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Local golf teams swing for success in SPC race

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LINCOLNTON — The Lady Mustangs golf team won its first two conference matches but fell 10 strokes short on Tuesday as East Lincoln finished second with a team score of 150. The South Iredell Lady Vikings won the match with a team score of 140, but East Lincoln sophomore Mattie…

Rebel trio leads team to first win of season

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It was a great week for all four Lincoln County football teams as each picked up a win last Friday. The West Lincoln Rebels and head coach Mark Latham earned a 21-0 victory over the North Wilkes Vikings Friday to end an 11-game losing streak dating back to last season.…

WL soccer still winless

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GASTONIA — West Lincoln traveled to Highland Tech on Monday afternoon to take on the Rams in a Southern Piedmont Conference soccer match, and although the Rebels opened the game with a stellar defensive performance, they fell 9-0. The Rebel goalkeeper, Jonathan Hubbard was able to turn the Rams away…

Road race was big-gest in 22 years

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LINCOLNTON — The Apple Festival Road Race was a huge success this year as 179 runners competed, making it the biggest race in 22 years. There were a total of 14 runners in the Fun Run and 165 in the 5K race. Participants were local as well as far from…

SPC race is exciting for all

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The Southern Piedmont 1A/2A conference season gets underway Friday night, and I must tell you that I’m really looking forward to it. Non-conference games are good and exciting to a point, but there’s nothing like a Friday night when two county rivals hook up on the gridiron for not only…

Mustangs win 20-7

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GREENSBORO – East Lincoln defeated previously unbeaten Northern Guilford 20-7 Friday as the Mustangs totaled 368 yards of offense and held the Nighthawks to only one score. The Nighthawks (4-1) led the game 7-0 in the second quarter, but the Mustangs countered with three unanswered scores to put the game…

Wolves defense stout in 14-10 win

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LINCOLNTON — The celebration after Lincolnton’s 14-10 win over Shelby on Friday resembled what you might see after a playoff victory. But the exuberance was understandable. The Wolves broke a four-game losing streak in the lopsided series and beat a team that has played in four straight state finals. “We…

Latham, Rebels earn first win of season 21-0

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HAYS – The West Lincoln Rebels and head coach Mark Latham can finally celebrate as they got an impressive 21-0 road victory Friday night against the North Wilkes Vikings. The victory was the first in the Latham era as both West Lincoln and North Wilkes were looking for ways to…

Knights blank Forbush

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PUMPKIN CENTER —North Lincoln earned its biggest win of the season Friday as the Knights defeated the Forbush Falcons 50-0 at “The Dungeon” and tuned up their offense and defense in the process. “They played hard. Defensively we got after them from the start,” North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam…

Mustangs prevail in heated battle

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DENVER — East Lincoln head soccer coach Jason Dragoon said the Wolves had owned his team for what he thought was about three years, so Wednesday’s 3-2 win at “The Corral” was important to say the least for Dragoon and his squad. “This is the hugest win for us this…