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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…

Weather delays start of league tournaments a day

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Some locals teams — boys teams from East Lincoln, Lincoln Charter and Lincolnton, and Lincoln Charter’s girls — are guaranteed a state playoff spot. For the teams not listed, this week is the time to take care of business. Conference tournaments were scheduled to kick off…

Eagles fall short

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Community School of Davidson tops Lincoln Charter for SP1A girls title LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Community School of Davidson made sure Lincoln Charter didn’t repeat as the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference champion. Karli Fekete scored a game-high 17 points, and the Spartans used a big run to close the first half en…

PREP NOTEBOOK — LCS swim teams win trio of gold medals

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West Lincoln to send six to state wrestling finals LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter brought home three state titles, and had eight top-three finishes overall in the NCHSAA state 1A/2A swimming championships, held at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary on Friday. Taylor Powell won gold in the boys 200-yard individual…

SWIMMING — NL’s Weed wins state title

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Senior wins 50-yard freestyle event LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS North Lincoln’s McKenzie Weed is a state champion. The senior won a NCHSAA state 3A title in the girls 50-yard freestyle event at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary on Thursday, according to results released by the NCHSAA. Weed, last weekend’s 3A West…

PREP NOTEBOOK — Rebels ready for wrestling regionals

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LCS girls host Spartans tonight in winner-take-all SP1A championship game RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor West Lincoln’s wrestling team didn’t spend a lot of time celebrating its state 2A dual-team title, because there are still individual titles to be had. The school will host the 2A West individual regional tournament today…

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL — Mustangs hold on

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Johnson’s layup with 10 seconds left helps EL girls defeat West Lincoln RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — Destiny Johnson was the reason East Lincoln’s girls took over. She was also the reason they held on. East Lincoln’s speedy freshman scored a game-high 20 points, but none were more important than…

UPCOMING GAMES — 2/13/15

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Today Basketball Comm. Davidson at Lincoln Charter Lincolnton at Maiden Swimming NCHSAA state 1A/2A championships at Triangle Aquatic Center, Cary Wrestling NCHSAA 2A West individual regionals at W. Lincoln, 5:30 p.m. NCHSAA 3A West individual regionals at Monroe Piedmont, 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 Indoor track NCHSAA 3A state championships,…