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Howling into the playoffs

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Lincolnton did it again. What looked to be their first competitive game since Sep. 30 against East Lincoln quickly turned into a route in the second quarter. After only leading 7-0, courtesy of a 48-yard connection between Zack ‘Mr. Consistent’ Gibson and C.J. Wilson, the Wolves reeled off 21 second…

Mustangs outlast Golden Eagles, Wolves fall 5-0

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East Lincoln (7-13-1, 4-6) outlasted East Davidson in the first round of the 2A state soccer playoffs Wednesday night, winning in the extra session 2-1. Edward Shouse scored the Mustangs’ first goal on an assist from Andrew Payseur. East Davidson’s Kai Bode answered with a goal of his own to…

Knights take JV crown

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The North Lincoln Knights beat Lincolnton 14-8 Thursday night in a battle for the Southern Piedmont Conference championship. Josh Mull scored the Knights first touchdown in the second quarter, as he hit the left sideline for a 33-yard score. With a minute remaining in the half, sophomore corner Chad Arndt…

Herbert hopes for solid end

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POMONA, Calif– There is just one race left this season. That means there is just one more Wally trophy to be claimed in the Top Fuel category. Doug Herbert wants nothing more than to walk away from historic Pomona Raceway with the final piece of racing hardware. Herbert and the…

Wolves hoping to complete perfect run through Southern Piedmont Conference with win

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The No. 2 team in 2A football in North Carolina, the Lincolnton Wolves (9-1, 5-0), will face North Lincoln for the first time in regular season action at ‘The Dungeon,’ looking to make it six straight wins entering the playoffs. Two seasons ago, Lincolnton faced the Knights as part of…

North looks to do the unthinkable, by beating Wolves in regular season conference finale

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It goes without saying, that it’s an unenviable task going up against the No. 2 team in the state, Lincolnton. But while North Lincoln knows it won’t be easy, they’re choosing to focus on how big of an opportunity they have — hosting a cross-county rival — with a chance…

Caught the big one!

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Sports Roundup

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Woodie out Taylor Woodie, who was the second-leading scorer last season with near 11 points per game, underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee Monday, forcing him to miss basketball season. Despite missing the Rebels’ final two football games and this coming basketball season, Woodie is…

Sports Roundup

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Running to the state meet It was a big day for Lincoln County cross country teams at the Midwest 2A Regional Meet at Salisbury Community Park Saturday. The East Lincoln Mustangs, led by senior Brad Popple, qualified for the 2A State meet. Popple broke the course record with a eye-popping…

Wolves crush Ironmen, cloninger not pleased with intensity

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Lincolnton coach Scott Cloninger complained Friday night that his team has not been challenged in recent weeks in Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference play. Chances are, the Wolves will get more of a fight this week when they travel to North Lincoln for the first meeting between the two schools, one…