MOORESVILLE – With a wireless microphone sticking out of his back pocket, Denver’s John Wilcox walks between the third-base dugout and a Disney-themed inflatable bounce house, approaches a chainlink gate that refuses to stay closed and turns to the group of a dozen or more children following…
The top high school girls soccer players from North and South Carolina will meet Saturday, June 30, in the annual Clash of the Carolinas, and East Lincoln High coach Jason Dragoon will be there to see it.
CHAPEL HILL – The news was relayed recently from the N.C. High School Athletic Association, and it was surreal for Lincoln Charter athletic director Daniel Schmitz receiving it in Denver.
CHAPEL HILL – A spring season full of conference championships propelled the Lincoln Charter Eagles to the N.C. High School Athletic Association Wells Fargo Conference Cup for the Southern Piedmont 1A.
PUMPKIN CENTER – Nick Bazzle has been named the seventh head football coach in North Lincoln High School history, continuing a recent connection of Knights coaches to the Newton-Conover program.
A month before leaving for Presbyterian College, Lincoln Charter guard Kody Shubert has his mind set on adding weight, honing skills and doing anything and everything necessary to be ready to suit up for the Blue Hose next season.
GREENSBORO – The high school track and field state championships were May 19-20 at N.C. A&T State University, and two local 4x800-meter relay teams came away with state titles.
North Lincoln High’s Matty Jorgensen had hit one home run in 75 at-bats this season when he stepped into the batter’s box against Smoky Mountain in the third inning of a fourth-round 2A state playoff game May 19.
HUNTERSVILLE – It was a hot, sun-drenched afternoon at SouthLake Christian Saturday, May 19 when members of the Eagles lacrosse team quietly and secretly lifted the water cooler, crouched behind a few teammates screening their movements and headed in the direction of unsuspecting head coach …
There were 64 second-round state playoff softball games held May 11-12, but it’s possible the wildest and most dramatic game in the state was played at North Lincoln High Friday night. And not just because there were 29 runs scored and multiple lightning delays.
PUMPKIN CENTER – Regionals are next on the prep track and field schedule, and North Lincoln High’s teams have high hopes after sweeping the conference championships for the first time.
PUMPKIN CENTER – For the first time, the North Lincoln High baseball team has the West Region’s No. 1 seed in the baseball state playoffs, and though it wasn’t a total surprise for coach Jon Carpenter, it was somewhat unexpected.
PUMPKIN CENTER – With the scored tied, the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, North Lincoln High’s Tyler McPeak just wanted to make enough contact with the baseball to drive in the winning run against Bandys April 26.
PUMPKIN CENTER – In a sport as fickle as baseball, where the ball can take some odd bounces metaphorically and otherwise, navigating an extended stretch without a blemish on the record is no small feat.
DENVER – There’s been a transformation in Lincoln Charter senior Kat Dundas that is easy to see but difficult to measure, even by the amount of weight stacked on both sides of a bar she lifts.
It was only March 7 and a chilly night, so Lincoln Charter baseball coach Scott Clark planned to limit junior pitcher Ryan Restino to 65 pitches in the Eagles’ game at Cherryville.
DENVER – The East Lincoln High baseball team won 55 games and two conference titles the last three years, so this season has been a bit of a head-scratcher so far for head coach Chris Matile and his Mustangs.
Strike calls, bang-bang plays at second base and the intricacies of the rulebook make life interesting for an umpire, the often-criticized-but-necessary arbitrator of baseball and softball games.
DENVER – When Jason Dragoon arrived at East Lincoln High School as a math teacher and soccer coach in 2001, the Mustangs had the only high school boys and girls soccer teams in the county.
East Lincoln High basketball players Sidney Dollar and Destiny Johnson combined for 30 double-doubles this year and have been named the South Fork 2A Conference players of the year.
DENVER – More than a decade ago, the East Lincoln High soccer program hosted a tournament in honor of Andy Kosmala, the younger brother of a then-Mustangs soccer player.
DENVER – Top-three seeds have the Lincoln Charter and East Lincoln boys basketball teams in position to make significant postseason runs, as they are set up to host home games for multiple rounds.
