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Knights make it to states
North Lincoln Lady Knights’ tennis player Jordan Kinney will participate in the 2A Tennis Championships to be held at the Cary Tennis Center.
The Lady Knights women’s golf team finished seventh out of 19 teams at the 2A Regional at Riverbend Country Club.
Haley Sumner and Megan Keller qualified to go to the 2A State Championship to be held October 31 and November 1 at the country club of Whispering Pines in Pine Hurst North Carolina.
Haley Sumner paced the Knights with a 96. This will mark the first time the Lady Knights have made

Lincolnton JV Football
Lincolnton beat Bessemer City 31-12 Thursday night in JV play.
The Wolves first touchdown, a five-yard rushing score by Jed Downs, was set up by Devron Anderson’s 60-yard kickoff return.
Downs struck again, this time from 10 yards out, making the score 12-0.
Just before the half, a Jimmy Angle fumble recovery set up Adam Thompson connecting with his favorite target wideout Dominique Pugh for a 25-yard touchdown, giving Lincolnton an 18-0.
Thompson hooked up with Pugh again for a 50-yard scoring strike in the third quarter. Phillip Gregory made the point-after.
The final score of the night came when Thompson hit Jordan Wright for 30-yard touchdown, for his third passing TD of the night.
Chris Melton, Hayden Smith, Brian Adams, Chris Gaddis and Matt Hoover gave Thompson plenty of time to throw the ball and did a solid job opening holes for Downs and company.
“The offensive line blocked very well tonight. They did a really good job,” head coach Fred Dalrymple said.
The Wolves improve to 6-3, 4-1 on the season.

Falcons Football
East Lincoln beat Shelby 24-16 Wednesday in the final game of the season.
Head coach Eric Miller believes this is the first time in school history the Falcons have been able to defeat the program that feeds the Golden Lions.
“Our guys played a great game. I’m really proud of them,” Miller said.

Awards Banquet
The 2005 East Lincoln Speedway Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Downtown Dino’s in Gastonia.
The agenda for the evening includes a steak dinner, distribution of the points fund and 60 trophies, entertainment featuring Mike Brooks, who will present ‘Memories,’ an Elvis tribute and door prizes.
Those wishing to dance can do so to Iron Station, a six-piece band offering Top 40 and country hits.
The top 10 drivers in season points from the Late Model Modified-Sportsman, I.M.C.A. Modified, Stock Four, Rookie Four, Mini-Sprint and Road Hawg divisions will share in the post-season awards.
The event is open to the public, including race fans as well as competitors. Tickets are $20 each and may be obtained from East Lincoln Speedway.

by John Mark Brooks

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