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‘This isn’t David versus Goliath’

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Ryan Herman Sports Editor Take a drive on any street in Kinston, and you’ll see more driveways with basketball goals than you’ll see without. No matter the weather, whether it’s 95 and balmy during the summer or 35 and raining in the winter, you’ll find kids in the streets playing…

LCS soccer stays unbeaten

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter got two goals from Nicole Hogue on Thursday as the Eagles defeated host Newton-Conover 2-1 in girls soccer. Caitlyn Miller and Madison Lewis had an assist each for Lincoln Charter, which got 12 saves in goal from Seraiah Murray. Lincoln Charter (4-0-1) hosts the Red Devils…

Lincolnton Optimist Club helps build for the future

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KEN BRADLEY LTN Correspondent Saturdays over the first three months of this year have been busy for Tabitha Kistler. But she wouldn’t have it any other way. Her three daughters — Darra, Kaylee and Mary — are playing in their respective Lincolnton Optimist basketball leagues and while they may not…

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL — A win is a win

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WL outlasts LHS in sloppy game RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Baseball teams have had a lack of practice time because of the weather, and it was evident on Tuesday. West Lincoln and Lincolnton combined for 19 runs, but the first 12 were unearned. Luckily for the Rebels, they were able…

SWIMMING — NL’s Weed overcomes odds to win

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER — Mackenzie Weed doesn’t swim for a year-round club team, she didn’t swim for a middle school team, yet she outswam those who do for a state title. Weed became North Lincoln’s first swimming gold medalist last month when she edged out Jennifer Jackson of…

COLLEGE SIGNING — Roberts headed to Winston-Salem State

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Tyron Roberts didn’t realize the potential he had until it was too late, but it wasn’t too late for Winston-Salem State. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Lincolnton High defensive end signed a national letter of intent on Monday to play for the Division II Rams next fall. Roberts,…

Top Dawg tournament this weekend

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LOCAL ROUNDUP — Presale tickets for state hoops title game on sale at East Lincoln

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Presale tickets for Saturday’s NCHSAA state 2A boys basketball championship game between East Lincoln and Kinston are currently on sale at East Lincoln for $9. The game will be held at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $10 at…

NCHSAA 2A WEST BOYS BASKETBALL REGIONALS — Nothing to it

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East Lincoln rallies from behind twice to reach state title game RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor WINSTON-SALEM — A night after having to rally for a win, East Lincoln again found itself trailing late, and this time by a much bigger margin. But, just like the night before, it never wavered, and…

Mustangs face toughest test to date in championship

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Kinston has won three consecutive state titles RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor WINSTON-SALEM — East Lincoln survived — literally — its two toughest tests of the season in the 2A West regionals over the weekend. And the Mustangs’ final test will be even tougher. Top-ranked East Lincoln (24-0) will face the team it took…