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White takes finale

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STANLEY–Ronnie White (Charlotte) shot out of the starting blocks and ran away from the field to win the 20-lap Late Model Modified-Sportsman feature race Saturday night at East Lincoln Speedway. He clinched the track championship with the win. White`s Monte Carlo Chevrolet started on the pole and finished six car…

Sports Brief

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Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick Competition Saturday The NFL Pepsi, Punt, Pass and Kick competition will be held September 22 at 2 p.m. at Battleground Stadium at Lincolnton High School. The event will be open to boys and girls ages 8-15 with boys and girls competing separately. No football shoes,…

Mustangs looking to make it 5-0 vs. Knights

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The East Lincoln Mustangs (3-2) were riding high before running into a plethora of penalties and missed opportunities as part of a 36-14 loss to unbeaten Charlotte Christian. While the loss, particularly how his team played, was very disappointing to head coach Mike Byus and staff, they knew they couldn’t…

The sweet taste of victory

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Friday night at Douglas C. Leonhardt field the Rebels were finally able to put four quarters of solid football together and come away with a lopsided victory—their first of the season. As the rain fell on the field, the West Lincoln ground game came alive. It took only three plays…

Knights down Mustangs

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East Lincoln head coach Mike Byus was concerned about quarterback Luke Bard entering Friday night`s game versus undefeated Charlotte Christian. Turned out he had good reason. When protection broke down, Bard used his legs to keep plays alive. From there, his arm took over. The 6-foot-2 junior threw for four…

Lions roar past

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Big plays, along with a speedy, opportunistic defense, proved to be too much for the Wolves to overcome Friday night in a 35-13 loss to the Golden Lions at a rain soaked Blanton Stadium in Shelby. Junior wingback Larry Raper got the Lions offense started midway through the first quarter…

Cherryville wins, but quarterback is ejected

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Cherryville made a success of its trip to the N.C. Mountains Saturday night with a 20-14 win over Madison, but the road win came with a price with the Ironmen’s Southern Piedmont Conference opener looming. Senior quarterback Cameron Lovelace was ejected from the game in the third quarter for excessive…

Mustangs face tough test

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Adrian Forney and company are in the midst of a three-game win streak entering tonight’s non-conference showdown against Charlotte Christian. Sometimes there’s a stigma attached to private schools—in particular Christian schools. The school of thought that says they’re not good and don’t play good competition. But Charlotte Christian enters Denver…

Rebels no longer winless?

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Something has to give tonight at the West Lincoln versus North Wilkes game. Both teams enter the contest at 0-4 and both are desperate for a win. The Rebels fell to East Rutherford last week, 29-21 despite racking up 192 rushing yards. Offense When asked what his team’s offensive keys…

Can Knights make it four in a row?

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On the season, the North Lincoln Knights have lost just three fumbles in a remarkable display of taking care of the football. But with rain likely in tonight’s game versus Forbush (4-0), Knights’ head coach Matt Beam knows that impressive statistic can change in a heartbeat. “This is the first…