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Knights to take on Lions

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Facing the No. 8 team in the state Shelby is never easy, but the North Lincoln Knights find themselves in an even more precarious situation this week. The No. 5 seed Golden Lions are fresh off the heels of a 23-21 loss at the hands of Cleveland County foe East…

Been a long time

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While everyone has taken notice of Lincolnton, the No. 2 team in the state, another county team has quietly put together quite a run. The East Lincoln Mustangs have won six of their last seven games, after beginning the season 0-4. It takes time for a team to learn a…

2005 Rebels, ‘team that made history’

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est Lincoln’s (3-7) reward for making the playoffs is not one many teams would welcome—the East Rutherford Cavaliers (10-0) a No. 1 seed in the west. But nonetheless, first-year head coach Randall Gusler and his team, are happy they were finally able to break the streak of 43 straight years…

Lincoln Co. teams all make playoffs

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Things couldn’t be better for the West Lincoln Rebels. After a 23-6 loss to North Lincoln left their playoff chances almost dead in the water. Randall Gusler did what any other coach would do—practice. His belief this year’s team would be the first in school history (since 1962) to make…

Mustangs finish as runner-ups in SP

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East Lincoln dominated South Iredell on both sides of the ball in a convincing 31-0 victory Friday. With the Mustangs clinging to a 12-0 advantage, the Vikings moved the ball inside East Lincoln’s 10 yard line, courtesy of a long run by fullback E.J. Nesbit. Senior Thomas ‘The Silent Assassin’…

Gibson becomes Lincoln County’s all-time leading passer with 4,857 yards

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With one flick of the wrist, Zack Gibson broke a record that has stood for the past 11 years and now stands alone on top of the career Lincoln County passing record books. With 9:10 remaining in the fourth quarter, Gibson connected with sophomore wideout Mardriekus Mayfield for a 20-yard…

Howling into the playoffs

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Lincolnton did it again. What looked to be their first competitive game since Sep. 30 against East Lincoln quickly turned into a route in the second quarter. After only leading 7-0, courtesy of a 48-yard connection between Zack ‘Mr. Consistent’ Gibson and C.J. Wilson, the Wolves reeled off 21 second…

Sports Briefs

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Wolves playoff tickets on sale Tickets to Lincolnton’s home playoff game versus Mount Heritage will be on sale Lincoln Athletics, Byrd’s Sundries, City Lunch and Lincolnton High School. No passes that are not North Carolina High School Athletic Association passes will be honored—county passes fall under that category. Adrian L.…

Mustangs outlast Golden Eagles, Wolves fall 5-0

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East Lincoln (7-13-1, 4-6) outlasted East Davidson in the first round of the 2A state soccer playoffs Wednesday night, winning in the extra session 2-1. Edward Shouse scored the Mustangs’ first goal on an assist from Andrew Payseur. East Davidson’s Kai Bode answered with a goal of his own to…

Knights take JV crown

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The North Lincoln Knights beat Lincolnton 14-8 Thursday night in a battle for the Southern Piedmont Conference championship. Josh Mull scored the Knights first touchdown in the second quarter, as he hit the left sideline for a 33-yard score. With a minute remaining in the half, sophomore corner Chad Arndt…