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LOCAL — WL Optimist team wins 31st straight game

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Chris Norman volunteered his time 12 years ago to coach girls basketball for the West Lincoln Optimist Club. His teams have been perfect for three of them. Norman, along with assistant Chuck Beam and scorekeeper Wendy Willis have been part of an optimist high school girls…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — NL softball opens season by beating EL

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS North Lincoln’s softball team scored three runs in the second inning and two in the third Wednesday to pull away from host East Lincoln for a 6-2 win in the season opener for both teams. Peyton Wilson picked up the win with five strikeouts, and Caroline Franck added…

Game times announced for NCHSAA basketball regionals

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter will play its NCHSAA 1A West regional semifinal boys basketball game at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, and East Lincoln opens the 2A regionals at 8:30 p.m. Friday, the NCHSAA announced on Wednesday. The fifth-seeded Eagles (24-6) will face No. 1 Albemarle (25-0) in the last of four…

Regionals bound

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Mustangs throttle Lake Norman RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — East Lincoln had less than 24 hours to forget about beating Newton-Conover and focus on beating Lake Norman Charter. It didn’t take long for the Mustangs to show how short their memory can be. Sophomore Sage Surratt scored a game-high 28…

Eagles roll into regionals for first time

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Lincoln Charter will face Albemarle on Thursday LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter lost its identity in the first half, but found it in the second. Once the Eagles remembered who they were, they soared into the regionals. Freshman Kody Shubert scored a game-high 23 points, junior Logan Foster added 17 points…

ROUNDUP — No. 1 Smoky Mountain too much for Wolves

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton gave it all it had, but the 2A West’s top seed was just too much. The Wolves had their season end in the third round of the NCHSAA state 2A playoffs on Tuesday as top-seeded Smoky Mountain pulled away late for a 68-56 win. Lincolnton (18-7) trailed…

LCS soccer opens season with win over Maiden

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s girls soccer team opened its season with a 9-0 win over visiting Maiden on Tuesday. Kali Snider, Rachel Medina, Nicole Hogue and Maggie Hoey scored two goals each. Caitlyn Miller added one goal. Miller and Snider had two assists each, with Lindsay Kendrick, Gwen DeYoe and…

UPCOMING GAMES — 3/4/15

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This list of event may not include schedule changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All times are varsity start times, unless otherwise noted: Today Baseball N. Lincoln at E. Lincoln, 4:30 p.m. Queens Grant at Lincoln Charter, 4:30 p.m. Salisbury at Lincolnton, 5 p.m. Boys golf N.…

Playoff hoops roundup: All county teams advance to third round

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Chazz Surratt scored a game-high 29 points and younger brother, Sage, added 26, as East Lincoln weathered an early deficit to beat Newton-Conover 75-66 in the second round of the NCHSAA state 2A boys basketball playoffs on Monday. The second-seeded Mustangs (21-0) host No. 7 Lake Norman Charter…

Mustangs cruise

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EL boys blow by Wilkes Central RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — East Lincoln went 15 days in between games, but didn’t look like it. Sage Surratt scored a game-high 25 points, Hayden Duggins scored 23, and the Mustangs shot over 50 percent for the 16th time this season as they…