DENVER – The 2A wrestling state championships are this weekend at the Greensboro Coliseum, and a number of local wrestlers will be competing after qualifying with top-four finishes at the 2A Midwest Regional at Mount Pleasant High last week.
PUMPKIN CENTER — Mark Lackey returned to the North Lincoln High sideline this season in hopes of turning around a girls basketball program that won only six of 97 games the past four years.
DENVER – Lincoln Charter swimmers enter the 1A/2A state championships Friday, Feb. 9 at Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, and the Eagles are coming off two top-four team finishes and five event…
DENVER – With one more victory, the Lincoln Charter boys basketball team will secure its fourth straight 20-win season.
DENVER – Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenjon Barner sported custom cleats created by a Denver resident for this month’s Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. And though fancy footwe…
DENVER – As much as she tried to block it out, Destiny Johnson knew the moment was coming.
North Lincoln wrestlers Andrew Holden and Sy Hilton emerged as weight class champions at the South Fork 2A Conference Tournament Saturday, Jan. 27 at Maiden High.
PUMPKIN CENTER — Lance Bailey loves to play basketball, and he loves to play for the North Lincoln Knights, in particular.
DENVER — Eight straight wins and 10 in 11 games have catapulted the East Lincoln boys basketball team into first place in the South Fork 2A with five games to play.
DENVER — Sherri Little had tears in her eyes the first time she heard the cheers for her daughter.
LINCOLNTON – There is only one senior and one captain on the North Lincoln High wrestling team this year, and coach Matt Avery is thankful it is Sy Hilton filling both of those roles.
DENVER – East Lincoln High senior guard Destiny Johnson is nearing a career milestone.
DENVER – East Lincoln’s Caira McClain is a talented basketball player, and head coach Jason Otey certainly appreciates anytime opposing coaches compliment his senior forward.
DENVER – This time a year ago, the Lincoln Charter Eagles had lost three games.
East Lincoln’s boys basketball team came up short in the finals of the East Lincoln Winter Jam Dec. 30, but the Mustangs bounced back in a big way Tuesday, Jan. 2.
The North Lincoln High wrestling team went 5-0 to win Lincolnton High's Wolfpack Duals Dec. 21.
Another year is in the books, and 2017 was a memorable one in high school athletics in Denver.
School is out, and the arrival of the winter break also means it’s time for holiday high school basketball tournaments. And local teams will be busy.
Jarrett Nagy, Hough, RB/LB
DENVER – The South Fork 2A Conference opener did not go the way of the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs Dec. 12, but senior guard Destiny Johnson turned in a performance to remember.
2017 All-Lake Soccer
DENVER – The boys basketball teams from Lincoln Charter and Cox Mill crossed paths last March, winning state titles hours apart in North Carolina’s Dean E. Smith Center.
The East Lincoln Mustangs JV boys Basketball team won the St. Stephens Thanksgiving Holiday Classic recently by a score of 59-57 over the host Indians.
LINCOLNTON – North Lincoln High track and field and cross country star Chandler McCaslin – who has won multiple Denver Weekly awards as the top runner in the area during her prep career – rece…
All-South Fork 2A selections for boys soccer as voted on by conference head coaches:
HUDSON – Two North Lincoln High wrestlers placed in the Spartan Individual Tournament Nov. 18 at South Caldwell High School.
DENVER – East Lincoln High catcher Evan Pawlowski signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Coker College, located in Hartsville, S.C., earlier this month.
VALDESE – The Lincoln Charter School girls swim team came in first, while the boys placed second in the 2017 Cavalier Kick-off.
A senior at SouthLake Christian Academy, Bailey Jones had a big game on both sides of the ball in the first round of the NCISAA football playoffs. In a 30-17 win over Rabun Gap-Nacoochee Nov. …
DENVER – The East Lincoln Optimist Babe Ruth 18U Baseball Mustangs are the fall 2017 champions.
KERNERSVILLE – Only a few miles in Lincoln County separate some of the state’s best high school cross country runners.
1. Hough (8-3)