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Local wrestlers finish second

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On November 22 several Lincoln County wrestlers ranging in age from 4-years-old to 10 traveled to Fayetteville, North Carolina to compete in the National Elementary Folkstyle Duals wrestling tournament. The Western NC Grapplers, which had a variety of wrestlers from across North Carolina, including Lincolnton, Spruce Pine, Lenoir, Cherokee and…

Wilson, defense cruise past Trojans

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DENVER — Junior East Lincoln quarterback Josh Wilson threw for 171 yards and rushed for 90 while the Mustangs defense made four interceptions as they defeated Bandys 37-20 in the third round of the 2AA West playoffs on Friday. “I just felt good about getting back into the quarterback position,”…

Sports Briefs

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Playoff tickets Tickets for Friday’s football game between East Lincoln and East Henderson will be on sale at the school for $7 presale and $8 a ticket at the gate. Please call the school for more information. Donkey basketball today North Lincoln High School will be having a Donkey basketball…

Mustangs, Bandys re-match tonight

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DENVER — Last time East Lincoln junior Josh Wilson saw Bandy’s he was the Mustangs starting quarterback. In fact, Wilson drove his team down 63 yards in four plays and his 9-yard touchdown run sealed East Lincoln’s first win of the season. Since then the Mustangs haven’t lost. Wilson will…

Wolves starting slow

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton wrestling team hasn’t gotten off to a hot start, but that doesn’t worry Lincolnton wrestling head coach Brent Gates who says the team is young and improving with each match. On Monday, the Wolves lost 43-36 to rival East Lincoln, then lost to Southlake and West…

Lincolnton girls hoops aiming high

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LINCOLNTON — After a dismal first-round playoff exit last season, the Lincolnton Lady Wolves basketball team and head coach Jimmy Carr are hoping to right the ship this year. “We always stress the fundamentals because we always feel like we can better,” Carr said. “If you want to be a…

Locals cheer to nation-als

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The North Lake Knights Peewee Cheerleaders took second place Nov. 2 in a competition at RS Central High School in Rutherfordton, qualifying them for a national cheerleading competition. The Knights will be competing Dec. 13 at the Amway Arena in Orlando, Fla. The cheerleaders have been working hard and are…

Pumpkin Center Panthers

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Sports Roundup

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Basketball Middle School The Lincoln Charter middle school boys’ basketball team won 50-32 over Southlake Christian Academy on Monday. Leading the way for the Eagles was David Scoggins with 16 points. Caleb Sadler added 11 points and Ryley Harbor had 10 in the win for Lincoln Charter. LC 38, Southlake…

Wolves win home opener 94-78

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves basketball team earned its first victory of the season Tuesday, knockin off North Gaston 94-78. Seniors Chris Melton and Wilbert Mitchem had a breakthrough second half for Lincolnton. The two upperclassmen combined for 29 points in the second half. Mitchem led the team with 20…