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Must stop Dalton to beat West

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The North Lincoln Knights (3-1) are hoping for an upset as they visit undefeated West Iredell (4-0) today. Offense West Iredell runs a 3-5 stack and will mix in a 6-2 look from time to time. “We have to be able to block them. They are very good up front.…

Mustangs will host Wildcats

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The East Lincoln Mustangs have one last chance for a win before Southern Piedmont action starts. Lake Norman will visit East Lincoln Friday night, as Mustangs head coach Mike Byus continues to stress the importance of execution and the minimization of mistakes. Offense A microcosm of East Lincoln’s season came…

No easy road for Rebels

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The West Lincoln Rebels have shown improvement from last season, although their 0-4 record may not back up that claim. Once again, the Rebels had their fair share of opportunities against undefeated West Iredell Friday, but untimely turnovers and penalties derailed any hope of winning. “We played a good, solid…

Wolves head to Shelby

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The list of victims Lincolnton has knocked off reads like a who’s who of area football: South Point, Maiden and North Gaston. But the Wolves face one of their biggest rivals and, perhaps, stiffest competition this week at Shelby. The Golden Lions (2-1) only loss came at Freedom and are…

Seven to enter Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame

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Seven new names will be added to the list of inductees into the Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame later this fall. One of the members of the class of 2005 was once referred to in a newspaper headline as “one of the best athletes in N.C. history.” Another spent…

Sports Briefs

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Katrina Fishing Shootouts start The Fishin’ Friends group opened a series of Friday Night “Katrina Shootouts” at the Midway Marina on Lake Norman last Friday. Each tournament will be a stand alone event. No points system. No Fishoff. Just the same payoff as a regular season event. $40 per boat…

Falcons beat Chiefs

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The East Lincoln Lady Falcons beat West Lincoln 12-3 in middle school softball Monday. Leading hitters for East Lincoln were Peyton Honeycutt with three singles, Racquel Cooke with a single and a triple and Lindsey Wright with two doubles and a single. Sara Martin had a double, Taylor Gaggio had…

Knights crush Greenies

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Heading into week 5, perhaps nobody outside of the Knights affiliation thought they would be 3-1. But after a 56-21 thrashing Christ School in Asheville on Friday, that’s exactly where they find themselves. “We came in here with the attitude that we’re going to play hard, then let the score…

East falls to West Caldwell

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If East Lincoln needs someone to blame for its fourth consecutive loss to start the 2005 season ­ this one Friday night at West Caldwell ­ it needs to only look in a mirror. Despite scoring two touchdowns on special teams and 120 yards and touchdown from standout running back…

Rebels still in search of first win after 27-18 loss

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Talk about a fast start to a high school football game. 39 seconds and three plays were all it took for West Lincoln and West Iredell to score two touchdowns. But West Lincoln has been able to score on their first possession in all four of its games this season.…