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Knights shore up offense, record with QB change


PUMPKIN CENTER – Steady quarterback play helped North Lincoln get back on track after the first three-game skid of coach Nick Bazzle’s tenure. In the Knights’ 42-12 road win over Lincolnton April 2, junior signal-caller Kyle Kovalchuk achieved season and career highs in completions, yards and touchdowns. It had been an inconsistent year in terms of his role on the […]

PHOTOS: East Lincoln defeats North, moves to 3-0

2020-21 Football Preview: North Lincoln Knights


Coming off the first conference championship in school history, North Lincoln will have a different look in terms of personnel this spring – especially early on. Entering coach Nick Bazzle’s third season, the team that reached the third round of the 2AA playoffs last season had six all-conference players graduate and 18 overall, while two more standout players – defensive […]

PHOTOS: N. Lincoln remains unbeaten; East girls balanced in win

North Lincoln guards confident after turnaround season


PUMPKIN CENTER – The days of finishing near the bottom of the conference standings seem like a distant memory for North Lincoln. After a turnaround season in 2019-20 that included the first playoff appearance since 2012, the Knights are hungry to take the next step. In the second year of coach Dennis Frye’s tenure, North returns its two leading scorers: […]

North Lincoln basketball coaches usher in new eras


CATAWBA – Following the North Lincoln-Bandys boys basketball game Jan. 21, Bandys parents and students came up to Dennis Frye to congratulate him on the 9-point victory. Frye didn’t lead the home Trojans that night; instead his North Lincoln Knights were the victors. But the Catawba County native felt right at home. In his first season at North, Frye has […]

PHOTOS: North Lincoln boys basketball vs. Highland Tech

Next man up: Unheralded players emerge during Knights’ streak

Despite returning nine starters on each side of the ball from last year’s 10-4 team, the North Lincoln football team hasn’t exactly relied on the usual suspects during its 5-1 start. The Knights had the privilege of entering the second year under coach Nick Bazzle with a senior quarterback in Landon Beard and backfield classmates Jake Soorus and Sam Brady. […]

PHOTOS: North Lincoln defeats East Rutherford 57-22