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Wolves` duo take top honors

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A Southern Piedmont title, a Western Regional Championship, an appearance in the 2A State Championship game. Short of winning the state championship, senior quarterback Zack Gibson and company did it all. Lincolnton’s head coach Scott Cloninger, who did a masterful job calling plays all season, led the Wolves to the…

Knights take first

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North Lincoln’s men’s swim team came in first against Kings Mountain and Highland Tech Tuesday. Both the A and B relay teams placed second and either third or fourth in all relay events. Phillip Boyle qualified for state competition in the 200-yard individual medley event. In the 50-yard freestyle, Matt…

End of an era

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Call it a miracle, call him Mt. Rojas

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Perhaps no one appreciated playing in the state championship like senior defensive tackle Roger Rojas. Rojas missed the first five games of the season after two back surgeries. Football was out of the question; he was just trying to do simpler things—such as walking. “For about a week, I couldn’t…

Volleyball standouts announced

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs led the Lincoln-Times All-Lincoln County team with three people receiving nods. Senior Kassi Henry (outside hitter), sophomore Lauren Sharpe (middle hitter) and junior Krista Abernathy (setter) helped lead the Lady Mustangs to a second-place finish behind South Iredell in the regular season. East Lincoln did…

Mustangs to face Wolves Friday

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East Lincoln beat North Gaston Tuesday night 53-48 behind Trishtan Johnson’s 17 points. Leading by three points with less than a minute remaining, the Mustangs converted six-of-eight from the charity stripe to seal the win. Jamelle Lowery contributed 15 points, while Alex Newsome chipped in with eight to help improve…

Truly two of a kind

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Seniors Zack Gibson and Lance Friday may have played their last high school down, but their legacy of heart and stellar play will never be forgotten. Gibson and Friday both left their heart on the field Saturday at Kenan Stadium. Friday paced the Wolves with 11 tackles, while Gibson connected…

Clinton derails Wolves` dreams

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It’s every quarterback’s dream to march their team down the field in the state championship. Senior Zack Gibson did just that on the 2A State Championship’s final drive Saturday at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. Unfortunately for the Lincolnton Wolves, the 8-yard strike to sophomore tight end Demery Brewer just…

Seniors left to ponder what could`ve been as careers end

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For the 18 seniors that played the final game of their prep career Saturday, they have plenty to be proud of. Lincolnton bested the mark set by the 1993 and 1994 editions that both went 13-2 on their way to a state title and runner-up finish. This year’s team compiled…

Rebels down Devils

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West Lincoln (2-2) held on to beat Maiden 55-47 Thursday night at home. The Rebels were up by 18 points with three and a half minutes to play. After both teams put in reserves, Maiden’s Logan Rogas hit two three pointers, while Justin Wilson and Jeremy England both hit one…