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East Lincoln routs Maiden to advance

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PHIL PERRY Staff Writer DENVER — Chris Cox threw 6 2/3 innings of shutout baseball while allowing just two runners to advance to second base in a five hit performance, while his teammates provided the run support as East Lincoln took a second round NCHSAA state 2A playoff victory from…

Rebels eliminate Hunter Huss in second round

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PHILLIP GARDNER Gaston Gazette VALE — After Alec Johnson sprained his ankle in practice Friday, West Lincoln had two choices for Saturday’s game: let the senior try to play through the injury or pick one crucial at-bat and let him pinch hit. The coaching staff chose the latter, and it…

LCS soccer upsets 4-seed in state playoffs

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s girls soccer team went on the road to upset fourth-seeded Highlands 3-1 in the second round of the NCHSAA state 1A playoffs on Saturday. The 13th-seeded Eagles earned a third-round match on Wednesday at No. 5 Elkin, which knocked off Swain County 4-0. Lincoln Charter (17-4-1)…

WL explodes for 18 runs in win

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — A ball that rolled between a pair of West Lincoln outfielders turning a single into a double got their coach’s attention. What he said next got the attention of his players. Carson Warlick went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs, Kylee Leonhardt homered, and…

East Lincoln girls look to add state title to résumé

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  RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Melvin Morrison has coached East Lincoln to a girls cross country state title, and its girls track and field team to three consecutive conference championships. The Mustangs will try to pull off the trifecta on Saturday. East Lincoln, which finished second at last week’s 2A…

EL, WL, LCS advance in state baseball playoffs

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln was three outs away from seeing its season end, but the Rebels refused to go down without a fight. The 17th-seeded Rebels fought back to win, and with a little help, get to host a second round game. Alec Johnson went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, a…

Post 455 scheduled to open Sunday

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor After 26 years the excitement of starting another American Legion baseball season is still there for Lincoln County Cardinals manager Bruce Bolick. And so is the uncertainty. Post 455 is scheduled to open the season Sunday in Granite Falls with a doubleheader against Caldwell County Post…

Area teams begin spring playoff runs

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The NCHSAA on Monday released the pairings for its baseball, girls soccer and softball state playoffs, and six of the 10 teams who earned berths earned a first round home game. Baseball teams from East Lincoln, Lincoln Charter and West Lincoln, soccer teams from East Lincoln,…

Eagles finish second at 1A state tourney

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter followed its first regional boys golf title with a state runner-up. The Eagles finished the two-day, 36-hole NCHSAA state 1A championship match at the Foxfire Golf and Country Club on Tuesday alone in second and 44 shots behind Kernersville Bishop McGuinness, who won the state championship…

Top Dawg wrestlers win titles at state tournament

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  LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS West Lincoln Top Dawg wrestlers Nathan Hull and Xander Pendergrass won state titles earlier this month at the annual state freestyle and greco-roman championships in Winston-Salem. Hull won first in freestyle and second in greco-roman in the 126-pound weight class. Pendergrass won first in greco-roman and third…