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WL wins back-to-back tournament titles

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor VALE — Cassidy Wise has been lights out recently, and her latest gem gave West Lincoln back-to-back tournament titles. Wise tossed her fourth shutout in as many games, Carson Warlick went 3-for-4 and Katie Hively homered and drove in three runs to lift the Rebels to…

East Lincoln teammates sign baseball NLIs

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EL’s boys, girls track teams finished second at regionals

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  LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS East Lincoln’s boys and girls track and field teams finished second, and Lincolnton had two individuals win regional gold at the 2A West regional track and field meet held Saturday at Bunker Hill. Alexis Fonville won gold in the 100-meter hurdles, while Tyron Roberts finished first in…

Bears rally late, top Mustangs for SD-7 title

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  CHRIS HOBBS Hickory Daily Record NEWTON — In a run to a West 2A baseball championship last year, Bunker Hill’s Bears learned to lean on each other. They did it again Friday night, scoring three runs in the seventh inning in an intense Southern District 7 Athletic 2A tournament…

Eagles roll to title

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LCS drops Cherryville, wins tourney RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — With nothing at stake Lincoln Charter saw Thursday’s Southern Piedmont 1A Conference tournament championship game as a means to an end — its final tuneup before a run towards a state title. Emily Kenley took a perfect game into…

NCHSAA names Surratt its male athlete of the year

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Chazz Surratt has been named the best athlete on his team and in his conference. He can now add the state to that list. The N.C. High School Athletic Association named East Lincoln’s uber two-sport star its Male Athlete of the Year, the organization announced on…

Blythe earns spot on team at Brevard

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Tanner Blythe didn’t want his soccer career to end, so he made sure it didn’t. The Lincolnton senior overcame great odds last week when he committed to play at Brevard College, an NCAA Division II school and co-member of the South Atlantic Conference with Lenoir-Rhyne. Blythe,…

WL’s Johnson signs with Brunswick C.C.

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East Lincoln wins SD-7 girls soccer title

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS East Lincoln has claimed another conference championship. Its girls soccer team clinched the title on the final day of the regular season Thursday with a 3-2 overtime win over Lincolnton, and a little help from the outside. The Mustangs and West Caldwell entered the final day of league…

Pitching lifts Mustangs past Wolves

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    RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — Behind a pair of aces East Lincoln is moving on to the semifinals. Freshman Emily Stolzenbach and senior Ava Hicks combined for a one-hit shutout as the third-seeded Mustangs defeated No. 6 Lincolnton 8-0 in the opening round of the Southern District…