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NDRA makes changes

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LINCOLNTON – The dawn of a new era in dirt late model racing has arrived, with Tuesday’s announcement that one of the most famous names in the history of the industry will return in 2009. Under the leadership North Carolina business men Larry Lee and Clint Elkins the National Dirt…

Sports Roundup

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Varsity boys HT 70, NL 30 C.J. Shope scored 16 points and Andrew Lopez added 15 points in the Rams’ win on Tuesday. A.J. McKenzie tallied 13 points and K.J. Porter recorded 10 points to lead Highland Tech (8-10, 6-5 Southern Piedmont Conference), who will play host on Friday to…

Rivals collide in crucial game

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VALE — Lindsy Wright scored 18 of her game-high 26 points in the first half as the Lady Mustangs rolled to a 55-39 victory Friday night at West Lincoln. Trailing by 4 points early in the second quarter, East Lincoln went on a 10-0 run to take a 23-17 lead…

Wolves battle back in SPC

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Lady Wolves met their goal of going 2-0 last week after defeating South Iredell on Tuesday and beating Highland Tech 43-32 Friday at home. Against Highland Tech, Maggie Cline led Lincolnton with 22 points, including hitting five 3-pointers while Tanetta Mutz contributed 7 points and 9…

Third quarter costs North

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CATAWBA COUNTY— The North Lincoln Lady Knights had a shot at giving Jimmy C. Draughn its first and only 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference loss, but it didn’t happen thanks in large part to a 27-10 third-quarter advantage by the Lady Wildcats, who won 79-56 Friday at home. Elizabeth Ross led…

Sports Briefs

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Church Basketball League Covenant Bible Church is in the process of forming a men’s church basketball league. Games will be played Monday and Thursday nights at Covenant Bible Church. An organizational meeting will be 7 p.m. today at the church. For more information contact Brett Keever at 704-460-9904. Spring Youth…

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Wrestling Mustangs pick up wins The East Lincoln Mustangs wrestling team defeated Jimmy C Draughn 58-22 and Northside Christian Academy 54-24 Saturday to move its record to15-7 overall. The Mustangs will face Highland Tech on Tuesday for Senior Night.…

Rebels move to 5-0 in SPC play

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VALE — The West Lincoln Rebels wrestling team remained perfect in 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference play after defeating rival East Lincoln 52-18 on Senior Night. With the victory West Lincoln moved to 27-5 overall and 5-0 in league play. Rebels head coach Butch Ross said he expected East Lincoln, who…

Football team honors players

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DENVER — Some things in life are about timing. Others can depend on being at the right place at the right time. This past season was the right time for the East Lincoln Mustangs football team to be successful, head coach Mike Byus said. “To have a season like this…

Wolves win after big break

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SOUTH IREDELL — The Lincolnton boys varsity basketball team showed no signs of a 13-day layoff as they defeated South Iredell 68-57 Thursday. “It was a long layoff, but a lot of credit for keeping the kids prepared goes to my assistant coaches for running practices when I couldn’t be…