Most area football teams have this week off. For many of them, their conference schedules begin next Friday (Sept. 16th). Games that are still scheduled for this Friday night include:
Chase at Cherryville
Bandys at South Caldwell
Shelby at Hibriten
Watauga at Burns
Highland Tech at Draughn
Bessemer City at Christ the King
Mountain Island Charter at Union Academy
WCSL (1590AM, 92.9FM) will carry the Cherryville game. You can also hear it online at ktcbroadcasting.com. The Watauga at Burns game will be on lincolncounty.com on YouTube. WOHS (1390AM, 101.5FM) will have the Shelby at Hibriten game, also available online at ktcbroadcasting.com. WNNC (1230AM, 101.3FM) will have the Bandys at South Caldwell game, also available online at https://wnncradio.com/football/.
In the game the rest of the world calls football, East Lincoln's soccer team overwhelmed North Lincoln 9-0 Thursday. Jackson Thrap scored three goals; Landon Graden, Aidan Morrison, and Blake Swanson each scored two. East is now 4-2-2 on the season; North is 4-2-1. It was the first Western Foothills Conference game for both. East will play at unbeaten Hickory (4-0-2) on Monday (Sept. 12th). The Red Tornadoes downed Statesville Thursday 4-1. North will play at Statesville Monday.
When we posted our article with scores on Wednesday, we had not yet received info on the 2-2 tie between North and Lincoln Charter. Quinton Cook and Lawson Hare scored the two Knights goals in that game. Antoni Ceciliano and Ethan Walker scored for the Eagles. Coach Luis Soto of LCS sent us an email with info, but we didn't get it in time for the article. He also mentioned that GK Anthony Mele had four saves. Lincoln Charter beat Forest Hills Thursday 4-2. The Eagles don't have another game on their schedule until Sept. 19th.
West Lincoln lost to R-S Central on Thursday 2-0. The Rebels are now 2-5 for the season. They'll play their first Catawba Valley Conference game Monday at Bandys. The undefeated Trojans (6-0) downed West Rowan Thursday 3-0.
Lincolnton will try again for its first win on Monday when the Wolves host Bunker Hill. The Bears are 1-4 after losing to Hibrite Thursday.
Maiden (4-3) will host East Burke on Monday.
one soccer game is on the schedule this Friday for a local team: Fred T. Foard, now 3-2-1, will host East Burke at 5:30.
East Lincoln improved to 5-3 with a 3-0 win over North Lincoln Thursday (25-9, 27-25, 25-18). East will play at Hickory Monday evening. North will play at Statesville.
Lincoln Charter claimed its sixth victory in a row over Christ the King Thursday 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-23). The Eagles had won at Bradford Prep in Charlotte Wednesday (3-0) and at Langtree Charter in Mooresville Tuesday (3-0). They'll host Misenheimer's Gray Stone Day on Monday.
West Lincoln beat Newton-Conover Thursday 3-2. They'll play at West Caldwell on Tuesday (Sept. 13th).
Lincolnton beat West Caldwell 3-0 (25-20, 25-5,25-5). They'll play at home against Highland Tech on Monday.
Bandys beat Maiden 3-1 (25-22, 16-25, 25-19, 25-23). The Blue Devils will host Bunker Hill Tuesday. The Trojans beat Alexander Central Wednesday 3-2. The Thursday win gives them a 6-3 season record. They'll play at University Christian in Hickory on Monday.
Cherryville lost at Highland Tech Thursday 3-0 (26-16, 25-13, 25-17). They'll host East Gaston Monday evening.
Fred T. Foard lost for the first time this year after seven wins. At St. Stephens, the Tigers lost 3-2 (22-25, 25-22, 25-19, 20-25, 16-14). Foard will play at Marvin Ridge (Waxhaw) Saturday (11:30 AM). They'll visit North Iredell Monday.
The East Lincoln girls had a good week, going 2-0 and improving to 7-0 overall. At Stuart Cramer Tuesday, they won 9-0. Olivia Swaim was given Player of the Match honors after she and doubles partner Maggie McCrostle won their doubles match. Regan Rowe & Maddie Matz and Morgan Canady and Olivia Watters also won in doubles. Karsyn Sink, Katherine Brown, Molly McGuirk, Sophie Meyers, Amelia Barrineau and Paige Bias were singles winners.
On Tuesday, the Mustangs beat Forestview 7-2. Molly McGuirk was named Player of the Match; she and Katherine Brown, Sophie Meyers, Ameilia Barrineau and Page Bias were all singles winners. Brown & Maddie Wilkens and Gianna LaStella and Chloe Johnson were doubles winners. East will visit South Iredell on Monday. [Thanks to Coach Rollin Mackel for the report.]
After a 9-0 win at South Point on Tuesday, North Lincoln was scheduled to host South Iredell on Thursday, but so far we have not received any report. In the win at South Point, Emma Carver, Caitlin Simcox, Natalie Gore, Lulu King, Rachel Fink and Ella Wulfhorst won singles matches; Carver & Simcox, Gore & King, Fink & Wulfhorst, Addisen Heavner & Penelop Joly, Jenna Petersen & Jessic Fedo, Mia Lang & Maike Rathgeb were doubles winners.
North will visit Carson High School (China Grove) on Monday
West Lincoln won at St. Stephens Wednesday 8-1. Chloe Norman, Bailey Huss, Kaitlyn Ballenger, Laura Willis, Stacia Cowan, Addison Wright and Hallie Black were singles winners; Norman & Huss, Jada & Laura Willis, Ballenger & Addison Sain won in doubles. West will host Draughn on Monday.
Lincoln Charter downed Lincolnton 8-1 Wednesday. For Lincoln Charter, Ansley Johnson, Emma Kennedy, Jenna Worthington, Kate Lesniak, Natalie Barger, and Rowan Milligan won in singles; Avery Spangler & Emma Kennedy and Gabby McKinney & Taylor Riggenbach were doubles winners. Emily Morris & Kendria Bynum won a doubles match for LHS. Lincoln Charter will visit Christ the King in Huntersville Monday; Lincolnton will host Foard on Tuesday. Foard lost at South Iredell Wednesday 9-0.
Maiden hosted University Christian on Tuesday, but we got no score report. We also didn't receive a report on Cherryville at East Gaston from Thursday. Cherryville lost 9-0 at Shelby on Tuesday. Both Cherryville and Maiden don't play again until next Tuesday (Sept. 13th).
Four members of the Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team competed this past weekend at the Bassmaster College Series National Championship on Winyah Bay in Georgetown, SC.
Competing in a field of 240 anglers, the Red Hawks’ Hunter Keller and Wes Smith placed 50th, catching 10 bass weighing 15 pounds, 14 ounces. It was the first time that Keller and Smith had competed in a national tournament.
Catawba Valley teammates Lane Bailey and Justin Eggers finished in 85th place, catching 13 pounds, four ounces of bass. It was the first time that all four Red Hawk anglers had fished in tidal waters.