HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: East Lincoln clinches at least share of South Fork 2A volleyball title

Published Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Lake Norman Charter High’s girls’ golf team edged Maiden by one stroke in the final South Fork 2A match of the season on Tuesday and also edged the Blue Devils by one stroke in the league race to take a South Fork 2A championship./LAKE NORMAN CHARTER PHOTO

LN Charter girls win South Fork 2A title by 1 stroke over Maiden

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The South Fork 2A high school volleyball championship race will go down to the final conference playing date after East Lincoln and Maiden each won league matches on Tuesday night.

Defending conference champion East Lincoln beat West Lincoln 3-0 at East Lincoln to go 12-1 in the league and snare no worse than a share of the league title.

Maiden swept visiting Newton-Conover 3-0, improving to 11-1 in the league.

The Mustangs and Blue Devils split in the regular season, each winning at home – East Lincoln 3-1 and Maiden 3-2.

The Blue Devils are at Lincolnton on Thursday at 7 p.m. while the Mustangs play at the same time at Newton-Conover.

East Lincoln finished a game up on Maiden in last year’s South Fork 2A race.

Maiden 3, Newton-Conover 0

Faith Herman’s 30 assists sparked the Blue Devils as they won 25-12, 25-9, 25-18 at home to keep their league title hopes alive.

Abby Smith had six kills and two aces, Abby Driscoll had six kills and one block, Sara Wicker and Victoria Dehart each had six kills and Lauren Xayavong provided 10 digs and three assists for Maiden.

Lake Norman Charter 3, Bandys 2

The Knights won at home — 25-27, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 15-10 – to move within a game of the third place.

Bandys dropped to 8-5 and North Lincoln was 7-5 entering Tuesday’s play. Lake Norman improved to 7-6 in league matches and 11-10 overall.

The South Fork 2A regular-season finales on Thursday at 6 p.m. include Lake Norman Charter at West Lincoln and North Lincoln at Bandys.

Liberty Harris led Lake Norman Charter’s win on Tuesday with 19 kills, four aces and 28 assists.

Junior Makayla Martin, who had seven kills, eight assists and 15 digs, picked up her 1,000th career assist for the Knights.

Senior Hope Curtis had 54 digs, one ace and one assist as she collected her 1,000th career dig in the victory.

Pearce Augier had 17 kills and four blocks and Taylor Adelman had seven kills, three aces and 44 digs for Lake Norman Charter.

BOYS SOCCER

East Lincoln 4, Lincolnton 1

East Lincoln completed Monday’s suspended South Fork 2A match at home against the Wolves, winning to stay in first place in the conference.

The match was halted with about 4 ½ minutes to go in the first half on Monday by inclement weather with the Mustangs ahead 2-0.

Chase Gilley and Logan Gilley each scored twice for East Lincoln (15-2-0, 8-1-0) and Chase Gilley added an assist.

Miller Towson provided two assists for the Mustangs and Ty Knight had one.

The win kept East Lincoln ahead of Newton-Conover, 8-1-1 in league matches after a victory over West Lincoln on Tuesday night.

Newton-Conover was knocked out of a tie for first place with East Lincoln when its match at Bandys on Monday ended in a scoreless tie after being called (by weather) with 32 minutes to play.

The Mustangs play North Lincoln on the road on Wednesday at 6 p.m. while Lincolnton is at home for the same start time against Lincolnton.

GIRLS GOLF

Lake Norman Charter wins South Fork 2A

Lake Norman Charter, entering the day with a two-stroke lead over Maiden, held on with a round of 160 to the Blue Devils’ 161 at River Run Country Club to win the South Fork 2A championship.

Karla Yang of Maiden and Camrym Lamp of Newton-Conover shared the medalist award.

Josie Fisher’s 49 led Lake Norman Charter with Georgia Chapman adding a 54, Tess Palmer closing at 57 and Lauren Chi shooting a round of 58.

West Lincoln (169) finished third, eight shots back of Maiden, with East Lincoln (176) and North Lincoln (199) also in the field.

JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL

Alexander Central plays Wednesday

Alexander Central’s junior varsity football game against McDowell in Taylorsville has been moved from Thursday to Wednesday because of the weather forecast.

The Northwestern 3A-4A game will kick off at 7 p.m.

The Cougars are 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the league and the Titans are 3-3, 2-1.

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