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Calendar — 8/18/14

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Upcoming games This list of event may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All volleyball doubleheaders begin with junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., and varsity to follow, unless otherwise noted. All other times listed are varsity start times: Monday, Aug. 18 Boys soccer Shelby at…

One week left

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EL, LHS open season ranked LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS The high school football season is one week away, and East Lincoln and Lincolnton will open it with a top 10 ranking. The Mustangs and Wolves are ranked seventh and 10th, respectively, in NCPreps.com’s 2014 preseason Baker’s Dozen 2A poll. Shelby opens the…

Calendar — 8/15/14

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High school football scrimmage schedule Today SouthLake Christian, E. Surry, Ashe Co. at Lincolnton, 6 p.m. N. Lincoln at Bunker Hill, 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 Wingate FCA scrimmage: E. Lincoln vs. Monroe, Carson Sportsmanship meeting West Lincoln will hold a mandatory sportsmanship meeting for all fall athletes at 6…

Title chasers

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EL girls primed to go back-to-back By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln’s girls cross country team won its first state title last season, and the Mustangs are back for more. East Lincoln returns its top five runners from a year ago, including now-sophomore phenom Frances Massey, as it looks…

Scrimmage schedule altered

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Rain and poor field conditions forced two county football teams to reschedule their scrimmages. Both Lincolnton and North Lincoln moved their scrimmages to today. The Wolves travel to Cherryville for a scrimmage at 6 p.m., and the Knights host East Gaston at 6 p.m. Lincolnton’s scrimmage was originally…

Calendar — 8/13/14

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High school football scrimmage schedule Today Lincolnton at Cherryville, 6 p.m. E. Gaston at N. Lincoln, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 Rutherford Co. Jamboree: W. Lincoln at Chase, 8:30 p.m. (JVs begin at 8 p.m.) Friday, Aug. 15 SouthLake Christian, E. Surry, Ashe Co. at Lincolnton, 6 p.m. N. Lincoln…

One step closer

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Preseason scrimmages start today By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The regular season is almost here. After eight official days of practice, high school football teams can hold their first scrimmage beginning today. North Lincoln and West Lincoln have scheduled their first of two scrimmages today, while Lincolnton holds its first…

Punt, Pass & Kick winners

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Calendar — 8/11/14

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High school football scrimmage schedule Today W. Lincoln at Avery Co., 5 p.m. (JVs begin at 4 p.m.) E. Gaston at N. Lincoln, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12 Lincolnton at Cherryville, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 Rutherford Co. Jamboree: W. Lincoln at Chase, 8:30 p.m. (JVs begin at 8 p.m.)…

‘Work in progress’

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LHS soccer has questions entering season Sports Editor Like the prize at the bottom of a box of Cracker Jack, what can become of Lincolnton High’s boys soccer team this season is a mystery. The Wolves, who open the season at North Lincoln on Aug. 18, enter their 2014 campaign…