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Johnson`s steal lifts Knights to second round

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Lesharion Johnson must have mistaken the basketball for a pigskin. With five seconds to play, clinging to a two-point lead, the six-foot guard exploded off the floor extending his left hand hauling in the biggest steal of his career. The play was reminiscent of one of his catches he made…

Mustangs exceeded expectations in 2005

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The East Lincoln Mustangs’ season came to an end falling 58-53 against the Fred. T. Foard Tigers in the first round of the 3A State Playoffs Monday night. While 15-11 is nothing to scoff at, it was a disappointing end to a season where East Lincoln exceeded anyone’s expectations in…

Knocking down pins

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North no match for Blue Devils

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The Maiden Blue Devils dashed out to a comfortable 22-8 lead after the first quarter of the Southern Foothills 1A conference tournament championship game Friday night at North Lincoln High School and never looked back as they defeated the Knights 90-51. The Blue Devils, led by senior Adam Lawing`s 25…

Rebels` Rojo wins state title

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This weekend, Lincoln County had six wrestlers place in the top six in the state and one team to claim second at the North Carolina Individual State Wrestling Tournament at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Antonio Rojo became West Lincoln’s second state wrestling champion at the 275-pound weight class. He…

Chiefs regular season champs

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The West Lincoln Middle School Lady Chiefs beat Kings Mountain 33-25 on Wednesday completing their undefeated regular season. Kayda Caldwell led West Lincoln with 14 points. Whitney Ellis contributed eight points, while Nicki Walker scored six. Beth Pittman chipped in with five points. The Chiefs finished with a 14-0 record…

Wolves to meet Golden Eagles

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Lincolnton has a stiff challenge awaiting them Monday night as they travel to East Davidson to take on the Golden Eagles (19-8) . The Golden Eagles finished third in the Central Carolina Conference in the regular season. The bad news for the Wolves is they swept through the competition winning…

Mustangs ready for Tigers

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The Friday afternoon Big South 3A play-in game, to see who was going to make the 3A State Playoffs, between Hunter Huss and East Lincoln never materialized. The reason why was simple according to Mustangs’ Coach Neil Hodges—the rulebook. After sweeping the Huskies in regular season play, Hodges believed it…

Rebels at State

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The West Lincoln Rebels did something they’ve never done in the school’s stellar wrestling history. With eight wrestlers participating in the 1A/2A Wrestling Tournament, West has the most state qualifiers ever. Until this year, the most was seven wrestlers done in 2000 and in 2003. John Harkey (103), Jeremy Pearson…

Warriors down Mustangs

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The East Lincoln Mustangs looked to upset top-seeded East Gaston Thursday night in the Big South 3A’s Conference Tournament semi-final. The warriors were just too much pulling away for a 67-47 victory. Due to Hunter Huss falling to North Gaston 80-76, the Huskies will now face East Lincoln Friday night…