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Sportstalk show The PC Homes “Sportstalk” show on Saturday mornings with David Keever and Mike Powell is shifting its time slot. The show, broadcast on 1050 WLON and 1590 WCSL, will move from its original 8:30 time to 9:30AM. The 90-minute weekly show will focus primarily on high school football…

Knights offense raring to go vs. Ironmen

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North Lincoln is looking forward to getting back on the field Friday, coming off a frustrating loss to South Iredell in monsoon-like conditions and an open week. Against the Vikings, the Knights, who like to pass the football, weren’t able to air it out like they had hoped due to…

Mustangs back at full strength

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The East Lincoln Mustangs (4-5, 3-1) are riding high after a convincing 42-14 victory over Bessemer City. While that was enough to be happy about, the Mustangs’ star senior running back Ryan Sykes, who originally was expected to miss four games. Fortunately for the East Lincoln faithful, Sykes missed only…

Only as good as next game

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Where is there to go for Lincolnton after an impressive 60-6 victory? Perhaps, more pointedly, how do you prepare for a winless team in the Bessemer City Yellow Jackets? Anyone who knows Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger also knows his motto, ‘We’re going to take them one game at a…

Close to to their goal

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West Lincoln is anxious to prove to everyone last week’s 60-6 loss to conference leader Lincolnton was a fluke. After sulking about the defeat over the weekend, it was back to work on Monday, preparing for cross-county rival East Lincoln in a fight for second place in the Southern Piedmont.…

Mustangs gallop over the Yellow Jackets 42-14

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The stage is set. After East Lincoln’s 42-14 thrashing of Bessemer City Friday, the Mustangs will face cross-county rival West Lincoln Friday in a battle for second place. The Mustangs (4-5, 3-1) hung 28 points on the Yellow Jackets in the first quarter, which forced a coaching dilemma for Mustangs…

Clicking on all cylinders

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The much-anticipated Southern Piedmont showdown, a battle for first place, never materialized at Douglas C. Leonhardt Stadium Friday night. Lincolnton (7-1, 3-0) capitalized early on a short field and had its offense clicking on all cylinders, scoring on 9-of-11 possessions. The defense, led by senior defensive lineman Kenny Reed, wasn’t…

So much more than a walk

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It’s been said to truly understand someone you need to walk a mile in their shoes. How about walking 60? Mitzi Brooks, a 31-year old newlywed and Lincolnton resident, was 19 years old at Haywood Community College when she met Mary Lander. Lander was actually Brooks’ professor in English and…

Knight-time falls on conference tourney

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It was quite a two-day span for North Lincoln senior Caroline Farris at the Southern Piedmont 2A Conference Tennis Tournament. Farris, who was named 2A SP player of the year, beat her teammate Jordan Kinney in the singles tournament finals 6-1, 6-2. “It’s been a longtime coming. She’s been No.…

Sports Roundup

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Wolves beat Rebels Lincolnton beat West Lincoln 21-12 in JV action Thursday night. The Rebels got on the board first with an Eathan Peterson four-yard touchdown run. Lincolnton (4-3, 2-1) answered as quarterback Adam Thompson hit 6’4” sophomore wideout Dominique Pugh for a 20-yard scoring strike in the first quarter.…