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SWIMMING — NL’s Weed overcomes odds to win

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER — Mackenzie Weed doesn’t swim for a year-round club team, she didn’t swim for a middle school team, yet she outswam those who do for a state title. Weed became North Lincoln’s first swimming gold medalist last month when she edged out Jennifer Jackson of…

COLLEGE SIGNING — Roberts headed to Winston-Salem State

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Tyron Roberts didn’t realize the potential he had until it was too late, but it wasn’t too late for Winston-Salem State. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Lincolnton High defensive end signed a national letter of intent on Monday to play for the Division II Rams next fall. Roberts,…

Top Dawg tournament this weekend

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LOCAL ROUNDUP — Presale tickets for state hoops title game on sale at East Lincoln

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Presale tickets for Saturday’s NCHSAA state 2A boys basketball championship game between East Lincoln and Kinston are currently on sale at East Lincoln for $9. The game will be held at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $10 at…

NCHSAA 2A WEST BOYS BASKETBALL REGIONALS — Nothing to it

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East Lincoln rallies from behind twice to reach state title game RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor WINSTON-SALEM — A night after having to rally for a win, East Lincoln again found itself trailing late, and this time by a much bigger margin. But, just like the night before, it never wavered, and…

Mustangs face toughest test to date in championship

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Kinston has won three consecutive state titles RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor WINSTON-SALEM — East Lincoln survived — literally — its two toughest tests of the season in the 2A West regionals over the weekend. And the Mustangs’ final test will be even tougher. Top-ranked East Lincoln (24-0) will face the team it took…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Eagles fare well at Battle of the Beach

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s 1A girls soccer team went to the beach over the weekend and returned with a win over a 2A team and a tie with a 3A team. The Eagles beat Washington 5-1 on Friday night, then tied with 3A Richlands 2-2 on Saturday at the Battle…

UPCOMING GAMES — 3/9/15

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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 Bandys at E. Lincoln, 7 p.m. Boys golf Lincolnton, N. Lincoln, Shelby, S. Iredell at Fox Den C.C. SP1A match at Cherryville…

East Lincoln lives to fight another day — and for a state title

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Mustangs overcome late 13-point deficit to down Smoky Mountain in 2A West regional finals RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor WINSTON-SALEM — A night after having to rally for a win, East Lincoln again found itself trailing late, and this time by a much larger margin. But, just like the night before, it…

Mustangs survive North Rowan, advance to regional championship

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor WINSTON-SALEM — East Lincoln has blown away opponents all season, but on Friday against North Rowan it found itself down four with two minutes to play. Chazz Surratt willed his team to a state title in football in December. He willed the Mustangs to the regional championship…