SOUTH FORK 2A ROUNDUP: West Lincoln (baseball), North Lincoln (softball) top seeds for conference tourneys

HobbsDailyReport.com The South Fork 2A baseball tournament opens April 30 with West Lincoln High as the top seed. In a tight conference race, West Lincoln (15-5, 11-3) and North Lincoln (14-4, 11-3) shared the league title. The Rebels gained the top seed by comparative record against Bandys, which tied Maiden for third place – West Lincoln swept Bandys and North …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Ponder ponders future, accepts job as West Lincoln head coach

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLNTON – It’s hard to beat good timing, and new West Lincoln High head football coach Darren Ponder is excited about where things are for him. Ponder — defensive coordinator for the Rebels last season — was named head coach on Wednesday after that was approved by the Lincoln County Board of Education. He’ll now prepare …

WEST 2A WRESTLING REGIONAL: West Lincoln, N-C, Foard finish 1-2-3

Trio of area powers advance 23 to state championships HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLNTON – The West 2A wrestling regional on Saturday at West Lincoln High was another three-team battle for bragging rights that will likely continue in this weekend’s state championship tournament in Greensboro. The host Rebels — who battled their way through Fred T. Foard and Newton-Conover en route to a …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Sain retiring after 7 postseason bids in 9 years at West Lincoln

Change leaves longest-tenured HC in South Fork 2A at 3 years HobbsDailyReport.com LINCOLNTON – Tom Sain, who guided seven of West Lincoln High’s nine varsity football teams that made the state playoffs, is leaving the sport. Sain told The Lincoln Times-News (https://www.lincolntimesnews.com/sports/west-lincoln-s-sain-to-step-down/article_5da7250a-2629-11e9-8e42-cf78bd00cb28.html) he’s resigned and moving on to more time with his family. He is stepping aside after the Rebels …

STATE DUAL-TEAM WRESTLING PLAYOFFS: W. Lincoln eliminates Foard, N-C to return to 2A championship match

HobbsDailyReport.com NEWTON – West Lincoln High, the defending state 2A dual-team wrestling champion, is returning to the title match on Saturday after beating two nearby rivals. In matches on Thursday night at Newton-Conover, the Rebels won another West 2A title by beating Newton-Conover 30-25 after eliminating Fred T. Foard 33-27 in a third-round match. Newton-Conover got out of the third …