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Wilson gives back

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This fall, Kelly Wenner’s fourth-grade class at Kiser Intermediate School found an effective reading incentive: C. J. Wilson. Wilson, a senior at Lincolnton High School, is a running back on the varsity football team who recently was named to the North Carolina Shrine Bowl Team. His effect on Wenner’s class?…

Wolves in preparation

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Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger knows how big Friday night’s showdown versus county rival North Lincoln in Pumpkin Center is. Sure, the game will give the winner bragging rights as Southern Piedmont Conference champs, but in the larger scheme of things, it could mean the difference between opening the 2A…

Knights out for respect in showdown

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North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam had one goal back in January. And with last week’s 35-8 victory over West Lincoln, his team achieved it—having the opportunity to win the Southern Piedmont title. “When we started this mission back in January, we said give us an opportunity to play for…

Sports Roundup

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Falcons stay perfect The East Lincoln Middle School Lady Falcons beat Lincolnton Middle 11-3 to finish the regular season as Eastern Division champs of the Tri-County Conference. Coached by Mike Freeman, the Lady Falcons went 10-0 on the season. Stacey Houser picked up the win on the mound. While Houser…

Knights dominate Rebels

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An hour and a half delay and a heavy fog didn’t keep the North Lincoln Knights from having the chance to win their first conference championship. Despite the game not starting until 9 p.m. due to a miscommunication between West Lincoln High School and the officials, the Knights were undeterred…

Is a SPC conference title A ‘Brew’ing for Wolves

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Cherryville coach Keith Fox’s worst fears were realized Friday night on a wet field at Lincolnton Memorial Stadium. Fox knew his Ironmen would have to contain Lincolnton’s big-play potential to have any chance against the Wolves in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A match. But Cherryville had no answer for a Lincolnton…

Vipers sweep tourney

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Sports Briefs

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Advance tickets for NL/Lincolnton game Advance tickets are on sale for the North Lincoln/Lincolnton game, to be played at North Lincoln Friday, at Lincoln Athletics for $5. To avoid what figures to be a long wait in line, the community is encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance for the…

Avoiding the upset

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The Lincolnton Wolves (5-4, 4-0) look to remain unbeaten tonight as they head up the road to face Cherryville. While the Ironmen are 1-3 in the Southern Piedmont, it’s likely Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger and company haven’t forgotten about them stunning first place East Lincoln a season ago. So…

Down to last try

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After most local prognosticators picked his team to finish in the top half of the Southern Piedmont, West Lincoln head coach Mark Hoover knows he and his team are down to their final chance to get their first conference win. At 0-6 in league play, Hoover is very honest about…