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THIS WEEK’S GAMES — 2/9/15

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Today No games scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 10 Basketball Maiden at E. Lincoln Lincoln Charter at Pine Lake Prep Lincolnton at W. Caldwell N. Lincoln at Lake Norman Bandys at W. Lincoln Wednesday, Feb. 11 No games scheduled Thursday, Feb. 12 Basketball E. Lincoln at W. Lincoln W. Iredell at N.…

Rebels pin Croatan, win state 2A dual-team wrestling title

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor NEWPORT — West Lincoln can now hang another dual-team state title team photo in its wrestling room. Senior Michael McSwain’s pin in the 182-pound weight class dotted the ‘i’ and crossed the ’t’s for the Rebels’ title hopes as they dominated Newport Croatan 49-19 on Saturday to…

Beach bound

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Rebels down N-C, reach title match RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor NEWTON — West Lincoln’s wrestling team is headed to the beach this weekend, but not for a vacation. The Rebels will compete for a state championship. Behind a total team effort and a perfectly-executed game plan, West Lincoln knocked off two-time…

EL boys can clinch SD-7 title with win

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor When told his team could clinch a conference championship tonight with a win, East Lincoln boys basketball coach Neil Hodges wasn’t aware — nor was he impressed. The only things he’s concerned with are getting better and beating West Caldwell. The state’s top-ranked 2A team hosts the…

Ross: ‘Couldn’t have wrote the script’

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor NEWTON — The way West Lincoln’s wrestling team punched its ticket to the NCHSAA state dual-team championship on Thursday was something on coach Butch Ross could dream of. That dream is now a reality. Ross’s own grandson, Hunter Carpenter, was the one who wound up with the…

UPCOMING GAMES: 2-6-15

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Today Basketball W. Caldwell at E. Lincoln Newton-Conover at Lincolnton Lake Norman at N. Lincoln W. Lincoln at Maiden Swimming NCHSAA regionals Saturday, Feb. 7 Basketball N. Lincoln at E. Lincoln, 3 p.m. Swimming NCHSAA regionals Wrestling NCHSAA state 2A championship: W. Lincoln at Newport Croatan, time TBD Sunday, Feb.…

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL — ‘Got to fight’

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Mustangs hold off Newton-Conover RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor NEWTON — East Lincoln’s boys did what top-ranked basketball teams do — the Mustangs had an answer for everything their opponent threw at them. Sage Surratt scored 34 points and Chazz Surratt had a triple-double as East Lincoln beat Newton-Conover 89-76 on Tuesday…

WRESTLING — Rebels advance to third round

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS It’s been 15 years since West Lincoln competed for a state dual-team championship. The Rebels’ chance to end the drought is still alive. West Lincoln traveled to Mount Pleasant on Tuesday and returned to Vale with a first and second round win in the NCHSAA state 2A dual-team…

UPCOMING GAMES — 2/4/15

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Today No games scheduled Thursday, Feb. 5 Wrestling West Lincoln, North Surry, Newton-Conover, Hunter Huss at Newton-Conover, NCHSAA dual-team playoffs, third and fourth rounds Friday, Feb. 6 Basketball W. Caldwell at E. Lincoln Newton-Conover at Lincolnton Lake Norman at N. Lincoln W. Lincoln at Maiden Swimming NCHSAA regionals Saturday, Feb.…

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL — Challenge met

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Top-ranked Mustangs handle Bears RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — For three minutes Friday it looked as if Bunker Hill might challenge the state’s No. 1 boys basketball team, but the last 29 belonged to East Lincoln. Sage Surratt was a rebound and a pair of assists shy of a triple-double,…