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Handing out the hardware

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STANLEY–A strong turnout of over 300 fans, officials, staff, owners, VIPs and competitors gathered at Downtown Dino’s in Gastonia Saturday evening as East Lincoln Speedway celebrated its 2007 season. Taking home trophies and a weekly purse points fund were the top ten drivers in points from the Late Model Modified-Sportsman,…

Knights win first playoff game; Seneca the hero

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On Friday night, the North Lincoln Knights did something they had not done before in school history– win a state playoff game. And in a game that’s likely to be remembered for years to come, the Knights edged Bandys in the first round of the 2AA Playoffs 38-34. The Knights…

Mustangs dominate Redhawks

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Going into Friday night’s first round 2A State Playoff game against Monroe, the East Lincoln Mustangs were pretty heavy underdogs. Somebody forgot to tell the Mustangs. In a game that pitted the No. 7 seed Redhawks against the No. 10 seed Mustangs, it was the green and orange who ran…

One of a kind

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Demery Brewer is an once in a decade or two kind of player. And for anyone who knows him, his character matches his rare talents on the football field. “He’s got as much class as any athlete I’ve ever coached. In the 28 years I’ve coached, there are a handful…

Can Knights make school history?

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When the No. 6 seed North Lincoln Knights take the field against No. 11 Bandys tonight in the 2AA State Football Playoffs, they have a chance to do something they’ve never done before in school history—pick up a playoff win. That’s an opportunity head coach Matt Beam relishes. “It would…

Best of the best

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The Southern Piedmont All-Conference Volleyball Team was announced this week. East Lincoln, which won the regular-season and conference tourney titles, headed up the team with three selections as Lauren Sharpe, Kelcey Alley and Lindsy Wright were selected. Lincolnton, North Lincoln and West Lincoln each had two members make the squad.…

Wolves continue march

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Lincolnton continues to advance in the 2A Soccer Playoffs in large part to star senior forward William Avila. Avila had a hat trick in the Wolves’ 4-2 second-round win over Ledford. Marco Hernandez scored an early goal in the first 10 minutes of the match. Angelo Quesada and Manuel Ibarra…

No. 6 finish for Herbert

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POMONA, Calif. – Doug Herbert, driver of the Snap-onFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster, wrapped up the 2007 NHRA POWERade season this weekend at the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals by finishing sixth in points, tying for the best points finish of his career. After qualifying in the No. 14…

Sports Briefs

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Advance tickets for NL/Lincolnton game Advance tickets are on sale for the Lincolnton/Mitchell 2A State Playoff football game are on sale at Lincoln Athletics for $6. Lynch benefit basketball game The Lincoln Gators are hosting an exhibition basketball game on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Half…

Wolves look for first round win

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There is no place like home. That’s what Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger is hoping will be the case as his No. 5 seed Wolves (8-2) square off against the athletic Mitchell Mountaineers (6-5) in the first round of the 2A State Football Playoffs this Friday. “It`s always an advantage…