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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…

Weaver, Brackett lead way for Wolves in rout

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The Lincolnton Wolves used a couple of mental mistakes Wednesday to blow open a close game, beating the North Lincoln Knights 9-1. With the score 1-1, Dustin Weaver opened the flood gates in the second inning, scoring Trevor Scott and Justin Green to give the Wolves a 3-1 lead. Will…

Mustangs hold on 9-8 to sweep Rebels at West

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The East Lincoln Mustangs rallied from a 5-0 to deficit to come back and beat the West Lincoln Rebels 9-8 Wednesday night. The win gave the Mustangs a season-sweep of the Rebels, but it did not come easy. Down to 9-7 in the bottom of the seventh, the Rebels appeared…

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…

JV Rebels throttle Cherryville, Burgin first

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights beat the Bandys Lady Trojans 10-6 Wednesday night. North Lincoln surged out to a 6-0 lead through four innings of play, but the Trojans kept fighting. In the bottom of the fourth, the Trojans whittled away at the lead, scoring two runs. They then used…

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…