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Mustangs beat rival

The East Lincoln Mustangs defeated the North Lincoln Knights 8-1 in tennis on Thursday.
Andrew Keener defeated Daniel Paulk 6-3, 6-3. The Mustangs No. 2 seed Alex Willhite defeated Zane Heafner 6-4, 6-4. Pete Pitsikoulis beat George Lampron 6-4, 3-6, 7-4.
East Lincoln’s No. 4 seed Kendall Law got past Joe Fletcher 6-2, 6-0. Houston Stokes defeated North Lincoln’s Jay Frushtick 6-1, 6-1. The Knights’ Taylor Brown squeaked past Adam Pressley 5-7, 7-5, 8-6.
In doubles, Willhite/Pitsikoulis defeated Paulk/Frushtick 8-3. Law/Stokes beat Heafner/Brown 8-3 and Keener/Pressley defeated Fletcher/Lampron 8-6 to give the Mustangs their first win this season.
East Lincoln is 1-1, while North Lincoln is 0-2 through two matches.

Lincolnton tennis
Hibriten beat Lincolnton 9-0 on Thursday. Adil Huselja/Bryan Clark lost No. 1 doubles 8-6, while Bradley Wilson/Daniel Early fell 8-5 in close matches.
Wolves’ head coach Chris Hoffman was more pleased with his team’s play.
“I thought we played a little better today. We put ourselves in position to win a couple of doubles, but came up short,” he said.
The Wolves’ record is now 0-2.

East Lincoln soccer
The Lady Mustangs went 0-3 last week, but head coach Jason Dragoon believes they’re improving and showing a lot of heart by playing through injuries.
According to Dragoon, Ali Fisher and Bailey Johnson played well in a 2-0 loss to St. Stephens.
On Thursday, Jessica Glenn netted her first goal of the season. The Mustangs had several chances to tie Freedom in an eventual 3-1 loss.
Friday, East Lincoln fell to Wilkes Central 3-1. Jennifer Redman scored her first goal of the year. The Mustangs outshot Wilkes 12-4, but with less than a minute to play, gave up another goal.
by John Mark Brooks

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