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Wilson, defense cruise past Trojans

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DENVER — Junior East Lincoln quarterback Josh Wilson threw for 171 yards and rushed for 90 while the Mustangs defense made four interceptions as they defeated Bandys 37-20 in the third round of the 2AA West playoffs on Friday. “I just felt good about getting back into the quarterback position,”…

Sports Briefs

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Playoff tickets Tickets for Friday’s football game between East Lincoln and East Henderson will be on sale at the school for $7 presale and $8 a ticket at the gate. Please call the school for more information. Donkey basketball today North Lincoln High School will be having a Donkey basketball…

Lincolnton girls hoops aiming high

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LINCOLNTON — After a dismal first-round playoff exit last season, the Lincolnton Lady Wolves basketball team and head coach Jimmy Carr are hoping to right the ship this year. “We always stress the fundamentals because we always feel like we can better,” Carr said. “If you want to be a…

Locals cheer to nation-als

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The North Lake Knights Peewee Cheerleaders took second place Nov. 2 in a competition at RS Central High School in Rutherfordton, qualifying them for a national cheerleading competition. The Knights will be competing Dec. 13 at the Amway Arena in Orlando, Fla. The cheerleaders have been working hard and are…

Mustangs, Bandys re-match tonight

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DENVER — Last time East Lincoln junior Josh Wilson saw Bandy’s he was the Mustangs starting quarterback. In fact, Wilson drove his team down 63 yards in four plays and his 9-yard touchdown run sealed East Lincoln’s first win of the season. Since then the Mustangs haven’t lost. Wilson will…

Wolves starting slow

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton wrestling team hasn’t gotten off to a hot start, but that doesn’t worry Lincolnton wrestling head coach Brent Gates who says the team is young and improving with each match. On Monday, the Wolves lost 43-36 to rival East Lincoln, then lost to Southlake and West…

Wolves win home opener 94-78

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves basketball team earned its first victory of the season Tuesday, knockin off North Gaston 94-78. Seniors Chris Melton and Wilbert Mitchem had a breakthrough second half for Lincolnton. The two upperclassmen combined for 29 points in the second half. Mitchem led the team with 20…

Player, coach make history

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PUMPKIN CENTER — At the beginning of the North Lincoln varsity head volleyball coach Lynn Rhyne knew her team had the potential for greatness. Having finished no better than fourth place in the conference it was almost as if the team was due for a good season. Not only did…

Cloninger honored by Carolina Panthers

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LINCOLNTON — Scott Cloninger has been a fixture at Lincolnton (N.C.) High School for more than 30 years – first as a student, then as a teacher and now as the head football coach. For all of his hard work and dedication to his students, athletes, school and community, Cloninger…

Lions finish season strong

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The Lincoln Catawba Christian Academy ladies volleyball finished up its regular season, conference and tournament with a 15-1 season record on November 1. The Lions earned numerous awards this season. Holly Coffey, Jesse Longshore and Becca Poole earned first team all-conference while Laura Bronowicz, Katie Caldwell and Leah Stroud all…