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Mustangs romp Ironmen The Southern Foothills 1A Conference released their all-conference basketball teams recently for both the men and women. Player of the Year honors went to Adam Lawing. Other selections included Ty Carter, Bessemer City, Craig Carter, Hendersonville, Brandon Thomas, Kalem Johnson and Antonio Griggs, both from Cherryville. Jarvis…

Top Dawgs spur Rebels` success

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Things have come full-circle for the West Lincoln-based Top Dawg Wrestling Organization. The first group of Top Dawg kids are graduating this summer, having added to the mystique that is Rebels’ wrestling. Rebels’ athletic director Wayne Navey and wrestling head coach Butch Ross developed the organization eight years a go.…

Weaver plays hero for Wolves

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It was the hit every player dreams about. With a scorching shot down the third baseline, senior Dustin Weaver brought triumph and tragedy all in one swing. Weaver’s game-winning RBI single gave Lincolnton a 2-1 victory over West Lincoln in both team’s Midwest 2A Conference opener. Four out of the…

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County teams drop opener North Lincoln Five runs scored in the final two innings couldn’t save North Lincoln from a 14-8 loss at Cherryville Tuesday in the Southern Foothills 1A slugfest of a conference opener. The Ironmen built an 11-2 lead, through four innings, before North Lincoln tried to mount…

Baxter pitches no-hitter

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Nicole Baxter did something every pitcher dreams of Tuesday night — pitch a no-hitter in the Southern Foothills 1A Conference Opener. The Knights broke a 1-0 game open in the fifth en route to a 7-0 victory. North Lincoln scored four runs in the top of the fifth, then added…

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Lady Rebels win in seventh West Lincoln’s Sheana Black drove in Holly Hoover, who had doubled, in the bottom of the seventh for a thrilling 5-4 win Thursday over Bessemer City. Black, a junior went 4-for-4 with two singles and two doubles and three stolen bases. Sophomore Haley Hoover went…

Rebels drop fourth in a row

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With the Midwest 2A Conference baseball race opening Tuesday, West Lincoln needs to regroup in a hurry. The reeling Rebels lost their fourth game in a row Friday afternoon, falling 3-2 to visiting Cherryville. “The conference starts Tuesday, so it is not a good time to be struggling,” West Lincoln…

Knights slay the Mustangs

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The North Lincoln Knights were 0-4 headed into Friday’s home contest versus chief rival the East Lincoln Mustangs. The Mustangs were riding high, coming off a regular season sweep of West Lincoln. With Mitchell Lynch, 3-0 entering Friday’s game, it had all the makings of being lopsided. Thanks to a…

Sports Briefs

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Carolina Flight The Carolina Flight Basketball Organization has some openings on the boys’ fifth grade nationally competitive team. For local tryout information, please contact John Young at 800-279-3082. Lifeguard training The Lincoln County Family YMCA is offering a lifeguard training class beginning Tuesday, March 8th at 6 p.m. The cost…

Byus welcomed into the Mustangs family

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New East Lincoln Mustangs’ head football coach Mike Byus was introduced at East Lincoln High School on Thursday. Principal Todd Black and athletic director Neil Hodges couldn’t be more happy about their choice to succeed former coach Matt Rikard. Hodges and Black believed experience was at a premium when they…