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Knights share first SPC title

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BESSEMER CITY — It took North Lincoln High School’s volleyball team six seasons to do it, but the Lady Knights captured a share of the Southern Piedmont Conference Wednesday with a 3-0 (25-5, 25-22 and 25-11) win over Bessemer City. The Knights (20-5, 13-2) tied with Jimmy C. Draughn (16-2,…

Football rivalries heat up this week

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As the middle of October rolls along, so too does the high school football season. Conference races really begin to heat up, homecoming matches are upon us and teams either begin to find their rhythm or are still looking for it. Both North and East Lincoln will host homecoming games…

Tennis playoffs under way

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Tuesday marked the end of the season for one Lincoln County team’s dual tennis season, but two still will fight on through regional play this coming Tuesday, Oct. 21. East Lincoln and North Lincoln, who finished first and second, respectively, in the Southern Piedmont Conference, won their matches Tuesday while…

Wolves earn conference title

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PUMPKIN CENTER — A temperature of around 85 degrees and a 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference championship on the line was enough to make 163 cross country runners try to beat the heat and the clock Tuesday at North Lincoln High School. “It was a little bit harder going up the…

Wolves upset Mustangs

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The Lincolnton Wolves soccer team avenged an earlier 3-2 loss to the Mustangs by shutting them out 2-0 at home Monday. Lincolnton head coach Ian Meeks said playing East Lincoln is always tough. He told the guys at halftime to just play like there was nothing to lose, and they…

Players respond as pressure builds

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Two things can happen when pressure builds. Diamonds can be made … or the pipes bust. This season, some teams and players have shown some tremendous poise under pressure, but not all. As the season goes into Week 9, both players and coaches should hopefully be in rhythm as three…

North, East Lincoln advance in tennis

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PUMPKIN CENTER — The North Lincoln Lady Knights tennis team upset Newton-Conover High School in the first round of state dual team competition. Newton-Conover was the No. 1 seed from the Catawba Valley Athletic Conference with an 11-5 record. North Lincoln was the No. 2 seed from the Southern Piedmont…

Wildcats win Brawl of the Carolinas tournament

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Kelly kicks to next round

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Herbert reaches semi-final round in Richmond

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Doug Herbert and the Snap-on team advanced to the Semifinals on Sunday at the Virginia NHRA Nationals, race number 22 of the season and the fourth of six races in the Countdown to One. In a weekend that resulted in numerous record setting runs, Herbert’s first pass on Sunday is…