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Weaver, Brackett lead way for Wolves in rout

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The Lincolnton Wolves used a couple of mental mistakes Wednesday to blow open a close game, beating the North Lincoln Knights 9-1. With the score 1-1, Dustin Weaver opened the flood gates in the second inning, scoring Trevor Scott and Justin Green to give the Wolves a 3-1 lead. Will…

Mustangs hold on 9-8 to sweep Rebels at West

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The East Lincoln Mustangs rallied from a 5-0 to deficit to come back and beat the West Lincoln Rebels 9-8 Wednesday night. The win gave the Mustangs a season-sweep of the Rebels, but it did not come easy. Down to 9-7 in the bottom of the seventh, the Rebels appeared…

Byus welcomed into the Mustangs family

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New East Lincoln Mustangs’ head football coach Mike Byus was introduced at East Lincoln High School on Thursday. Principal Todd Black and athletic director Neil Hodges couldn’t be more happy about their choice to succeed former coach Matt Rikard. Hodges and Black believed experience was at a premium when they…

JV Rebels throttle Cherryville, Burgin first

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights beat the Bandys Lady Trojans 10-6 Wednesday night. North Lincoln surged out to a 6-0 lead through four innings of play, but the Trojans kept fighting. In the bottom of the fourth, the Trojans whittled away at the lead, scoring two runs. They then used…

Mustangs get best of Rebels

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The East Lincoln Mustangs used a seven-run fifth inning to help them beat county rival West Lincoln 9-4 on Monday. Junior Mitchell Lynch earned his third victory, in as many games, for the Mustangs. He worked five innings, allowing five hits and recording seven strikeouts. He gave up four runs,…

Byus accepts Mustangs` coaching job

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Mike Byus says he’s accepted the East Lincoln Mustangs’ head football coaching position. East Lincoln is remaining mum on the subject. In a phone interview Monday night, Byus, currently at Robbinsville High School, confirmed he was heading for Lincoln County at the end of the school year. In Denver, neither…

Reed`s blast lifts Wolves 6-4

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Junior Kenny Reed picked the perfect time to hit his first-career varsity homer. With the Lincolnton Wolves trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth, the junior crushed a fastball over the right field fence for a grand slam. The blast put the Wolves ahead of the North Gaston Wildcats…

Knights` rally falls short

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The North Lincoln Knights had an eight-run rally in the top of the sixth, but it wasn’t enough to beat the West Caldwell Warriors Monday night. The Warriors held on for an 11-10 victory and the season sweep of the Knights. The good news for North Lincoln is they no…

Chiefs have memorable year

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Nobody has mistaken West Lincoln as a basketball powerhouse in recent years, but that thought process could soon change. The Rebels JV program went 16-3 this season and don’t forget the Lady Chiefs of the middle school. The Chiefs won the Eastern Division of the Tri-County Conference compiling a 14-0…

North wins softball opener

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The North Lincoln Knights softball team won their season opener 8-5 Friday night. The Knights got off to a quick start scoring four in the first inning. They added three in the third for a 7-0 cushion. The Trojans narrowed the deficit to 7-5 scoring a combined five runs in…