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MOORESVILLE – With a wireless microphone sticking out of his back pocket, Denver’s John Wilcox walks between the third-base dugout and a Disney-themed inflatable bounce house, approaches a chainlink gate that refuses to stay closed and turns to the group of a dozen or more children following…

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The top high school girls soccer players from North and South Carolina will meet Saturday, June 30, in the annual Clash of the Carolinas, and East Lincoln High coach Jason Dragoon will be there to see it.

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CHAPEL HILL – The news was relayed recently from the N.C. High School Athletic Association, and it was surreal for Lincoln Charter athletic director Daniel Schmitz receiving it in Denver.

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CHAPEL HILL – A spring season full of conference championships propelled the Lincoln Charter Eagles to the N.C. High School Athletic Association Wells Fargo Conference Cup for the Southern Piedmont 1A.

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PUMPKIN CENTER – Nick Bazzle has been named the seventh head football coach in North Lincoln High School history, continuing a recent connection of Knights coaches to the Newton-Conover program.

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A month before leaving for Presbyterian College, Lincoln Charter guard Kody Shubert has his mind set on adding weight, honing skills and doing anything and everything necessary to be ready to suit up for the Blue Hose next season.

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PUMPKIN CENTER – It’s been said more than once around the ballpark at North Lincoln High recently: what a season.

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Bobby Lutz has spent his career coaching at the top level of college basketball, and along the way, he’s seen cancer intervene far too often.

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GREENSBORO – The high school track and field state championships were May 19-20 at N.C. A&T State University, and two local 4x800-meter relay teams came away with state titles.

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PUMPKIN CENTER – North Lincoln High football coach Steven Pack is returning to Newton-Conover High, where he previously served as associate head coach.

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North Lincoln High’s Matty Jorgensen had hit one home run in 75 at-bats this season when he stepped into the batter’s box against Smoky Mountain in the third inning of a fourth-round 2A state playoff game May 19.

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HUNTERSVILLE – It was a hot, sun-drenched afternoon at SouthLake Christian Saturday, May 19 when members of the Eagles lacrosse team quietly and secretly lifted the water cooler, crouched behind a few teammates screening their movements and headed in the direction of unsuspecting head coach …

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GREENSBORO – The N.C. High School Athletic Association track and field state championships are scheduled for May 19-20 at North Carolina A&T State University.

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State champions will be crowned in a number of sports Saturday, and teams from SouthLake Christian, Christ the King Catholic and Lincoln Charter are in the mix.

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There were 64 second-round state playoff softball games held May 11-12, but it’s possible the wildest and most dramatic game in the state was played at North Lincoln High Friday night. And not just because there were 29 runs scored and multiple lightning delays.

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PUMPKIN CENTER – Regionals are next on the prep track and field schedule, and North Lincoln High’s teams have high hopes after sweeping the conference championships for the first time.

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PUMPKIN CENTER – For the first time, the North Lincoln High baseball team has the West Region’s No. 1 seed in the baseball state playoffs, and though it wasn’t a total surprise for coach Jon Carpenter, it was somewhat unexpected.

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DENVER – Sierra Gilley has always loved math, the challenge of solving problems and seeing how numbers stack up and reflect daily life.

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PUMPKIN CENTER – With the scored tied, the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, North Lincoln High’s Tyler McPeak just wanted to make enough contact with the baseball to drive in the winning run against Bandys April 26.

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PUMPKIN CENTER – The North Lincoln High baseball team remains out front in the South Fork 2A Conference with a game to go.

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PUMPKIN CENTER – In a sport as fickle as baseball, where the ball can take some odd bounces metaphorically and otherwise, navigating an extended stretch without a blemish on the record is no small feat.

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If you listen to sports radio on your morning commute, the name Travis Hancock might not ring a bell, but chances are you know T-Bone quite well.

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DENVER – There’s been a transformation in Lincoln Charter senior Kat Dundas that is easy to see but difficult to measure, even by the amount of weight stacked on both sides of a bar she lifts.

