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Advance tickets
Advance tickets are on sale at Lincoln Athletics and Byrd’s Sundries for Lincolnton’s home contest versus undefeated North Gaston. Tickets are $5 apiece.

Katrina Fishing Shootouts start
Tonight the Fishin’ Friends group will open a series of Friday Night “Katrina Shootouts” at the Midway Marina on Lake Norman.
Each tournament will be a stand alone event. No points system. No Fishoff. Just the same payoff as a regular season event. $40 per boat to enter includes big fish pot.
Anglers must have a 2005 membership in the Fishin’ Friends group.
The membership for new members is a one time $5 fee. Weigh Master Anthony Williams, Bob Patrick, and the Balls Creek Bassmasters crew will be there to insure professionally run events.
There will not be the normal $5 per boat set aside for a fish off but, $5 per boat will be set aside to donate to hurricane disaster relief.
The Ballscreek Bassmasters Club will also donate its’ share of the entry fee. It will be donated in a way that matching funds are added to the amount.
For sponsor donations to the effort or further information call Bob at 828-459-1119 or on his cell phone 828-234-6643.

Sportstalk show
The PC Homes “Sportstalk” show on Saturday mornings with David Keever and Mike Powell is shifting its time slot. The show, broadcast on 1050 WLON and 1590 WCSL, will move from its original 8:30 time to 9:30AM.
The 90-minute weekly show will focus primarily on high school football in the upcoming weeks. “Sportstalk” is a live call-in show and welcomes phone calls from area coaches and fans. The studio line is 704-735-8071.
If things go as planned, the show could be broadcast live throughout the football season from various local restaurants.

Lincolnton sports passes on sale
Football season tickets, which cost $20, will include five varsity and five JV football games.
A sports pass that will cover the 2005-2006 school year is on sale for $60 at Lincolnton High School and Lincoln-Athletics.

WL Sports Boosters
The West Lincoln Sports Boosters will hold their first meeting of the school year on Monday, Sep. 12 at 7 p.m. in the media center of the high school.
All current members and prospective members are encouraged to attend. After this date, all meetings will be held the first Monday of every month at the same time.

Flag football
Lincolnton-Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is seeking teams interested in participating in a Fall Flag Football League.
Team registration has already started and there will be a meeting for team captains on Monday, September 12th at 6 p.m. at the Lentz Recreation Center.

Lincolnton Optimist sign-ups
Lincolnton Optimist will hold football and soccer sign-ups on Saturday from 9-11 a.m.
The location for these sign-ups is the Lincolnton Optimist ball field on Startown Road.

Rebels’ football
Fans are encouraged to park in the student parking lot next to Hwy. 27 for Rebels’ home games.
There will be no entrance on the other side of the school.
The cost of admittance is $5. This week’s game is at West Iredell.

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