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The East Lincoln girls lost a Monday night (Dec. 9th) game in Charlotte. Most area teams return to action Tuesday or Wednesday night.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Lane Harrill Signs With Mars Hill
Lane Harrill, the leading scorer on the Cherryville Ironmen basketball team, has signed to play college basketball at Mars Hill University.
Sunday, December 8, 2019

Friday Night Dec. 6th Scores
Lincoln Charter's boys team is now 5-0 after a win Friday night over Central Academy of Monroe 97-36.  The LCS girls won 49-25.  Lincolnton's boys team avenged a loss earlier in the week beating Alexander Central 60-55.
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Shelby Wins, Kings Mountain Loses
Shelby beat Burns to advance to the state championship game next Saturday.  The Golden Lions have won five of the last six titles.  In the 3A regional playoffs, Kings Mountain fell to Charlotte Catholic.
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Thursday Night Dec. 5th Games
The North Lincoln boys avenged an overtime loss to Cherryville from two weeks ago with a win Thursday evening; North also won the girls game.  East Lincoln split a pair with South Iredell--the boys won, the girls lost.
Friday, December 6, 2019

North Lincoln Wins Pair From Cherryville
When North Lincoln and Cherryville met two weeks ago, the Ironmen won 91-90 in overtime.  Thursday night (Dec. 5th) the Knights won the rematch on their home court 87-72, handing Cherryville its first loss of the season.  The North Lincoln girls also won.
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Cherryville Honors 1000-Point Scorers
Friday evening's West Lincoln at Cherryville basketball games will also be the occasion for the Ironmen to honor 1,000-point scorers over the school's basketball history.
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Basketball Scores
Here's an update on high school basketball scores and schedule.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The All-Conference selections for the 2019 football season for the South Fork 2A Conference have been announced.
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Friday Nov. 29th Scores
The NCHSAA 2A west region championship game will be an all-Cleveland County affair.  Shelby beat West Lincoln and Burns outlasted North Lincoln in overtime Friday night. Here are the scores from the NCHSAA Football playoffs.
Friday, November 29, 2019

November 29th: Round Three
It's Lincoln County vs Cleveland County in high school football this Friday night.  The Burns Bulldogs will play at North Lincoln and the West Lincoln Rebels will travel to Shelby.  Winners of those games will meet next week for the west region championship.
Friday, November 29, 2019

South Fork Soccer All-Conference
The South Fork Conference has named its 2019 Soccer All-Conference selections.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Basketball Scores/Schedule
Here's the latest scores and schedule for high school basketball teams in our area.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

West Lincoln @ Shelby Preview
Until this season, West Lincoln had never won a NCHSAA football playoff game.  They've now won two--and hope for another victory when they travel to Shelby Friday night.
Monday, November 25, 2019

North Lincoln Vs Burns Preview
The North Lincoln Knights, the #2 seed in the west, will host the Burns Bulldogs, the #6 seed, in the third round of the NCHSAA 2AA Football playoffs Friday evening.
Monday, November 25, 2019

Basketball Scores/Schedule
While two Lincoln County teams are still playing football, the basketball season is underway.  Here's an update on the scores and schedule.
Monday, November 25, 2019

Dianne Steele Earns Black Belt In Tae Kwon Do
You’re never too old to learn something new and useful. Dianne Steele of Lincolnton who is a nurse at the local hospital recently earned a black belt in the martial art of tae kwon do at the age of 67.
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Second Round Football Scores, Soccer Championship Score
Here are the scores of Friday night (Nov. 22nd) football  games and the East Lincoln soccer match which was moved up from Saturday.
Friday, November 22, 2019

Playoff Schedule For Nov. 22nd
Both North Lincoln and West Lincoln play home games this Friday as the NCHSAA Football playoffs continue.  Maiden will play at Shelby and Burns at Hibriten in other 2AA games.
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Kuthan Makes College Choice
Justin Kuthan, senior forward with the East Lincoln Mustangs, says he intends to play at Roanoke College in Virginia next year.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Basketball Scores/Schedule
Basketball season began Tuesday evening (Nov. 19th) for some area teams.  Here are scores from Tuesday night games, a look ahead to other games this week, and a little about wrestling--which also begins this week.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

East Lincoln Wins Regional Championship
East Lincoln's soccer team is now 27-0, and the undefeated Mustangs are western region champs.  They'll play the Dixon Bulldogs from Holly Ridge, NC, for the state championship Friday night in Cary, NC.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Basketball Season Begins
Basketball season begins tonight (Tuesday Nov. 19th). Wrestling season also starts this week.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Parrott Repeats As Sports Field Manager Of The Year
Those who have attended games at Charlotte's BB&T Ballpark to see the Charlotte Knights play can attest to the beauty of the stadium.  Perhaps it's true, the grass may be a little greener there.  Matt Parrott is a big part of the reason why.
Monday, November 18, 2019

Flag Football Tournament; All-Stars Headed To Regionals
Nine players from the 4th-5th grade division who were selected to form an All-Stars team which will travel to Washington, D.C. on Nov. 24 to compete at a regional level in hopes of representing L-Town at the Championships in Orlando, Florida at the Pro-Bowl.
Monday, November 18, 2019

Mustangs Win Again--Play For Regional Title Tuesday
The East Lincoln Mustangs remained undefeated as they down previously unbeaten Shelby in their NCHSAA 2A Soccer match Saturday (Nov. 16th). They'll host Hibriten in a match for the Western Region Championship Tuesday at 6 PM.
Sunday, November 17, 2019

