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Golden Eagles end Wolves` season

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Despite the discrepancy in their records, Lincolnton played East Davidson down to the wire on Monday night before succumbing 59-51. With 1:30 remaining in the game, trailing the Golden Eagles by three, Zack Gibson nailed a three-pointer—unfortunately, it didn’t count. A somewhat controversial walking call turned the ball back over…

Midwest 2A names team

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The Midwest 2A announced its winter sports all-conference teams on Monday. In men’s basketball, Lincolnton’s Zack Gibson and Lance Friday received slots on the team. West Lincoln’s Ryan Huffman also was named. East Rutherford, who won both the regular season and post-season titles, swept the major awards. Guard Tion Watkins…

Wolves to meet Golden Eagles

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Lincolnton has a stiff challenge awaiting them Monday night as they travel to East Davidson to take on the Golden Eagles (19-8) . The Golden Eagles finished third in the Central Carolina Conference in the regular season. The bad news for the Wolves is they swept through the competition winning…

Mustangs ready for Tigers

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The Friday afternoon Big South 3A play-in game, to see who was going to make the 3A State Playoffs, between Hunter Huss and East Lincoln never materialized. The reason why was simple according to Mustangs’ Coach Neil Hodges—the rulebook. After sweeping the Huskies in regular season play, Hodges believed it…

North no match for Blue Devils

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The Maiden Blue Devils dashed out to a comfortable 22-8 lead after the first quarter of the Southern Foothills 1A conference tournament championship game Friday night at North Lincoln High School and never looked back as they defeated the Knights 90-51. The Blue Devils, led by senior Adam Lawing`s 25…

Rebels` Rojo wins state title

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This weekend, Lincoln County had six wrestlers place in the top six in the state and one team to claim second at the North Carolina Individual State Wrestling Tournament at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Antonio Rojo became West Lincoln’s second state wrestling champion at the 275-pound weight class. He…

Chiefs regular season champs

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The West Lincoln Middle School Lady Chiefs beat Kings Mountain 33-25 on Wednesday completing their undefeated regular season. Kayda Caldwell led West Lincoln with 14 points. Whitney Ellis contributed eight points, while Nicki Walker scored six. Beth Pittman chipped in with five points. The Chiefs finished with a 14-0 record…

Warriors down Mustangs

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The East Lincoln Mustangs looked to upset top-seeded East Gaston Thursday night in the Big South 3A’s Conference Tournament semi-final. The warriors were just too much pulling away for a 67-47 victory. Due to Hunter Huss falling to North Gaston 80-76, the Huskies will now face East Lincoln Friday night…

North makes quite a splash in year two

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The North Lincoln Knights’ swimming program is off to a fast start under head coach Libby Fletcher. Last season, the swim team struggled to fill events, this season they were conference champions. Aiding the Knights along the way was the fact they had 32 swimmers, which is exactly double the…

Slipper fits for the Knights

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North Lincoln has come a long way from 1-23. The Knights, who won one game last year in their first year as a program, will play Maiden tonight at 8 at home in the championship game of the Southern Foothills 1A Conference tournament. In the upset of the tournament so…