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Tough opener for West

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The West Lincoln Rebels, despite losing their season opener, were impressive against North Gaston. With head coach Randall Gusler on the sideline for the first time, the Rebels amassed 334 yards of total offense and 33 points. This week, however, they’re looking for much more than moral victories and that…

Knights look to bounce back vs. Bears

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The North Lincoln Knights are hoping they’ll be able to rebound after a 42-6 debacle versus Maiden. For the second straight week, the Knights will be at home, this time against the Bunker Hill Bears. That’s the only thing they want in common with week one. Will senior standout Devin…

Warriors outlast Mustangs

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Mike Byus’ debut in green and orange might have been spoiled, but for the Mustangs’ faithful there is plenty to be excited about. East Lincoln played East Gaston down to the final snap Friday night, before losing 37-29, in a game where the consensus didn’t feel it would be close.…

Wolves crush Indians

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HICKORY– The Lincolnton Wolves wasted no time Friday night in dismantling the St. Stephens Indians 56-13 in the season opening game for both teams. On the opening kickoff, the Indians` Michael Thompson had the ball knocked loose. Lincolnton`s Curtis McGill recovered, giving the Wolves excellent field position at the St.…

Rebels run with Wildcats 42-33

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The West Lincoln Rebels traveled to North Gaston to open their 2005 football season. Meeting for the first time, both the Rebels and the Wildcats were able to put up huge offensive numbers in a high scoring game. The two teams combined for 75 points with North Gaston holding on…

Sports Briefs

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Sportstalk show The PC Homes “Sportstalk” show on Saturday mornings with David Keever and Mike Powell is shifting its time slot. The show, broadcast on 1050 WLON and 1590 WCSL, will move from its original 8:30 time to 9:30AM. The 90-minute weekly show will focus primarily on high school football…

McClain leads Blue Devils in romp

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Playing Maiden is like trying to avoid that unwanted kiss from an aunt. You know it’s coming… you just don’t know how to stop it, as the North Lincoln Knights found out in a 42-6 loss at the Dungeon Friday night. The Blue Devils received favorable field position via turnovers…

Tough start to senior yr.

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North Lincoln is expected to be without the services of senior Devin Borders tonight. The wideout injured his shoulder in the Knights’ scrimmage versus Newton-Conover. Initially, Borders thought he had torn his rotator cuff. Fortunately for the team and himself, it turned out to be a bruised nerve in his…

Graham No. 1

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Bond just enjoying the ride

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In July of 2003, Travis Bond’s grandfather, B.A. Engle, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease. He passed away within the month after suffering a massive heart attack. But before he did, he imparted a message. Although he was weakened, against the nurses’ orders, he told Travis ‘to keep racing fun.’ Two…