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Seniors left to ponder what could`ve been as careers end

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For the 18 seniors that played the final game of their prep career Saturday, they have plenty to be proud of. Lincolnton bested the mark set by the 1993 and 1994 editions that both went 13-2 on their way to a state title and runner-up finish. This year’s team compiled…

Rebels down Devils

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West Lincoln (2-2) held on to beat Maiden 55-47 Thursday night at home. The Rebels were up by 18 points with three and a half minutes to play. After both teams put in reserves, Maiden’s Logan Rogas hit two three pointers, while Justin Wilson and Jeremy England both hit one…

Wolves duo strikes fear in foes

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Batman and Robin, Andy and Barney, Mario and Luigi, Gibson and Wilson? Like any great duo, senior quarterback Zack Gibson and sophomore C.J. Wilson have shown throughout the season they have what it takes. Overcoming adversity? Check. Working together for the common good? Check. Complementing each other? Check. Gibson, the…

Sports Briefs

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Advance tickets for championship Tickets to Lincolnton’s home playoff game versus Clinton will be on sale for $9 apiece at Lincoln Athletics, Byrd’s Sundries, City Lunch and Lincolnton High School. Kickoff is slated for noon. If one waits to purchase their ticket at the gate at Kennan Stadium, the cost…

Wolves playing for a state title

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Lincolnton used a large drop (a 76-yard touchdown reception) of C.J. Wilson’s ocean of breathtaking plays to come away with a 29-26 victory over Brevard. Up next, a shot at the 2A Championship against the Clinton Darkhorses (11-3) coached by first-year head coach Steve Mallard. When the Wolves take the…

Sports Briefs

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Advance tickets for championship Tickets to Lincolnton’s home playoff game versus Clinton will be on sale for $9 apiece at Lincoln Athletics, Byrd’s Sundries, City Lunch and Lincolnton High School. If one waits to purchase their ticket at the gate at Kennan Stadium, the cost will be $10. Tickets will…

Law comes in second

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Carpenter takes first

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Avery named best wrestler

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The West Lincoln wrestling team was in action Saturday at St. Stephens High School in the annual Indian Classic. Senior Matt Avery wrestled his way through the championship defeating Chapel Hill’s Sam Nackman in the 140-pound weight class. At the conclusion of the tournament, Avery was awarded Most Outstanding Wrestler,…

Darkhorses ‘looking forward to Saturday’

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The Clinton Darkhorses (11-3) find themselves in the unenviable position of slowing down Lincolnton’s prolific offense led by senior Zack Gibson and sophomores C.J. Wilson and Demery Brewer. Lincolnton entered last week’s game against Brevard having won nine straight games by an average of 33 points. The Blue Devils, who…