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Mustangs win 44-31

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Mustangs varsity basketball team are off to a pretty good start this season at 9-4 overall and 4-1 in the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference, which ties them for first. They recently just picked up their first Fifth Third Bank Classic tournament title in five tries…

Caldwell surpasses 1,000

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Sports Roundup

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Wrestling The Lincolnton Wolves wrestling team moved to 8-10 and 1-1 in the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference with a 60-16 victory over Highland Tech Friday. The Wolves next matches will be Tuesday at Jimmy C. Draughn and Friday at home against West Lincoln. Both matches begin at 7 p.m. Lincolnton…

2008 Peoples Bank Holiday Clash

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Lincolnton’s Caleb Lail splits Bessemer City’s Scott Gettys (15) and Kameren Wilson during the 2008 Peoples Bank Holiday Clash tournament. Lail and the Wolves will travel to take on Keith Rendleman and the East Lincoln Mustangs basketball team tonight. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo West Lincoln’s Kyle Wyatt puts up…

Lady Chiefs win division

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9 things to watch in ’09

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As I’ve nearly completed a year of sports coverage for Lincoln County, I now feel more comfortable learning about the present, past and future of the four county schools and their teams. Therefore, I have decided to give the county nine things to watch for in ’09. 9. Basketball I’ll…

Mustangs win tournament title

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DENVER — It took the East Lincoln Mustangs varsity basketball team five tries before they got it right, but they won their first Fifth Third Bank Holiday Classic Championship Tuesday night with a 59-49 win over the Ardrey Kell Knights. The Mustangs’ previous championship-game appearances were 1990, 2000, 2001 and…

All-Area football team named

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It was a great season of football in Lincoln County as three of the four area teams made the playoffs and two of those teams advanced to the second round. Over the past couple of years, Lincoln County has really made a name for itself in the state of North…

8 great sport moments of ’08

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It was an incredible year in sports both locally and nationally. Taking the idea and making it my own from David Letterman, I’d like to reveal my top 8 national and top 8 local stories this year in sports. I shall call them 8 great stories of 2008. First, we’ll…

Jackets, Lady Rebels earn title

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LINCOLNTON — Two overtimes, two new champions, two new head coaches, a four-point play, a technical foul, co-MVPs and partridge in a pair tree. OK, just kidding about the last one, but the 2008 People’s Bank Holiday Clash included all of the aforementioned things, making it an exciting 2-day tournament…