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Fighting spirit

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Lifting for a good cause

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Smith visits Chiefs

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Twelve-year old Taylor Renee Bolick took a leap of faith over the summer. Bolick, who was shopping in JC Penney, decided to enter the NFL Take a Player to School Contest. As Carolina Panthers’ star wide receiver Steve Smith stood in the West Lincoln Middle School gym Tuesday, it was…

Wolves roll in first round

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The senior duo of C.J. Wilson and Demery Brewer have just about done it all in their stellar high school careers for the Lincolnton Wolves. But it’s the one thing they haven’t done—win a state championship ring—that continues to push them. That was no more evident than Friday night where…

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.…