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Johnson era begins at North

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The North Lincoln Knights have already matched their season win total from last year with their 77-74 seasoning opening win versus West Lincoln. Head coach David Johnson hopes that win will serve as a springboard to a season of success. The Knights have six returnees: Kenny Bethea, Alex Loftin, Trishtan…

Rebels pin the Patriots

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The West Lincoln wrestling team began its season at home on Tuesday night with a win. Coach Butch Ross and his wrestlers defeated the Freedom Patriots 42 – 28 in their season opener. After falling behind 16 – 9 early, the team pulled together to secure their win. Dustin Hester,…

Knights take season openers

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The North Lincoln Knights won their home season opener Tuesday night beating the West Lincoln Rebels 77-74. Using an aggressive match-up zone and West Lincoln first-game jitters the Knights jumped out to an early 11-4 lead midway through the first quarter. Junior Tristan Johnson paced the Knights with 23 points—with…

Wolves eager for Cavs` rematch

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The Lincolnton Wolves will square off against a familiar Midwest 2A Conference foe– the East Rutherford Cavaliers. This time though will carry even larger stakes than conference position as they visit Forest City for a second round 2A State Playoff game. The Wolves lost to the Cavaliers 35-6 a couple…

Costea wins silver

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Bobby Costea, Jr. scored a silver medal in the Level 4 all-around competition Saturday at the NC Judges` Cup gymnastics meet hosted by C&B Flip Force in Kernersville. Costea scored 7.3 on pommel horse, 8.7 on still rings, 9.6 on vault, 9.05 on parallel bars, 9.2 on high bar and…

Knights season ends at Rams` hands

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The North Lincoln Knights were down 7-6 at halftime. Unfortunately for the 150 plus fans that traveled to Starmount on Saturday, injuries derailed their Cinderella story with the Rams winning the first round of the 1AA Playoffs 56-20. Injuries to David Bora and Casey Woodie, were exploited by the Rams…

Ten inducted into Lincoln County Hall of Fame

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Lee Boyd weighed all of 90 pounds soaking wet when he was a student at Lincolnton High School in the 1950s. As he said Saturday night, Boyd was “not big enough for football, not tall enough for basketball, and not good enough for baseball.” That left boxing, and Boyd became…

Inspired effort leads Wolves into 2nd round

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Above, junior wide receiver Shane Faw looks for a running lane after hauling in a 27-yard reception against the Red Devils Friday night. Faw was joined by many underclassmen teammates to lead Lincolnton to a big upset win in the first round of the 2A State Playoffs. Right, three-year starting…

Wingate gets a winner

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Midwest 2A Player of the Year Kindley signs Lincolnton Lady Wolves’ tennis player Shawn Kindley signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Wingate University on Wednesday. Kindley was joined at the signing by the people who have been most instrumental in developing her career: Lincolnton Athletic Director Scott…

You picked `em: Top 10 games in Wolves` history

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In honor of Lincolnton High School`s centennial anniversary, here are the results of the Times-News survey of the top 10 football games in school history. The elite list was compiled based on input from fans, coaches and area media. The games were ranked in order of the number of votes…