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No. 1 seeds hold up in tournament

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PUMPKIN CENTER — After a wet day Wednesday, the Southern Piedmont Conference tennis tournament picked up Thursday after being postponed due to the weather. On Thursday, tournament play was completed and regional seeds were earned. In singles play, West Lincoln junior Laura Baker, South Iredell’s Lauryn Justice, East Lincoln senior…

Wolves win 5-0 in team effort

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves soccer team fought its way through the rain and past its county rival West Lincoln Wednesday in a very soggy 5-0 home win. “The kids are starting to be more positive and work together. They’re taking time to find their rhythm and are now in…

Coaches, players ready to lead team to victory

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Several teams look to get back on track while others try to keep the momentum going in another big night of Friday night football tonight. The East Lincoln Mustangs and Cherryville Ironmen will hook up in a meeting of Southern Piedmont Conference unbeatens. The Mustangs (6-1, 2-0) come into the…

Mustangs golf swings way to title

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LINCOLNTON — Even on her worst day, East Lincoln sophomore Mattie Tobey shot well enough to finish second in the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament and help her team win the SPC crown Monday at the Lincoln Country Club. “If I had to sum it up with one word, it was…

SPC tourney concludes Day 1 play

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PUMPKIN CENTER — The first day of the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference tennis tournament competition was completed Wednesday and play wraps up today as several local athletes will battle for a shot at advancing to regional play. “I think the coaches did a good job of splitting up singles and…

Mustangs’ offense sets tempo for win

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If the college football Game Day commercial rings true for high school football, then some teams still have work to do while others are sitting pretty. The commercial shows an underdog team and then displays the wording, “Every week can change a season.” Only two weeks into Southern Piedmont Conference…

2008 SPC all-conference golf team

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Knights remained poised

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PUMPKIN CENTER — The North Lincoln Lady Knights defeated Lincolnton 3-1 (25-13, 25-20, 22-25 and 25-23) Tuesday to stay on par with their goal to have a shot at winning a conference championship. “This is a game we had to win because if we’re going to stay co-conference champs right…

Iromen edge out Rams 42-35 in OT

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CHERRYVILLE — It was the game that never would end. In a wild, three-hour shootout on homecoming night at Rudisill Stadium, Cherryville outlasted Highland Tech 42-35 in overtime. Thomas Bess completed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Terry Whisnant on a slant route on Cherryville’s first overtime possession. Geraldo Salazar kicked…

Alltel car will pit stop in Denver

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DENVER — This week, race fans in Denver, North Carolina will have the opportunity to test their pit crew skills on an authentic racecar. Alltel Wireless, America’s largest network, announced today that a replica of the No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger, driven by 2008 Daytona 500 Champion Ryan Newman, will…