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Mustangs get best of Rebels

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The East Lincoln Mustangs used a seven-run fifth inning to help them beat county rival West Lincoln 9-4 on Monday. Junior Mitchell Lynch earned his third victory, in as many games, for the Mustangs. He worked five innings, allowing five hits and recording seven strikeouts. He gave up four runs,…

Byus accepts Mustangs` coaching job

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Mike Byus says he’s accepted the East Lincoln Mustangs’ head football coaching position. East Lincoln is remaining mum on the subject. In a phone interview Monday night, Byus, currently at Robbinsville High School, confirmed he was heading for Lincoln County at the end of the school year. In Denver, neither…

Reed`s blast lifts Wolves 6-4

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Junior Kenny Reed picked the perfect time to hit his first-career varsity homer. With the Lincolnton Wolves trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth, the junior crushed a fastball over the right field fence for a grand slam. The blast put the Wolves ahead of the North Gaston Wildcats…

Knights` rally falls short

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The North Lincoln Knights had an eight-run rally in the top of the sixth, but it wasn’t enough to beat the West Caldwell Warriors Monday night. The Warriors held on for an 11-10 victory and the season sweep of the Knights. The good news for North Lincoln is they no…

Mustangs beat rival

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The East Lincoln Mustangs defeated the North Lincoln Knights 8-1 in tennis on Thursday. Andrew Keener defeated Daniel Paulk 6-3, 6-3. The Mustangs No. 2 seed Alex Willhite defeated Zane Heafner 6-4, 6-4. Pete Pitsikoulis beat George Lampron 6-4, 3-6, 7-4. East Lincoln’s No. 4 seed Kendall Law got past…

Rebels split weekend games

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When a pitcher is getting ahead in the count and locating his pitches, it makes it awfully hard on the opponent. That’s what the North Lincoln Knights ran into Friday afternoon in right-handed pitcher Chris Henderson in an 8-1 loss at West Lincoln. Henderson was one out away from getting…

Chiefs have memorable year

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Nobody has mistaken West Lincoln as a basketball powerhouse in recent years, but that thought process could soon change. The Rebels JV program went 16-3 this season and don’t forget the Lady Chiefs of the middle school. The Chiefs won the Eastern Division of the Tri-County Conference compiling a 14-0…

North wins softball opener

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The North Lincoln Knights softball team won their season opener 8-5 Friday night. The Knights got off to a quick start scoring four in the first inning. They added three in the third for a 7-0 cushion. The Trojans narrowed the deficit to 7-5 scoring a combined five runs in…

All-county basketball team

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The Lincoln-Times News named an all-county basketball team for the men. Here is the women’s team: Alyssa Lowe, North Lincoln; Candi Taylor, West Lincoln; Jessie Cline, Lincolnton; Lindsey Smith, North Lincoln; Alyson Kielar, East Lincoln Honorable mention honors: Kayla Alexander, North Lincoln; Brittany Jones, Lincolnton; Tamika Werts, West Lincoln. The…

Future bright at North

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The North Lincoln Knights JV basketball team lost to the Maiden Blue Devils 64-53 in the last Southern Foothills game of the season. No biggie, the Knights, although disappointed with their season-finale, enjoyed their most successful JV season in the school’s short history, going 19-3 and 11-1 in the SF…