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Rebels, Wolves place high in tourney

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It was a relatively successful Midwest 2A Tournament for both the Lincolnton Wolves and West Lincoln Rebels. The Wolves finished No. 2 in the tournament behind Shelby, while West Lincoln fell into the number No. 3 slot. The senior duo from Lincolnton of John James and Devin High advanced to…

Watson to be named to the NCHSAA Board

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Under the platform that high school athletics promotes positivity, Superintendent Dr. Jim Watson has accepted a place on the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s Board of Directors. Watson will replace Dr. Gene Moore, superintendent of Cleveland County schools, on the board. The former Western Carolina graduate will fulfill the…

Mustangs are 25-0 on the season

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The East Lincoln Mustangs men’s track team improved their record to 25-0 on the season with a dominating win at South Point in a four-team meet on Friday. The victory completes the best ever start at East Lincoln for a track team. The Mustangs took first place in 11 events…

8 in a row for Wolves

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Lincolnton`s Justin Keever had pitched well all night, but his great defensive play in the bottom of the seventh inning helped preserve a 5-4 win over the Bandys Trojans. After Bandys leftfielder Mark Williamson led off the inning with a double, pitcher Zach Elliott was asked to sacrifice bunt Williamson…

Knights advance to the State

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The North Lincoln Knights golf team is on their way to the NCHSAA Class 1A State Championship after placing second in the Regionals on Monday. The Regionals were held in Maiden at Glen Oaks Country Club. Jordan Matthews bested the Knights by 10 strokes shooting a 319. West Davidson rounded…

Wolves record 7th consecutive win

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Justin Keever settled down after a rocky first inning and pitched a complete game to lead the Lincolnton Wolves to a 7-3 victory over the Shelby Golden Lions at Veterans Field Friday night. The Golden Lions jumped ahead of the Wolves early, scoring two runs in the bottom of the…

Mustangs dominate Huskies

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Trent Hovis, seen here round third, was 4-for-4 at the plate for East Lincoln and scored three runs in the Mustangs’ dominating 13-3 win on Friday versus Hunter Huss. East’s bats came alive recording 14 hits in the ballgame. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo The East Lincoln Mustangs put it…

Wolves and Lady Rebels win track meet

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The only two Lincoln County schools in the Midwest 2A brought home conference championships Wednesday at Bandys High School. On the men’s side Lincolnton recorded 120 points, edging out East Rutherford who had 108 points. The West Lincoln men’s team finished in seventh place with 34 points. Lincolnton was led…

Knights capture conference crown

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Bethea shot a 69 in the final round of the Southern Foothills 1A Tournament. He’s keyed the Knights’ run of success this golf season. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo The North Lincoln Knights golf team captured the Southern Foothills 1A Conference Tournament title on Tuesday. The win raises the Knights’…

Rebels downed by Lions

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Too many errors and not enough hits is usually not a winning combination. The Rebels were proof of that Tuesday night as they fell to the Shelby Golden Lions 7-3 at West Lincoln High. Shelby(3-20, 3-8), scored four unearned runs on four West Lincoln errors and got a solid pitching…