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Mustangs bedeviled

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs fell in the first round of the 2A State Volleyball Playoffs to Newton-Conover 3-0; 25-20, 25-18, 25-21. The Lady Mustangs end their season with a 19-10 record and a Southern Piedmont Tournament Championship. Kassi Henry paced East Lincoln with seven kills, eight digs one roof…

Rebels ‘have something to prove’

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Despite being on the short end of two lopsided losses, the West Lincoln Rebels’ playoff chances are not dead. Only 51 2A football teams have won four or more games, the amount necessary to qualify for a berth. That means there are still 13 spots available. A win Friday night…

A lot to be proud of

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Knights get sweet revenge

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North Lincoln coach Matt Beam and quarterback Trent Hopkins picked the right time to bring up the Knights` 2003 game against Cherryville. In that game, played at Lincolnton Memorial Stadium on Halloween night, the Ironmen handed the Knights one of their most lopsided defeats of the program`s inaugural season, 63-7.…

Wolves rise and Faw in blowout

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The Wolves homecoming game with Bessemer City Friday night proved to be the mismatch that it was billed to be. Lincolnton scored 28 points in the first seven and a half minutes of the game en route to a 55-20 dismantling of the Yellow Jackets at Von Ray Harris field.…

Mustangs are one step closer

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Last season, after a 19-0 victory over East Lincoln, West Lincoln dropped the bomb on the Mustangs’ field. Friday, the Mustangs showed they had not forgotten. With senior night as their backdrop, the Mustangs (5-5, 4-1) received stellar play from Greyson Schram, Ryan Sykes, Nick Harmon and Thomas Huntley en…

Sports Briefs

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Lincoln Optimist Basketball Sign-ups are underway for basketball through Nov. 26 for Lincoln Optimist Basketball. On Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon at Byrd’s Sundries is one location and another option is on weekdays at Kate McCall (located at 317 E. Pine Street) from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Boys and girls kindergarten through…

Sports Roundup

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Mustangs take conference crown The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs beat South Iredell in the Southern Piedmont Conference Tournament Finals Thursday. East Lincoln, who had lost to South Iredell twice on the season, beat the Vikings 3-2; 28-26, 23-25, 17-25, 25-20, 15-7. Trailing 6-7, East Lincoln’s Krista Abernathy served out the…

Popple, Turner best field

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East Lincoln took the Southern Piedmont Conference championship on the men’s side held this week. West Lincoln finished second (60), North Lincoln third (70), Lincolnton finished fourth (88). Cherryville (135), Highland Tech (154) and South Iredell (165) rounded out the team scores. Brad Popple was conference champion, running a 17:23.…

Huntley turns it all around

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Don’t let his laid-back demeanor and soft-spoken words fool you. As quickly as a smile appears on his face is how bad he wants to beat you. That’s advice all Southern Piedmont defensive backs could have used before the season. But when it comes to East Lincoln senior wideout Thomas…