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Wolves set to host Owen in third round of 2A playoffs

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There is nothing like big plays to break open a tight game. The Lincolnton Wolves continued their big-play efficiency in the second round of the playoffs Friday night, exploding for 20 third-quarter points to pull away from Red Springs 41-13. After the visiting Red Devils scored early in the third…

Popple caps career as state runner-up

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Kings of the jungle

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Clock strikes 12 on the Mustangs

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Just call Forest Hills midnight. Riding a 28-point second quarter explosion, the Yellow Jackets ended East Lincoln’s Cinderella season with a 42-20 victory in the second round of the 2AA state playoffs. The Mustangs, winners of their last seven out of eight, played the athletic Yellow Jackets to a stalemate…

Rebels headed to the next level

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West Lincoln seniors Paul Finger and Johnathan Wise have been teammates since they were in the seventh grade, so it was fitting they announced where they would continue their baseball careers together at the same time. Finger and Wise were joined by their parents, Rebels head baseball coach Allan Chapman…

Baxter makes decision to be a Bobcat

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Nicole Baxter won’t have to worry about college recruiters when softball season rolls around—that decision has already been made. In life, there are times you just know. You don’t know why you know and don’t see it coming, but nonetheless you feel it. That’s how it was for Baxter the…

Lions make it a 3-peat

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For the third consecutive year, the Lincoln Christian Academy Lady Lions won the Carolina Christian Athletic Association regular season and tournament title. Under the direction of head coach Charlie Greene, the Lady Lions compiled a record of 19-0. Captains Haley Greene, Megan Caldwell and Amber Crump were integral parts of…

No easy rematch for Lincolnton

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The celebration lasted throughout the weekend, then it was back to work for the Lincolnton Wolves who refuse to get complacent entering their second round match-up versus Red Springs. A season ago, the Wolves ended the Red Devils’ season with a 28-6 away win. They’re expecting Red Springs’ best shot.…

Living Legends recognized

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The scope of Bruce Bolick’s achievement in high school athletics did not hit him until he walked into the James W. Warren Citizens Center Saturday night. “I must I admit I am overwhelmed,” Bolick said after his induction into the Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame. “You look around and…

Mustangs look to pull upset

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East Lincoln’s head coach Mike Byus and the rest of his coaching staff have generated lots of excitement and buzz in just their first year. Last week, in the first round of the 2A State Playoffs, the Mustangs pulled off what’s believe to be their first ever home playoff victory…