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Disaster in the seventh: Mustangs fall

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One strike. That’s how close the East Lincoln Mustangs were away from reaching the second round of the 2A State Playoffs. But North Stanly took advantage of that second chance, scoring two runs in the top of the seventh to stun the Southern Piedmont’s No. 2 seed, 2-1. The Mustangs…

Knights` duo takes crown

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The Southern Piedmont Conference doubles team know just how good North Lincoln’s duo of Mathieu Bureau and George Lampron are after watching them win the conference title. Now the region does. Bureau/Lampron, the No. 1 seed, relatively coasted through the first three rounds of the 2A Midwest Regional Friday and…

Welcome to the playoffs

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The Lincolnton Lady Wolves are going to the 2A State Softball Playoffs. Playing on a neutral field, the Lady Wolves defeated South Iredell 4-3 at East Lincoln Friday behind another stellar pitching performance from freshman Harlie Roberts. Roberts threw a complete-game, scattered eight hits, allowed three runs and struck out…

Briefs

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North Lake Optimist sign-ups North Lake Optimist will conduct cheerleading and football sign-ups at the entrance of North Lincoln High School May 15 from 6-8 p.m. Both cheerleading and football is for kids ages 5-14. Football sign-ups will continue on Thursday nights from 6-7:30 p.m. through May 21. For more…

Lawing promoted

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HICKORY—Neill McGeachy, Lenoir-Rhyne`s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, has announced the promotion of several staff members within the department. Todd Lawing has been promoted to Associate Athletics Director and will retain the title of Director of NCAA Compliance. “I am very excited about the opportunities that Lenoir-Rhyne College has provided,” said…

Lady Knights share SPC title

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Senior Knight for the North Lincoln softball turned out to be extremely special. Not only did head coach Rick Brown recognize three of the building blocks of his program but with a 6-5 come-from-behind win over West Lincoln, the Lady Knights also locked up home-field advantage throughout the 2A State…

Can the Lady Wolves lock up berth?

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Lincolnton beat Highland Tech 10-0 in five innings Thursday night as the Lady Wolves continue to fight for their playoff lives. Freshman Harlie Roberts (10-9) got the win on the mound, striking out eight batters in tossing a two-hitter, leaving her head coach Ann Anderson impressed in the process. “She…

Elmore wins most improved

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The Brevard College women’s basketball team announced their award winners for the 2006-07 season at the annual Brevard College athletics banquet recently. Freshman forward Sara Elmore was recognized as the Most Improved Player for 2006-07. “Sara has such a bright future ahead of her. She should be a major contributor…

Mustangs gearing up for regionals

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Youth isn’t always a bad thing as evidenced by East Lincoln’s men track team. Despite having just seven seniors on a squad of 45 people, the Mustangs dominated the Southern Piedmont Conference Track meet, besting runner-up South Iredell by 142 points. Of course it doesn’t hurt head coach Lonnie Custer’s…

Keener stellar as Knights earn berth

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Junior Alex Keener only had made five pitching appearances for North Lincoln on the season entering Thursday. Maybe he should’ve had more. Keener, who hadn’t thrown more than three innings in a single game before Thursday, threw five innings, allowed three hits and struck out eight South Iredell batters in…