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Lifeguard training The Lincoln County American Red Cross is sponsoring a lifeguard training class that will begin on Tuesday, March 25. The class will run through April 24 and will meet at the Lincoln County Family YMCA in Lincolnton. The cost for the course is $170, which includes: training, books,…

Seneca headed to Wingate

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A couple of seasons ago, North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam raved about a transfer from West Palm Beach, Florida. He told anybody within earshot about how good he was. That player was Brandon Seneca. Although Seneca flew under the radar for much of his career, he was nonetheless an…

Patterson sparks Lady Knights win

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Sweden Patterson nearly opted to go try out for a 16-and-under AAU basketball team Monday night. Good thing she didn’t. The junior forward scored a career-high two goals, including the game-winner to lift the North Lincoln Lady Knights over West Mecklemberg 3-2. After seeing junior West Meck Ashley Erskine net…

East Lincoln holds off late rally by rival

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The Lady Mustangs survived a late last inning rally by Southern Piedmont Conference rival North Lincoln as Megan Keller finished what she started and prevented a one-out rally with the possibly tying run 60 feet away as East Lincoln defeated the Lady Knights 5-4 at home Tuesday. “To go ahead…

Ironmen walk past Mustangs 5-3

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Cherryville edged East Lincoln 5-3 Tuesday night at the Corral in an early-season meeting of what many feel will be two contenders in the Southern Piedmont Conference. Seth Freeman threw six innings striking out seven batters and scattering seven hits for the victory, leaving Mustangs’ head coach Chris Matile impressed.…

Thompson lifts Wolves

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The Lincolnton Wolves edged South Iredell 5-4 Thursday night on the road for their first win in the Southern Piedmont. Senior Paul Robinson worked five and two-thirds, gave up two earned runs, scattered seven hits and struck out four batters in a no-decision, leaving his head coach Cole Sigmon impressed…

East hands out awards

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Twenty-six athletes were honored at the East Lincoln Mustangs Winter Sports Awards Night Monday. In boys basketball, Keith Rendleman and Alex Newsome shared MVP honors, while the Mustang Award went to Adrian Forney. Wes Glover was named Most Improved. Kendall Bethea was named the MVP for the JV Mustangs. In…

Newsome nabs surprise nomination

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Just when most East Lincoln Mustang basketball fans and players thought Alex Newsome couldn’t possibly hold another record, he added another one Monday to his already stellar career resume. The soon to be Midshipmen was honored at the school’s winter awards banquet as the first East Lincoln men’s basketball player…

Wolves cap special season with ring ceremony

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A crowd of approximately of 350 people were on hand to cap the Lincolnton Wolves’ state championship season with a ring ceremony at the James W. Warren Citizen Center Saturday night. Fatz Cafe provided a meal of chicken, steak and vegetables before the ceremony got rolling. Principal Tony Worley welcomed…

Knights honored at Winter Sports Banquet

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North Lincoln High School celebrated its annual Winter Sports Banquet Thursday evening announcing its top athletes and award winners from each respective winter sport. In varsity cheerleading Sarah Jolley and Nicolette Huneycutt shared the most spirited award. Candace Bowers won the Coaches’’ Award, while Erin Keener took MVP honors and…