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Vipers sweep tourney

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Sports Briefs

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Advance tickets for NL/Lincolnton game Advance tickets are on sale for the North Lincoln/Lincolnton game, to be played at North Lincoln Friday, at Lincoln Athletics for $5. To avoid what figures to be a long wait in line, the community is encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance for the…

Avoiding the upset

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The Lincolnton Wolves (5-4, 4-0) look to remain unbeaten tonight as they head up the road to face Cherryville. While the Ironmen are 1-3 in the Southern Piedmont, it’s likely Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger and company haven’t forgotten about them stunning first place East Lincoln a season ago. So…

Down to last try

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After most local prognosticators picked his team to finish in the top half of the Southern Piedmont, West Lincoln head coach Mark Hoover knows he and his team are down to their final chance to get their first conference win. At 0-6 in league play, Hoover is very honest about…

Knights looking to set up showdown for title

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North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam knows the cards are stacked against he and his team as the Knights take the field versus West Lincoln tonight. The Rebels (0-5, 1-9) can play the role of spoiler. The weather figures to be bad and Beam and company know they can lose…

Mustangs tops in Southern Piedmont

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The clean sweep victory at the Southern Piedmont Cross Country meet last Tuesday at Highland Park was extra special for the East Lincoln Mustangs’ cross country team. The Mustangs dedicated the win to Perry Cochran, a well-known state trooper, who lives Lincoln County. Cochran, who each morning ran with the…

Lady Mustangs` season comes to an end in narrow loss

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After winning the Southern Piedmont Conference title and taking the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament crown, it’s been quite a ride for the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs’ volleyball team. But that ride was derailed in the second round of the 2A State Volleyball playoffs by North Surry Tuesday night 3-1 22-25;23-25;26-24…

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Basketball meeting The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department will hold an organizational meeting industrial and open men’s basketball leagues on Monday, Oct. 29 at the Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park. Team representatives for industrial and open teams will meet at 7:30 p.m. For more information,…

Wolves remain unbeaten

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The Lincolnton Wolves remain unbeaten in the Southern Piedmont after beating Bessemer City 41-28 Friday night, capping homecoming in perfect fashion. While the Wolves` offense gets much of the credit game after game, it was the Wolves` defense that made the difference with two games remaining in the regular season.…

Mustangs run wild in rout of Rebels

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The East Lincoln Mustangs scored just one touchdown in the first two games of Southern Piedmont play. But as cold as they were to begin the season, they`re just as hot as anyone as they head down the stretch. The Mustangs scored touchdowns on their first six possessions Friday night…