Morrison To Hang Up His Cleats
A two-time state champion coach of cross-country and track-and-field, with an illustrious career of three and a half decades in the Lincoln County Schools, Morrison recently announced his retirement.
Saturday, November 16, 2019

SCOREBOARD Friday Nov. 15th
Our apologies that a technical problem on the internet halted our updates Friday night, but here are the final scores.
Friday, November 15, 2019

Details of Nov. 15th games
Here are the scores from the first round of the NCHSAA Football playoffs and some details of several of the games.
Friday, November 15, 2019

Local Baseball Team Returns From Charleston With Title
It's always a pleasure to see social media posts with smiling young athletes.  This past weekend my social media was flooded with these young men being crowned State Champions!
Friday, November 15, 2019

High School Football Playoffs Begin
The NCHSAA Football playoffs begin this Friday night (actually, a couple of games--not in our area--were moved up to Thursday).  There is possibility of rain, but it isn't great until after midnight here.  In the eastern part of the state, rain is likely and several games have been moved to Saturday.
Friday, November 15, 2019

Maiden Athletes Sign For College Athletics
Three Maiden High School athletes signed this week to continue playing sports in college.   Caitie Wray and Abby West  will play college softball, while Abbey Smith will play volleyball.
Friday, November 15, 2019

Walls, Ingle Sign To Play College Baseball
Two Cherryville players who were both high school and American Legion stars signed this week to play college baseball.  Brent Walls and Noah Ingle signed commitments to Wingate (Walls) and North Greenville (Ingle).
Thursday, November 14, 2019

East Lincoln Whips Newton-Conover
The East Lincoln Mustangs improved to 25-0  beating Newton-Conover for the third time this season.  The 7-1 victory advances them to the fourth round of the NCHSAA 2A Soccer playoffs.  They'll host Shelby--also unbeaten--on Saturday.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

NCHSAA Football Playoffs Begin Friday
Jacob Cline, a senior defensive back for the North Lincoln Knights has been named the WLON Radio/First Federal Savings Bank Lincoln County Player of the Week for his performance in the Knights' win over Bandys 50-13 last Friday.  North, along with East Lincoln, West Lincoln and Maiden will begin 2AA playoff action this Friday.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Foard Wins State Volleyball Championship
The Fred T. Foard Tigers won the school's seventh state championship in volleyball Saturday.  The match was played in the Capel Arena at Fayetteville State University.  Michelle Thao was named the MVP.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

North Lincoln, Lincoln Charter Take Cross Country Titles
The North Lincoln boys claimed their third NCHSAA 2A Cross Country championship in a row Saturday, while Lincoln Charter's boys won their second straight 1A title.  The North girls finished second, but Angie Allen finished first for individual honors.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

East Lincoln Continues Undefeated Season
The East Lincoln Mustangs soccer team continued unbeaten on Saturday (Nov. 9th) downing North Lincoln in a second round NCHSAA 2A playoff match.  They'll now take on Newton-Conover for the third time this season in round 3.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Football Playoff Brackets Announced
The brackets have been released and while North Lincoln didn't get the #1 seed in the west in the NCHSAA 2AA brackets, they did get #2.  Shelby is the top seed and Hibriten #3.  East Lincoln, West Lincoln, Maiden, Burns, South Point & Bunker Hill also made the 2AA playoffs.
Saturday, November 9, 2019

High School Games Nov. 8th (Photos Updated)
Here are the scores from the high school football games of Friday night Nov. 8th.
Friday, November 8, 2019

Laney Named Player Of Year, All-Conference Players Announced
The All-Conference selections for girls tennis have been named by the South Fork Conference.  Toni Laney of Bandys was named Player of the Year and Maiden's Becky Godfrey Coach of the Year.
Friday, November 8, 2019

East Vs North In Soccer Playoffs
East Lincoln and North Lincoln both won their first round games Wednesday in the NCHSAA 2A Soccer playoffs and will meet Saturday evening at East Lincoln in round two.
Friday, November 8, 2019

North Lincoln JVs Go Undefeated
The North Lincoln JVs football team finished their 2019 season the same way they started it back in August--with a victory.
Friday, November 8, 2019

Cross Country Update
The All-Conference, Runner of the Year, and Coach of the Year selections for the South Fork Conference have been announced.  The North Lincoln and Lincoln Charter boys & girls teams and the East Lincoln boys will compete for a state championship on Saturday.
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Soon To Be An Alumni
It is crazy to me that this week I am about to watch my last football game as a student at Cherryville High School. I have watched the boys on the team play since we were in elementary school and it is going to be weird not watching them play every Friday night. 
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Foard Girls Play For State Championship
The Fred T. Foard volleyball team won the NCHSAA 2A regional championship Tuesday; they'll play for the state championship in Fayetteville on Saturday.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Catching Up With Some Optimist Football In Maiden
On Saturday, November 2 playoff rounds for Optimist Football started in Maiden. 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Menegay Is Player Of Week
East Lincoln's Paulie Menegay was chosen as the WLON/First Federal Savings Bank Player of the Week for his performance in last Friday's Mustangs win over West Lincoln.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

East Lincoln Seeded #1 In West
East Lincoln, North Lincoln, Lincolnton, Lincoln Charter all play Wednesday in NCHSAA Soccer playoffs.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Saturday's Sports & Surratts
Sports lovers know that Saturday’s are prime time for college sports.  It’s extra special when you can watch two wonderful young men doing something they love.
Monday, November 4, 2019

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