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Falcons stay perfect The East Lincoln Middle School Lady Falcons beat Lincolnton Middle 11-3 to finish the regular season as Eastern Division champs of the Tri-County Conference. Coached by Mike Freeman, the Lady Falcons went 10-0 on the season. Stacey Houser picked up the win on the mound. While Houser…

Wilson gives back

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This fall, Kelly Wenner’s fourth-grade class at Kiser Intermediate School found an effective reading incentive: C. J. Wilson. Wilson, a senior at Lincolnton High School, is a running back on the varsity football team who recently was named to the North Carolina Shrine Bowl Team. His effect on Wenner’s class?…

Knights dominate Rebels

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An hour and a half delay and a heavy fog didn’t keep the North Lincoln Knights from having the chance to win their first conference championship. Despite the game not starting until 9 p.m. due to a miscommunication between West Lincoln High School and the officials, the Knights were undeterred…

Is a SPC conference title A ‘Brew’ing for Wolves

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Cherryville coach Keith Fox’s worst fears were realized Friday night on a wet field at Lincolnton Memorial Stadium. Fox knew his Ironmen would have to contain Lincolnton’s big-play potential to have any chance against the Wolves in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A match. But Cherryville had no answer for a Lincolnton…

Vipers sweep tourney

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Sports Briefs

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Advance tickets for NL/Lincolnton game Advance tickets are on sale for the North Lincoln/Lincolnton game, to be played at North Lincoln Friday, at Lincoln Athletics for $5. To avoid what figures to be a long wait in line, the community is encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance for the…

Down to last try

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After most local prognosticators picked his team to finish in the top half of the Southern Piedmont, West Lincoln head coach Mark Hoover knows he and his team are down to their final chance to get their first conference win. At 0-6 in league play, Hoover is very honest about…

Knights looking to set up showdown for title

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North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam knows the cards are stacked against he and his team as the Knights take the field versus West Lincoln tonight. The Rebels (0-5, 1-9) can play the role of spoiler. The weather figures to be bad and Beam and company know they can lose…

Avoiding the upset

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The Lincolnton Wolves (5-4, 4-0) look to remain unbeaten tonight as they head up the road to face Cherryville. While the Ironmen are 1-3 in the Southern Piedmont, it’s likely Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger and company haven’t forgotten about them stunning first place East Lincoln a season ago. So…

Mustangs tops in Southern Piedmont

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The clean sweep victory at the Southern Piedmont Cross Country meet last Tuesday at Highland Park was extra special for the East Lincoln Mustangs’ cross country team. The Mustangs dedicated the win to Perry Cochran, a well-known state trooper, who lives Lincoln County. Cochran, who each morning ran with the…