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Long-time softball coach resigns

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On Tuesday, one successful coaching career came to an end while another continued at West Lincoln High School. Allen Hoyle, who coached for years, decided to resign as softball coach. Hoyle will remain a teacher at the high school but due to wanting to spend more time with his family…

Chunking the ol` pigskin

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Sophomore quarterback Taylor Woodie throws a pass in Tuesday afternoon’s practice. Woodie is embarking on his second season as the Rebels’ signal caller. As a freshman, Woodie showed good leadership, athleticism and solid competitiveness. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

All-Star Champions

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The Boger City 8 year old All-Star team won the first annual All-Star Tournament held at Lincolnton Optimist Park. Team members are, front row, left to right, Cameron Walker, Tyger McRee, Ethan Dellinger, Ethan Smith and Eathan Wilkinson. Second row, left to right, Quinton Huss, JR Wilson, Jac McRee, Chase…

Yarbrough wins race

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Denver’s Dan Yarbrough bided his time for 16 laps, then moved out front of leader Buddy Smith to lead and win the 20-lap main for Late Models at East Lincoln Speedway Saturday night. Smith started on the pole and took the lead when the green waved with third place started…

Football season is on way

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Casey Woodie (pictured), and the Knights will participate in a scrimmage jamboree on August 13th at West Lincoln. Lincolnton and North Wilkes will join North Lincoln and the host Rebels at 6 p.m. for Lincoln County football preseason action. File photo…

Andrews and Watson named soccer coaches

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As the school year starts, two Lincoln County schools will have new men’s soccer coaches. At North Lincoln, Preston Springer will be replaced by baseball coach Shawn Andrews. Lincolnton will replace John Meeker with Ed Watson. It’s believed that both Springer and Meeker stepped down voluntarily. Knights’ athletic director Mark…

Briefs

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EL fall baseball The East Lincoln Optimist will hold sign-ups for fall Baseball and Softball on the following dates; August 7th from 9-noon and on August 3rd and 5th from 6-8 p.m. Boys ages 7 through 18 and girls ages 7 through 15 are eligible to participate. The cost is…

State Legion Pairings

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The pairings have been announced for the eight-team state American Legion baseball tournament at Shelby. The tournament runs Aug. 4-8 at Veterans Field and includes two area teams: Area Four champion Caldwell County and host Shelby. Caldwell County swept Pineville in four games to win the Area Four title. Shelby…

Football underway in Lincoln Co.

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The whistles were out and footballs were in the air on Wednesday marking the first day of football practice for Lincoln County. Some football programs had more people show up for the first day than others. The North Lincoln Knights, a member of the Southern Foothills 1A Conference, had 77…

Bethea three-peat champion

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Kenny Bethea has won the Junior Club Championship three consecutive years now with this year’s victory. Nathaniel Hitt came in first place in 10-11 age group, Ben Beal was first place in the 12-13 group, Deborah Woodrum was 1st place in the 14-17 age group for girls and Reid Ketner…