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Knights advance to the State

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The North Lincoln Knights golf team is on their way to the NCHSAA Class 1A State Championship after placing second in the Regionals on Monday. The Regionals were held in Maiden at Glen Oaks Country Club. Jordan Matthews bested the Knights by 10 strokes shooting a 319. West Davidson rounded…

Wolves record 7th consecutive win

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Justin Keever settled down after a rocky first inning and pitched a complete game to lead the Lincolnton Wolves to a 7-3 victory over the Shelby Golden Lions at Veterans Field Friday night. The Golden Lions jumped ahead of the Wolves early, scoring two runs in the bottom of the…

Mustangs dominate Huskies

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Trent Hovis, seen here round third, was 4-for-4 at the plate for East Lincoln and scored three runs in the Mustangs’ dominating 13-3 win on Friday versus Hunter Huss. East’s bats came alive recording 14 hits in the ballgame. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo The East Lincoln Mustangs put it…

Wolves and Lady Rebels win track meet

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The only two Lincoln County schools in the Midwest 2A brought home conference championships Wednesday at Bandys High School. On the men’s side Lincolnton recorded 120 points, edging out East Rutherford who had 108 points. The West Lincoln men’s team finished in seventh place with 34 points. Lincolnton was led…

Knights capture conference crown

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Bethea shot a 69 in the final round of the Southern Foothills 1A Tournament. He’s keyed the Knights’ run of success this golf season. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo The North Lincoln Knights golf team captured the Southern Foothills 1A Conference Tournament title on Tuesday. The win raises the Knights’…

Rebels downed by Lions

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Too many errors and not enough hits is usually not a winning combination. The Rebels were proof of that Tuesday night as they fell to the Shelby Golden Lions 7-3 at West Lincoln High. Shelby(3-20, 3-8), scored four unearned runs on four West Lincoln errors and got a solid pitching…

Wolves win 6th straight

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The Lincolnton Wolves continued their winning ways beating Newton-Conover 8-3 in decisive fashion Tuesday night. Senior Colby Burgin pitched a complete game, while giving up only one earned run. Burgin struck out nine batters recording the victory. Justin Keever, the Wolves’ leading hitter on the season, led the team with…

Lady Knights lose heartbreaker

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights lost a heartbreaker Tuesday at the hands of Southern Foothills 1A leader Cherryville 3-2 in 12 innings. The Lady Knights got on the board first when Mackenzie Harkey knocked in Kayliegh Brown in the fifth inning giving North a 1-0 lead. The Lady Ironmen tied…

Wilkinson Inducted

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William ‘Billum’ Wilkson was inducted into the North Carolina Boxing Hall of Fame recently. The event was held in the speedway club at Lowe’s Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Billum, a native of Lincolnton, boxed along with his late brother David on the 1931 Lincolnton High School boxing team under…

Lady Knights crush Jackets

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights defeated the Bessemer City Yellow Jackets 11-1 Thursday night in six innings. Jenna Torbert led the offense with an over-the-fence homerun, a double and four RBIs. Nicole Baxter had a two-RBI single, Lindsey Smith had a stand-up double with a RBI, while Mackenzie Harkey had…