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Rebels top Draughn LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS VALDESE –– West Lincoln began its season opener with the Rebels chasing their opponent, but ended it with their opponent chasing them. Charles Mack George rushed for 188 yards and a touchdown, and Daniel Schesny added three scores as West Lincoln overcame a fumble returned…

Mustangs roll Warriors in season opener

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TRAVIS DURKEE LTN Correspondent DENVER –– Despite triple-digit penalty yards and three first-half turnovers, East Lincoln captured a 35-14 win over the East Gaston Warriors Friday night with a strong second-half performance. “We just didn’t have our focus but we can coach that,” East Lincoln head coach Mike Byus said…

LOCAL ROUNDUP — Bears’ Wilson makes first cut

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton native and Chicago Bears cornerback C.J. Wilson made the first round of cuts when the team trimmed 12 players on Sunday. Wilson, in his second season in the NFL, has only one tackle in three preseason games, but leads Chicago with two interceptions. He grabbed his second…

Sports Calendar — 8/25/14

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Upcoming games This list of event may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All volleyball doubleheaders begin with junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., and varsity to follow, unless otherwise noted. All other times listed are varsity start times: Today Boys soccer E. Lincoln at Lincoln…

Football Friday roundup: North Lincoln upsets Lincolnton

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS PUMPKIN CENTER –– Richard Jackson ran for 203 yards and two touchdowns, including a 79-yard score that put this one out of reach as North Lincoln upset Lincolnton 26-13 Friday night in the season opener for both teams. The Knights (1-0) forced the Wolves (0-1) into three turnovers…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL —Sports Editor Ryan Herman’s Week 1 picks

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North Lincoln has beaten Lincolnton only once in nine tries and the Wolves have won nine straight season openers, so somebody’s “10” in the current sequence will feel more like a zero after tonight’s game in Pumpkin Center. This game last season was, in my opinion, the most exciting game…

BOYS SOCCER — A star is born

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Perez’s hat trick lifts Wolves RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Lincolnton’s boys soccer team has been looking for someone to emerge as a star. Jeffrey Perez has shined bright so far. The senior had his second hat trick in as many matches Thursday, netting three goals in the Wolves’ 5-0 win…

FOOTBALL — County matchup highlights Week 1

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Injured Lincolnton visits North Lincoln RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Lincolnton is banged up. North Lincoln is pumped up. High school football is back. The county rivals square off in their season openers tonight at 7:30 for the second straight year, and do so with different plans to reach the same…

VOLLEYBALL — Knights pound their way past Rebels

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NL’s front line dominates WL in 3-0 sweep RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– Savannah Dishman had 11 kills, Lyndsi Pound added six kills and Emilee Webber had nine assists as North Lincoln’s front line came up big when needed most in it’s 3-0 sweep of West Lincoln in…

Sports Calendar — 8-22-14

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Upcoming games This list of event may not include changes or postponements not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. All volleyball doubleheaders begin with junior varsity at 4:30 p.m., and varsity to follow, unless otherwise noted. All other times listed are varsity start times: Today Varsity football E. Gaston at E.…