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Thornburg signs with Brevard

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Katie Thornburg began playing tee-ball when she was just three-years old and growing up dreaming of one day playing college softball. Those dreams were realized in February when she signed a national letter of intent to go to Brevard College and play for the Tornadoes. Her choice came down to…

Sports Roundup

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Wildcats clinch Eastern Division The Lincolnton Middle School Wildcats clinched the Eastern Division championship of the Tri-County Conference by beating Lincoln County rivals West Lincoln and East Lincoln. In the Wildcats’ 4-0 victory over West Lincoln, Nance Barrantes led all scorers with two goals. Olivia Thompson and Sarah Freeman scored…

Peeler dedicates book to West

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Teachers and parents help weave our future and destinies more than we ever know at the time. When Tim Peeler was 14-years old and in the ninth grade, Gilda Mervine, an English and language arts teacher at West Lincoln, instilled in him a love for writing. More than the love…

Beeker and others break school records

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels may have lost to East Rutherford’s track team last Wednesday, but they had plenty to celebrate. Two West Lincoln school records were broken at the meet. The 800-meter relay team of Allison Goins, Molly Richard, April Norman and Kristin Beeker posted a time of 2:00.37…

Soccer standouts

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Above, Caroline Farris has been a key to North Lincoln’s soccer season. Lydia Paulk also has had a stellar season for the Lady Knights. Right, Jennifer Redman has been a standout for the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs’ soccer team. Joseph Brymer / LTN Photo…

Lady Rebels crush Devils

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels pounded Newton-Conover 12-0 on Thursday. The Lady Rebels were led by seniors Katie Thornburg and Paula Jarrett. Jarrett went 2-for-3 at the plate and hit a two-run homer. She also scored two runs. Thornburg was also 2-for-3 with three RBIs, a sacrifice and run scored.…

Panthers draft Davis at No. 14

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As I’m sure many of you die-hard Carolina Panthers did this weekend, I also watched or kept a close eye on the NFL draft Saturday and Sunday to see what needs the team was going to fill. Watching the draft can be one of two experiences: it’s either like going…

Rockets win Hardball Classic

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Wolves host hit parade

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The Lincolnton Wolves won their second-consecutive Midwest 2A Conference game on Thursday, beating Bunker Hill 12-7. Lincolnton singled three straight times to begin the game. Senior Will Fox played the role of opportunist, singling to right-center and knocking in two runs. Freshman Nate Wright doubled to left with the bases…

Kuntz repeat winner

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Concord’s Jamie Kuntz collected the win in I.M.C.A. competition Saturday night at East Lincoln Speedway for the second consecutive week. It was also the second time in as many weeks that controversy surrounded his victory. Competitor Richard Clew filed a post race protest against some engine components on the winning…