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Kings of the hill

East Lincoln's pitching staff drives hot start DENVER – When Chris Matile took over the East Lincoln baseball program in 2006, he inherited a team that had mustered just five winning seasons in 13 years and had made the playoffs just three times during that stretch. But Matile didn’t take… read more about Kings of the hill

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All hands on deck

Lincoln Charter softball starts season with 8-1 record DENVER – By its very definition, softball is a team sport. But quite possibly no team is better putting that on display this spring than Lincoln Charter. After shutting out Community School of Davidson with a 12-0 win on March 31, the… read more about All hands on deck

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Banner season

Freshman has ties to 1973 state title team DENVER – When most people walk into the East Lincoln gym and see the lone girls state championship banner hanging in the rafters, they don’t think twice about it other than maybe conjuring up a sense of school pride. The Lady Mustangs won the… read more about Banner season

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Taking the reins

Sophomore motivated by outcome of state championship game DENVER – The East Lincoln boys basketball team has a long history of winning, but nothing in school history compared to the 2014-15 campaign. The Mustangs won 24 games for the second consecutive year, but this time didn’t lose a game… read more about Taking the reins

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‘Four’ the win

Hewitt earns fourth state wrestling title It wasn’t long after Hamilton Hewitt walked off the mat as a freshman who just won the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 138-pound championship before Southlake Christian wrestling coach John Nerness approached him with a challenge. “He… read more about ‘Four’ the win

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Changing sides

Tweaks to technique, beliefs propel runner LINCOLNTON – It didn’t take much pushing for North Lincoln’s Madeline Sides to take the next step on the track this season. After losing a pair of top runners to graduation from last year’s team, Sides knew she needed to step up during her junior… read more about Changing sides

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Harwood makes mark in pool

DENVER – Entering this year’s Class 1A/2A Western Regional championship, Lincoln Charter senior swimmer Mitchell Harwood said he changed his mindset, purposely distancing himself from teammates as he focused on achieving his goals. In the days leading up to the regional meet, Harwood found… read more about Harwood makes mark in pool