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Mustangs control own destiny

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The East Lincoln Mustangs find themselves tied with South Point and East Gaston for the final two Big South 3A State Playoff berths. The Mustangs, Warriors and Red Raiders are all 8-4 heading into the final week of the season. Ashbrook has already clinched the BS 3A title. It’s been…

Knights` boys track team tops Southern Foothills

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The North Lincoln Knights’ men’s track team proved they were the best runners in the Southern Foothills last week at the conference meet. Part of any successful team is finding the right mix of veterans and youthful enthusiasm. The Knights are no exception. Senior Todd Eaton, who is a regional…

Astros take championship

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Knights repeat

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The North Lincoln Knights’ golf team had two goals in mind entering this season. Goal one was to repeat as Southern Foothills’ champions. Goal two was to win a state 1A championship. This week they’ve inched closer to achieving both, beating Hendersonville by four strokes to earn their second-consecutive conference…

Sports Roundup

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Mustangs beat Wildcats The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs won 7-6 over Big South 3A opponent North Gaston Tuesday. The Mustangs were up 4-0, but an eight-error fourth inning led to the Wildcats scoring five runs. East Lincoln drew even in the fifth inning, stringing together four-consecutive hits. North Gaston scored…

Lincolnton advances to regional

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A trip to the 2A West Regional is nothing new for the Lincolnton Wolves under the direction of head coach Scott Cloninger. Including this season, the Wolves have made it to golf’s post-season nine of the past 10 years. What is the key according to Cloninger? “I would have to…

Not so fast Lady Ironmen

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What was supposed to be a pitcher’s duel between juniors Abby Walls and Nicole Baxter never materialized as North Lincoln (14-3, 8-2) beat Cherryville (13-2, 8-1) 8-3 on Wednesday. Baxter at one point retired 12 straight batters and ended the game with six strikeouts. She only walked one, demonstrating excellent…

Wolves beat Devils in Marathon

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The Lincolnton Wolves knew Wednesday’s game versus Newton-Conover was going to be a dogfight. Despite their dismal record, the Red Devils are considered a scrappy baseball team. The 12 innings the Wolves had to play to earn a key 12-8 victory provided further evidence that assessment was true. Lincolnton received…

Alexander the great

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The East Lincoln Mustangs beat North Gaston 9-3 Tuesday behind the strength of Seth Alexander’s right arm. Seth Alexander (4-1) worked four innings, gave up no hits and had five strikeouts. He also allowed no walks. “Seth was just dominating. He was just sharp. Everything was working for him,” Mustangs’…

Thornburg signs with Brevard

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Katie Thornburg began playing tee-ball when she was just three-years old and growing up dreaming of one day playing college softball. Those dreams were realized in February when she signed a national letter of intent to go to Brevard College and play for the Tornadoes. Her choice came down to…