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Knights` rally falls short

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The North Lincoln Knights had an eight-run rally in the top of the sixth, but it wasn’t enough to beat the West Caldwell Warriors Monday night. The Warriors held on for an 11-10 victory and the season sweep of the Knights. The good news for North Lincoln is they no…

Mustangs get best of Rebels

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The East Lincoln Mustangs used a seven-run fifth inning to help them beat county rival West Lincoln 9-4 on Monday. Junior Mitchell Lynch earned his third victory, in as many games, for the Mustangs. He worked five innings, allowing five hits and recording seven strikeouts. He gave up four runs,…

Byus accepts Mustangs` coaching job

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Mike Byus says he’s accepted the East Lincoln Mustangs’ head football coaching position. East Lincoln is remaining mum on the subject. In a phone interview Monday night, Byus, currently at Robbinsville High School, confirmed he was heading for Lincoln County at the end of the school year. In Denver, neither…

North wins softball opener

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The North Lincoln Knights softball team won their season opener 8-5 Friday night. The Knights got off to a quick start scoring four in the first inning. They added three in the third for a 7-0 cushion. The Trojans narrowed the deficit to 7-5 scoring a combined five runs in…

Mustangs beat rival

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The East Lincoln Mustangs defeated the North Lincoln Knights 8-1 in tennis on Thursday. Andrew Keener defeated Daniel Paulk 6-3, 6-3. The Mustangs No. 2 seed Alex Willhite defeated Zane Heafner 6-4, 6-4. Pete Pitsikoulis beat George Lampron 6-4, 3-6, 7-4. East Lincoln’s No. 4 seed Kendall Law got past…

Rebels split weekend games

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When a pitcher is getting ahead in the count and locating his pitches, it makes it awfully hard on the opponent. That’s what the North Lincoln Knights ran into Friday afternoon in right-handed pitcher Chris Henderson in an 8-1 loss at West Lincoln. Henderson was one out away from getting…

Chiefs have memorable year

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Nobody has mistaken West Lincoln as a basketball powerhouse in recent years, but that thought process could soon change. The Rebels JV program went 16-3 this season and don’t forget the Lady Chiefs of the middle school. The Chiefs won the Eastern Division of the Tri-County Conference compiling a 14-0…

Future bright at North

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The North Lincoln Knights JV basketball team lost to the Maiden Blue Devils 64-53 in the last Southern Foothills game of the season. No biggie, the Knights, although disappointed with their season-finale, enjoyed their most successful JV season in the school’s short history, going 19-3 and 11-1 in the SF…

Cooke wins opener

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The West Lincoln Rebels beat Burns 6-3 on Wednesday, giving new head softball Mia Cooke her first varsity win. Sheana Black pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing no earned runs with five strikeouts. Candi Taylor led the Lady Rebels at the plate, going 2-for-2. Kendall Barrett and Katie Davis each had…

Wolves rally to down the Wildcats

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The Lincolnton Wolves won their first game of the season Thursday beating the North Gaston Wildcats 11-6. The Wolves worked their way back from a 6-1 deficit to give Cole Sigmon his first varsity win as Lincolnton head coach. In the top of the seventh with the score tied 6-6,…