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NFL — Bucs promote Wilson to 53-man roster

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS C.J. Wilson has the chance to play on Sundays once again. The Lincolnton native and 2013 N.C. State graduate was promoted from Tampa Bay’s practice squad to its 53-man roster on Wednesday according to multiple media reports, giving him his second chance with an NFL team. Wilson was…

This week’s HSFB picks

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor It’s a shame East Lincoln and Lincolnton were put into the same state playoff bracket, because both are good enough to win a state title. The Wolves have peaked at the perfect time, and the Mustangs, while not perfect, have seemed that way en route to…

UPCOMING GAMES — 11/14/14

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Today Basketball Lincoln Charter at Carolina Christian Varsity football NCHSAA 2AA first round: Smoky Mtn. at E. Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. NCHSAA 2AA first round: Newton-Con. at Lincolnton, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 No games scheduled Sunday, Nov. 16 No games scheduled Monday, Nov. 17 No games scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 18…

BOYS BASKETBALL — Cruise control

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Eagles win big again RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — Brad Gabriel had a feeling his team could be undefeated through its first three games, but the fashion in which Lincoln Charter has done it surprises even him. Amir Davis’ 17 points led four in doubles figures, and the Eagles…

Knights fall victim to league

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Five weeks ago North Lincoln had its sights set on a guaranteed state playoff berth and a possible winning season. Then the gauntlet of the North Piedmont 3A/4A Conference happened. The Knights, who were 5-2 after beating North Iredell on Oct. 10, lost their final four…

Rebels come up short of goals

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor With West Lincoln missing the playoffs, Tom Sain doesn’t know what to do. For the first time in his tenure, the Rebels will not play a 12th game as they failed to make the state playoffs for the first time since 2009. West Lincoln had made…

LOCAL NOTES — Advance tickets for LHS playoff game on sale now

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton High is pre-selling tickets for its first round NCHSAA state 2AA playoff game against Newton-Conover on Friday. Tickets are $7, and can be purchased in advance at The Drug Store in Lincolnton. East Lincoln hosts Smoky Mountain in a first round game on Friday. Tickets for all…

UPCOMING GAMES — 11/12/14

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Today No games scheduled Thursday, Nov. 13 No games scheduled Friday, Nov. 14 Basketball Lincoln Charter at Carolina Christian Varsity football NCHSAA 2AA first round: Smoky Mtn. at E. Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. NCHSAA 2AA first round: Newton-Con. at Lincolnton, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 No games scheduled Sunday, Nov. 16…

PERFECTION

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EL routs WL for flawless regular season RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER — East Lincoln made winning a conference title look easy for the third straight year. Chazz Surratt scattered 390 yards and six touchdowns across seven different receivers, and the Mustangs cruised to a 48-13 win over visiting West…

Mustangs, Wolves open postseason at home

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor As long as East Lincoln keeps winning it won’t leave the friendly confines of The Corral. And as long as Lincolnton keeps winning it’ll get another shot at the Mustangs. The NCHSAA on Saturday released its brackets for this year’s football state playoffs, and both East…