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Navey retires as AD

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After 30 years working for Lincoln County Schools, Wayne Navey knew it was time. That’s why on Jan. 31, Navey retired. In many ways, Navey, an Appalachian Alumnus, has been the face of West Lincoln sports. Not only has he been the Athletic Director the past seven years, but he’s…

Mustangs run to 12th victory

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The East Lincoln Mustangs won their 12th consecutive game Friday night 68-47 at home against rival North Lincoln, in a game that had as much intensity as Wednesday’s Duke-UNC game. “We were pleased to get the victory,” Mustangs head coach Neil Hodges said. “I thought it might be a little…

Senior Night split

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The Lincolnton Wolves played the role of spoiler Friday night. Led by Demery Brewer and Wilbert Mitchem, the visiting Wolves spoiled West Lincoln’s Senior Night 58-42. West Lincoln (2-20, 0-12) only trailed by one point at halftime, 27-26, but could only muster 16 second-half points as the visitors closed the…

Sports roundup

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Lady Mustangs top rival The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs defeated rival North Lincoln 55-41 Friday night at home sweeping the season series. Both teams fought hard and weren’t afraid of contact, some players may have even broken a nail, or two. “Both teams went at each other, we had some…

Leaping to success

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Cody Earnhardt keeps adding to his track resume. What was his latest addition? State champion. The East Lincoln junior became the state champion for the 1A/2A and 3A classifications in the long jump Saturday. But it wasn’t easy. Earnhardt trailed Bunker Hill’s Centrail Williamson by three inches after five rounds…

Herbert advances to quarterfinal

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POMONA, Calif.– Doug Herbert’s “For My Boys” Tour began with a quarterfinal appearance at the 48th annual CARQUEST Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. In the first round of racing action, Herbert, in his newly themed SnaponFranchise.com dragster, pulled to the line against Alan Bradshaw. First off the line, Herbert sailed through…

Welcome Aboard

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Michael Christopher joins the Lincoln Times-News sports staff as its new sports editor. Christopher comes from Arkansas where he was the assistant sports editor at The Courier in Russellville. An Asheville native, Christopher enjoys sports, traveling, meeting new people and the South. “I’m excited and proud to be back in…

Wilson signs National Letter of Intent to play for Wolfpack

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Lincolnton senior C.J. Wilson, the school’s recorder holder for total yardage (5,919), career rushing yards (3,941) and points (468) signed with North Carolina State Wednesday morning. “It’s a great feeling to be signed,” Wilson said. “I felt like it was a good decision, and my parents were very supportive of…

Brewer signs National Letter of Intent to join Mountaineers

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When Demery Brewer had no scholarship offers to speak of, as late as December, he did what any good son would do. He went to Mom. “Honestly, there were times where I would get real down. I would get real stressed out. Mom was like, `Keep God first and everything…

Rebels bedeviled

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It was a season to remember for the West Lincoln Rebels’ wrestling team. Even if it didn’t end the way they wanted it to—with a 2A state title. The Rebels fell to the No. 2 team in the state Newton-Conover 31-27 in the 2A Western Regional Finals Thursday night at…