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Wolves in preparation

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Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger knows how big Friday night’s showdown versus county rival North Lincoln in Pumpkin Center is. Sure, the game will give the winner bragging rights as Southern Piedmont Conference champs, but in the larger scheme of things, it could mean the difference between opening the 2A…

Knights dominate Rebels

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An hour and a half delay and a heavy fog didn’t keep the North Lincoln Knights from having the chance to win their first conference championship. Despite the game not starting until 9 p.m. due to a miscommunication between West Lincoln High School and the officials, the Knights were undeterred…

Is a SPC conference title A ‘Brew’ing for Wolves

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Cherryville coach Keith Fox’s worst fears were realized Friday night on a wet field at Lincolnton Memorial Stadium. Fox knew his Ironmen would have to contain Lincolnton’s big-play potential to have any chance against the Wolves in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A match. But Cherryville had no answer for a Lincolnton…

Vipers sweep tourney

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Sports Briefs

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Advance tickets for NL/Lincolnton game Advance tickets are on sale for the North Lincoln/Lincolnton game, to be played at North Lincoln Friday, at Lincoln Athletics for $5. To avoid what figures to be a long wait in line, the community is encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance for the…

Avoiding the upset

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The Lincolnton Wolves (5-4, 4-0) look to remain unbeaten tonight as they head up the road to face Cherryville. While the Ironmen are 1-3 in the Southern Piedmont, it’s likely Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger and company haven’t forgotten about them stunning first place East Lincoln a season ago. So…

Down to last try

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After most local prognosticators picked his team to finish in the top half of the Southern Piedmont, West Lincoln head coach Mark Hoover knows he and his team are down to their final chance to get their first conference win. At 0-6 in league play, Hoover is very honest about…

Knights looking to set up showdown for title

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North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam knows the cards are stacked against he and his team as the Knights take the field versus West Lincoln tonight. The Rebels (0-5, 1-9) can play the role of spoiler. The weather figures to be bad and Beam and company know they can lose…

Lady Mustangs` season comes to an end in narrow loss

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After winning the Southern Piedmont Conference title and taking the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament crown, it’s been quite a ride for the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs’ volleyball team. But that ride was derailed in the second round of the 2A State Volleyball playoffs by North Surry Tuesday night 3-1 22-25;23-25;26-24…

Sports Briefs

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Basketball meeting The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department will hold an organizational meeting industrial and open men’s basketball leagues on Monday, Oct. 29 at the Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park. Team representatives for industrial and open teams will meet at 7:30 p.m. For more information,…