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Knights end streak, Vikings

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PUMPKIN CENTER — North Lincoln head football coach Matt Beam and his Knights broke a three-game losing streak against South Iredell with a 28-16 win Friday night. “We got that monkey off our back and we’re sitting at the same spot we were last year. We’re 2-1 [in SPC play],…

East Lincoln avoids letdown, whips Cherryville 37-13

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CHERRYVILLE – East Lincoln faced the inevitable trap game Friday night after back-to-back emotional wins over county rivals North Lincoln and Lincolnton. But while underdog Cherryville gave the Mustangs a spirited battle through three quarters, East Lincoln avoided any letdown with a 37-13 win to remain unbeaten in the Southern…

Jackets sting Rebels

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VALE — The Bessemer City Yellow Jackets wasted little time in spoiling the West Lincoln Rebels’ homecoming Friday night as they came away with a 60-20 win. The Rebels were held to 254 total yards – including 184 on the ground and 70 in the air. Bessemer City did the…

Kelly kicks to next round

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Herbert reaches semi-final round in Richmond

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Doug Herbert and the Snap-on team advanced to the Semifinals on Sunday at the Virginia NHRA Nationals, race number 22 of the season and the fourth of six races in the Countdown to One. In a weekend that resulted in numerous record setting runs, Herbert’s first pass on Sunday is…

No. 1 seeds hold up in tournament

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PUMPKIN CENTER — After a wet day Wednesday, the Southern Piedmont Conference tennis tournament picked up Thursday after being postponed due to the weather. On Thursday, tournament play was completed and regional seeds were earned. In singles play, West Lincoln junior Laura Baker, South Iredell’s Lauryn Justice, East Lincoln senior…

Wolves win 5-0 in team effort

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves soccer team fought its way through the rain and past its county rival West Lincoln Wednesday in a very soggy 5-0 home win. “The kids are starting to be more positive and work together. They’re taking time to find their rhythm and are now in…

Coaches, players ready to lead team to victory

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Several teams look to get back on track while others try to keep the momentum going in another big night of Friday night football tonight. The East Lincoln Mustangs and Cherryville Ironmen will hook up in a meeting of Southern Piedmont Conference unbeatens. The Mustangs (6-1, 2-0) come into the…

East beats West

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VALE — Two of the area’s newest volleyball coaches took their game plans against one another, and East Lincoln came out on top with a 3-1 (25-19, 25-17, 23-25 and 25-13) win over rival West Lincoln Thursday. Mustang head coach Stacy Buchanan is now 2-0 in the series, but more…

Roundup

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Soccer Knights lose to Draughn The North Lincoln Knights were defeated 6-2 at home Wednesday to fall to 4-11-1 overall and 1-7-1 in conference play. Trailing 2-0 at half the Knights got a goal from sophomore Colin Bish off an Billy Seymour assist and sophomore Zach Hartman scored from 20…