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PUMPKIN CENTER – At North Lincoln High this spring, the Knights have the top-ranked discus athlete in the 2A state field.

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It was only March 7 and a chilly night, so Lincoln Charter baseball coach Scott Clark planned to limit junior pitcher Ryan Restino to 65 pitches in the Eagles’ game at Cherryville.

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DENVER – The East Lincoln High baseball team won 55 games and two conference titles the last three years, so this season has been a bit of a head-scratcher so far for head coach Chris Matile and his Mustangs.

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HUNTERSVILLE – Like a broken-in glove, there’s a comfort level with this year’s SouthLake Christian Academy baseball team.

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Strike calls, bang-bang plays at second base and the intricacies of the rulebook make life interesting for an umpire, the often-criticized-but-necessary arbitrator of baseball and softball games.

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PUMPKIN CENTER – The numbers are stacked against offensive success in baseball, where those considered good with a bat – .300 hitters – fail 70 percent of the time.

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DENVER – When Jason Dragoon arrived at East Lincoln High School as a math teacher and soccer coach in 2001, the Mustangs had the only high school boys and girls soccer teams in the county.

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DENVER – More than a decade ago, the East Lincoln High soccer program hosted a tournament in honor of Andy Kosmala, the younger brother of a then-Mustangs soccer player.

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DENVER – Lincoln Charter School’s basketball practices are intense, just the way head coach Bradley Gabriel wants them to be.

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DENVER – The 2A wrestling state championships are this weekend at the Greensboro Coliseum, and a number of local wrestlers will be competing after qualifying with top-four finishes at the 2A Midwest Regional at Mount Pleasant High last week.

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Mark Lackey returned to the North Lincoln High sideline this season in hopes of turning around a girls basketball program that won only six of 97 games the past four years.

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DENVER – Lincoln Charter swimmers enter the 1A/2A state championships Friday, Feb. 9 at Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, and the Eagles are coming off two top-four team finishes and five event…

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DENVER – With one more victory, the Lincoln Charter boys basketball team will secure its fourth straight 20-win season.

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DENVER – Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenjon Barner sported custom cleats created by a Denver resident for this month’s Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. And though fancy footwe…

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North Lincoln wrestlers Andrew Holden and Sy Hilton emerged as weight class champions at the South Fork 2A Conference Tournament Saturday, Jan. 27 at Maiden High.

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DENVER — Eight straight wins and 10 in 11 games have catapulted the East Lincoln boys basketball team into first place in the South Fork 2A with five games to play.

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LINCOLNTON – There is only one senior and one captain on the North Lincoln High wrestling team this year, and coach Matt Avery is thankful it is Sy Hilton filling both of those roles.

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DENVER – East Lincoln’s Caira McClain is a talented basketball player, and head coach Jason Otey certainly appreciates anytime opposing coaches compliment his senior forward.

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East Lincoln’s boys basketball team came up short in the finals of the East Lincoln Winter Jam Dec. 30, but the Mustangs bounced back in a big way Tuesday, Jan. 2.

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School is out, and the arrival of the winter break also means it’s time for holiday high school basketball tournaments. And local teams will be busy.

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DENVER – The South Fork 2A Conference opener did not go the way of the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs Dec. 12, but senior guard Destiny Johnson turned in a performance to remember.

Denver Weekly

LINCOLNTON – North Lincoln High track and field and cross country star Chandler McCaslin – who has won multiple Denver Weekly awards as the top runner in the area during her prep career – rece…

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DENVER – East Lincoln High catcher Evan Pawlowski signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Coker College, located in Hartsville, S.C., earlier this month.

Herald Weekly

A senior at SouthLake Christian Academy, Bailey Jones had a big game on both sides of the ball in the first round of the NCISAA football playoffs. In a 30-17 win over Rabun Gap-Nacoochee Nov. …