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Too much Hilltoppers

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CHERRYVILLE–There was a little extra buzz in the atmosphere as Cherryville took the field to play R-S Central Friday night in its 2005 home football opener. The heightened anticipation was the result of what happened last week at Bunker Hill. The Ironmen beat the Bears 22-9 for their first victory…

Knights record first shutout, Beam gets first career victory

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The North Lincoln Knights have never been known for their defense. In fact, the five games they’ve won in their two-year school history have come in the form of offensive shootouts. That all changed Friday night as they recorded their first-ever shutout, beating the Bunker Hill Bears 26-0. Running back…

North loses first match

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights dropped their first volleyball match to Kings Mountain Tuesday. The Knights fell 3-0; 25-11, 25-9 and 25-7 in varsity action. Despite the loss, North still had standouts: Chasity Morgan had eight kills, 14 blocks, two aces and one dig. Kathryn Thorne had eight kills, eight…

What a kick

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The Lincolnton Wolves’ soccer team started the season with a convincing 7-1 victory over Bandys Wednesday. Under the direction of first-year head coach Andy Grant, the Wolves dominated the shots on goal category, out shooting the Trojans 18-4. Sophomore Rodrigo Vargas paced the Wolves with four goals, while teammate Adrian…

In pursuit of the baseball dream

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(Photo left) Left-handed batter Will Fox is auditioning, at third base, for a spot on the Bulldogs’ baseball roster this summer. (Photo right) Dustin Weaver will attempt to make the Bulldogs’ roster as an outfielder after pitching for Lincolnton. Chris Dean / LTN Photo College freshmen Will Fox and Dustin…

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…

Rivalry lives on

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The East Lincoln Mustangs surprised many people last week, playing a strong East Gaston team down to the wire in the season opener. This week, it doesn’t get any easier as the Bandys Trojans roll into Denver Friday night in the Mustangs’ home opener. Offense It was a great beginning…

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…

Can Lincolnton beat South Point?

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The Lincolnton Wolves can’t rest on their laurels or rejoice in last week’s 56-13 victory over St. Stephens too long. The reason? The South Point Red Raiders are coming to town for Lincolnton’s home opener. You can bet the Wolves are going to have last year’s 41-7 loss in the…