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Neratka signs with Brevard

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Known for his aggressiveness on the gridiron, North Lincoln senior football player Josh Neratka has harnessed his talents into hard work. And that hard work has finally paid off as the senior signed a letter of intent to play football at Brevard College. “It’s awesome. Since I’ve…

East boys earn fourth SPC title

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PUMPKIN CENTER —The 2009 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference Track and Field Conference Championship saw the East Lincoln boys track team earned its fourth consecutive SPC title on Wednesday at North Lincoln High School. “The kids worked extremely hard in preparation for this meet. All their hard work paid off with…

Tourney goes as expected

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Everyone seemed to know the scenario and it played out just like the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference coaches thought. “It pretty much played out like the coaches in the draw had it set up,” North Lincoln head tennis coach Jay Thompson said. “It played out like it…

Phelps gets tryout with Vikes

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BEMIDJI, Minn.— Former Bemidji State University cornerback Terrell Phelps (Lincolnton, N.C.) has been invited to participate in the Minnesota Vikings’ free-agent mini-camp, May 1-3, the National Football League (NFL) organization recently announced. “It’s something that I’ve been working for all my life,” Phelps said. “It was always a dream to…

Sports Briefs

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Golf Tournament The Lincoln County Family YMCA is having its 5th Annual Masters Of The Amateurs Golf Tournament Friday, May 15. All proceeds help underprivledged Lincoln County children into programs. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. The cost is $100 per player or $400 per team. Call Julie Foreman at…

Mustang might

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DENVER — East Lincoln junior Kasi Benskin scored two goals to keep the Lady Mustangs soccer team record perfect in the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference play with a 4-1 win Monday at David Clark Stadium. “We needed to win this because this was our conference championship game so we had…

Spear lifts Mustangs

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DENVER — East Lincoln senior Drew Spear lifted the East Lincoln Mustangs to a 3-1 victory Tuesday at ‘The Corral’ as he threw a two-hitter and provided a two-run home run in the fourth offensively to keep the Mustangs alone in second place in the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference. “I…

Wolves tennis coach resigns

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LINCOLNTON — He’s been a vital asset to both the men’s and womens’ tennis programs, but after 11 years of coaching tennis, Lincolnton head tennis coach Phil Ayers is resigning after the Wolves season ends. “He’s been a loyal dedicated coach for us and done a great job,” Lincolnton athletic…

Sports Roundup

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Baseball JV Mustangs 9, BC 2 The East Lincoln junior varsity baseball team defeated Bessemer City 9-2 behind a complete game 3-hit pitching of Clayton Dellinger. The Mustangs were led by Cam Carter 2-for-3,Jake Helms 3-for-4 and Chris Collichio`s 2-for-3 hitting. With the win the JV team improves to 9-2…

Cherryville Roadrunners ranked third in the nation

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