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Clicking on all cylinders

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The much-anticipated Southern Piedmont showdown, a battle for first place, never materialized at Douglas C. Leonhardt Stadium Friday night. Lincolnton (7-1, 3-0) capitalized early on a short field and had its offense clicking on all cylinders, scoring on 9-of-11 possessions. The defense, led by senior defensive lineman Kenny Reed, wasn’t…

So much more than a walk

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It’s been said to truly understand someone you need to walk a mile in their shoes. How about walking 60? Mitzi Brooks, a 31-year old newlywed and Lincolnton resident, was 19 years old at Haywood Community College when she met Mary Lander. Lander was actually Brooks’ professor in English and…

Knight-time falls on conference tourney

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It was quite a two-day span for North Lincoln senior Caroline Farris at the Southern Piedmont 2A Conference Tennis Tournament. Farris, who was named 2A SP player of the year, beat her teammate Jordan Kinney in the singles tournament finals 6-1, 6-2. “It’s been a longtime coming. She’s been No.…

Sports Roundup

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Wolves beat Rebels Lincolnton beat West Lincoln 21-12 in JV action Thursday night. The Rebels got on the board first with an Eathan Peterson four-yard touchdown run. Lincolnton (4-3, 2-1) answered as quarterback Adam Thompson hit 6’4” sophomore wideout Dominique Pugh for a 20-yard scoring strike in the first quarter.…

Sports Briefs

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Turner breaks school record for Wolves Freshman cross country runner Morgan Turner broke Lincolnton’s girls’ cross country record Tuesday. Turner ran a 19:38, coming in third out of 30 schools, at the United Way Invitational to set the new mark. North Lincoln senior Alyssa Lowe finished sixth with a time…

Battle for No. 1

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The Lincolnton Wolves (6-1, 2-0) have had two full weeks to prepare for one of their biggest rivals—the West Lincoln Rebels. And being around practice this week, you get the feeling they’re pretty antsy for Friday night. Offense Wolves head coach Scott Cloninger has not been nearly as pleased with…

What a sweet homecoming

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DENVER–East Lincoln had another one of those bad stretches Monday night against Cherryville. This time, however, the turnovers, the mental lapses and the penalties did not prove fatal. Not even close. In fact, the Mustangs feasted on the mistakes of others for a change as they rolled to a 51-19…

Sports Briefs

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Sportstalk show The PC Homes “Sportstalk” show on Saturday mornings with David Keever and Mike Powell is shifting its time slot. The show, broadcast on 1050 WLON and 1590 WCSL, will move from its original 8:30 time to 9:30AM. The 90-minute weekly show will focus primarily on high school football…

Reeled in the big one

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Knights head into open week frustrated

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North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam has no hard feeling towards South Iredell coach J.K. Atkins. In fact, despite a frustrating 14-0 loss (the Knights only had a season-low 94 yards), Beam believed he would’ve done the same thing had he been in position to postpone the game or not.…