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Lady Mustangs top rival The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs defeated rival North Lincoln 55-41 Friday night at home sweeping the season series. Both teams fought hard and weren’t afraid of contact, some players may have even broken a nail, or two. “Both teams went at each other, we had some…

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Michael Christopher joins the Lincoln Times-News sports staff as its new sports editor. Christopher comes from Arkansas where he was the assistant sports editor at The Courier in Russellville. An Asheville native, Christopher enjoys sports, traveling, meeting new people and the South. “I’m excited and proud to be back in…

Wilson signs National Letter of Intent to play for Wolfpack

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Lincolnton senior C.J. Wilson, the school’s recorder holder for total yardage (5,919), career rushing yards (3,941) and points (468) signed with North Carolina State Wednesday morning. “It’s a great feeling to be signed,” Wilson said. “I felt like it was a good decision, and my parents were very supportive of…

Brewer signs National Letter of Intent to join Mountaineers

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When Demery Brewer had no scholarship offers to speak of, as late as December, he did what any good son would do. He went to Mom. “Honestly, there were times where I would get real down. I would get real stressed out. Mom was like, `Keep God first and everything…

Rebels bedeviled

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It was a season to remember for the West Lincoln Rebels’ wrestling team. Even if it didn’t end the way they wanted it to—with a 2A state title. The Rebels fell to the No. 2 team in the state Newton-Conover 31-27 in the 2A Western Regional Finals Thursday night at…

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Eagles down Comenius Lincoln Charter beat Comenius 69-45 Tuesday. Dylan Cronin and Brandon Dishman shared team-high honors with 16 points apiece, while Nolen Peterson complemented them with a season-high 15 points. The Eagles even their record at 11-11 on the season with the win. In the girls’ game, the Lady…

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Herbert solid in first run

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POMONA, Calif.– Doug Herbert’s “For My Boys” Tour got off to a solid start with the first qualifying session of the CARQUEST Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. In his first full pass of the season, Herbert, in the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster, posted a solid 4.54 second run at 327.98 mph.…

Newsome reaches milestone, Mustangs continue win streak

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An alley-oop from Wes Glover to Keith Rendlemen began Tuesday’s night contest between East Lincoln and Highland Tech, and you could feel something special was going to happen. Alex Newsome broke the 1,000-point career barrier and the Mustangs (16-5, 10-1) pushed their winning streak to 11 games by defeating the…

Rebels onto third round in State Duals

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The West Lincoln Rebels’ quest for a team state title got off to a solid start Tuesday night at Mt. Pleasant High School in the first round of the State Dual Team Tournament. West Lincoln, improves to 37-6 on the season, downed Ledford in the first round 46-30. After Mt.…