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First Baptist Church The First Baptist Church in Lincolnton is offering a Summer Basketball Camp Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 8:30 a.m. until Noon. The cost is $50. Call (704) 732-1101 for more information. West Lincoln B-ball Camp West Lincoln High School is having a 2009 Girls Basketball…

West Lincoln All-Star Optimist win tournament

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Rivals collide with new look

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LINCOLNTON — It was the first meeting since the two rival teams last met in the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference tournament semifinal. Most remember the game for the incident in the stands as former East Lincoln sophomore Kristen Wakefields’ parents were allegedly involved in a fight with, at the time,…

Summer Shootout I starts today

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DENVER — The East Lincoln boys varsity basketball team are continuing their annual Mustangs Summer Shootout. The Mustang Summer Shootout I will begin today and Thursday as eight teams will play in a friendly tune-up tournament before the regular high school basketball season begins in the fall. East Burke will…

County baseball players honored

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LINCOLN COUNTY — Baseball is strong in Lincoln County as evident by last year’s baseball season. Two teams made the playoffs and shared a close race for the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference title. Both East and West Lincoln got off to a great 11-0 start then met each other in…

Wrestling grabs attention

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LINCOLNTON — A wrestling camp was offered in Lincolnton from Monday to Wednesday for what was believed to be the first time as 16 campers took part in learning the fundamentals of a strong sport in Lincoln County. “This is our first year and I don’t know because I grew…

East girls bring home gold

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It’s amazing what a year can do for a team. Last year the North Carolina West All-State girls soccer team finished last, but with the help of East Lincoln girls head varsity coach Jason Dragoon, Rebekka Glass and Kasi Benskin, the West took home the gold this year. Dragoon had…

Richardson resigns as Lady Wolves coach

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LINCOLNTON — He’s been the face of Lincolnton High School volleyball for 29 years, coached nearly 600 varsity and 200 junior varsity matches, won three conference championships, earned three Coach of the Year honors. But after a long haul it’s finally time to take the net down. Butch Richardson is…

Cherryville has perfect weekend

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Sunday: Cherryville 11, Burke County 0 Jake Watts pitched eight innings of shutout baseball and six Post 100 batters collected at least two hits as Cherryville defeated Burke County 11-0 in eight innings Sunday night at Shuey Field in Morganton. Watts, a southpaw out of West Lincoln High School and…

Post 455 continues struggles

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Huntersville Post 321 recovered from a 5-0 deficit through four innings to score four runs in the bottom of the fifth, three in the seventh and one in the eighth for a 8-5 victory over the Lincoln County Post 455 Cardinals on Sunday. Two Huntersville relievers shut down the Cardinal…