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Copperheads achieve No. 1 ranking

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Tourney champs!

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The third time is a charm. Just like the first and second ones were. The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs won their third straight Southern Piedmont Conference tournament title Wednesday afternoon. Entering the final against No. 2 seed Lincolnton, which had 16 wins on the season, the Lady Mustangs knew they…

Wilson selected to play in Shrine Bowl

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Last year, running back C.J. Wilson went to the Shrine Bowl game to watch his coach Scott Cloninger on the sidelines. This year, he will be on those same sidelines, as the 5’11” 170-pound blur of a running back found out Thursday. “I said that last year when Coach Cloninger…

Knights back in action

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Some coaches would not be happy with the open week coming after a loss. But North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam felt his team’s open week came at an opportune time. “I think it came at a great time for us. We had some kids banged up a little bit.…

Who will win tourney crown?

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The Southern Piedmont Conference volleyball tournament finals are now set. As part of two Lincoln County match-ups, No. 2 Lincolnton beat No.3 West Lincoln Tuesday afternoon 3-1; 25-13, 27-25, 18-25 and 29-27. Morgan Wolf paced the Lady Wolves (16-4) with 26 points, while Rachel Lanier had 21 points. Brittney Morrow…

Wolves look to remain in first place

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The Lincolnton Wolves are hoping to make homecoming memorable. But more importantly, they’re looking to stay in first place in the Southern Piedmont as the Yellow Jackets of Bessemer City come to town. Offense Friday, senior running back Cedric Herndon was fully recuperated from an ankle sprain and it showed.…

Mustangs advance

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs defeated Central Davidson 6-2 at home in the first round of the state dual team playoffs. According to the rules, the first team to five wins the match. Enough games were won by the Lady Mustangs that their No. 3 doubles’ team did not play.…

Another big game for Culp?

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Despite West Lincoln having a 1-8 record, East Lincoln head coach Mike Byus believes Friday’s game will be anything but easy. After watching film of the Rebels versus Lincolnton, Byus came to one conclusion– the Rebels are playing their best football of the season. Offense Against the Rebels, it’s very…

Three of a kind

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Mustangs survive

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After blowing out Cherryville 60-17, many expected East Lincoln to do the same to Bessemer City. The upset-minded Yellow Jackets had other ideas and the result was the Mustangs escaping with a 21-14 win. With Adrian Forney sidelined due to a high ankle sprain, sophomore Austin Culp made the most…