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Stroup standout on the court

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Southern Piedmont champs

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PUMPKIN CENTER–Entering Friday night’s Southern Piedmont Championship game, it was the North Lincoln Knights’ defense that was ranked No. 1 in the conference in every major statistical category. And although the Knights D had a solid night in slowing the Wolves’ explosive offense, it was the Wolves’ defense that had…

Wilson runs through and around Vikings in 28-21 win

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Nicholas Sparks wrote A Walk to Remember. Friday night what Sparks did with a pen, Josh Wilson did with a football. The athletically-gifted sophomore rushed for what’s believed to be a school record 242 yards and a touchdown in helping the East Lincoln Mustangs win their regular-season finale over South…

Flawed process?

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When the dust was finally settled and the 2A State Football Playoffs seeds were finally released Sunday, two Lincoln County coaches were still trying to make sense of it all. Lincolnton is a No. 5 seed and will host Mitchell of the Western Highlands Conference, which is a No. 12…

Shining on Sunshine

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Sports Briefs

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Advance tickets for NL/Lincolnton game Advance tickets are on sale for the Lincolnton/Mitchell 2A State Playoff football game are on sale at Lincoln Athletics for $6. Recreation hoops The city of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation is currently accepting youth basketball registration. The league is for boys and girls grades 2nd-12thInterested…

Sports Briefs

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Advance tickets for NL/Lincolnton game Advance tickets are on sale for the North Lincoln/Lincolnton game, to be played at North Lincoln Friday, at Lincoln Athletics for $5. To avoid what figures to be a long wait in line, the community is encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance for the…

Lady Mustangs and Turner look to win state crowns Saturday

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The East Lincoln Mustangs made history at the regional cross country meet Saturday as the first school in the history of Lincoln County to qualify both the men and women`s teams for the state cross country finals. The Lady Mustangs, coached by Heather Ramsey, added their first ever 2A Midwest…

Elite eight

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Eight new members will be added to the ranks of the Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame Saturday night at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. New Hall of Famers slated for induction at the 6 p.m. ceremony are Don Cagle, Steve Cherry, Ray Cloninger, Max Garner, Steve Herman, Joe…

Mustangs look to wrap up third place

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If you ask Mike Byus, open weeks are a double-edged sword. “You always want and need the rest, but it`s a matter of, can you get the kids focused on playing ball again,” the East Lincoln head coach said Thursday. Byus and his staff will attempt to do just that…