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Mustangs run to 12th victory

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The East Lincoln Mustangs won their 12th consecutive game Friday night 68-47 at home against rival North Lincoln, in a game that had as much intensity as Wednesday’s Duke-UNC game. “We were pleased to get the victory,” Mustangs head coach Neil Hodges said. “I thought it might be a little…

Senior Night split

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The Lincolnton Wolves played the role of spoiler Friday night. Led by Demery Brewer and Wilbert Mitchem, the visiting Wolves spoiled West Lincoln’s Senior Night 58-42. West Lincoln (2-20, 0-12) only trailed by one point at halftime, 27-26, but could only muster 16 second-half points as the visitors closed the…

Welcome Aboard

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Michael Christopher joins the Lincoln Times-News sports staff as its new sports editor. Christopher comes from Arkansas where he was the assistant sports editor at The Courier in Russellville. An Asheville native, Christopher enjoys sports, traveling, meeting new people and the South. “I’m excited and proud to be back in…

Wilson signs National Letter of Intent to play for Wolfpack

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Lincolnton senior C.J. Wilson, the school’s recorder holder for total yardage (5,919), career rushing yards (3,941) and points (468) signed with North Carolina State Wednesday morning. “It’s a great feeling to be signed,” Wilson said. “I felt like it was a good decision, and my parents were very supportive of…

Brewer signs National Letter of Intent to join Mountaineers

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When Demery Brewer had no scholarship offers to speak of, as late as December, he did what any good son would do. He went to Mom. “Honestly, there were times where I would get real down. I would get real stressed out. Mom was like, `Keep God first and everything…

Rebels bedeviled

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It was a season to remember for the West Lincoln Rebels’ wrestling team. Even if it didn’t end the way they wanted it to—with a 2A state title. The Rebels fell to the No. 2 team in the state Newton-Conover 31-27 in the 2A Western Regional Finals Thursday night at…

Sports Roundup

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Eagles down Comenius Lincoln Charter beat Comenius 69-45 Tuesday. Dylan Cronin and Brandon Dishman shared team-high honors with 16 points apiece, while Nolen Peterson complemented them with a season-high 15 points. The Eagles even their record at 11-11 on the season with the win. In the girls’ game, the Lady…

Second Place

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Herbert solid in first run

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POMONA, Calif.– Doug Herbert’s “For My Boys” Tour got off to a solid start with the first qualifying session of the CARQUEST Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. In his first full pass of the season, Herbert, in the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster, posted a solid 4.54 second run at 327.98 mph.…

Newsome reaches milestone, Mustangs continue win streak

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An alley-oop from Wes Glover to Keith Rendlemen began Tuesday’s night contest between East Lincoln and Highland Tech, and you could feel something special was going to happen. Alex Newsome broke the 1,000-point career barrier and the Mustangs (16-5, 10-1) pushed their winning streak to 11 games by defeating the…