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NLHS sports meeting North Lincoln High School will hold its winter sportsmanship meeting Tuesday, October 21 at 7 p.m. All students planning to participate in a winter sport must attend this meeting with at least one parent or guardian. Golf event Oct. 23 The Fall Membership Golf Outing has been…

Knights share first SPC title

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BESSEMER CITY — It took North Lincoln High School’s volleyball team six seasons to do it, but the Lady Knights captured a share of the Southern Piedmont Conference Wednesday with a 3-0 (25-5, 25-22 and 25-11) win over Bessemer City. The Knights (20-5, 13-2) tied with Jimmy C. Draughn (16-2,…

Football rivalries heat up this week

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As the middle of October rolls along, so too does the high school football season. Conference races really begin to heat up, homecoming matches are upon us and teams either begin to find their rhythm or are still looking for it. Both North and East Lincoln will host homecoming games…

Tennis playoffs under way

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Tuesday marked the end of the season for one Lincoln County team’s dual tennis season, but two still will fight on through regional play this coming Tuesday, Oct. 21. East Lincoln and North Lincoln, who finished first and second, respectively, in the Southern Piedmont Conference, won their matches Tuesday while…

Sports Roundup

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JV Football The Lincolnton junior varsity squad (3-4, 1-2) defeated West Lincoln 20-6 Thursday. Lincolnton led 7-0 at the half as Jalen Littlejohn hit Jonathan Gidney for a touchdown pass. The Wolves added another score in the third quarter when Dee Littlejohn ran in a 35-yard run for a TD.…

McClain, Torbert honored

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North Lincoln High School has named seniors Emily Torbert and Jordan McClain as school winners for the 2007 Wendy’s High School Heisman award. “Emily and Jordan are future leaders and will represent their school well in the next phase of judging,” said Archie Griffin, the only two-time winner of the…

Cherryville cousins lead O’Reilly Sprint car stars

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GASTONIA, NC — Wild and exciting winged Outlaw sprint car racing will headline the 2008 racing season finale at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia tonight. The United Sprint Car Series “Outlaw Thunder Tour,” presented by Lucas Oil www.uscsracing.com, roars into the fast 4/10-mile high-banked clay oval for its “Thunder in the…

Wolves earn conference title

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PUMPKIN CENTER — A temperature of around 85 degrees and a 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference championship on the line was enough to make 163 cross country runners try to beat the heat and the clock Tuesday at North Lincoln High School. “It was a little bit harder going up the…

Wolves upset Mustangs

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The Lincolnton Wolves soccer team avenged an earlier 3-2 loss to the Mustangs by shutting them out 2-0 at home Monday. Lincolnton head coach Ian Meeks said playing East Lincoln is always tough. He told the guys at halftime to just play like there was nothing to lose, and they…

Players respond as pressure builds

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Two things can happen when pressure builds. Diamonds can be made … or the pipes bust. This season, some teams and players have shown some tremendous poise under pressure, but not all. As the season goes into Week 9, both players and coaches should hopefully be in rhythm as three…