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Lincoln Flight North Lincoln High School will be having varsity and JV cheerleading sign ups for the 2006 football and basketball season. Tryouts will begin today. Anyone interested in trying out must sign up and get a tryout packet in order to be eligible . For more information, please contact…

Hear them howl

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Cavs down Rebels

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East Rutherford beat West Lincoln 9-3 Friday behind a huge day from Zeke Branton. Branton went 2-for-4 with two homers, had three RBIs and three runs scored in the Cavaliers victory. Michael Melton worked six innings, struck out six and walked only one in earning the win. The losing pitcher…

Mustangs ready for conference opener

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With a likeable personality and aggressive, yet laidback, approach the early returns for Mustangs head coach Chris Matile are good. Last Wednesday’s 4-3 win over Forestview put the Mustangs at 3-1 on the young season as they begin Southern Piedmont Conference play tomorrow versus undefeated North Lincoln. “Beating them (the…

Oh, what a Knight: NL hands out awards

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The North Lincoln Knights held their winter sports awards ceremony Thursday night and in an emotional presentation named the first winner of the Trey Whiteside Award, which was fittingly given to one of Whiteside’s best friends. Reid Ketner, who honored Whiteside all season by wearing wristbands with his initials and…

Sports Roundup

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Mustangs bounce back The Mustangs tennis team picked up back-to-back wins over St. Stephens and East Gaston this week. East Lincoln edged St. Stephens Tuesday 5-4 before beating East Gaston 6-3 a day later. Against the Warriors, Drew Keener, Houston Stokes, Alex Willhite and Carson Leonhardt recorded singles wins. In…

`Wise` men handle Devils 12-1

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Four different Rebels had two hits versus Maiden in a 12-1 victory over the Blue Devils Wednesday afternoon. Payden Houser’s leadoff homer accounted for just one of the Rebels 10 hits through the first three innings. “Payden’s homerun set the tempo and even when we were getting out that inning…

The Wright Stuff

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Sports Roundup

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Baxter lifts Knights The Lady Knights rebounded from a loss to rival Maiden with a 6-2 win over Lake Norman Monday. Nicole Baxter (2-1) struck out 10 batters in winning her second of the season, but allowed an over-the-fence homer by Meghan Sboro in the top of the seventh. Baxter…

Rebels down Huss 5-0, Finger homers

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After missing the Rebels first three games, senior Johnathan Wise made up for lost time with 3-for-3 performance in leading West Lincoln to a 5-0 victory over Hunter Huss Tuesday. Wise, a Mars Hill-signee, was absent from the Rebels’ lineup to begin the season after having his tonsils removed. Wise…