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Beeker headed to Boone West Lincoln cross-country and track star Brittany Beeker will continue her running career at Appalachian State University. Beeker nixed Wingate University, Lenoir-Rhyne College and Brevard in favor of Boone. “I had to look at the whole picture. I’m not going to college to just run track…

Mustangs fourth in the state

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs’ track team capped off quite a season with a fourth place finish at the 3A State Track and Field Championship this weekend. The Lady Mustangs earned 28 points, finishing just two points shy of High Point Central. Durham Hillside ran away with the state title…

Knights will try to tame Tigers

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The unknown can be a very scary thing for coaches. Be that as it may, North Lincoln Knights baseball coach Sean Andrews has yet to learn a lot about his 1A State Playoff opponent, Rosman. Despite numerous phone calls to Big Smoky Mountain Conference coaches to learn of his opponent,…

Rojo and Thornburg are big winners at banquet

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Katie Thornburg and Antonio Rojo better make some extra room on their trophy shelves at home. The two senior athletes both walked off with a armful of awards Sunday at the 2004-2005 West Lincoln High School athletic awards ceremony at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Thornburg, who played a…

Knights host round 1

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It’s a clichй in sports, but it’s oh so true. No matter how the regular season finishes out, what truly matters is a team peaking at the right time. The North Lincoln Lady Knights seem to be doing just that. After beating Maiden 9-2 and Cherryville 5-1 to win the…

Mustangs` season ends

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T.C. Roberson ended the East Lincoln Mustangs’ season, beating them 8-1 in the first round of the Dual Team State Tournament. Alex Willhite and Kendall Law recorded the only victory for the Mustangs beating Phillip Collins/Matt Whitehead 9-8. They fought back from a 6-2 deficit. “Although the season is over,…

Will bench record fall on Saturday

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Chip Stewart will attempt to do the unthinkable this Saturday — bench press 800 pounds. Stewart will participate in Money Mike’s Bench Press Challenge, which will be held at the Bar of Charlotte on Saturday. The 30-year old, who works out at All-American Fitness, has been lifting weights since he…

Rebels` seniors reflect

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It’s been quite a ride for the four seniors on the West Lincoln Rebels’ baseball team. Daniel Scronce, Dustin Hester, Heath Cole and Jeremy Pearson all suffered through a winless campaign two seasons ago. Being put through the fire early in their varsity career, all four emerged as play makers…

Ironmen take conference title

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The Cherryville Ironmen had their backs against the wall. To avoid missing the 1A State Playoffs for the first time since 1999, the Ironmen had to beat the North Lincoln Knights. They were up to the task, beating the Knights at North Lincoln 7-0 to win the Southern Foothills Tournament…

North reaches title game

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The North Lincoln Knights advanced to the championship game of the Southern Foothills’ Conference Tournament with a 7-2 victory over Hendersonville. The lightning that forced a continuation to Wednesday didn’t slow down junior pitcher Alex Loftin. Loftin (4-2) threw a complete game, struck out five batters and walked only one…