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Senior trio reflects

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Seniors Nicole Hall, Calah Bynum and Lindsey Smith played their final high school game Saturday and, justifiably so, were overwhelmed with emotions. “It’s really hard to come out here and lose because we really thought we would be in the championship game tomorrow. It’s really hard to take the loss,…

Panthers outlast Knights

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With the game deadlocked at four, North Johnston’s Whitney Parrish, who had only one hit her previous four at-bats, ended the North Lincoln Lady Knights’ season with a hit to right field that drove in the game-winning run. Despite trailing 4-0 at one point, the Panthers refused to surrender. Instead…

NC 1A Final Four Preview

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When the North Lincoln Lady Knights (20-8) take the field against East Surry (23-3) on Saturday, it won’t be the first time they’ve faced off. With number two pitcher senior Nicole Hall on the mound and doing an admirable job, the Knights fell to the Cardinals 2-1 in their previous…

Kuntz finishes first

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STANLEY–Jamie Kuntz (Concord) won the 25-lap feature for IMCA Modifieds at East Lincoln Speedway, Saturday night. After starting fourth, Kuntz took the front position on the twelfth circuit and stayed there the remaining 13 laps for the win. Finishing second was Josh Wright (Mooresville) with Greg Brown (Concord) , James…

Knights open with Cardinals

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Post 455 loses heartbreaker

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Denver Post 455 suffered their first loss of the season Tuesday night in heartbreaking fashion. Leading 6-4, Kings Mountain scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to snatch what would’ve been Denver’s fifth win of the season. It was deja vu all over again as Curt Hall and…

Herbert jumps two spots

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Doug Herbert jumped up two positions in the NHRA POWERade point standings Sunday at the O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka. Herbert moved into the No. 7 spot in the points, leaping up two positions. “It’s great moving up two positions,” Herbert said. “The competition is real tough…

Git-r-done Knights

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The Lady Knights proved last year’s trip to the 1A Final Four was not a fluke. With Friday’s Quarterfinal victory, it’s believed North Lincoln becomes the first school to make it to the Final Four in the first two years of existence. Also by returning to Walnut Creek, North Lincoln…

No longer a Cinderella

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights had one goal entering their third round playoff match-up against the Cherryville Lady Ironmen — to ‘git-r-done.’ The Lady Knights did just that enroute to a 7-3 victory Friday at Cherryville and sending them back to Walnut Creek for the 1A Final Four for the…

Post 455 off to a hot start

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Post 455 has started the American Legion season hot. How hot? Denver (3-0) has already surpassed last season’s win total which was two. Denver pounded out 23 hits Saturday night en route to a 14-1 win in eight innings over Steele Creek. Shane Brackett, a former Lincolnton product, continued his…