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Mustangs reflect on turnaround year

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Head coach Mike Byus had one simple message for his Mustangs following their 42-20 loss at hands of Forest Hills. ‘Next time you don’t feel like getting up under that squat bar, remember how this feels. The next time your teammate next to you is goofing off, remember this,” Byus…

Wolves focused on Warhorses

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Two running backs, both of them sophomores, with the last name Wilson will take the field at Lincolnton Memorial Stadium Friday night. But they’ll be on opposite sides and, while they share the same last name, that’s where comparisons end. Sophomore Deion Wilson (6’0” 180) is the featured back for…

Team Effort

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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…

He is the `real deal`

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Anyone who now sees sophomore running back C.J. Wilson run sees a completely different player from last year. The reason? Last season, Wilson experienced soreness in his hip that prevented him from running full speed. With a lot of hype and publicity entering high school, thanks to a stellar Lincolnton…

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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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…