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Lady Knights upset Ironmen

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CHERRYVILLE—North Lincoln’s Kayla Alexander may only be a freshman, but she does not play like a freshman in crunch time. Alexander hit a 3-pointer from the deep corner with two minutes left Friday night, giving the Lady Knights the lead for good in a come-from-behind 38-35 upset of Southern Foothills…

Knights bring home Southern Foothills Crown

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The North Lincoln Knights wrestling team captured the Southern Foothills 1A Conference title Friday. The Knights outlasted Polk County 190-157.5 to earn the championship. Highland Tech had a team total of 123, Cherryville followed with 116 and Hendersonville with 47. Derrick Hanks, at 103 pounds, and Brian Gentry, at 119,…

Wolves duo helps down Rebels 55-42

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Too much Lance Friday. That proved to be the difference Friday night as the Lincolnton Wolves got a much needed 55-42 Midwest 2A road victory at county rival West Lincoln. The Rebels had no answer for the bulky Friday, who asserted himself early on in the contest. Friday scored eight…

Mustangs split with Cardinals

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The East Lincoln Mustangs fell to Berry Academy 58-54 Friday night. Chris Logan led the Cardinals with 14 points, while Justin Arnette and Omar Carter both finished with 10. Jamelle Lowery paced the Mustangs with 18 points, Carlos Marquez-Sykes added 11. Eight of Lowery’s came in the fourth quarter. The…

Caldwell cobras truly a family affair

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This wasn’t the way Jeff Coffey thought his life would turn out. His dream was to play professional basketball, but through a series of events and perhaps divine intervention, his plan changed. Now a far greater dream is being realized at Caldwell Community College. Jeff and son Jeremy, a 2002…

Rebels focused on winning team state title

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The West Lincoln Rebels have had quite a spectacular season, going 32-0, a feat never done at West Lincoln. While they’re pleased with that school record, they covet a team state title more than anything. “It’s been a great season so far, but we still have a long way to…

Blum a four-peat champion

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Julius Blum outlasted La-Z-Boy 71-67 Wednesday night in the Industrial League Championship game. Blum has become a dynasty of the league, winning the last four championships. La-Z-Boy upset Timken 73-71 to reach the title game. Trey Finger poured in 33 points, while teammate Jerrac Allen added 20 in the win.…

Powell dominant for Devils

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The West Lincoln Rebels fell to Newton-Conover 88-54 Tuesday night. Clemson-signee Julius Powell was the main reason why. The 6’8” player had five dunks and was accurate behind the three-point arc on his way to a game-high 27 points. “He’s a great player. Obviously, he exerted himself tonight and proved…

Wolves chasing the playoffs

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The Lincolnton Wolves took care of business in what looked to be a ‘trap’ game beating the Chase Trojans 66-47 Tuesday night. The visitors jumped out to a 20-10 lead and never relinquished it, on their way to their upping their record to 7-11 and 5-4 in the Midwest 2A.…

Sports Briefs

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Ten Star All-Star Basketball Camp Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All-Star Summer Basketball Camp. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible for application. Past participants include: Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison. Players from 50 states and 17 foreign…