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Back in black

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With five straight games over the century mark, Adrian Forney was the running back most people were talking about in the county. When the night was over, that was no longer the case. Lincolnton senior running back C.J. Wilson racked up 227 all-purpose yards and had two touchdowns in leading…

Raymer leads Knights to 52-24 homecoming win

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During non-conference play, although he didn’t log many carries, there was just something about Kenny Raymer that captured your attention. Despite not being big, at just 5’7” 165 pounds, the junior ran hard, was elusive and was deceptively fast. One thing’s for sure, if Raymer was a secret weapon prior…

Vikings hold on to beat Rebels 28-25

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On Friday night at Douglas C. Leonhardt field the Rebels hosted South Iredell for their homecoming. With all the excitement in the air, the Rebels came out of the gates early as quarterback Cory Johnson hooked up with Kevin Martin for a 42-yard touchdown strike. With Justin Carpenter’s kick the…

Time to celebrate again?

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The North Lincoln Knights shocked the world… OK maybe not the world but certainly Lincoln County. With a 34-7 victory over county rival East Lincoln, the Knights (5-1, 1-0) served notice they are for real and a force to be reckoned with in the Southern Piedmont. Offense After a balanced…

Can Rebels beat Vikings for homecoming win?

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The West Lincoln Rebels (1-5, 0-1) were heavy favorites against Cherryville last week. But being favored doesn’t automatically give you the win as the Rebels found out in a 35-14 loss to the Ironmen. Tonight, Mark Hoover and company are looking for much better results against the South Iredell Vikings—a…

Tobey making her mark

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs’ golf team set a new team record with a score of 123 Wednesday against East Gaston, Highland Tech and North Lincoln at Green Meadows. Freshman Mattie Tobey tied her nine-hole total at 37 as the match’s medalist, while senior Megan Keller and sophomore Kasi Benskin…

Still unbeaten in SPC

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J.T. Spanos’ bunch remains unblemished in the Southern Piedmont after beating second-place Lincolnton, 3-0; 25-17, 25-12 and 26-24. Standouts in the win for the Lady Mustangs (11-3, 9-0) were: Lauren Sharpe, who had 12 kills, eight digs and two aces; Lindsy Wright, who had 10 kills, nine blocks and four…

Wolves ready for showdown versus county foe

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After suffering four straight losses, the Lincolnton Wolves (2-4, 1-0) got the winning taste back in the mouth with a 26-3 win over South Iredell in the Southern Piedmont Conference opener Friday. The win gives Scott Cloninger’s crew positive momentum as they head into Friday night’s county showdown with East…

Finding its own identity

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After back-to-back losses with the most recent being a 34-7 loss at the hands of North Lincoln, the East Lincoln Mustangs are reeling. While the players and coaches aren’t pushing the panic button just yet, head coach Mike Byus does believe the two losses have something in common—lack of intensity.…

East remains perfect

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs continue their perfect tennis season after blanking Cherryville, 9-0 Monday. In singles, Candace Hall, Madeline Jones, Janna Mills, Claire Rinaldo, Anne Rinaldo and Caitlin Kreshon all won. In doubles’ play, Hall/Mills, the Rinaldo sisters and Kreshon/Tiffany Short all came away victorious. After not losing in…