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Mustangs muscle their way to finals

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East Lincoln’s Keith Rendlemen provided the dunks on the offensive end and Adrian Forney provided steals and transition buckets on defense as the Mustangs defeated Ashe County 66-44 at home Thursday night. “We knew coming into tonight that Ashe County was a very good team. We had a very good…

Lady Comets soar over East Lincoln

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs basketball season came to an end Wednesday after a 61-54 home defeat in the 2A West semifinal round. Lindsy Wright brought the Lady Mustangs within a point at the 3:17 mark in the final quarter, but the Lady Comets went on a 6-0 run with…

The Wilson Way

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For Lincolnton natives, one name has signified athletic excellence throughout the majority of the last decade: Wilson. The Wilson family has given Lincolnton many great athletes to brag on, but one stands out as a man who has created his own legacy from scratch and is a shining example for…

Knights fall in opener

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On a night where you could see your own breath, North Stanly beat North Lincoln 8-1 Wednesday night in the Knights’ season opener. With temperatures hovering around 25-degrees, the pitching combo of Jacob Belk and Ben Parah proved to be too much. Belk (1-0) recorded the win on the mound,…

Mustang kicks his way to history, wins award

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The East Lincoln men’s varsity soccer team has only been existence for six years, but already is making its presence known. Monday Feb. 18th East Lincoln’s Taylor Morgan, a former center midfielder, won the 2008 men’s Southern Piedmont Conference Player of the Year on. “It’s feels good to be named…

Lady Mustangs wrap up tournament

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Carolina Clash gears up for new season

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LINCOLNTON, NC – The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series season opener is just a few short weeks away. The nine-year-old tour will kick off the 2008 season with a 50 lap $5,000 to win main event at Gastonia’s Carolina Speedway Saturday March 8th. Race fans and competitors alike will…

Herbert speaks about `Choices and Consequences`

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LINCOLNTON, N.C. Doug Herbert, owner and driver of the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster, spoke to over 65 people Wednesday at “Choices and Consequences – What Every Driver Should Know”, sponsored by OTC Insurance Agency and Prosciutto’s Pizza. After losing his sons, Jon, 17, and James, 12, in an automobile accident…

Sports Roundup

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Lady Wolves open season with 5-4 over Ashbrook The Lady Wolves softball team opened its season with a 5-4 win over Ashbrook Wednesday. “It was the first time we’ve beaten Ashbrook in a few years,” Lincolnton head coach Ann Anderson said. “Our girls did well considering the weather and playing…

SHORELINE—SPORTS
Feared words: Kiandra Long will get better

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She’s nowhere near where she could possibly be. And with those words uttered by East Lincoln head coach Deidrea Gibson LeGrand about her sophomore Kiandra Long, the rest of the Southern Piedmont shutters. An athletically-gifted point guard, Long is one-half of the dynamic sophomore duo composed of herself and Lindsy…