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Running to the state meet It was a big day for Lincoln County cross country teams at the Midwest 2A Regional Meet at Salisbury Community Park Saturday. The East Lincoln Mustangs, led by senior Brad Popple, qualified for the 2A State meet. Popple broke the course record with a eye-popping…

Wolves crush Ironmen, cloninger not pleased with intensity

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Lincolnton coach Scott Cloninger complained Friday night that his team has not been challenged in recent weeks in Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference play. Chances are, the Wolves will get more of a fight this week when they travel to North Lincoln for the first meeting between the two schools, one…

Rebels dreams crushed

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The Rebels suffered one of their most heart-breaking losses in school history Friday night. After such an emotionally up-and-down season, with one of the best moments being starting out 3-0 in the Southern Piedmont Conference, the image of senior linebacker Jon Thomas embodies what West Lincoln is all about– hard-working,…

Knights end Rebels` season

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A chance to make the playoffs for the first time in school history, senior night and a county rival in your backyard. The script couldn’t have been any better for a West Lincoln fan. Unfortunately, the Rebels, along the loyal Rebel fans, can blame Friday’s 23-6 loss and not making…

Sports Briefs

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Wolves soccer The Lincolnton Wolves (12-1-3, 8-1-1) will host Ledford, from Rowan County, Wednesday. The game will start at 6 p.m. and will be played on Von Ray Harris Field. Admission for the game is $5. First-year head coach Andrew Grant led the Wolves to a second-place finish to league…

What a debut, Lady Eagles win title

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Until this year, Lincoln Charter School had never had a middle school volleyball team. They made quite a debut. The Lady Eagles beat Charlotte’s Carmel Christian 2-1; 25-19, 22-25, 15-5 in the SGAA ( ) Championship to finish their season 12-2. Head coach Christina Owens and assistant coach Mark Schild…

No Championship, but still champs

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Lady Falcons’ head coach Mike Freeman didn’t shave his mustache Thursday night, but he does have a mo-hawk. East Lincoln (10-1) fell to Chase 6-4 in the Tri-County Conference championship game at East. And although Freeman, 47, has had his mustache for five years, this was one time it he…

Roundup

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Knights make it to states North Lincoln Lady Knights’ tennis player Jordan Kinney will participate in the 2A Tennis Championships to be held at the Cary Tennis Center. The Lady Knights women’s golf team finished seventh out of 19 teams at the 2A Regional at Riverbend Country Club. Haley Sumner…

Mustangs bedeviled

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs fell in the first round of the 2A State Volleyball Playoffs to Newton-Conover 3-0; 25-20, 25-18, 25-21. The Lady Mustangs end their season with a 19-10 record and a Southern Piedmont Tournament Championship. Kassi Henry paced East Lincoln with seven kills, eight digs one roof…

Rebels ‘have something to prove’

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Despite being on the short end of two lopsided losses, the West Lincoln Rebels’ playoff chances are not dead. Only 51 2A football teams have won four or more games, the amount necessary to qualify for a berth. That means there are still 13 spots available. A win Friday night…