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Wolves win, ready for East

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LINCOLNTON – A year ago, East Lincoln and Lincolnton played two football games. The first determined the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference champion and the second determined the Western N.C. 2A champion. This Friday, the stakes will be just as high when they meet again at East Lincoln. If you ask…

Rebels late rally falls short

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VALE —West Lincoln led 8-0 at halftime but an 18-point third quarter rally by Cherryville and missed extra points cost the Rebels their first Southern Piedmont Conference victory as the Ironmen held on for an 18-14 win Friday. “I am proud of the effort that the kids put out [Friday],”…

Locals enjoy football contest

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LINCOLNTON — Thirty-two participants took place in the Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick competition Sept. 14 at Lincolnton High School. Children ages 8 to 15 from Lincolnton and the surrounding areas competed for a chance to go a Carolina Panthers game. Winners of their respective age group and division will…

Dazzling results for Denver

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SPC play kicks off tonight

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Southern Piedmont Conference play begins 7:30 p.m. tonight for Lincoln County football teams. Winners will move forward to a conference championship. The most anticipated, and perhaps most heated game of the night, will be played at “The Dungeon” at North Lincoln High School as the East Lincoln Mustangs (4-1) travel…

Rebels no longer unbeaten

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VALE — As if the pressure of being undefeated and facing a rival wasn’t enough for both the East Lincoln and West Lincoln lady tennis teams, they also had to battle the wind Wednesday. Despite the elements, an upperclassmen-led Mustangs team prevailed 5-3 to move to 7-2 overall and 5-0…

Wolves earn comeback win

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DENVER — Down two games to none, the Lady Wolves volleyball team pulled off an impressive comeback against East Lincoln Thursday as it defeated the Mustangs 3-2 (14-25, 19-25, 25-18, 25-14 and 15-9). “Anytime you beat a quality team it’s a big confidence booster. We’d been up and down all…

Gilligan sets new tone for Rebels volleyball

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VALE — It’s always difficult starting fresh as a new head coach in any sport, but so far West Lincoln head volleyball coach Kristin Gilligan has held her own. Gilligan has coached the varsity Lady Rebels to a 5-5 overall and 4-5 conference mark thus far this season. “My expectations…

SPC race is exciting for all

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The Southern Piedmont 1A/2A conference season gets underway Friday night, and I must tell you that I’m really looking forward to it. Non-conference games are good and exciting to a point, but there’s nothing like a Friday night when two county rivals hook up on the gridiron for not only…

Mustangs suffer important blow

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Big crowd. Check. Intense pressure. Check. Key win. Check. Defeating East Lincoln. Check … finally. “We’ve never beat East [Lincoln] before in a volleyball game and the girls are the ones that stepped up and did it, but I felt like they did it because they really…