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Herbert advances to semis at Brainerd

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BRAINERD, Minn.— Doug Herbert beat two drivers who have been tough to defeat, advanced to the semifinals and moved up a position in points Sunday in the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Herbert`s Snap-on Racing Top Fuel dragster knocked out Larry Dixon in the first round and Doug…

Duvall to make start

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STANLEY— East Lincoln Speedway’s stock car racing program scheduled for last Saturday night fell victim to rain. Racing will continue Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. Five divisions will compete for $4,500 in posted awards. Gates will opened at 4 p.m. National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame member Mike Duvall…

Rikard reflects on Mustangs` play

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Tonight the East Lincoln Mustangs will square off against Cherryville, Bessemer City and Highland Tech. The Mustangs have already practiced against the Maiden Blue Devils and held a scrimmage versus Newton-Conover Red Devils. East head coach Matt Rikard, when asked to reflect on his team’s play, was happy with one…

Herbert looks for win at Brainerd

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BRAINERD— The Brainerd Lakes area is renown for its abundance of fishing spots that attract fishermen from near and far. Doug Herbert will be visiting here this weekend, but he`ll be angling for a race victory at Brainerd International Raceway instead of walleye. Herbert, owner/driver of the Snap-on Racing Top…

Knights host first football game

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The North Lincoln Knights Tuesday hosted their first football game in the school’s brief history against 4-A Hopewell. The game was a scrimmage and technically doesn’t count. But it’s a landmark day in the Knights’ football program. Last year when North Lincoln visited Hopewell they received a 54-0 thumping. Tuesday…

Sports Briefs

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Pepsi Jamboree West Lincoln will host a Jamboree on Friday with Lincolnton and North Lincoln participating at 6 p.m. Concessions will be available. Admission is $3. Wolves’ scrimmage Lincolnton will host South Iredell Thursday night at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 and concessions will be available. Wolves’ sports passes Lincolnton…

Garner wins state

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SHELBY— Garner`s Lief Baker proved to be the perfect foil for a hot team. Baker pitched eight scoreless innings Sunday to lead Garner to a 4-0 victory over Caldwell County in the 15th and decisive game of the North Carolina American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament. Caldwell forced a second game…

Lowery looks to make mark on Lady Wolves

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Franklin Lowery has coached for nearly 23 years. When you’ve coached over two decades of basketball, it’s time to find a new challenge. His challenge is to lead his team, the Lincolnton Lady Wolves, to the promised land. Lowery’s first objective will be teaching basic fundamentals on and off the…

Wolves prepare for scrimmage

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The Lincolnton Wolves are in preparation for Friday’s Pepsi Jamboree at West Lincoln High School. The Rebels will host the Wolves and North Lincoln. North Wilkes has a scheduling conflict and at last report doesn’t look to participate as originally scheduled some weeks ago. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Dockery wins third

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STANLEY— Mooresville’s Ray Dockery continued his winning way with a third victory in four Late Model feature starts at East Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. He won his heat race, started from the pole, then charged unchallenged to victory in the 20-lap main event. David Lindsey finished second, David Yandle…