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No easy road for Rebels

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The West Lincoln Rebels have shown improvement from last season, although their 0-4 record may not back up that claim. Once again, the Rebels had their fair share of opportunities against undefeated West Iredell Friday, but untimely turnovers and penalties derailed any hope of winning. “We played a good, solid…

Knights crush Greenies

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Heading into week 5, perhaps nobody outside of the Knights affiliation thought they would be 3-1. But after a 56-21 thrashing Christ School in Asheville on Friday, that’s exactly where they find themselves. “We came in here with the attitude that we’re going to play hard, then let the score…

East falls to West Caldwell

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If East Lincoln needs someone to blame for its fourth consecutive loss to start the 2005 season ­ this one Friday night at West Caldwell ­ it needs to only look in a mirror. Despite scoring two touchdowns on special teams and 120 yards and touchdown from standout running back…

Rebels still in search of first win after 27-18 loss

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Talk about a fast start to a high school football game. 39 seconds and three plays were all it took for West Lincoln and West Iredell to score two touchdowns. But West Lincoln has been able to score on their first possession in all four of its games this season.…

Down to the wire… again

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Could it be the Lincolnton Wolves were looking ahead to their match-up with long-time rival Shelby? Or maybe after a double-overtime victory over South Point and a 31-28 win over Maiden simply had taken its toll? While both of those things probably played a factor in a slim 34-28 victory…

Sports Briefs

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Katrina Fishing Shootouts start Tonight the Fishin’ Friends group will open a series of Friday Night “Katrina Shootouts” at the Midway Marina on Lake Norman. 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…

Sports Roundup

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Rebels take meet The West Lincoln Rebels’ girls cross country team won a cross country meet earlier this week with a score of 45. West Lincoln, Lincolnton, East Gaston, North Gaston, Bessemer City, Hunter Huss, Highland Tech and Cherryville all participated. Beth Pittman’s fourth-place finish (23:44) led the way for…

Hard work pays off for Gibson

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Lincolnton quarterback Zack Gibson had big dreams entering his fourth year as the Wolves’ signal-caller. So far, those dreams are being realized. With back-to-back wins over South Point and Maiden and pin-point accuracy throwing the ball, Gibson’s senior season couldn’t have started much better. “It feels good. This is what…

Sports Briefs

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Advance tickets Advance tickets are on sale at Lincoln Athletics and Byrd’s Sundries for Lincolnton’s home contest versus undefeated North Gaston. Tickets are $5 apiece. Katrina Fishing Shootouts start Tonight the Fishin’ Friends group will open a series of Friday Night “Katrina Shootouts” at the Midway Marina on Lake Norman.…

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