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Lady Mustangs to meet South Lincolnton fell to South Iredell 3-0; 23-25, 20-25, 25-27 Tuesday in the Southern Piedmont Conference Tournament semifinals. Jessie Cline paced Lincolnton with 16 points, 13 assists, one ace and one block. Charlotte Clark finished with 15 points and five kills, while Hannah Parker had 10…

Mustangs gallop over the Yellow Jackets 42-14

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The stage is set. After East Lincoln’s 42-14 thrashing of Bessemer City Friday, the Mustangs will face cross-county rival West Lincoln Friday in a battle for second place. The Mustangs (4-5, 3-1) hung 28 points on the Yellow Jackets in the first quarter, which forced a coaching dilemma for Mustangs…

Clicking on all cylinders

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The much-anticipated Southern Piedmont showdown, a battle for first place, never materialized at Douglas C. Leonhardt Stadium Friday night. Lincolnton (7-1, 3-0) capitalized early on a short field and had its offense clicking on all cylinders, scoring on 9-of-11 possessions. The defense, led by senior defensive lineman Kenny Reed, wasn’t…

So much more than a walk

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It’s been said to truly understand someone you need to walk a mile in their shoes. How about walking 60? Mitzi Brooks, a 31-year old newlywed and Lincolnton resident, was 19 years old at Haywood Community College when she met Mary Lander. Lander was actually Brooks’ professor in English and…

Knight-time falls on conference tourney

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It was quite a two-day span for North Lincoln senior Caroline Farris at the Southern Piedmont 2A Conference Tennis Tournament. Farris, who was named 2A SP player of the year, beat her teammate Jordan Kinney in the singles tournament finals 6-1, 6-2. “It’s been a longtime coming. She’s been No.…

Sports Roundup

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Wolves beat Rebels Lincolnton beat West Lincoln 21-12 in JV action Thursday night. The Rebels got on the board first with an Eathan Peterson four-yard touchdown run. Lincolnton (4-3, 2-1) answered as quarterback Adam Thompson hit 6’4” sophomore wideout Dominique Pugh for a 20-yard scoring strike in the first quarter.…

Sports Briefs

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Turner breaks school record for Wolves Freshman cross country runner Morgan Turner broke Lincolnton’s girls’ cross country record Tuesday. Turner ran a 19:38, coming in third out of 30 schools, at the United Way Invitational to set the new mark. North Lincoln senior Alyssa Lowe finished sixth with a time…

Reeled in the big one

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Knights head into open week frustrated

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North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam has no hard feeling towards South Iredell coach J.K. Atkins. In fact, despite a frustrating 14-0 loss (the Knights only had a season-low 94 yards), Beam believed he would’ve done the same thing had he been in position to postpone the game or not.…

Are 3 days enough?

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Against the Lincolnton Wolves, nearly everyone’s pick to win the Southern Piedmont Conference title, the West Lincoln Rebels know they will have their hands full. But that doesn’t make them any less anxious to play them. “I think it’s going to be a good game. Both teams will be very…