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Rebels coach honored

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As if winning the first men’s 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference tennis title in 21 years wasn’t enough of an accomplish for West Lincoln men’s head tennis coach Ken Hilderbran, he added another accolade when he was named this years SPC Coach of the Year. Hilderbran and the Rebels finished the…

Top Dawgs

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Sports Briefs

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LHS spring sports banquet Lincolnton High School will have its annual spring sports banquet Thursday night at 6 p.m. There will be a meal offered in the cafeteria. Cost will be $6 each for non-athletes. The awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. in the new gym Mustang boys bball…

Sports Briefs

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Carolina Prep Academy A new post graduate school in Gastonia aimed to improve overall GPA and/or SAT/ACT scores to meet admission standards is conducting a football tryout for athletes who have graduated last year (2007) or will graduate this year. The tryout will be held at the Phillips Center (2031…

Season ends after Ledford loss

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The Ledford Panthers baseball team had an entire year to get over last year’s defeat by the West Lincoln Rebels, and more specifically Korey Martin beating them. Irony and drama both set in Friday night when Martin struck out with the bases loaded on a full count, allowing Ledford to…

Denver blanks Burke Co.

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Seven different Denver-Post 455 pitchers shutdown Burke County’s offense with a 2-0 shutout win Saturday as American Legion baseball kicks off its 2008 season. Lincolnton standout Brandon Locklin led the Denver offense with a solo home run in the second and doubled in Denver’s other run in the fourth scoring…

Knights earn top academic honor

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Most of the time in athletics we only hear about the heroism of athletes on the field but we rarely hear about what goes on behind the scenes off the field, until now. The North Lincoln women’s swim team excelled athletically and academically as they earned the state’s highest cumulative…

Lady Knights burned by Dragons

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It was the final stop for the North Lincoln Lady Knights soccer team as they were defeated 4-1 at home Wednesday in the third round of the 2A West women’s soccer playoffs. North Lincoln head coach Beth Pressley said but it was a big step in the programs history. “I…

Huskies prevail after 13

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Thirteen was an unlucky number for the West Lincoln Lady Rebels softball team Thursday at home. Thirteen — as in the inning number it took Ashe County to defeat the Lady Rebels 1-0 and end their season in the women’s 2A West second round of fast-pitch softball. The Lady Huskies…

Mustangs season ends

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs soccer team came to end Wednesday as they were defeated by the No. 12 best team in women’s 2A West soccer, Wilkes Central 4-0. The Lady Mustangs got behind and never really tested the Lady Eagles goalkeeper, East Lincoln head coach Jason Dragoon said. “They…