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AWARDS — EL announces fall sports winners

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS East Lincoln recently held its fall sports awards banquet. Below are the recipients in each sport as submitted by the school: Varsity football MVP: Chazz Surratt Mustang Award: Grant Bishop Mustang Award: Matt Schenck Junior varsity football Most valuable defensive player: Will Mercer Most valuable defensive player: Nick…

CORRECTIONS — 2/25/15

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A story that published on Page 4 of the Monday, Feb. 23, edition of the Lincoln Times-News incorrectly stated the number of individuals to win state wrestling championships from West Lincoln. The correct number is six. Also, a story that appeared on Page 6 of the Friday, Feb. 20, edition…

A two-timer

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WL’s George wins second straight state championship RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor GREENSBORO — Charles Mack George is a state champion. Again. The West Lincoln wrestling phenom capped his career with a second individual state title on Saturday, making him the most decorated athlete the school has seen. The senior all but…

Gonzalez finishes runner-up

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor GREENSBORO — Andres Gonzalez’s win in the semifinals gave West Lincoln its first shot at two state wrestling champions in the same season. Unfortunately for Gonzalez, he ran into a familiar foe who has had his number. Gonzalez wrestled for the NCHSAA state 2A championship in the…

Clary finishes sixth to lead other local participants

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Of the eight local wrestlers who did not advance to their weight class’s championship final, only one placed. West Lincoln’s Jake Clary placed sixth in the 2A’s 113-pound weight class at the NCHSAA individual state championships in Greensboro on Saturday. Clary reached the fifth-place match of the consolation…

NCHSAA BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS — East Lincoln boys draw 2-seed for state playoffs

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor East Lincoln’s boys basketball team may have lost the blind draw for a No. 1 state playoff seed, but its fans won’t have to travel outside of Denver to see the Mustangs in action for the first three rounds. The NCHSAA on Saturday released its brackets…

STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS — Quest for two

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WL’s George ready to win another state championship RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — Charles Mack George is already the most decorated athlete to walk the halls at West Lincoln, and he isn’t finished. The senior begins his quest towards a repeat state championship this afternoon when the NCHSAA individual 2A…

HIGH SCHOOLS — Hoops tourneys canceled due to weather, closings

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NCHSAA delays start of wrestling championships a day RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor No school means no athletics, including conference basketball tournaments. The Southern Piedmont 1A, Southern District 7 Athletic 2A and the North Piedmont 3A/4A conferences announced on Wednesday they were canceling their basketball tournaments. The decisions were made based…

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL — Basketball tournaments a mess

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NP3A/4A canceled, SP1A first rounds scrapped; status of SD-7 tourneys uncertain Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of the story regarding local high school basketball tournaments that appeared on Page 4 of the Wednesday, Feb. 18, edition of the Lincoln Times-News. RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor There will be no…

WRESTLING — Start of wrestling championships delayed to Friday

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS The 10 state finalists from Lincoln County know who they’ll wrestle to open the NCHSAA state championships. The NCHSAA released its brackets on Monday, allowing wrestlers and schools to view who they’ll open against when the championships begin on Friday at the Greensboro Coliseum. The NCHSAA announced on…