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Wolves ready for first round

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Anyone clad in black and gold is happy the Lincolnton Wolves were rewarded with a No. 1 seed. And while Lincolnton coaches and players alike feel good about that, they also know just as quickly as they earned their impressive 10-0 record and No. 1 ranking in the state, they…

Sports Briefs

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Wolves playoff tickets on sale Tickets to Lincolnton’s home playoff game versus Mount Heritage will be on sale Lincoln Athletics, Byrd’s Sundries, City Lunch and Lincolnton High School. No passes that are not North Carolina High School Athletic Association passes will be honored—county passes fall under that category. Knights playoff…

Honoring those whose deaths gave life to others

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As the holidays draw near with family and friends gathering together to give thanks and remember, members of the community and Lincoln Medical Center staff assembled to honor people who gave their lives to help those in need. In conjunction with Lifeshare of the Carolinas, LMC hosted its fifth annual…

Popple finishes 2nd, pair to sign Friday

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East Lincoln’s Brad Popple capped his impressive senior cross country campaign as state runner-up at Tanglewood Park in the cross country championships Saturday. Popple, who was Southern Piedmont conference champion, ran a 16:22 to finish second and help the Mustangs to an 11th-place finish. Lincolnton’s freshman Morgan Turner turned in…

Wolves No. 1 in final poll

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The final AP high school football poll of the regular season was released Tuesday and the Lincolnton Wolves are ranked number one. The Wolves received fifteen of the possible twenty first place votes, with number two ranked South Columbus receiving four, and number four ranked Northeastern the other. With Brevard…

Knights to take on Lions

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Facing the No. 8 team in the state Shelby is never easy, but the North Lincoln Knights find themselves in an even more precarious situation this week. The No. 5 seed Golden Lions are fresh off the heels of a 23-21 loss at the hands of Cleveland County foe East…

Lincoln Co. teams all make playoffs

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Things couldn’t be better for the West Lincoln Rebels. After a 23-6 loss to North Lincoln left their playoff chances almost dead in the water. Randall Gusler did what any other coach would do—practice. His belief this year’s team would be the first in school history (since 1962) to make…

Mustangs finish as runner-ups in SP

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East Lincoln dominated South Iredell on both sides of the ball in a convincing 31-0 victory Friday. With the Mustangs clinging to a 12-0 advantage, the Vikings moved the ball inside East Lincoln’s 10 yard line, courtesy of a long run by fullback E.J. Nesbit. Senior Thomas ‘The Silent Assassin’…

Gibson becomes Lincoln County’s all-time leading passer with 4,857 yards

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With one flick of the wrist, Zack Gibson broke a record that has stood for the past 11 years and now stands alone on top of the career Lincoln County passing record books. With 9:10 remaining in the fourth quarter, Gibson connected with sophomore wideout Mardriekus Mayfield for a 20-yard…

Howling into the playoffs

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Lincolnton did it again. What looked to be their first competitive game since Sep. 30 against East Lincoln quickly turned into a route in the second quarter. After only leading 7-0, courtesy of a 48-yard connection between Zack ‘Mr. Consistent’ Gibson and C.J. Wilson, the Wolves reeled off 21 second…