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Mustangs look to make history

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RALEIGH — The stage is set at 11 a.m. Satuday at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh for a historic showdown between the Reidsville Rams (15-0) and the East Lincoln Mustangs (14-1). On paper the game may already look decided to some, but games aren’t played on paper and both teams are…

Rebels face Challenge, get 1st W

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VALE — The West Lincoln men’s varsity basketball team (1-4, 0-2) defeated Hickory-based Challenger Early College School 97-24 Wednesday night at home for their first win of the season. Brandon Perkins led the Rebel effort with a triple- double, amassing 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists on the night.…

Rebels off to good start

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VALE — The West Lincoln wrestling team moved to 15-2 Tuesday after defeating East Gaston 60-13. “I thought the match went real well,” West Lincoln head coach Butch Ross said. “East Gaston is a young but well-coached team. They’re the type of kids that come after you.” Though the score…

Roundup

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Basketball Varsity girls Lincolnton 47, Highland Tech 32 The Lincolnton Lady Wolves were led in scoring by Shantae Elmore with 17 points and Tanetta Mutz added 11 points and 9 rebounds. Lincolnton is now 2-0 in conference play and 2-3 overall this season. Highland Tech was led in scoring by…

Knights earn first conference win

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PUMPKIN CENTER — North Lincoln boys head varsity basketball coach Mike Hainrihar said the Knights were going to be disciplined defensively. Tuesday night’s 51-29 win over 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference rival Draughn, from Burke County, proved it. The Knights (3-4, 1-2) earned their first conference win using man-to-man defense on…

A season to remember

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DENVER — It goes without a doubt that fans, players, coaches and sports media can all agree that this is the best season the East Lincoln Mustangs football team has ever had. With a 14-1 record, a perfect 5-0 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference title and their first state title appearance,…

Roundup

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Basketball Varsity boys Lincolnton 11 8 6 4 -29 Highland Tech 11 8 18 7 -44 LINCOLNTON (3-2, 1-1): Wibert Mitchem 13, Wright 6, Lail 4, Wilson 3, Melton 3. HIGHLAND TECH: Andrew Lopez 15, C.J. Shope 12, Walker 6, Porter 4, Williams 4 and McKenzie 3. Varsity girls West…

Sports briefs

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State title tickets East Lincoln High School will be running a fan bus at $30 per person including the ticket. Tickets will be available starting Tuesday at the school. The bus or buses will leave at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning. Youth b-ball clinic Rodney Monroe will be having a…

2AA Western Regional Champs

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Mustangs are going to the 2A state championship game after defeating the East Henderson Eagles 21-7 in the 2AA Western Divisional finals. “It’s extremely special, it’s unbelievable and I just want to say there’s a buzz in the community and they support us,” East Lincoln…

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