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Lady Rebels beat Lady Wolves

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels swept the Lincolnton Lady Wolves Tuesday in Jayvee action and in varsity play. The Rebels defeated the Wolves 2-0; 25-18 and 25-20 in jayvee play. The Lincolnton varsity team entered Tuesday’s match with an unblemished 3-0 record. The Rebels didn’t seem to notice winning 3-1;…

Mustangs fall, Wolves` tennis beats North

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The Lady Mustangs opened Big South 3A Conference volleyball against Ashbrook on Tuesday. The growing pains continue for East Lincoln as they lost 3-0; 25-13,26-24,25-18. The Lady Mustangs combined for 25 kills with 11 aces, but still ‘need to consistently control the ball,’ according to head coach JT Spanos. Krista…

Wolves find way in second half to beat Wildcats

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DALLAS—Lincolnton coach Scott Cloninger did not pull any punches when asked about his team`s offensive showing in the first half of Friday night`s game with North Gaston. “We stunk it up again,” Cloninger said bluntly. In fact, the Wolves were lucky to be trailing only 6-0 after quarterback Zack Gibson…

Rebels strike down Mustangs behind Arp

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Above, the Rebels swarmed the Mustangs running game for four quarters. The Mustangs finished with 50 yards rushing. Right, West running back Will Tallent eyes an East defender as he closes in. A sprained ankle sidelined him in the third quarter. Joseph Brymer / LTN Photo The West Lincoln Rebels…

Knights knock off Charlotte19-17

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Wide left. A 25-yard field goal attempt by Charlotte Christian sailed wide left allowing the North Lincoln Knights to hold onto a 19-17 victory Friday night in the second game at the Dungeon. Neither team was able to score in the first quarter. In the second, the Knights of Charlotte…

Lady Knights slip past Mustangs

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North Lincoln Lady Knights’ No. 1 seed Caroline Farris hits the ball against Siri Jones in Thursday’s tennis match against East Lincoln. The Lady Knights won the match six games to three. It was East Lincoln’s second match of the season. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

West Lincoln junior fights to play

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One thing that’s tough to measure in athletes is heart, but Junior Fullback Paul “The Bruiser”’ Chambers has plenty of it. A couple of weeks ago in a scrimmage, Chambers injured his wrist. Initially, the doctors and coaches feared it was a fractured wrist. Those fears subsided when he had…

Recount completed — McHenry win confirmed

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State Rep. Patrick McHenry was officially declared the winner of the Aug. 17 runoff election after a district-wide recount was completed Wednesday. McHenry received 15,015 votes to defeat Catawba County Sheriff David Huffman and claim the Republican nomination for the U.S. Congress’s 10th district. Huffman received 14,930 votes, just 85…

Lincolnton Optimist all-stars

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The Lincolnton Optimist named their 7-year old all-star team recently. Front row, left to right, Logan Heafner, Robby Bundy, Cory Cook, Ashley Duncan, Kenneth Stevens and A.J. Gregory. Second row, L to R, Mac Harris, Christopher Tomberlin, T.J. Carswell, Christian Brown, Hunter Cash, Isaiah Coleman and Haley Scott. Back row,…

Opening night for Jayvees

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The Lincolnton Wolves JV team beat North Gaston 18-12 Thursday night at Lincolnton Memorial Stadium. Much-heralded freshmen C.J. Wilson and Madriekus Mayfield did not disappoint in their first JV game. Wilson had a 55-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Then Mayfield hooked up with Duncan Anderson for a 23-yard…