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Will Wolves go to state?

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Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger is short and to the point when asked if he ever could have pictured a scenario where his team would be hosting Lincoln County rival East Lincoln in the 2A Western Final. “I would`ve bet the farm against it.” While no one, including Cloninger could’ve…

Or will the Mustangs go to Raleigh?

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What if someone would’ve told East Lincoln head coach Mike Byus his team would face Lincoln County rival in the Western Final at the beginning of the season? “I would say, does it have to be Lincolnton? We get to see them enough,” he said. “But at the same time,…

Jones sparks East win

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East Lincoln beat North Gaston in a low-scoring contest Tuesday night 37-29. Breon Jones paced the Mustangs with 15 points, four assists, five rebounds and three steals. Wes Glover was 6-for-6 down the stretch to allow the Mustangs to hold on for the victory. Glover had eight points, while Alex…

Golden performances

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Historic matchup

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I`ll tell you truth. When the Lincolnton Wolves dominated the East Lincoln Mustangs on Sept. 28, 24-6, I thought my old high school would have bragging rights for a full year until they went to Denver next season. Well, I was wrong. That night was a special one for me…

Gilleland lifts Wolves into Western Final 29-26

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WILKESBORO – John Gilleland`s seventeen yard field goal with 43 seconds left on the clock Friday night gave the Lincolnton Wolves a 29-26 third round playoff victory over number one seeded Wilkes Central. Sophomore Tevin Avery`s forced fumble and recovery on the ensuing kickoff allowed the Wolves to run out…

A Heartbreaker

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Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. Every 2AA football team in the state will end this season with a loss except the state champions. While the North Lincoln Knights won’t be wearing rings this season; that still doesn’t take away from their stellar season—a season that saw…

Sports Briefs

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Wolves/Mustangs’ advance tickets Advance tickets will be on sale for Friday night’s Western Regional Championship game between the Mustangs and the Wolves at Lincoln Athletics through Friday at noon. East Lincoln has also been allotted a roll of tickets to be on sale at the high school this week. Tickets…

Forney does it again

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NEWTON- The East Lincoln Mustangs could’ve started their season with a loss to Newton-Conover and ended their season with a loss at the hands of the Red Devils. They were bound and determined not to let that happen Friday night in the third round of the 2A State Playoffs. After…

Continuing to make history

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In the game’s closing minutes of the North Lincoln Knights’ second-round win over Salisbury, one of their worst nightmares came true. Senior safety Eddie Guzman went down with a knee injury that will sideline him for the rest of the season. With Guzman being the heart and soul of the…