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West falls to Ironmen

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The West Lincoln Rebels fell 76-70 Friday night to the Cherryville Ironmen. Although they lost, head coach Chad Wright was pleased with how his team played having been down 22-9 at tend of the first quarter. “I don’t really believe in moral victories, but we took an awfully big step…

One to remember for Lincoln Co.

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The Lincolnton Wolves nipped the East Lincoln Mustangs 57-55 Friday night in a game that will be remembered for a long time in front of a capacity crowd at Lincolnton High. Hustle made the difference for the Wolves on their final possession in the fourth quarter. With the Mustangs up…

Knights finish third

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The North Lincoln men and women’s swim team finished third recently at the Kings Mountain Swim Meet. Kings Mountain, St. Stephens and Chase competed. Two of the women’s relay teams qualified for competition at the State Swim Meet. The 200 medley relay team of Nicole Baxter, Sara Edwards, Nickele Gates…

Backcourt duo too much for North

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The East Lincoln Mustangs are now 3-0 on the season after beating the North Lincoln Knights 70-67 Wednesday night in Denver. The Mustangs were once again led by solid-guard play. Junior Jamelle Lowery scored nine of his game-leading 23 points in the fourth quarter. Darin Dellinger finished with 22 points,…

Wolves lose opener

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The Lincolnton Wolves lost their season opener at North Gaston 73-60 Wednesday night. The Wolves were rusty in their debut and not in peak basketball shape, due to the football team advancing to the second round of the 2A Playoffs. An encouraging sign for the Wolves was only trailing 33-27…

Rikard at peace with decision

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Mustangs’ former coach mulls over possible coaching options Matt Rikard, the East Lincoln Mustangs’ former head football coach, marked the third Lincoln County coach to either get fired or to step down. Yet, he insist his resignation has nothing to do with the other two. “It didn’t play into it.…

Daredevils finish as state runner-up

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The Lincoln Daredevils 9 & Under baseball team finished in the runner-up position in the AAU Winter State Championship Tournament held November 20-21 in Concord. The Daredevils beat the No. 1 ranked USSSA team in NC to reach the championship game. Team members are: Front row kneeling left to right…

Lowery leads Mustangs to win

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Above, Jamelle Lowery scores two of his 15 points during Tuesday night’s contest. Lowery at one stretch scored six consecutive points. Right, Darin Dellinger nailed a shot from behind half-court at the end of the first quarter. He finished the game having made three three-pointers. Dellinger has only turned the…

200 and counting for Rebels` Ross

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West Lincoln Rebels’ wrestling coach Butch Ross earned his 200th victory recently. Ross has coached wrestling, the sport he passionately loves since 1996. Along the way, he’s led seven conference title runs and won the 2A State Championship in 2000. While attaining such a milestone is a big accomplishment; Ross,…

Littlejohn Benches 400

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Press Championship in the men’s master’s division with a lift of 400 pounds. Littlejohn is owner of His Place Gym located in downtown Lincolnton. Contributed Photo…