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Jackets sting Rebels

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VALE — The Bessemer City Yellow Jackets wasted little time in spoiling the West Lincoln Rebels’ homecoming Friday night as they came away with a 60-20 win. The Rebels were held to 254 total yards – including 184 on the ground and 70 in the air. Bessemer City did the…

Kelly kicks to next round

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Lincoln seniors win big at Senior Games

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A number of Lincoln County seniors are keeping their minds sharp and their bodies fit and bringing home state honors in the process. A total of nine local seniors attended the 2008 North Carolina Senior Games State Finals and SilverArts and three came home with medals. “They were all winners…

No. 1 seeds hold up in tournament

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PUMPKIN CENTER — After a wet day Wednesday, the Southern Piedmont Conference tennis tournament picked up Thursday after being postponed due to the weather. On Thursday, tournament play was completed and regional seeds were earned. In singles play, West Lincoln junior Laura Baker, South Iredell’s Lauryn Justice, East Lincoln senior…

Wolves win 5-0 in team effort

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves soccer team fought its way through the rain and past its county rival West Lincoln Wednesday in a very soggy 5-0 home win. “The kids are starting to be more positive and work together. They’re taking time to find their rhythm and are now in…

Coaches, players ready to lead team to victory

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Several teams look to get back on track while others try to keep the momentum going in another big night of Friday night football tonight. The East Lincoln Mustangs and Cherryville Ironmen will hook up in a meeting of Southern Piedmont Conference unbeatens. The Mustangs (6-1, 2-0) come into the…

East beats West

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VALE — Two of the area’s newest volleyball coaches took their game plans against one another, and East Lincoln came out on top with a 3-1 (25-19, 25-17, 23-25 and 25-13) win over rival West Lincoln Thursday. Mustang head coach Stacy Buchanan is now 2-0 in the series, but more…

Roundup

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Soccer Knights lose to Draughn The North Lincoln Knights were defeated 6-2 at home Wednesday to fall to 4-11-1 overall and 1-7-1 in conference play. Trailing 2-0 at half the Knights got a goal from sophomore Colin Bish off an Billy Seymour assist and sophomore Zach Hartman scored from 20…

Sports Briefs

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Golf event postponed The Fall Membership Golf Outing has been rescheduled due to the prediction of rain for October 9th. The new date for the outing will be Thursday, Oct. 23. The outing will still be held at Verdict Ridge Country Club. Check in will be at 10 a.m., lunch…

Mustangs golf swings way to title

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LINCOLNTON — Even on her worst day, East Lincoln sophomore Mattie Tobey shot well enough to finish second in the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament and help her team win the SPC crown Monday at the Lincoln Country Club. “If I had to sum it up with one word, it was…