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Wolves narrowly defeat Knights

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DALLAS—Will that old sports adage prove true again when Lincolnton plays North Gaston tonight at 8 in the boys championship game of the People’s Bank Holiday Clash? “They say it is awfully difficult to beat a team three times,” Lincolnton coach Bob Cowie said after the Wolves slipped past North…

Mustangs upset by the Titans

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The East Lincoln Mustangs hung with Hopewell through three quarters Tuesday night, but the quickness and depth of the Titans took over in the final stanza of the Mustangs’ 59-44 loss in the First Charter Holiday Classic at East Lincoln. The Mustangs (6-3) managed to hold a 13-10 lead after…

Lady Wolves slip by North

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The Lincolnton Lady Wolves escaped with a 44-42 victory Tuesday night over the North Lincoln Knights. The Knights had a chance as the buzzer sounded, but a perimeter shot was off the mark allowing the Wolves to advance to the championship game against the North Gaston Lady Wildcats. Jessie Cline…

Called to Duty

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Identical twins Matthew and Stephen Adams were football standouts for the Lincolnton Wolves in 1996 and 1997. As quarterback and tight end, they shared a special connection on the field. Now separated by thousands of miles, they still share that connection. Once heroes on the gridiron, they’re now true heroes.…

Mustangs to host Holiday Classic

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Every year, directly after Christmas, all four Lincoln Co. schools play in two basketball tournaments. Whether a fan pulls for the Wolves, Mustangs, Knights or Rebels; they’re will be plenty of basketball to watch starting Tuesday, Dec. 28. The Peoples Bank Holiday Clash will feature North Lincoln, Lincolnton, West Lincoln…

Rojo breaks record, now has other goals

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West Lincoln Rebels’ heavyweight Antonio Rojo’s foundation for his 124 career victories, and counting, was laid before he even stepped on a mat at the high school. West Lincoln Middle, which at one point had a 90-match winning streak, was also pivotal in Rojo’s development. “Middle school is one of…

Sherrill receives $10,000 for ace in Brookins` Tourney

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On Tuesday, Town Square Ford President Cornelius Willingham presented Scott Sherrill with a $10,000 check for making an ace in the Sixth Annual Jonathan Brookins’ Golf Tournament. Johnny James, George and Sally Brookins, Lauren Sherill (Scott’s wife) Charlie Tipton (Scott’s father-in-law), Richard and Pam Sanders (Scott’s parents) and Steve Lail…

`Booze It and Lose It` campaign in 3rd week

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State and local law enforcement officers arrested 3,470 motorists for driving while impaired in the first three weeks of the 10th anniversary Booze It and Lose It campaign, which began on Nov. 19. In Lincoln County, 10 people were charged with DWI during 11 checkpoints and 14 saturation patrols. There…

Lady Rebels nip Lady Jackets 38-37

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No coach is certain how a team is going to respond after a big win. Sometimes a team will sustain that momentum, but sometimes they’ll come out flat. Tuesday, the Lady Rebels did a little of both on their way to a 38-37 victory over the Lady Yellow Jackets. Once…

Carter blows up for 36 at West

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When a potent scorer is in the zone, a team better watch out. That was the case as Bessemer City’s Ty Carter nailed 10 three-pointers en route to 36 points to help the Yellow Jackets beat the West Lincoln Rebels 72-51 Tuesday night. The Rebels were also without two-guard Ryan…