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Knights ready for special night

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Friday night’s game against the Highland Tech Rams will be North Lincoln’s inaugural Homecoming football game. The Knights’ remaining schedule is favorable as only one of the final four has a winning record (Polk Co. 7-0). Offense The Rams run a 5-3 defensive set which could play into the hands…

Rebels prepare for No. 1 Lions

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The West Lincoln Rebels find themselves in a precarious situation. Coming off a heartbreaking 7-6 loss against Newton, West will face the No. 1 team in 2A football in the Shelby Golden Lions. The Golden Lions enter Friday’s game averaging 39 points a game. Their only loss on their 6-1,…

Lincolnton looks to extend streak

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The Lincolnton Wolves are 3-0 in the Midwest 2A Conference and are in the midst of a three-game win streak. The Newton-Conover Red Devils are 1-2 and just broke a losing streak in a hard-fought 7-6 win over West Lincoln. Both facts have Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger worried as…

Mustangs cling to playoff hopes

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If the East Lincoln Mustangs are to keep their playoff chances alive they’ll have to beat the North Gaston Wildcats on Friday in a key Big South 3A contest. Offense The Wildcats will show a 4-2 look on defense. Head coach Matt Rikard was pleased with their offensive outing against…

Maxon in second

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DENVER— Tommy Gainey of Bishopville, S.C., coasted to a course-record 62 to take the first-round lead Tuesday in the Tarheel Tour`s Cowans Ford Open at Cowans Ford Country Club. Gainey did not make a bogey and recorded 10 birdies He made five on the front nine and five on the…

Wolves come from behind to beat Bears

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CLAREMONT— The Lincolnton Wolves remained undefeated in Midwest 2A conference play with an improbable 32-29 come from behind win Friday night at Bunker Hill High School. Senior tailback Dusty Friday scored on a five-yard run with 44 seconds remaining to keep the Wolves tied atop the conference standings at 3-0.…

Herbert clinches shootout position

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READING, Pa. — Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Racing Top Fuel team advanced to the quarterfinals of Sunday`s Lucas Oil Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway to pull within 31 points of seventh-place Cory McClenathan in the POWERade standings. By qualifying 11th (4.652 seconds at 305.01 mph), Herbert also clinched seventh…

Mustangs gallop past Cardinals

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East Lincoln was finally able to rid itself of turnover problems. The result was a 27-12 victory over Berry Academy Friday night. The Mustangs did fumble twice, but lost neither of them. The result was having more offensive plays as they pounded the ball 49 rushes and threw the ball…

Rebels lose heartbraeker to Red Devils 7-6

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West Lincoln’s Will Tallent tries to run his way through two Red Devil defenders. Tallent ended the game with 71 yards rushing. He had 64 of those yards in the first half. Newton made halftime adjustments that slowed the Rebels. Joseph Brymer / LTN Photo NEWTON—Even typically talkative West Lincoln…

Knights qualify for regionals

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights ended a successful Southern Foothill’s season on Wednesday on a positive note. Sarah Long, Jordan Kinney and Caroline Farris were named to the SF 1A All-Conference team. Long won the Southern Foothill’s singles championship allowing her to qualify for the regionals. Long had a bye…