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Newton-Conover wins rematch 37-10 over Mustangs

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NEWTON — Newton-Conover forced six turnovers and overpowered visiting East Lincoln, 37-10, in the season opener for both teams Friday. East Lincoln (0-1) outgained the Red Devils 363-305 but reached the end zone only once in a rematch of last year’s 2A state quarterfinal won by the Mustangs in overtime.…

Roundup

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Soccer Lincolnton 6, HH 1 Lincolnton defeated Hunter Huss Saturday for fifth place in their first appearance in the Gaston Gazette Cup. Goals were scored by Carmelo Trejo, Moises Pena, Juan Pena (2), Jorge Rosales, and Steven Arias. Wolves head coach Ian Meeks said Martin Pena has been playing very…

Sports Briefs

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LHS sports tickets Season tickets for all sports at Lincolnton High School are now on sale at two locations, The Drug Store and Kate McCalls. Football season tickets are $25 and all sports passes, which include every home game, are $75. For more information call (704) 735-3089. WLHS golf Any…

Wolves lose at home to Draughn

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The Lincolnton Lady Wolves were served their first loss of the new 2008-09 volleyball campaign, losing 3-1 (4-25, 16-25, 25-21, 22-25) against new Southern Piedmont Conference foe Draughn Thursday at home. “We just took them a little light,” Lincolnton volleyball head coach Butch Richardson said. “We didn’t come ready to…

Herbert, LEDA support dragway

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Fans of motor sports and drag strip racing will soon get to see local legend and nine-time NHRA Top Fuel winner Doug Herbert of Lincolnton race a little closer to home with the announcement of the zMAX Dragway opening Sept. 11-14 in Concord. “Anybody in Lincolnton that goes to the…

Lady Rebels hope to drive for future success

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WEST LINCOLN — Never before has there been a girls golf team at West Lincoln High School — until now. “Since I’ve been here this is our first time with having girls golf at West Lincoln,” West Lincoln head girls golf coach Gene Scronce said. “The big thing was these…

Knights win opener

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NORTH LINCOLN —School hasn’t started yet, but the North Lincoln High School Lady Knights volleyball team has already come a step closer to the Southern Piedmont Conference championship with a three-sets-to-one victory at home over South Iredell Tuesday. The Lady Knights (1-0, 1-0) took the first two sets both 25-16.…

Sports Briefs

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LHS sports tickets Season tickets for all sports at Lincolnton High School are now on sale at two locations, The Drug Store and Kate McCalls. Football season tickets are $25 and all sports passes, which include every home game, are $75. For more information call (704) 735-3089. WLHS golf Any…

Local teams wrap up scrimmages

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Intensity, improvement and possibly some ingenuity. These were all the things that both Maiden head coach Brian Brown and North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam brought to the table at Maiden High School Friday night as the Blue Devils and Knights squared off in an afternoon scrimmage. “We knew [Friday]…

Herbert endures loss but clinches playoff spot

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In the first round of eliminations on Sunday, Doug Herbert and the Snap-on team lost to Dave Grubnic at Maple Grove Raceway during the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals. Although disappointed with the loss, Herbert and the team were happy to know they had clinched their spot in the 10-driver field…