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Mustangs end with Raiders

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The East Lincoln Mustangs (2-8, 1-5 Big South 3A) knows that nearly everyone is not giving them a chance against the South Point Red Raiders (7-2, 5-1 BS 3A). So what they have is a Tupac ‘Me against the world’ mentality. The game may not be important in terms of…

Cavs come to town for season finale

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The Lincolnton Wolves (6-4, 4-2 Midwest 2A) need a home victory against the East Rutherford Cavaliers (8-2, 5-1 MW 2A) on Friday for a couple of reasons. With a win, the Wolves will more than likely earn themselves a home 2A State Playoff game and would finish in third place…

Lady Wolves end one of the best

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The Lincolnton Lady Wolves’ tennis season came to an end Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the NC State Dual Team Playoffs losing to Wilkes Central 7-1. Wilkes Central entered the match 18-2 and as the No. 1 seed from the Mountain Valley Conference. The Wolves had fallen to Wilkes…

Rebels cling to state playoff hopes

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The West Lincoln Rebels (4-6, 0-6 Midwest 2A) need a win to keep their ‘Paris Hilton’ slim playoff chances alive. Seeing as how the Rebels will square off against the Chase Trojans (2-8, 1-5 MW 2A) the problem may not be winning, but what the win does. Head coach Butch…

Wolves to host soccer playoff

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The Lincolnton soccer team will host the first round of the 2A State Playoffs on Wednesday against the No. 5 seed of the Western Highlands Conference. The Wolves, who finished tied for third in the Midwest 2A Conference, earned a No. 4 seed after a coin toss decide if they…

Local Republicans win big

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(Top) Rep. Joe Kiser speaks to the crowd gathered at Republican headquarters Tuesday night after final election results were announced. “Right always wins, and right won tonight,” Kiser said. (Below) Tom Anderson and Alex Patton celebrate their seats on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Knights want to assure playoffs

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The North Lincoln Knights (3-7, 1-4 Southern Foothills 1A) are still riding high after a 42-40 double-overtime win over Cedar Ridge. It’s certain that if head coach Lonnie Custer could capture this feeling of euphoria he would. Offense “We have to continue the momentum (both of play and emotion) from…

Cavaliers jump out to early lead and don`t relinquish 44-27

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The West Lincoln Rebels traveled to East Rutherford looking for their first conference win, but a poor first quarter proved too much for the Rebels to overcome. The Cavaliers (8-2, 5-1) scored 28 points in the quarter and won by a final of 44-27. After a slow start the Rebels…

Lincolnton doesn`t answer bell against Bandys 29-0

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CATAWBA—Lincolnton prepared its defense all week to contain Bandys star running back Chris Spade. However, the player who hurt the Wolves the most Friday night never carried the ball, never threw a pass and never made a reception. Andrew Fearheiley, the Trojans’ senior kicker-punter, boomed field goals of 46 and…

Knights win double-overtime thriller

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Trent Hopkins had over 143 yards through the air and 128 more on the ground. The sophomore accounted for five touchdowns in the Knights’ thrilling double-overtime 42-40 win in Hillsborough over the Cedar Ridge Red Wolves. Joseph Brymer / LTN Photo The North Lincoln Knights came away with arguably their…