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Mustangs’ season down to one game

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Senior night at East Lincoln had the perfect script. If East Lincoln (14-9, 8-5) could hold court at The Corral, they would’ve taken a huge step towards making the 3A State Playoffs. Unfortunately for the Mustangs’ faithful, it wasn’t meant to be. East Gaston won 5-1, putting it in sole…

Knights are regional runner-ups

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For the second consecutive year the North Lincoln Knights finished as 1A West Regional runner-ups. The Knights shot a 308, once again falling short of last year’s nemesis, Jordan Matthews High School, which shot a 299 on Monday at Sapona Country Club in Lexington. With their second-place finish, North Lincoln…

Lions handle Wolves

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The tone for Friday night`s game between the Wolves of Lincolnton and the Shelby Golden Lions was set on the very first pitch. Centerfielder Garrett Alexander drove freshman pitcher Nate Wright`s first offering deep over the left field fence to give the Golden Lions a lead they would not relinquish…

Knights trounce Rams

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The North Lincoln Knights blasted the Highland Tech Rams 14-3 Friday. T.J. Skidmore earned the win, pitching six innings and scattering five hits. Skidmore struck out four and gave up two earned runs. The Knights hit early and often versus the Rams. For the game, the home team tallied 17…

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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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…

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…