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UPCOMING GAMES — 3/4/15

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This list of event may not include schedule changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All times are varsity start times, unless otherwise noted: Today Baseball N. Lincoln at E. Lincoln, 4:30 p.m. Queens Grant at Lincoln Charter, 4:30 p.m. Salisbury at Lincolnton, 5 p.m. Boys golf N.…

Playoff hoops roundup: All county teams advance to third round

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Chazz Surratt scored a game-high 29 points and younger brother, Sage, added 26, as East Lincoln weathered an early deficit to beat Newton-Conover 75-66 in the second round of the NCHSAA state 2A boys basketball playoffs on Monday. The second-seeded Mustangs (21-0) host No. 7 Lake Norman Charter…

Mustangs cruise

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EL boys blow by Wilkes Central RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — East Lincoln went 15 days in between games, but didn’t look like it. Sage Surratt scored a game-high 25 points, Hayden Duggins scored 23, and the Mustangs shot over 50 percent for the 16th time this season as they…

ROUNDUP — Wolves, Eagles advance

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Monroe Parkwood got hot from behind the 3-point line to rally back, but Lincolnton sizzled from the foul line to keep the Rebels at bay. Alex Rhyne scored a game-high 21 points, the Wolves hit 13 of their 15 free throws in the fourth quarter, and after losing…

Three local playoff games postponed

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Three of the four state playoff basketball games involving area teams were called off on Wednesday, and all three were again called off on Thursday. The only game to take place Wednesday was a first round 1A West girls game between Elkin and host Lincoln Charter,…

Eagles make early exit

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — Lincoln Charter’s girls basketball team went 11 days in-between games. Elkin made sure the Eagles won’t play again until November. Miracle Walters scored 19 points to lead three in double figures, and the Elks dominated the painted area by scoring all but eight of their…

COLLEGE SIGNING — NL’s Beard to play football at Wingate

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER — Colton Beard knew he had what it takes to play college football before his first varsity game, and his hunch was right. The 6-foot-2, 260-pound play-anywhere-coach-wants-me North Lincoln lineman recently signed his national letter of intent to play for Division II Wingate. Beard, who…

UPDATE: 3 of 4 local playoff games postponed

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Three of the four state playoff basketball games involving area teams were called off on Wednesday. The only game to take place Wednesday was a first round 1A West girls game between Elkin and Lincoln Charter, which the Elks won, 65-33, in Denver. The other three…

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL — Start of playoffs delayed

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor When the NCHSAA state basketball playoffs were scheduled to begin on Tuesday it had been roughly a dozen days since any local teams saw game action. Today marks day number 13. Another band of winter weather delayed the start of the state playoffs on Tuesday, postponing…

Spring sports are here

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Lincoln County Schools were closed on Tuesday because of weather, but officials allowed teams to hold optional practices between 3 and 5 p.m. Monday was the first day spring sports teams could practice because of last week’s school closings due to weather. Most spring sports teams across the state are…