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Living Legends recognized

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The scope of Bruce Bolick’s achievement in high school athletics did not hit him until he walked into the James W. Warren Citizens Center Saturday night. “I must I admit I am overwhelmed,” Bolick said after his induction into the Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame. “You look around and…

Mustangs look to pull upset

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East Lincoln’s head coach Mike Byus and the rest of his coaching staff have generated lots of excitement and buzz in just their first year. Last week, in the first round of the 2A State Playoffs, the Mustangs pulled off what’s believe to be their first ever home playoff victory…

Lions too much for Knights

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Shelby just had too much speed. North Lincoln kept it close, trailing only 14-7, at the end of the first quarter but a 28-point explosion by the Golden Lions propelled them to a 49-28 victory and into the second round. “They had a lot of speed. We played really good…

Cavs end Rebels’ season

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West Lincoln traveled to East Rutherford Friday night for an opening round game in the 2AA state playoffs. It marked the first time the Rebels had ever played in a postseason game. The Rebels were rewarded a playoff spot after a third place finish in conference play while the Cavaliers…

Sykes runs wild in Mustangs home playoff victory

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Ashe County knew entering the game to beat East Lincoln, they would need to stop Mustang seniors Thomas Huntley and Ryan Sykes. Despite doing everything they could to prevent both from turning in explosive plays, Huntley and Sykes made enough big plays to garner what’s believed to be East Lincoln’s…

Wilson’s five TDs lead Wolves

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On a night in which three of Lincolnton`s previous undefeated teams were honored, the Wolves of the present put on an offensive show outscoring the Cougars of Mountain Heritage 48-20 at Memorial Stadium. C.J. Wilson scored five touchdowns, two receiving and three rushing, to pace the Wolves offensive attack that…

Sports Briefs

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Wolves playoff tickets on sale Tickets to Lincolnton’s home playoff game versus Red Springs will be on sale for $6 apiece at 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…

7 named to all-SP team

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Seven players were named to the Southern Piedmont’s 1A/2A All-Conference volleyball team recently. For Southern Piedmont runner-up East Lincoln, Kassi Henry and Lauren were rewarded for their stellar play, being named all-conference. Hannah Parker and Charlotte Clark were selected from the Lincolnton Lady Wolves. West Lincoln’s Sara Elmore and April…

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. Knights playoff…

Wolves ready for first round

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Anyone clad in black and gold is happy the Lincolnton Wolves were rewarded with a No. 1 seed. And while Lincolnton coaches and players alike feel good about that, they also know just as quickly as they earned their impressive 10-0 record and No. 1 ranking in the state, they…