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BOYS SOCCER — EL comes up short against N-C

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — Bad luck cost East Lincoln in its upset bid of second-ranked Newton-Conover. The Red Devils capitalized on their chances while the Mustangs didn’t, and Newton-Conover held on for a 2-0 win on Wednesday to stay unbeaten in league play. Newton-Conover (14-1, 8-0 Southern District…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Rebels clinch girls tennis playoff berth

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln’s girls tennis team is going to the state playoffs. The Rebels defeated Bandys 7-2 on Thursday and Lincolnton 6-3 on Wednesday, and clinched the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference’s No. 2 dual-team state playoff seed, which begins Oct. 14. The Rebels (11-2, 6-1) wrapped up…

Sports Calendar — 10/3/14

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Upcoming games This list of event may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All volleyball doubleheaders begin with junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., and varsity to follow, unless otherwise noted. All other times listed are varsity start times: Today Varsity football Lincolnton at E. Lincoln,…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — Roseboro decommits from Michigan

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Darian Roseboro may not play for the maize and blue after all. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound four-star Lincolnton High recruit announced on Twitter shortly after 8 p.m. Monday that he has decommitted from the University of Michigan. Roseboro gave a public, verbal commitment to play defensive end…

VOLLEYBALL — ‘We just can’t win’

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NL falls again in NPC play RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER — Things keep getting worse for North Lincoln’s volleyball team. The Knights couldn’t shake pesky Mooresville on Tuesday, which bounced back after blowing a big lead in the first set to beat North Lincoln 3-1 and hand it…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK — NL proves it can compete with larger schools

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor North Lincoln has proven it can hang with the big boys. Although they lost, the Knights dominated South Iredell on the road last week, and did so against a team with nearly twice as many students — and they’re in the same NCHSAA classification. The Vikings…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Wins by Rebels, Wolves set up tennis showdown

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton and West Lincoln will try to have their conference girls tennis showdown one more time. The Wolves are scheduled to host the Rebels at 4 p.m. today in a match that has been postponed three times due to rain. Originally scheduled for last Wednesday, the match was…

Sports Calendar — 10/1/14

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Upcoming games This list of event may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All volleyball doubleheaders begin with junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., and varsity to follow, unless otherwise noted. All other times listed are varsity start times: Today Boys soccer Newton-Conover at E. Lincoln,…

Roseboro decommits from Michigan

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Darian Roseboro won’t be playing for the maize and blue after all. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound four-star Lincolnton High recruit announced on Twitter shortly after 8 p.m. Monday that he has decommitted from the University of Michigan. Roseboro gave a public, verbal commitment to play defensive end…

One to forget

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Mistakes doom Knights in loss RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor STATESVILLE — North Lincoln dominated South Iredell statistically, but the Vikings led in the only stat that truly matters — the scoreboard. Richard Jackson ran for 163 yards and a touchdown, but four turnovers and a blocked punt did the Knights…