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Fall Softball League Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will hold an organizational meeting for a Fall men’s open softball league today at the Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. For more information or to register a team contact the recreation office…

Sports Roundup

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Lady Wolves hand Rebels first loss The Lincolnton Lady Wolves handed West Lincoln their first defeat of the season on Monday. Shelley Stevens, Angela Graham, Anna Kiser and Lauren Fortkort earned singles wins for the Wolves. For West Lincoln, Abby Cole and Hannah Ross turned in singles wins. In doubles,…

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…

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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…

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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…

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…