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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…

Wolves win 6th straight

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The Lincolnton Wolves continued their winning ways beating Newton-Conover 8-3 in decisive fashion Tuesday night. Senior Colby Burgin pitched a complete game, while giving up only one earned run. Burgin struck out nine batters recording the victory. Justin Keever, the Wolves’ leading hitter on the season, led the team with…

Lady Knights lose heartbreaker

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights lost a heartbreaker Tuesday at the hands of Southern Foothills 1A leader Cherryville 3-2 in 12 innings. The Lady Knights got on the board first when Mackenzie Harkey knocked in Kayliegh Brown in the fifth inning giving North a 1-0 lead. The Lady Ironmen tied…

Wilkinson Inducted

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William ‘Billum’ Wilkson was inducted into the North Carolina Boxing Hall of Fame recently. The event was held in the speedway club at Lowe’s Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Billum, a native of Lincolnton, boxed along with his late brother David on the 1931 Lincolnton High School boxing team under…

Lady Knights crush Jackets

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights defeated the Bessemer City Yellow Jackets 11-1 Thursday night in six innings. Jenna Torbert led the offense with an over-the-fence homerun, a double and four RBIs. Nicole Baxter had a two-RBI single, Lindsey Smith had a stand-up double with a RBI, while Mackenzie Harkey had…

West dominates Newton Conover

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The West Lincoln Rebels wasted no time jumping on the Newton-Conover Red Devils Friday before soundly defeating them 13-2. The Rebels, behind the strong pitching of Brandon Jones, jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. The four runs would be all West Lincoln would need. Southpaw Jones…

Wilson headed to Clinton JC

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Darren Wilson’s dreams of playing college basketball began when he was just 7 years old. Friday at Betty G. Ross Park in front of LaDonna and Walter, his mother and father, mentor Dennis Lee, teacher Tracy Livingston and friends (including former Wolves football star Damion Forney) Wilson signed with Clinton…

Wolves extend, Lady Mustangs win

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Lady Mustangs pitcher Nicole Hall picked up the victory for her team Tuesday night. Hall has been a stellar pitcher for East Lincoln recently winning two games in the Easter Softball Tournament. She is 3-1 in her last four starts. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs…