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West Lincoln Optimist The West Lincoln Optimist will be holding cheerleading tryouts 6:15-7:45 p.m. Monday through Thursdays March 16-19 at the North Childers Elementary School gym. There will be a parents meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday. For more information call Jenny at (704) 740-6546. Main Street Gala Friday The Downtown Development…

Shelby ends Mustangs’ season

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GREENSBORO — East Lincoln came up short in their bid for the 2A Western Regional championship Saturday afternoon, falling to Shelby 53-45 at the Coliseum Special Events Center in Greensboro. Shelby used pressure defense and capitalized on the offensive glass to pull away from the Mustangs in the second half,…

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Basketball BM 73, Cherryville 72 The Cherryville Ironmen fell 73-72 Saturday afternoon to Bishop McGuinness at the Western N.C. Class 1A regional final at UNC-Greensboro’s Fleming Gymnasium. Terry Whisnant led Cherryville with 27 points and nine rebounds. Howell added 24 points, five assists and four steals. And Bess had 11…

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Church Softball Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will be holding an organizational meeting for a men’s church softball league today at the Howards Creek Community Center in western Lincoln County. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. and will be used to discuss entry fees, rule changes, home run limits,…

Mustangs beat Huskies again

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GREENSBORO — East Lincoln senior Keith Rendleman’s double-double (19 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and four steals) kept the Mustangs in the ball game with every key possession as he led East Lincoln to a 46-39 win over the Ashe County Huskies Thursday afternoon at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro’s…

19-1 JV Wolves unselfish in title run

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LINCOLNTON — For Lincolnton Wolves junior varsity head basketball coach John Cloninger his last season with the JV squad couldn’t have been more bittersweet. The JV Wolves basketball team finished 19-1 overall and 15-1 in conference play to earn an outright league title, Cloninger’s first and last with the team.…

Wolves expect big things

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LINCOLNTON — With two matches in, the Lincolnton Wolves boys’ tennis team has half of its win total from a year ago. The Wolves defeated Bandys 9-0 Thursday and West Caldwell 9-0 earlier on Wednesday. “We’re excited about this season and we feel like it’s our time to do well,…

JV teams share special season

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LINCOLN COUNTY — It was a great year for two Lincoln County junior varsity basketball teams as both the North Lincoln Lady Knights and Lincolnton Lady Wolves JV programs split a three-way conference title with each other and Jimmy C. Draughn. Each of the three teams finished 9-3 in conference…

Mustangs looking to advance Thursday

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DENVER — After missing two days of school, thanks to the weather, the East Lincoln boys varsity basketball team is preparing for its Western Regional semifinal match-up with the Ashe County Huskies. The game which originally was scheduled for Tuesday, has now been moved to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the…

Roundup

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Golf Third times the charm Ex-mayor of Lincolnton Carroll Heavner, now a member of the Lincolnton City Council hit a hole-in- at the Lincoln Country Club on February 25. Heavner used a 9-wood on Hole No. 14 (126 yards) to sink the accomplishment for his third time ever. Witnesses were…