North Lincoln High’s boys golf team nearly captured its third Class 2A state championship in the past four years when the Knights competed in the state tournament at Long Leaf Country Club in Southern Pines on May 14 and 15.
North Lincoln matched its 2011 result, as the Knights fell behind Salisbury in both rounds en route to a second-place finish.
Clemson signee Miller Capps paced North Lincoln in the tournament. Capps shot a first-round 71 that had him just one stroke out of the lead. But a final-round 74 dropped Capps into a three-way tie for fifth.
Alston Taylor carded a 151 total for the Knights, while Grant Studdard (155), Tanner Reynolds (161), Brandon Williams (162) and Sam Lawing (169) helped North Lincoln to its second consecutive runner-up result.
Mustangs baseball enters third round
DENVER – East Lincoln High’s baseball team stormed through the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A conference portion of their season, winning all 14 league games.
The Class 2A state playoffs offered little competition for the Mustangs in their first two postseason contests.
East Lincoln captured a first-round 3-2 victory over South Iredell on May 11, then dominated Shelby in a 12-2 win in the second round on Tuesday, May 15.
The Mustangs entered their third round contest May 17 against the Central Carolina conference’s third-place team, East Davidson, with an eight-game winning streak.
Knights, Mustangs, Eagles fall in girls soccer playoffs
North Lincoln High’s girls soccer team dropped a tough 4-3 decision in overtime to Trinity Wheatmore on May 9 in the first round of the Class 2A state playoffs, ending the Knights’ season with a 9-8-1 record.
The teams from Lincoln Charter and East Lincoln also fell by the wayside early in the postseason.
Lincoln Charter (11-5-2) won the Piedmont Charter Athletic Conference title, but lost to Lake Norman Charter 4-0 in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs on May 10.
East Lincoln was the only area team to win a postseason game. The Mustangs (14-6-4) defeated East Burke 2-0 in the first round on May 9. Polk County, the runner-up from the Western Highlands conference, upset East Lincoln 3-2 in overtime in the second round on Saturday, May 12.
East Lincoln hosts baseball camp
DENVER – East Lincoln High’s baseball team will host its annual baseball camp from June 25 to 28.
Camps are separated into four groups: ages 6-7, 8-9, 10-12, and 13 and older.
Members of the Mustangs’ Southern Piedmont 1A/2A conference team will help conduct the camps.
The camp costs $75 per person. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day and are held at East Lincoln High.
For more information, email Chris Matile at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth soccer club schedules tryouts
DENVER – The Under-10 Boys and Girls Youth Academy and Under-12 Boys and Girls Challenge tryouts for the Lake Norman Soccer Club’s Piedmont Branch will be at East Lincoln High from May 21 to 22.
Tryouts run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. both days, and will be held on East Lincoln’s practice soccer field.
Cost for the Under-10 Academy is $450, while the Under-12 Challenge fee is $275.
Register online at www.lakenormansoccer.com in the Southern Piedmont Branch section.
Online registration is preferred, though walk-ups will be accepted.
Under-10 games will be in conjunction with Lake Norman Soccer Club Youth Academy games. Teams play two games each over the course of five Saturdays. Home events are at Mazeppa Park in Mooresville, while road games are in Charlotte, Concord, Lenoir, Hickory, Statesville and Mooresville.
Under-12 games are also at Mazzeppa Park. The team plays 7-10 regular season games and 2-3 tournaments.
Training sessions are at East Lincoln High School.
“Our goal is to provide the community with a competitive option for our young players right here in our area as opposed to having to travel long distances for quality training and a competitive environment,” said Southern Piedmont Branch director and East Lincoln High soccer coach Jason Dragoon.
For more information, email Dragoon at email@example.com.
SouthLake baseball alumni to hold camp next month
HUNTERSVILLE – Former SouthLake Christian Academy baseball players Nathan Sharp, Jared Fortune and Palmer Coleman will hold the Soaring Eagles baseball camp in June.
The first session is for children ages 5 to 9 and runs from June 18 to 22. The second session is for children ages 9 to 12 and runs from June 25 to 29.
Registration for each camp costs $120. Register online at www.stewardsofthe
Eagles softball enters third round
DENVER – Lincoln Charter’s softball team advanced to the third round of the Class 1A state playoffs thanks to an 8-3 win over North Moore High onTuesday, May 15.
Sarah Kenley led Lincoln Charter at the plate, going 4-for-4 with two RBIs.
Hanna Taylor added three hits and one RBI in the winning cause.
Eagles pitcher Josie Weber went the distance for Lincoln Charter, striking out five and allowing just four hits to take the win.
The Eagles won their first round contest against East Montgomery High 5-2 on May 11.
Lincoln Charter enters their third round game against South Stanly High on a 15-game winning streak.
– Compiled by Aaron Burns