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Copperheads achieve No. 1 ranking

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Tourney champs!

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The third time is a charm. Just like the first and second ones were. The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs won their third straight Southern Piedmont Conference tournament title Wednesday afternoon. Entering the final against No. 2 seed Lincolnton, which had 16 wins on the season, the Lady Mustangs knew they…

Who will win tourney crown?

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The Southern Piedmont Conference volleyball tournament finals are now set. As part of two Lincoln County match-ups, No. 2 Lincolnton beat No.3 West Lincoln Tuesday afternoon 3-1; 25-13, 27-25, 18-25 and 29-27. Morgan Wolf paced the Lady Wolves (16-4) with 26 points, while Rachel Lanier had 21 points. Brittney Morrow…

Wolves look to remain in first place

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The Lincolnton Wolves are hoping to make homecoming memorable. But more importantly, they’re looking to stay in first place in the Southern Piedmont as the Yellow Jackets of Bessemer City come to town. Offense Friday, senior running back Cedric Herndon was fully recuperated from an ankle sprain and it showed.…

Mustangs advance

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs defeated Central Davidson 6-2 at home in the first round of the state dual team playoffs. According to the rules, the first team to five wins the match. Enough games were won by the Lady Mustangs that their No. 3 doubles’ team did not play.…

Another big game for Culp?

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Despite West Lincoln having a 1-8 record, East Lincoln head coach Mike Byus believes Friday’s game will be anything but easy. After watching film of the Rebels versus Lincolnton, Byus came to one conclusion– the Rebels are playing their best football of the season. Offense Against the Rebels, it’s very…

Three of a kind

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Southern Piedmont champs

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It was an exciting two days of tennis at the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament Wednesday and Thursday at North Lincoln. In singles play, it was sophomore Laura Baker who took home the conference individual title. Baker, who was the No. 1 seed for West Lincoln and in the conference beat…

Wolves cruise to third straight conference win

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Although it’s didn’t rain Friday night, there was plenty of thunder and lightning in Lincolnton’s 49-25 victory over West Lincoln Friday night. Fully recovered from an ankle injury, Cedric Herndon, the thunder part of the Wolves’ backfield, ran through would-be tacklers to the tune of 149 yards on 12 carries.…

Mustangs survive

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After blowing out Cherryville 60-17, many expected East Lincoln to do the same to Bessemer City. The upset-minded Yellow Jackets had other ideas and the result was the Mustangs escaping with a 21-14 win. With Adrian Forney sidelined due to a high ankle sprain, sophomore Austin Culp made the most…