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Baker nets top SPC tennis honor

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VALE — A year ago West Lincoln junior Laura Baker faced the pressure of being a No. 1 seed as a sophomore. That experience as an underclassmen seemed to pay off as she was named this year’s 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference Tennis Player of the Year. Baker finished her season…

Rivals make push for second

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As the final week of high school football is upon us, some races are already decided while others are still in contention. One local match-up tonight will decide second place in the Southern Piedmont Conference as North Lincoln will visit Lincolnton in a battle for respect in the conference and…

Sports Roundup

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JV Football Wolves beat NL The Lincolnton junior varsity football team defeated the Knights 20-15 Thursday. At one point the team faced a 2-3 record but fought back to finish 6-4 overall and was competitive within the conference. The Wolves jumped out to a 20-0 lead and held on to…

Sports Roundup

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Golf The West Lincoln High Sports Boosters Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament was won by Sam Anthony, David Anthony, Michael Anthony and Charlie Anthony with a score of 55.…

Wildcats win conference

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Sports Briefs

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EL Optimist b-ball The East Lincoln Optimist Club will be holding signups for the 2008-09 basketball season. Boys and girls in the third through 12th grade are eligible to sign up. Signups will be held at the Optimist Club on November 6, 11 and 13 from 6-8 p.m. and Nov.…

Childers, Delinger, Hatley win contested school board seats

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In a field of eight candidates, four school hopefuls emerged as winners in a competitive race. Kelly Childers won the at-large seat with a total of 13,055 votes. Matt Zmijewski came in second place with 9,344 votes.. Clifidean Foster Bethea finished in third place at 5,203 votes. Childers, son of…

Lady Eagles win conference title

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DENVER — The Lincoln Charter Middle School volleyball team completed a 16-1 season Friday, with a 7-0 mark in conference play, after defeating St. Mark Catholic of Huntersville 2-0, with 25-17 and 25-14 set scores. Katelynne Stull led the team with five aces followed by Molly Bolick with four aces.…

Upperclassmen take responsibility

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With two games remaining for most teams, victory is the only answer. Some teams are sitting in the driver’s seat while others are trying to collect as many victories as possible. Most teams are fighting for their playoff lives, but all are playing for respect. Last week’s Lincoln County teams…

Seniors lead the way to 45-19 win

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PUMPKIN CENTER — It was a special night for the North Lincoln football seniors who possibly played their last home game of the season at “The Dungeon” Friday night as they defeated rival West Lincoln 45-19. Twenty-three seniors led the Knights (7-3, 4-1) to an important victory that keeps North…