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THIS WEEK’S GAMES

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Today Boys soccer NCHSAA 1A second round: Lincoln Charter at Highlands, 5 p.m. NCHSAA 2A second round: Lincolnton at Trinity, 6 p.m. Varsity football E. Lincoln at Maiden, 7:30 p.m. Statesville at N. Lincoln, 7 p.m. (completion of susp. game) Tuesday, Nov. 4 No games scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 5 Boys…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Weather affects EL, NL football games

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Just as Statesville’s football team got going on Friday, the weather stopped it in its tracks. Travis Ramseur found Jalen Hill for a go-ahead touchdown, and immediately lightning struck, suspending North Lincoln’s North Piedmont 3A/4A Conference game with the Greyhounds until 7 p.m. today. The game will resume…

CROSS COUNTRY STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS — Streak of excellence

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County looks to continue state success RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Cross country state champions have become commonplace around these parts, and East Lincoln, North Lincoln and Lincoln Charter hope to add another trophy to the mantle. The three schools will compete in Saturday’s NCHSAA state championships at the Ivy M.…

Winningest coach in WL history dies

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Elliott’s teams won 58 games in nine seasons RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Brennan Elliott knew how to get the most out of every situation, and that’s how he squeezed 58 wins out of his West Lincoln players in nine short years. The Rebels’ winningest coach in their football history passed…

North Lincoln hosts Greyhounds in key NPC contest

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor North Lincoln coach David Maness has told his team all season that it controls its own destiny. That couldn’t be more true heading into tonight. The Knights host Statesville at 7:30 in a game that has huge state playoff implications. The teams are tied for fourth…

BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFFS — Wolves ‘survive’ Thomasville

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Lincolnton looked dominant in the first five minutes. The rest of the way it did just enough to get by. The Wolves struck quick and early in their first round NCHSAA state 2A boys soccer playoff match on Wednesday, but Thomasville didn’t go quietly in Lincolnton’s…

LOCAL — LCS soccer moves on

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s boys soccer team is headed to the second round of the state playoffs for the second straight year. The Eagles avenged a pair of regular season losses to Pine Lake Prep by beating the Pride 1-0 in a NCHSAA state 1A playoff match on Wednesday. Lincoln…

LMS repeats as soccer champs

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton Middle School’s boys soccer team continued its dominance in the Tri-County Conference championship. The Wildcats capped a perfect season with a 4-2 win over visiting Chase on Thursday, and ran their win streak to 23 matches dating back to last season. Lincolnton (12-0) hasn’t lost since its…

WLMS wins league softball title

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln Middle owns the Tri-County Conference softball title once again. The Chiefs defeated visiting Boiling Springs Crest 7-4 on Thursday to win the league championship for the third time in the last four seasons. West Lincoln (11-1) bounced back this season after falling in the semifinals a…

VOLLEYBALL — Eagles’ historic season comes to an end

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PILOT MOUNTAIN — Lincoln Charter’s magical run through the state volleyball playoffs has come to an end. Kacie Markle had 17 kills, and East Surry pulled away from the Eagles for a 3-1 win to clinch a the 1A West regional title on Tuesday and a…