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Remembering George Smith, the Voice of the Wolves

George Smith, who for many years was the voice from the pressbox at Lincolnton High School games, passed Tuesday (March 26th). He was 83. [See obit under Obituaries.]

Remember NCSU's 1983 Championship

The NC State Wolfpack is in the NCAA Basketball Sweet 16; their chances of winning a national title are not considered good by most sportswriters, but some of us old-timers still remember the 'Cardiac Kids' of 1983 and the superb coaching job of Jim Valvano.

Lineberger Signs National Letter Of Intent

Austin Lineberger, a senior at Lincoln Charter School, signed his National Letter of Intent to play golf for Montreat College starting this fall.

Basketball Playoffs

The 2023-2024 basketball season for area high school teams has come to an end. The last team from our area to fall in the playoffs was the Lincoln Charter girls, who lost in the West Region championship game to undefeated East Burke, champions of the Catawba Valley Conference.

March Is National Athletic Training Month

Lincoln County Schools would like to salute the atrium athletic trainers for their essential role in providing quality healthcare for our student athletes every day.
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NCHSAA Basketball Playoffs

The East Lincoln girls lost for only the second time, but this loss ended their season. Lincoln Charter's girls advanced to the semi-finals of the 2A championship series. Here are the scores from Friday night (March 8th).

East Lincoln & Lincoln Charter Girls Win 3rd Round Playoff Games

The NCHSAA basketball playoffs continued with round three games Tuesday (March 5th).

Basketball Playoffs Round Two Scores

The East Lincoln and Lincoln Charter girls won their second round games on Friday; the LHS, Lincoln Charter & North Lincoln boys lost.

West Lincoln Girl Is Clemson Gymnastics Star

She’s a perfect 10! Well, close enough: a 9.925 was Sierra Church’s score for her balance beam work at a recent gymnastics meet––the highest beam score of the event.

Basketball Playoff Scores

The Lincolnton boys, North Lincoln boys, Lincoln Charter boys & girls, and East Lincoln girls all won their first round games in the NCHSAA basketball playoffs on Tuesday (Feb. 27th).
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Playoff Brackets

The NCHSAA state basketball playoffs begin Tuesday (Feb. 27th).

Basketball Scores

The East Lincoln girls and Hickory boys finished Western Foothills Conference tournament play with unbeaten conference records. Lincoln Charter's girls won the Catawba Shores Conference girls tournament championship. Here are the scores from this week's conference tournaments.

Wrestling

The NCHSAA State Championships in Wrestling were completed over the weekend.

Monday (Feb. 19th) Scores

The first round games of conference tournaments were played Monday (Feb. 19th).

Sports Hall of Fame

Five local sports heroes were inducted into the Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame at a banquet Saturday night (Feb. 17th) at the Citizens Center.
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