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Herbert aims to continue march toward championship

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Doug Herbert, owner and driver of the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster, advanced to the quarterfinal round of the rain delayed NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Once the rain subsided and track drying had been completed, Herbert squared off against Doug Kalitta in a battle of the tool companies for…

Sports Roundup

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Softball NL 11, HT 8 North Lincoln (12-9, 8-3) came out on top of Tuesday’s slugfest as they defeated Highland Tech 11-8 at home. Both teams combined for 39 hits and 19 runs. “We hit the ball well but our defense did not play at the normal level of intensity,”…

Sports Briefs

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EL golf tournament The East Lincoln sports Booster Club will hold their fifth annual golf tournament on May 5 to benefit East Lincoln High School’s athletic programs and facilities. The tournament will be held at Cowan’s Ford Golf Club with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. It will be a four-person…

Mustangs hold on, earn third place with 9-6 win

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Lincolnton got the potential tying run to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the seven, but lost 9-6 to East Lincoln Friday night ending the Wolves hope of earning third place in the Southern Piedmont Conference. “It was an important game for both teams and we came…

Sisters make up deadly defensive duo for Wolves

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It’s hard enough when a coach has three or four players with the same first name to keep up with, but what about having two lively sisters that sometimes don’t want to cooperate with one another? Lincolnton head coach Ian Meeks said that’s not the case with his senior defensive…

Lady Mustangs stay alive in SPC race with 2-0 win

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs knocked off Highland Tech 2-0 Friday behind sophomore Emily Kosmala’s two goals. The victory keeps the Lady Mustangs (8-7-1, 5-2-1) in the Southern Piedmont Conference playoff hunt, but the ride isn’t over just yet. Head Coach Jason Dragoon said that there is still work to…

Sports Briefs

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EL golf tournament The East Lincoln sports Booster Club will hold their fifth annual golf tournament on May 5 to benefit East Lincoln High School’s athletic programs and facilities. The tournament will be held at Cowan’s Ford Golf Club with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. It will be a four-person…

Sports Roundup

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Baseball NL JV 12, S. Iredell 2 The JV Knights defeated the Vikings 12-2 Tuesday and then defeated West Lincoln 7-6 on Friday. WL 20, NL 2 The Knights only mustered two hits and two runs as Trey Drewery and Korey Martin led the Rebels (13-8, 10-1) to a big…

Records, times fall at SPC meet

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It was a record breaking two-days of excitement Tuesday and Wednesday as the East Lincoln boys track and field team earned their third consecutive title and the Lady Knights of North Lincoln picked up their first –ever Southern Piedmont Conference championship by edging out East Lincoln’s girls 154 to 120.…

Lincolnton rallies late, wins 3-2

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Sophomore Brittany Fowler doubled in Sarah Freeman with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as Lincolnton (8-5, 5-5) came from behind to win 3-2 in extra innings Thursday over Bessemer City (5-12, 2-6). “It’s hard going into those extra innings. The kids did a great job staying together…