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Knights win double-overtime thriller

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Trent Hopkins had over 143 yards through the air and 128 more on the ground. The sophomore accounted for five touchdowns in the Knights’ thrilling double-overtime 42-40 win in Hillsborough over the Cedar Ridge Red Wolves. Joseph Brymer / LTN Photo The North Lincoln Knights came away with arguably their…

Mustangs playoff hopes come to end

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The East Lincoln Mustangs switched their offense on Friday night, but it was out of necessity. Without quarterback Grayson Schram, who missed the game due to family reasons, the Mustangs caught East Gaston offguard switching to the wish bone and replacing Schram with the agile junior running back Ryan Sykes.…

Brewer leads Wolves to win

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The Lincolnton Wolves’ JV team beat Bandys 26-12 Thursday night. Phil Robinson opened up the scoring for both teams with an 86-yard kickoff return to give the Wolves a 6-0 lead. Bandys answered to tie the game at 6 at the end of the first quarter. In second quarter, Jamel…

Wolves march to Bandys

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Wolves’ receiver Demory Williams hopes to make an impact tonight against the Bandys’ Trojans in a key Midwest 2A Conference matchup. Bandys (6-3, 3-2) is fourth right behind Lincolnton (6-3, 4-1) in the Midwest Conference. Joseph Brymer / LTN Photo…

Chiefs end season as Tri-County runner-ups

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The West Lincoln Lady Chiefs Girls’ softball team improved on back-to-back 6-6 seasons this year. How much did they improve? The Chiefs won the East Division of the Tri-County Conference and fell to Chase by a score of 2-1 in the Tri-County Conference Championship Game. The Chiefs sputtered starting their…

Woodrum finishes eleventh in state

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The Pumpkin Center Lady Panthers beat the Lincolnton Wildcats 3-2; 25-8, 22-25, 25-15, 18-25, 15-11 on Wednesday. Top scorers for the Wildcats were: Hannah Hawk 21 points, Rachel Lanier 18 points, Brittney Morrow 17 points, 1 ace. Skylar Wilson contributed with 8 points, Mogran Wolf had five points and Ashton…

Knights hope to stop Moore

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The North Lincoln Knights (2-7, 1-4 Southern Foothills 1A) suffered a 50-14 loss at the hands of undefeated Southern Foothills’ power Polk County last week. Head coach Lonnie Custer believes the Knights could have been more competitive, but failed to take advantage of their opportunities. Illustrating his point, North Lincoln…

Wolves ready for Trojans

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The Lincolnton Wolves (6-3, 4-1 Midwest 2A) received an outstanding defensive performance against Shelby the No. 1 team in the state last week in a tough 7-0 loss. The question this week will be how they will respond coming off such an emotional loss. X-Factor Wolves’ head coach Scott Cloninger…

Rebels end brutal three-game stretch

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With Halloween this coming weekend, West Lincoln Rebels’ head coach Butch Parker believes his team has been on their own ‘haunted trail.’ The Rebels will end a brutal three-game stretch, that Parker calls the trifecta of terror, that consist of playing Shelby, Bandys and East Rutherford in consecutive weeks. X-Factor…

East has `nothing to lose` vs. Warriors

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With their 3A State Playoff chances pretty much fallen by the wayside, East Lincoln’s head coach Matt Rikard believes his team has nothing to lose by taking chances against the East Gaston Warriors. X-Factor “We don’t have anything to lose. We’re going to throw everything we got at them. We’re…