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Racing at East Lincoln Speedway resumes

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The 16th season of weekly stock car racing got underway last Saturday night at East Lincoln Speedway in front of a packed grandstand. In I.M.C.A. action Jamie Kuntz took the checkers, but not without controversy. Pole sitter Tom Kinney jumped out front when the green waved only to lose the…

Cavs down Wolves

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Lincolnton fell to East Rutherford 9-0 on Thursday. Kyle Campfield hit a solo-homerun in the top of the fifth, making the score 2-0. The Cavaliers then reeled off six runs in the seventh, aided by two Wolves’ errors. Sophomore Tyler Smith worked six innings and struck out seven to earn…

Davis` triple lifts Lady Rebels

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels defeated the Lincolnton Lady Wolves 3-2 in an eight-inning softball game Thursday. Sheana Black and Santana Edwards each pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts and allowed five hits. The only difference in their stat line was Black earned the win. In the top of…

Sports Roundup

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Knights slam Bears The North Lincoln Lady Knights crushed Hendersonville Thursday 16-0 in three and-a-half innings. Junior Jenna Torbert was 3-for-3 with an inside-the-park homerun, a single and a triple with four RBIs to lead the Lady Knights. Nicole Baxter had a single, double and three RBIs. Senior Nicole Hall…

Mustangs hold on to third place

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The East Lincoln Mustangs beat the South Point Red Raiders 6-5 Thursday. The win was significant because it allows the Mustangs to hold onto third place in the Big South 3A heading into their second cycle of conference games. Seth Alexander (2-1) earned the win for East Lincoln, working one…

Doug Herbert looks for success in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS – When Doug Herbert thinks about Las Vegas, he smiles when he recalls the time in 2002 when he drove his Snap-on Tools Top Fuel dragster down The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with style. The dragster`s engine blew up at the 1,000-foot mark, and Herbert coasted…

L-Town champs

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The L-Town team, representing Lincolnton, became Lincoln County and Gaston County Champs recently. The team comprised with high school-aged athletes was coached by Head Coach Rick Lattimore. Cliff Robinson was the assistant coach. Team members were: Curtis McGill, Dabou Dorsey, R.J. Lattimore, Octavius Reid, Caleb Ramseur, Chris Melton, T.J. Thompson,…

Sports Roundup

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North women fall to Devils The North Lincoln Lady Knights lost 3-2 to Maiden in a Southern Foothills’ Conference game Tuesday night. Junior Nicole Baxter pitched a two-hitter, striking out 10 and walking only three. Unfortunately for the Knights’ faithful, Baxter suffered the loss as the Lady Blue Devils scored…

Can`t count Lady Mustangs out

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs had little to no expectations entering this softball season. After losing eight players to graduation and two more who defected to North Lincoln, the inexperienced team was picked to finish second-to-last in the Big South 3A Conference. A little over halfway through the season, the…

Sports Briefs

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LHS Basketball game Lincolnton High School will host a student/teacher basketball game on Monday, April 18 at 7 p.m. The halftime entertainment will be a womanless beauty pageant performed by the students. Admission will be $3 at the gate. WL Optimist cheerleading tryouts The West Lincoln Optimist Club will conduct…