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Teams, players made their mark last week

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With so much on the line last Friday, high school football was beginning to look like college football. It seems like every week can change a season for certain teams, and for some it did. The most interesting to Lincoln County was the East Lincoln Mustangs clinching the 1A/2A Southern…

Soccer players earn postseason honors

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The crowning of a new champion has brought an interesting season of high school soccer in the Southern Piedmont Conference to a close. The South Iredell Vikings swept the SPC title with a 12-0 record and earned the No. 1 SPC seed in the playoffs. The Vikings (17-1) earned a…

Herbert, Snap-on end relationship

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LINCOLNTON — NHRA veteran Doug Herbert has been informed that Snap-on Tools will not continue its 16-year sponsorship of his Top Fuel team. The relationship, which began in 1992, was one of the longest in all forms of motor sports. “We were actually working on a final 2009 agreement when…

Sports Roundup

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Golf Hole-in-one Boyce Robinson of Lincolnton shot a hole-in-one at the Lincoln Country Club on hole No. 14, a 176-yard par 3 hole, using a 6-iron. Wayne Degree and Chris Killian were witnesses to Robinson’s hole-in-one on Monday.…

Mustangs win SPC title

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DENVER — Austin Culp ran for 193 yards and Josh Wilson accounted for two scores as East Lincoln beat South Iredell 28-13, completing an undefeated run through the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference. “Our league has become pretty deep. It’s a league full of teams that can beat you any given…

Wolves deny Knights second place, win 19-7

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves football team knew it had a huge test ahead of it. The task seemed simple: Defeat North Lincoln and hope Bessemer City beats Cherryville to have a chance to not only have a three-way tie for second place in the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference, but…

Hainrihar, Knights ready for change

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PUMPKIN CENTER —The North Lincoln boys’ basketball team has been a work in progress since the school opened, and new head coach Mike Hainrihar wants to change the outlook of the program. His first mission: to have a winning season. “If this group keeps focused and working hard, they have…

Sports Briefs

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Playoff tickets Advanced tickets for Friday’s North Lincoln and Lincolnton playoff game at Lincolnton High School will go on sale today at each high school for $6. Only NCHSAA press passes will be valid to enter the game no season passes will be accepted. Call (704) 735-5003 for more information.…

Rivals make push for second

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As the final week of high school football is upon us, some races are already decided while others are still in contention. One local match-up tonight will decide second place in the Southern Piedmont Conference as North Lincoln will visit Lincolnton in a battle for respect in the conference and…

Sports Roundup

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JV Football Wolves beat NL The Lincolnton junior varsity football team defeated the Knights 20-15 Thursday. At one point the team faced a 2-3 record but fought back to finish 6-4 overall and was competitive within the conference. The Wolves jumped out to a 20-0 lead and held on to…