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North Lincoln slides past South Iredell 3-2

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They say a 2-0 lead in soccer is the most dangerous lead you can have and North Lincoln proved it by defeating the Lady Vikings 3-2 Saturday at home. “They always say a two goal lead is the worst to have because one goal changes everything again, and it did,”…

Rebels shutout Dragons 10-0

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Jake Watts pitched five scoreless innings and Chris Heafner delivered the clutch hit as the Rebels defeated West Davidson 10-0 in the opening round of the 2A state baseball playoffs Friday night at West Lincoln. The Rebels (16-9) wasted little time seizing control, putting two runs on the board in…

Lady Mustangs prevaillate 3-2 in OT

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Sometimes adversity can be a good motivator. Thus was the case with the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs soccer team Saturday, as they came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat West Henderson 3-2 in overtime. They now advance to the third round of the women’s 2A state soccer playoffs and…

Wolves bedeviled out of playoffs

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The Lincolnton Wolves baseball season came to an end Saturday as Brevard rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 4-3 ending the Wolves season. Things looked good early fro Lincolnton (9-12) as Nate Wright gave the Wolves a 2-0 led in the first inning with a 2-run…

Sports Roundup

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Baseball Salisbury 11, EL 3 The Hornets stung the Mustangs for 11 runs and ended their season with a 15-9 overall record. Mustang head coach Chris Matile was unavailable for a comment for press time. Softball N. Lincoln 2, W. Lincoln 0 The North Lincoln Lady Knights held West Lincoln…

West Lincoln warriors pitch with confidence and heart

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What makes a warrior? Is it heart, dedication, or just the drive to be the best? West Lincoln baseball senior standout Jake Watts and sophomore softball standout Ashley Rhyne are each dominate pitchers for their respective West Lincoln teams. “I like being in control, its exciting,” Rhyne said. “I just…

Wrestling winners

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Huskies to play in states and nationals

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Gators finish sixth

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County athletes go for titles in track, field

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Last Saturday at Ledford High School, the East Lincoln boys track team earned the title of 2A Midwest Region runner-up for the second time in the past three years. “We wanted to get as many kids qualified for the state meets as possible and let the points fall where they…