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Wolves comeback stuns Mustangs

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor HICKORY—For the second straight season, the Southern District-7 2A conference tournament championship came down to Lincolnton and East Lincoln.  And while many players on the floor participated in last year’s East Lincoln championship victory, it was newcomer Kris Robinson that knocked down a pair of free…

Mustangs take out West Caldwell

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor HICKORY—East Lincoln head coach Chip Ashley had been begging for his team to get a stop all night.  Little did he know that his Mustangs would get the stop that they needed with less than ten seconds to play in overtime, and hold on to defeat…

Wolves roll past Maiden

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor HICKORY—Just five days after the Maiden Blue Devils had taken the Lincolnton boys to the wire in the regular season finale at Maiden, the Wolves ended the drama early on Wednesday night with a 60-42 win in the semifinals of the Southern District-7 2A tournament at…

Lady Mustangs advance

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor HICKORY—The East Lincoln girls defeated the West Caldwell Lady Warriors 53-42 in Wednesday night’s Southern District-7 2A tournament semifinal game at CVCC in Hickory. The hard-fought victory sends the Lady Mustangs into tonight’s championship game against Maiden.  The Lady Blue Devils defeated Newton-Conover Thursday night to…

Lincoln Charter girls, boys in tournament finals

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Staff report Lincoln Charter 54, Mountain Island Charter 47 The Lady Eagles (18-6) outscored the Lady Raptors (19-3) 23-14 in the fourth quarter to complete a 54-47 comeback victory in the Southern Piedmont 1A tournament semifinals at Mountain Island Charter.  Jasmyne Campbell led three Lincoln Charter players in double figures…

Schedule

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This schedule may not include postponements, cancellations, site changes or make-ups not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. Friday, Feb. 17 Basketball Girls SD-7 championship game at CVCC  6:30 p.m. East Lincoln vs Maiden SP1A championship game at Cherryville  6 p.m. Lincoln Charter vs Pine Lake Prep   Boys SD-7 championship…

East Lincoln’s Byus announces retirement

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor East Lincoln head football coach Mike Byus announced that he is retiring from the position, as well as the position of athletic director at the end of the school year. In his 12 seasons as head coach, Byus guided the Mustangs to a record of 134-37.…

Wolves roll over Bunker Hill

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor The Lincolnton boys cruised past the Bunker Hill Bears by a score of 82-50 Tuesday night in the first round of the Southern District-7 2A conference tournament at Lincolnton. And it was all Wolves from the word go. After Bunker Hill took a quick 4-2 lead…

Roundup

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Tuesday Basketball Boys East Lincoln 93, Bandys 65 The Mustangs outscored Bandys 47-26 in the first half and held on in the second, defeating the Trojans by a score of 93-65 in first round of the Southern District-7 2A Conference Tournament game Tuesday night in Denver. Cameron Dollar and Coleson…

Lincoln Charter places high at state swim meet

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Staff report The Lincoln Charter men took third place at last weekend’s 1A/2A Swimming & Diving Championship in Cary.   The team of Jackson Law, Neal Stratton, Zach Whipple and Grant Swicegood finished third in the 200-Yard Medley Relay with a time of 1:42.35.  Whipple also took third place in…