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Beam is Knights` top choice

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Matt Beam is the leading candidate in North Lincoln’s search to find Lonnie Custer’s replacement as Knights’ head coach. While sources say he already is the new head coach, his hiring is contingent upon how Lincoln County’s School Board votes in tonight’s meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. “The candidate of…

Slow start costs Wolves

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The Bandys Trojans defeated the Lincolnton Wolves 73-65 Friday night, trimming the Wolves lead for the fourth and final playoff spot to one game. With the loss, the Wolves fall to 6-6 in the Midwest 2A, while the Trojans improve to 5-7 in conference play with only two games remaining.…

Knights clinch state playoff berth

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The North Lincoln Knights beat Hendersonville 65-54 Friday night. More importantly, they locked up a spot in the 1A State Playoffs. Brothers Lesharion and Trishtan combined for over half, 35, of the Knights’ points. North head coach David Johnson feels they’ve been solid all season. “They’ve been consistent throughout the…

Rebels` sesaon comes to end

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With the bad weather that hit parts of North Carolina on Thursday, the third round of the 2A wrestling playoffs were postponed until Friday. The Rebels traveled to Mill Creek Middle School on Friday night to take on their conference foe, the Bandys Trojans. They suffered their first loss of…

Dellinger leads Mustangs over Huss

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The East Lincoln Mustangs find themselves in a three-way tie for third place in the Big South 3A with a 74-58 win over Hunter Huss Friday night. The Mustangs outscored the Huskies 44-22 in the second half to earn the victory. It was a balanced effort for the Mustangs as…

Knights qualify for State

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North Lincoln Swim Team won the Conference Championship on last Tuesday at Isothermal Community College. The Men’s swim team was a decisive first in the conference with the women’s team finishing second to Hendersonville and ahead of Highland Tech. All-Conference winners (1st and 2nd place finishes in individual events and…

Smith is Cougar-Bound

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Erin Smith’s soccer journey began her when she was just five years old in the state of Washington. Now entering her senior season at East Lincoln, her extensive soccer background, one that includes playing at a premier level the past seven years, has helped her land a scholarship at the…

Lincoln Christian beats Eagles

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Mark Pearson exploded for 43 points helping Lincoln Christian beat Lincoln Charter 73-65 Thursday night. Lincoln Christian outscored the Eagles by six points in the final quarter, which turned out to be the difference in the game. Kendall Heafner scored 24 points, while Justin Reid scored 21 in the loss.…

Close but no cigar for Wolves

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The Shelby Golden Lions’ execution down the stretch was the difference in a hard-fought 51-50 win Tuesday night. Darryl Montgomery, a sophomore and starting quarterback in football, came up huge for the Golden Lions. In the fourth quarter, Shelby switched to a zone offense with the guard being the focal…

Mustangs too much for the Wildcats

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The East Lincoln Mustangs jumped out to an early 13-1 lead on the North Gaston Wildcats and never looked back en route to a 64-41 victory Tuesday night. The Wildcats were without 1,000 point scorer Aaron Tyson. Nonetheless, Wayne White paced the Mustangs with 18 points, while Darin Dellinger scored…