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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…

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…

Three-time champs

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Littlejohn takes first

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‘Going to the ship’

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All the blood, the sweat and the tears are well worth it when a team does what the Lincolnton Wolves have thus far. For seniors, many who have played high school football four years, the wait, while long and sometimes frustrating, has made advancing to the 2A State Championship game…

Wolves 2A Western Regional champs

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The scene was reminiscent of the last two times the Lincolnton Wolves advanced to the state championship game. Players jumped up and down, yelled, ‘We going to the ship,’ and hugged family and friends over the fence after a 29-26 victory over Brevard in the Western Regional Championship Friday night…