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Mustangs climb to first place

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DENVER — The Mustangs took a major step toward a conference championship Friday night with an 82-79 victory over the Cherryville Ironmen. East Lincoln, led by senior Keith Rendleman, came out of the gate hitting on all cylinders as they scored the games first 10 points. After a couple of…

Rivals clash in close contests

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PUMPKIN CENTER — When rivals collide, almost anything can happen. Thus was the case Friday night when Lincolnton traveled to take on basketball nemesis North Lincoln. The ladies game ignited a high-octane tensioned-filled night when the Lady Knights held on for a 42-35 win. When asked to describe the evening…

Wright surpasses 1,000 points

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Sports Briefs

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NLHS mandatory meeting There will be a mandatory spring sports meeting for all students and parents planning to participate in a spring sport at North Lincoln High School. The meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the main gym. Lincoln country club dance To their annual Valentine’s Dance being…

BRAKES receives Safety Innovation Award from NCMA

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LINCOLNTON – BRAKES, the nonprofit organization founded by drag racer Doug Herbert that promotes safe and responsible driving, was honored at the 2009 NCMA Industry Awards on Monday, Jan. 26, by receiving the Safety Innovation Award from the North Carolina Motorsports Assocation. The Safety Innovation Award, which was sponsored by…

Sports Roundup

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Basketball Middle School ELMS 43, KM 21 The East Lincoln Middle Lady Falcon basketball team defeated Kings Mountain 43-21Thursday. Selena Dunn lead the team with 24 points. Ashlee Frazier and Brittany Smith both contributed 4 each. The remainder of the team followed up with two each. The Lady Falcons will…

Sports Briefs

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NLHS mandatory meeting There will be a mandatory spring sports meeting for all students and parents planning to participate in a spring sport at North Lincoln High School. The meeting will be in the main gym Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Post 455 Hitting Camp Denver Post 455 American…

Wrestling tourney starts Saturday

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VALE — Just call them the Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees or perhaps the Pittsburgh Steelers of wrestling. Those are just some of the analogies that could be used to describe the success West Lincoln’s wrestling program and the success it has had within the last decade. Already having earned…

Mustangs drive past Jackets’ for first

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BESSEMER CITY — Spenser Sydney is starting to feel more and more comfortable in an East Lincoln uniform. It was obvious Tuesday. Sydney, playing only his sixth game since moving back to the Denver area, scored a career-high 22 points as the Mustangs easily defeated Bessemer City, 69-52, in a…

Sports Briefs

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Post 455 Hitting Camp Denver Post 455 American Legion baseball staff will have a hitting camp this Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1 for ages 8-16. The sessions will be 2-hours each day 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Denver Batting Center on Highway 16 North. Brochures may…