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‘We stuck to it’

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Wolves ease by Red Devils again RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The last time Lincolnton and Newton-Conover met it was all Wolves. They didn’t change a thing the second time around, and got the same result. Darian Roseboro rushed for four touchdowns, Xavier McClain ran for 102 yards, and Lincolnton had…

Mustangs cruise in first round

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MICHAEL HUGHES Special to the LTN DENVER — It was no contest from the beginning at David Clark Stadium. Unbeaten and top-seeded East Lincoln poured it on in Friday’s first round of the NCHSAA 2AA state playoffs, waltzing through a 55-7 thrashing of 16-seed Smoky Mountain. East Lincoln (12-0) will…

UPCOMING GAMES — 11/17/14

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Today No games scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 18 Basketball South Point at Lincoln Charter N. Lincoln at Bandys Fred T. Foard at W. Lincoln Wrestling E. Lincoln, N. Meck at Forestview Wednesday, Nov. 19 Basketball Newton-Conover at Lincoln Charter Thursday, Nov. 20 No games scheduled Friday, Nov. 21 Basketball Lincoln Charter…

Mustangs, Wolves advance in football playoffs with blowout wins

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Darian Roseboro rushed for four touchdowns, Xavier McClain ran for 102 yards, and Lincolnton had little trouble with Newton-Conover for the second time this season in a 48-14 win in the opening round of the NCHSAA state 2AA playoffs on Friday night. Fifth-seeded Lincolnton (10-2) gets another home…

‘It’s a new day’ — Red Devils, Wolves meet again

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Scott Cloninger has been around long enough to know that what happened during the regular season doesn’t necessarily carry over into the playoffs. That’s why he’s told his Lincolnton players to forget about what happened against Newton-Conover on Oct. 24, and focus on today. The Wolves,…

Top-seeded Mustangs host Smoky Mtn.

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The last time East Lincoln made it through the regular season undefeated it won a state championship. Game 1 of repeating that feat is tonight. The top-ranked and top-seeded Mustangs host No. 16 Sylva Smoky Mountain at 7:30 to open the NCHSAA state 2AA playoffs. East…

COLLEGE SIGNING — NL’s Wilson headed to Belmont Abbey

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER — When Peyton Wilson gets to college she wants to play softball immediately, and Belmont Abbey gives her the best chance to do that. The senior hurler and power hitter signed her national letter of intent on Wednesday to play for the Division II…

NFL — Bucs promote Wilson to 53-man roster

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS C.J. Wilson has the chance to play on Sundays once again. The Lincolnton native and 2013 N.C. State graduate was promoted from Tampa Bay’s practice squad to its 53-man roster on Wednesday according to multiple media reports, giving him his second chance with an NFL team. Wilson was…

This week’s HSFB picks

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor It’s a shame East Lincoln and Lincolnton were put into the same state playoff bracket, because both are good enough to win a state title. The Wolves have peaked at the perfect time, and the Mustangs, while not perfect, have seemed that way en route to…

UPCOMING GAMES — 11/14/14

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Today Basketball Lincoln Charter at Carolina Christian Varsity football NCHSAA 2AA first round: Smoky Mtn. at E. Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. NCHSAA 2AA first round: Newton-Con. at Lincolnton, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 No games scheduled Sunday, Nov. 16 No games scheduled Monday, Nov. 17 No games scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 18…