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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…

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…

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…

Wolves look to regroup

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How will the Lincolnton Wolves respond after losing their first game of the season last week? That’s the million-dollar question. But head coach Scott Cloninger has simple answer for fans and his team alike. “We have to forget about what happened last week. This is a new season and we…

Still in search of win No. 1

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The West Lincoln Rebels are the only Lincoln County team still in search of their first win of the season. With expectations as high as they were after last season’s four-win season, Rebels’ fans are growing a little restless, but before too many pitchforks show up at head coach Randall…

Farris keeps rolling

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Will he or won’t he play Friday?

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Nobody has to tell first-year North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam how big of a game Friday’s Southern Piedmont opener against East Lincoln is. He already knows. After back-to-back losses at the hands of the Mustangs, the Knights enter East Lincoln’s field with a chip on their shoulder—despite being 3-2…

Can Mustangs rattle Hopkins?

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The East Lincoln Mustangs (1-4) did not get too far ahead of themselves. As tempting as it was to look past Lake Norman to the Knights of North Lincoln, they did not. Instead, they minimized their penalties-plague (only seven), got a huge performance from Thomas Huntly and Matt Warren and…