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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…

Sports Briefs

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Wolves playoff tickets on sale Tickets to Lincolnton’s home playoff game versus Mount Heritage will be on sale Lincoln Athletics, Byrd’s Sundries, City Lunch and Lincolnton High School. No passes that are not North Carolina High School Athletic Association passes will be honored—county passes fall under that category. Adrian L.…

Lincoln Co. teams all make playoffs

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Things couldn’t be better for the West Lincoln Rebels. After a 23-6 loss to North Lincoln left their playoff chances almost dead in the water. Randall Gusler did what any other coach would do—practice. His belief this year’s team would be the first in school history (since 1962) to make…

Mustangs finish as runner-ups in SP

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East Lincoln dominated South Iredell on both sides of the ball in a convincing 31-0 victory Friday. With the Mustangs clinging to a 12-0 advantage, the Vikings moved the ball inside East Lincoln’s 10 yard line, courtesy of a long run by fullback E.J. Nesbit. Senior Thomas ‘The Silent Assassin’…

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…

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…

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…