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Finding its own identity

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After back-to-back losses with the most recent being a 34-7 loss at the hands of North Lincoln, the East Lincoln Mustangs are reeling. While the players and coaches aren’t pushing the panic button just yet, head coach Mike Byus does believe the two losses have something in common—lack of intensity.…

East remains perfect

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs continue their perfect tennis season after blanking Cherryville, 9-0 Monday. In singles, Candace Hall, Madeline Jones, Janna Mills, Claire Rinaldo, Anne Rinaldo and Caitlin Kreshon all won. In doubles’ play, Hall/Mills, the Rinaldo sisters and Kreshon/Tiffany Short all came away victorious. After not losing in…

Arrghh, how bout those Pirates

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Knight-time falls

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Entering Friday night`s game, the North Lincoln Knights were 0-4 versus the East Lincoln Mustangs. Every newspaper in the area didn`t give the Knights a snowballs` chance to be in the game– much less win it. Even though it`s been called a rivalry, truth be known, it wasn`t much of…

Miracle on the 40

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While the Knights’ victory was certainly impressive… it wasn’t the most impressive victory seen Friday night. Mackenzie Lynch, wearing his No. 51 jersey, a North Lincoln hat, jeans, a pair of glasses and Timberland boots with his dad Boyce standing right behind him, drank in the moment. Who could blame…

Defense stingy, Wilson has 3 TDs

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The Lincolnton Wolves ended their four-game losing streak Friday night with a resounding 26-3 victory over South Iredell in Troutman. The Wolves’ convincing win in their Southern Piedmont 1A/2A opener made it apparent that a tough non-conference schedule paid off. Senior running back C.J. Wilson fumbled on the game’s first…

Johnson too much for West

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CHERRYVILLE—Has Cherryville discovered a new talent at the quarterback position? Not exactly. But the Ironmen came up with a pretty good substitute for senior Cameron Lovelace in Friday night’s Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference opener against West Lincoln. In front of an overflow crowd at Rudisill Stadium, conference passing leader Cameron…

Rebels open SPC play with momentum

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The West Lincoln Rebels recorded their first win of the season last week and they did it in a big way. After dropping three close decisions, the Rebels throttled North Wilkes 44-0—a win that gives head coach Mark Hoover and company plenty of confidence as they open Southern Piedmont Conference…

Rebels county cross country champs

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Fresh start for Wolves

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It’s no overstatement to say the Lincolnton Wolves may be the most talented 1-4 high school football team in the area and possibly the state. After facing the likes of South Point, Maiden, North Gaston and Shelby, the Wolves will pay a visit to South Iredell tonight for the Southern…