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Wolves` defense strong, Lions still win

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SHELBY– The Golden Lions of Shelby took over sole possession of first place in the Midwest 2A conference Friday night with a hard fought 7-0 victory over the Lincolnton Wolves at Blanton Stadium. The opening plays from scrimmage set the tone for the night, that this was going to be…

Kindley, Newton are headed to the State

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Two members of the Lincolnton Lady Wolves’ tennis team qualified for the state tournament to be held next week at the Cary Tennis Center. Shawn Kindley and Jessica Newton received a No. 4 seed in the 2A West Regional Tournament and played up to their billing. The duo beat Ashe…

Wolverines roll past the Knights

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The Polk Co. Wolverines dismantled the North Lincoln Knights 50-14 Friday. Rush defense, which has been the Achilles heel all season, was again the difference in the game for the Knights. The Knights surrendered 392 yards on 43 carries compared to the 157 on 38 attempts they were able to…

Spade and Trojans rush past Rebels to ruin senior night

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A controversial call and two turnovers turned a competitive game into a route and put a damper on Senior Night at West Lincoln. Bandys scored 21 points in the decisive second quarter on its way to a 38-7 victory over the Rebels Friday night at Douglas C. Leonhardt Stadium. Senior…

Lincolnton and North roll in first round

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The Lincolnton Lady Wolves defeated Hibriten in the first round of the dual team 2A playoffs on Wednesday. No. 1 seed Shawn Kindley beat Maggie Sime 6-2, 6-3. Hibriten’s Cameron Joyce defeated Jessica Newton 6-1, 6-3. Liz Rhine waltzed to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Wallis Hutchens. While teammate Angela…

Rebels take cross country title

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels won the Midwest 2A Cross Country Championship which was ran at Murray’s Mill. The Lady Rebels won the meet with 46 points. East Rutherford finished a distance-second with 59 points, while Newton-Conover had 61 points. Other team results for the women were: Bandys 83, Bunker…

Eagles finish second in SC tourney

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The Lincoln Charter School Eagles lost to Victory Christian 2-0;25-12, 25-21 last week in the Southern Catawba Conference Volleyball Tournament. The loss gave them a second place finish, which is what they finished in the regular season with an 8-8 record and 7-3 SC Conference Record. The team was led…

Wolves edged out by Lions

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The Lincolnton JV Wolves lost to Shelby 28-22 Thursday night in a game that will likely decide the Midwest 2A JV title. In the first quarter, fullback Marcus Williams put the Wolves up 6-0 with Phil Robinson running in the two-point conversion to give the Wolves an early 8-0 lead.…

Rebels pitted against Trojans

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The West Lincoln Rebels are coming off a 50-0 loss Friday night against Shelby. Things don’t get any easier as they host Bandys (5-3, 2-2 Midwest 2A) this Friday. Offense Rebels head coach Butch Parker and staff are concerned foremost about Trojans’ linebacker Matt Woodlief who is a big reason…

Mustangs hope for homecoming win

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The East Lincoln Mustangs are trying to make this homecoming against Hunter Huss (4-3, 2-2 Big South 3A) memorable. Despite their 2-6, 1-3 BS 3A record the Mustangs enter Friday’s game with confidence. Offense On offense, East Lincoln will face a 4-3 Huskies’ defense. Head coach Matt Rikard would like…