual Jonathan Brookins’ Golf Tournament. Johnny James, George and Sally Brookins, Lauren Sherill (Scott’s wife) Charlie Tipton (Scott’s father-in-law), Richard and Pam Sanders (Scott’s parents) and Steve Lail…

Rojo breaks record, now has other goals

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West Lincoln Rebels’ heavyweight Antonio Rojo’s foundation for his 124 career victories, and counting, was laid before he even stepped on a mat at the high school. West Lincoln Middle, which at one point had a 90-match winning streak, was also pivotal in Rojo’s development. “Middle school is one of…

`Booze It and Lose It` campaign in 3rd week

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State and local law enforcement officers arrested 3,470 motorists for driving while impaired in the first three weeks of the 10th anniversary Booze It and Lose It campaign, which began on Nov. 19. In Lincoln County, 10 people were charged with DWI during 11 checkpoints and 14 saturation patrols. There…

Lady Rebels nip Lady Jackets 38-37

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No coach is certain how a team is going to respond after a big win. Sometimes a team will sustain that momentum, but sometimes they’ll come out flat. Tuesday, the Lady Rebels did a little of both on their way to a 38-37 victory over the Lady Yellow Jackets. Once…

Carter blows up for 36 at West

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When a potent scorer is in the zone, a team better watch out. That was the case as Bessemer City’s Ty Carter nailed 10 three-pointers en route to 36 points to help the Yellow Jackets beat the West Lincoln Rebels 72-51 Tuesday night. The Rebels were also without two-guard Ryan…

Wolves falter versus Wildcats

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Lincolnton coach Bob Cowie seemed almost eager to face North Gaston’s full-court zone traps Tuesday night at home. He had confidence the Wolves could beat the press and get some easy transition baskets. As it turned out, Lincolnton was no more successful at solving the Wildcats’ defense than they were…

Knights swim their way to success

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The North Lincoln Knights swim team has a lot to be happy about heading into Christmas. North Lincoln men’s team finished first out of three Southern Foothills 1A teams. The men also swam their way to second place out of Franklin, Owen, Asheville, Hendersonville and Highland Tech at the Hendersonville…

Boyles` return is sweet

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Jaime Boyles’ homecoming was a sweet one. Boyles, who is a former Wolves’ standout, coached her Lady Rebels to a 61-57 victory Friday. Boyles scored 1,300 points in black and gold and made the Midwest 2A All-Conference team all four years of her prep career. She was named Player of…

Mustangs upset No. 16 Jaguars

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The East Lincoln Mustangs recorded a huge upset Friday night beating the Forestview 56-53. The Mustangs were led by experienced players: guard Darin Dellinger, forward Carlos Marquez-Sykes and forward Jason Smith. Dellinger was in the zone knocking down four three-pointers en route to scoring a game-high 23 points. Marquez-Sykes made…