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Back-to-back wins have East rolling

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The East Lincoln Mustangs are riding high after a 42-28 defeat of county rival North Lincoln. But while the emotional win was great, come Monday, it was back to the drawing board, as they face their toughest opponent in the Southern Piedmont — the Lincolnton Wolves. Offense Pitted against such…

Two in a row?

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Senior running back Gene Arp had big goals entering his final season in red and gray. So far he’s well on his way to reaching them. More importantly, the Rebels broke a 12-game losing streak with last Friday’s 45-20 victory over Cherryville. This week, head coach Randall Gusler is looking…

Can you say Defense?

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It must be a scary sight for Southern Piedmont members when they see that Lincolnton’s offense is not the only dominant unit for the Wolves. Senior linebacker Lance Friday picked off two passes and had a 75-yard fumble return touchdown in helping the Wolves shutout South Iredell 31-0 Friday night…

Arp helps Gusler record first win

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CHERRYVILLE–After a 38-0 home loss to South Caldwell on Sept. 16, the West Lincoln coaching staff made a decision. The focus was going to shift back to the fundamentals. In practice last week, the Rebels worked on the basics of blocking, tackling and execution of assignments. And what a difference…

Night to remember

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It was a night Ryan Sykes and Trent Hopkins soon won’t forget. Both players put their teams on their shoulders, refusing to take the loss and both scored four touchdowns. While Hopkins did take the loss, he did everything in his power to prevent that from happening and to beat…

North Lincoln wins… Sykes

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Plenty of Lincoln County running backs will be icing their hip and taking two ibuprofen before a game if it will make them play like East Lincoln senior running back Ryan Sykes did Friday. Playing with a hip pointer, Sykes rushed for a career-high 240 yards and four touchdowns in…

Sports Briefs

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Katrina Fishing Shootouts The Fishin’ Friends group opened a series of Friday Night “Katrina Shootouts” at the Midway Marina on Lake Norman last Friday. Each tournament will be a stand alone event. No points system. No Fishoff. Just the same payoff as a regular season event. $40 per boat to…

Sports Roundup

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JV Wolves keep winning, Beatie takes first The Lincolnton Lady Wolves beat Bandys 9-0 Thursday. Shelley Stevens, Angela Graham, Betty Royster, Anna Kiser, Lauren Fortkort and Sheldon McCurry earned wins in singles. Stevens/Graham, Royster/Kiser and Wiseman/McCurry had wins in doubles. Wiseman/Poston won 6-2 in exhibition play. The Wolves improve their…

Lady Wolves beat Knights, Falcons down Panthers

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Lincolnton and North Lincoln split in volleyball Tuesday. In varsity, the Lady Wolves won 3-0;25-22, 25-15, 25-15. Jessie Cline paced Lincolnton with 17 points, while Kim Zuniga contributed 13 points. Kendal Bradley, Charlotte Clark and Hannah Parker had 12 apiece in the win. Chasity Morgan led the Knights with 11…

Sports Briefs

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Katrina Fishing Shootouts The Fishin’ Friends group opened a series of Friday Night “Katrina Shootouts” at the Midway Marina on Lake Norman last Friday. Each tournament will be a stand alone event. No points system. No Fishoff. Just the same payoff as a regular season event. $40 per boat to…