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Hopkins hoists Knights to victory

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How did junior quarterback Trent ‘Ace’ Hopkins follow up a four-touchdown performance? How about a seven-touchdown one. In Friday’s 47-28 victory over Bessemer City, Hopkins accounted for seven scores—reaching the end zone five times in the ground game and passing for two. “It’s crazy. I just felt good out there,”…

Destined for big things

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What victory stands out in running back C.J. Wilson’s mind in his short varsity career? Sure, there was the overtime win versus South Point and a thrilling down-to-the-wire victory over Maiden, but to Wilson one takes precedence over the rest. “This is my most memorable game. If I get my…

Sports Roundup

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Rebels claim Lincoln County crowns Both the women and men’s West Lincoln cross country team won the Lincoln County title Tuesday at Highland Park. On the men’s side, East and West tied for first with 49 points, but the Rebels took first due to a tie-breaker. North Lincoln finished third…

Sports Briefs

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Softball tourneys Hooters of Gastonia/Mizuno Sports/Iron Energy and the S.S.O. will hold two softball tournaments this Saturday, Oct. 1. There will be an unlimited-homer softball tournment at Biggerstaff Park in Dallas. The other softball tournament is for D and E teams and will be held at Ferguson Park in Gastonia.…

Sports Roundup

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Lady Wolves hand Rebels first loss The Lincolnton Lady Wolves handed West Lincoln their first defeat of the season on Monday. Shelley Stevens, Angela Graham, Anna Kiser and Lauren Fortkort earned singles wins for the Wolves. For West Lincoln, Abby Cole and Hannah Ross turned in singles wins. In doubles,…

Back-to-back wins have East rolling

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The East Lincoln Mustangs are riding high after a 42-28 defeat of county rival North Lincoln. But while the emotional win was great, come Monday, it was back to the drawing board, as they face their toughest opponent in the Southern Piedmont — the Lincolnton Wolves. Offense Pitted against such…

Two in a row?

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Senior running back Gene Arp had big goals entering his final season in red and gray. So far he’s well on his way to reaching them. More importantly, the Rebels broke a 12-game losing streak with last Friday’s 45-20 victory over Cherryville. This week, head coach Randall Gusler is looking…

Knights look to rebound

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The North Lincoln Knights suffered a heart-breaking and emotionally draining loss against East Lincoln last Friday. They’re ready to put it behind them and what better time to do it than homecoming? Offense Junior quarterback Trent Hopkins was responsible for 307 yards against the Mustangs. After seeing what he could…

Wolves ready for the Mustangs

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The Lincolnton Wolves are awaiting Friday night’s showdown with East Lincoln and the game figures to draw a packed house at Lincolnton Memorial Field. Lincolnton was flagged 15 times for 123 yards against the Vikings last week and turned the ball over four times. The scary part? They still won…

Sports Briefs

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Fall Softball League Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will hold an organizational meeting for a Fall men’s open softball league today at the Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. For more information or to register a team contact the recreation office…