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Football Pirates win The Lincoln County Pirates PeeWee football earned a close 19 -13 victory Saturday. Key performers were quarterback Corey Smith who had a touchdown and an interception. Running back Daniel Davila had a touchdown and many jarring hits on defense while running back. D.J. Cuningham added a touchdown…

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Charity tourney There will be a charity beach volleyball tournament on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help the Crossnore School, a children’s home in the North Carolina mountains. Teams will be composed of four people and at least one team member is required to be…

B.R.A.K.E.S. hosts first teen Pro-active Driving School

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LINCOLNTON —B.R.A.K.E.S., the charity organization founded by NHRA drag racer Doug Herbert in memory of his two sons, will hold its first Teen Pro-Active Driving School on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at zMAX Dragway. The VIP, invite-only event is intended to showcase the program to members of the media and…

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NLHS golf tourney The North Lincoln High baseball team will host the fourth annual “Fore the Love of Baseball” golf tournament fundraiser on October 4 at the Westport Golf Course in Denver, North Carolina. The money raised will be used to purchase essential items needed for the team. Registration begins…

Mustangs win SPC tennis title

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs tennis team won its third consecutive 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference title Thursday with a 9-0 defeat of South Iredell at home. “I just want to congratulate the girls,” East Lincoln head coach Chip Ashley said. “They’ve worked really hard and done everything I’ve asked them…

Rebels win for absent coach

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VALE — It’s always a mystery how a team will react or respond when a coach takes a leave of absence or is sick or injured. The West Lincoln Lady Rebels seemed to have no problem though as they defeated Highland Tech Thursday at home 3-0 (25-10, 25-19 and 26-24).…

Local coach recognized for philosophy

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DENVER — East Lincoln boys assistant head coach Chip Ashley is a basketball guru. But don’t take my word for it. Just consult Coach and Athletic Director magazine. Ashley recently had an article on the art of basketball published in the periodical. “This is the first article that I have…

Crucial tests begin this week in SPC

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Another week of Southern Piedmont football gets under way at 7:30 p.m. today as several key match-ups take place and the race for a conference title slowly begins to take shape. After a narrow 14-13 win over rival North Lincoln, East Lincoln will host the defending state champions, Lincolnton. Both…

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Golf East wins again East Lincoln played a non-conference match against Southpoint Wednesday and won 136 to 155. The 136 was the team low season total. Sophomore Mattie Tobey was, again, the medalist, shooting a 35. Senior Kasi Benskin shot a 47 and Tyler Roach shot a season-low 54. Katie…

Mustangs win 2-0, hold ground

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Mustangs took advantage of the Knights’ having only 10 players on the field in the second half after a North Lincoln player earned a red card for a foul from behind with three minutes to go in the first half. East Lincoln juniors Chad Salter…