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Mustangs win SPC title

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DENVER — Austin Culp ran for 193 yards and Josh Wilson accounted for two scores as East Lincoln beat South Iredell 28-13, completing an undefeated run through the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference. “Our league has become pretty deep. It’s a league full of teams that can beat you any given…

Wolves deny Knights second place, win 19-7

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves football team knew it had a huge test ahead of it. The task seemed simple: Defeat North Lincoln and hope Bessemer City beats Cherryville to have a chance to not only have a three-way tie for second place in the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference, but…

Hainrihar, Knights ready for change

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PUMPKIN CENTER —The North Lincoln boys’ basketball team has been a work in progress since the school opened, and new head coach Mike Hainrihar wants to change the outlook of the program. His first mission: to have a winning season. “If this group keeps focused and working hard, they have…

Sports Briefs

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Playoff tickets Advanced tickets for Friday’s North Lincoln and Lincolnton playoff game at Lincolnton High School will go on sale today at each high school for $6. Only NCHSAA press passes will be valid to enter the game no season passes will be accepted. Call (704) 735-5003 for more information.…

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…

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…