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Can Knights make school history?

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When the No. 6 seed North Lincoln Knights take the field against No. 11 Bandys tonight in the 2AA State Football Playoffs, they have a chance to do something they’ve never done before in school history—pick up a playoff win. That’s an opportunity head coach Matt Beam relishes. “It would…

Best of the best

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The Southern Piedmont All-Conference Volleyball Team was announced this week. East Lincoln, which won the regular-season and conference tourney titles, headed up the team with three selections as Lauren Sharpe, Kelcey Alley and Lindsy Wright were selected. Lincolnton, North Lincoln and West Lincoln each had two members make the squad.…

Wolves continue march

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Lincolnton continues to advance in the 2A Soccer Playoffs in large part to star senior forward William Avila. Avila had a hat trick in the Wolves’ 4-2 second-round win over Ledford. Marco Hernandez scored an early goal in the first 10 minutes of the match. Angelo Quesada and Manuel Ibarra…

Stroup standout on the court

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No. 6 finish for Herbert

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POMONA, Calif. – Doug Herbert, driver of the Snap-onFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster, wrapped up the 2007 NHRA POWERade season this weekend at the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals by finishing sixth in points, tying for the best points finish of his career. After qualifying in the No. 14…

Sports Briefs

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Advance tickets for NL/Lincolnton game Advance tickets are on sale for the Lincolnton/Mitchell 2A State Playoff football game are on sale at Lincoln Athletics for $6. Lynch benefit basketball game The Lincoln Gators are hosting an exhibition basketball game on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Half…

Wolves look for first round win

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There is no place like home. That’s what Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger is hoping will be the case as his No. 5 seed Wolves (8-2) square off against the athletic Mitchell Mountaineers (6-5) in the first round of the 2A State Football Playoffs this Friday. “It`s always an advantage…

Mustangs prepare for tough road test

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Four hundred and fifty two. That’s the number of points the No. 7 seed Monroe Redhawks have scored in 11 games this season—an average of 41 points per game. East Lincoln head coach Mike Byus said it’s no secret how they’ve lit up scoreboards all year. “They`re fast. They have…

Turner and Mustangs have solid day

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs cross country team hoped to win the state title. Instead, they had to settle for eighth in the state at the 2A Cross Country Championships in Tanglewood Saturday. East Lincoln had a team score of 219, while Cardinal Gibbons literally ran away with the meet…

Fortenberry inducted into Hall of Fame

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Jimmy Fortenberry was among four new inductees into the Wingate University Sports Hall of Fame recently. Fortenberry, who is a Denver resident and who graduated in 1986, had a batting average of .346 with 24 homeruns and 111 RBI for Wingate. In 1982, Fortenberry hit at a .426 clip with…