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Softball tourneys Hooters of Gastonia/Mizuno Sports/Iron Energy and the S.S.O. will hold two softball tournaments this Saturday, Oct. 1. There will be an unlimited-homer softball tournment at Biggerstaff Park in Dallas. The other softball tournament is for D and E teams and will be held at Ferguson Park in Gastonia.…

Sports Roundup

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Lady Wolves hand Rebels first loss The Lincolnton Lady Wolves handed West Lincoln their first defeat of the season on Monday. Shelley Stevens, Angela Graham, Anna Kiser and Lauren Fortkort earned singles wins for the Wolves. For West Lincoln, Abby Cole and Hannah Ross turned in singles wins. In doubles,…

Back-to-back wins have East rolling

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The East Lincoln Mustangs are riding high after a 42-28 defeat of county rival North Lincoln. But while the emotional win was great, come Monday, it was back to the drawing board, as they face their toughest opponent in the Southern Piedmont — the Lincolnton Wolves. Offense Pitted against such…

Two in a row?

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Senior running back Gene Arp had big goals entering his final season in red and gray. So far he’s well on his way to reaching them. More importantly, the Rebels broke a 12-game losing streak with last Friday’s 45-20 victory over Cherryville. This week, head coach Randall Gusler is looking…

Knights look to rebound

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The North Lincoln Knights suffered a heart-breaking and emotionally draining loss against East Lincoln last Friday. They’re ready to put it behind them and what better time to do it than homecoming? Offense Junior quarterback Trent Hopkins was responsible for 307 yards against the Mustangs. After seeing what he could…

Wolves ready for the Mustangs

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The Lincolnton Wolves are awaiting Friday night’s showdown with East Lincoln and the game figures to draw a packed house at Lincolnton Memorial Field. Lincolnton was flagged 15 times for 123 yards against the Vikings last week and turned the ball over four times. The scary part? They still won…

Sports Briefs

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Fall Softball League Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will hold an organizational meeting for a Fall men’s open softball league today at the Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. For more information or to register a team contact the recreation office…

Can you say Defense?

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It must be a scary sight for Southern Piedmont members when they see that Lincolnton’s offense is not the only dominant unit for the Wolves. Senior linebacker Lance Friday picked off two passes and had a 75-yard fumble return touchdown in helping the Wolves shutout South Iredell 31-0 Friday night…

Arp helps Gusler record first win

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CHERRYVILLE–After a 38-0 home loss to South Caldwell on Sept. 16, the West Lincoln coaching staff made a decision. The focus was going to shift back to the fundamentals. In practice last week, the Rebels worked on the basics of blocking, tackling and execution of assignments. And what a difference…

Night to remember

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It was a night Ryan Sykes and Trent Hopkins soon won’t forget. Both players put their teams on their shoulders, refusing to take the loss and both scored four touchdowns. While Hopkins did take the loss, he did everything in his power to prevent that from happening and to beat…