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Mustangs pull away from N-C late, win big

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Lincolnton, West Lincoln pick up league wins LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS DENVER — Chazz Surratt accounted for 498 total yards and five touchdowns, and the East Lincoln Mustangs exploded in the second half as they downed the Newton-Conover Red Devils 49-28 Friday to take sole possession of first place in the Southern…

CROSS COUNTRY — Repeat champs

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EL girls win back-to-back titles; Wolves boys edged by Bandys RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Sophomore cross country sensation Frances Massey and her East Lincoln teammates did what they were expected to do — run away with a second straight cross country conference championship. What wasn’t expected was how interesting Lincolnton…

H.S. FOOTBALL — EL hosts N-C in battle for first

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln’s been in a big game or two the last few years, while Newton-Conover has not. But what happened in the past won’t help either team tonight. The Mustangs host the Red Devils in a battle of state-ranked undefeated teams, and will put their 21-game…

This week’s picks

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln can all but wrap up another conference title tonight. While there are still three games left to be played beyond today, a Mustangs win over Newton-Conover will give them wins against the three teams directly behind them in the standings, and they’ll close out…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Girls tennis regionals begin today

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Several local individuals begin their treks today towards a regional title. Representatives from East Lincoln, Lincolnton, North Lincoln and West Lincoln will participate in their respective girls tennis two-day regional, which begins today. East Lincoln, Lincolnton and West Lincoln will compete in the 2A West regional at Gardner…

Sports Calendar — 10/17/14

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Upcoming games This list of events may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All times listed are varsity start times: Today Girls tennis NCHSAA individual 1A West regionals at Elkin H.S. NCHSAA individual 2A West regionals at Gardner Webb University NCHSAA individual 3A Midwest regionals…

BOYS SOCCER — Not this time

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Red Devils shut out Wolves RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor In a battle of top-10 boys soccer teams, Newton-Conover clearly showed Lincolnton which one was best. Nothing seemed to go right for the Wolves and the Red Devils capitalized, as they won the pivotal Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference match…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Eagles rally past Cherryville, reach SP1A volleyball tourney title game

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Cross country championship races, WL tennis match ppd. LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter will play for the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference volleyball tournament title, but had to rally from behind to do so. Cherryville won the first two sets, but the Eagles came from behind to win the next three as…

Sports Calendar — 10/15/14

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Upcoming games This list of events may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All times listed are varsity start times: Today Boys soccer Maiden at E. Lincoln, 6:30 p.m. Comm. Davidson at Lincoln Charter, 5:30 p.m. Lincolnton at W. Lincoln, 5 p.m. Lake Norman at…

Domination

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Knights thump North Iredell RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER — One word described North Lincoln’s performance on Friday. Dominant. Trey Freeman set the tone by returning the opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown, and he and J-Mo Thompson scored two touchdowns each as the Knights had little trouble…