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Chatting with a legend

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Mustangs look to soar again

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs were last year’s co-conference champions with West Lincoln in basketball but won the conference tournament by defeating the Lady Rebels and advancing to the regionals. This year Mustangs head coach Deidrea LeGrand is expecting more from her team. She has already set the standards high…

Teams, players made their mark last week

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With so much on the line last Friday, high school football was beginning to look like college football. It seems like every week can change a season for certain teams, and for some it did. The most interesting to Lincoln County was the East Lincoln Mustangs clinching the 1A/2A Southern…

Soccer players earn postseason honors

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The crowning of a new champion has brought an interesting season of high school soccer in the Southern Piedmont Conference to a close. The South Iredell Vikings swept the SPC title with a 12-0 record and earned the No. 1 SPC seed in the playoffs. The Vikings (17-1) earned a…

Herbert, Snap-on end relationship

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LINCOLNTON — NHRA veteran Doug Herbert has been informed that Snap-on Tools will not continue its 16-year sponsorship of his Top Fuel team. The relationship, which began in 1992, was one of the longest in all forms of motor sports. “We were actually working on a final 2009 agreement when…

Sports Roundup

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Golf Hole-in-one Boyce Robinson of Lincolnton shot a hole-in-one at the Lincoln Country Club on hole No. 14, a 176-yard par 3 hole, using a 6-iron. Wayne Degree and Chris Killian were witnesses to Robinson’s hole-in-one on Monday.…

Sports Briefs

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Playoff tickets Advanced tickets for Friday’s North Lincoln and Lincolnton playoff game at Lincolnton High School will go on sale today at each high school for $6. Only NCHSAA press passes will be valid to enter the game no season passes will be accepted. Call (704) 735-5003 for more information.…

Sports Briefs

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Playoff tickets Advanced tickets for Friday’s North Lincoln and Lincolnton playoff game at Lincolnton High School will go on sale today at each high school for $6. Only NCHSAA press passes will be valid to enter the game no season passes will be accepted. Call (704) 735-5003 for more information.…

Mustangs win SPC title

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DENVER — Austin Culp ran for 193 yards and Josh Wilson accounted for two scores as East Lincoln beat South Iredell 28-13, completing an undefeated run through the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference. “Our league has become pretty deep. It’s a league full of teams that can beat you any given…

Wolves deny Knights second place, win 19-7

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves football team knew it had a huge test ahead of it. The task seemed simple: Defeat North Lincoln and hope Bessemer City beats Cherryville to have a chance to not only have a three-way tie for second place in the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference, but…