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Rebels cling to state playoff hopes

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The West Lincoln Rebels (4-6, 0-6 Midwest 2A) need a win to keep their ‘Paris Hilton’ slim playoff chances alive. Seeing as how the Rebels will square off against the Chase Trojans (2-8, 1-5 MW 2A) the problem may not be winning, but what the win does. Head coach Butch…

Wolves to host soccer playoff

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The Lincolnton soccer team will host the first round of the 2A State Playoffs on Wednesday against the No. 5 seed of the Western Highlands Conference. The Wolves, who finished tied for third in the Midwest 2A Conference, earned a No. 4 seed after a coin toss decide if they…

Local Republicans win big

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(Top) Rep. Joe Kiser speaks to the crowd gathered at Republican headquarters Tuesday night after final election results were announced. “Right always wins, and right won tonight,” Kiser said. (Below) Tom Anderson and Alex Patton celebrate their seats on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Mustangs playoff hopes come to end

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The East Lincoln Mustangs switched their offense on Friday night, but it was out of necessity. Without quarterback Grayson Schram, who missed the game due to family reasons, the Mustangs caught East Gaston offguard switching to the wish bone and replacing Schram with the agile junior running back Ryan Sykes.…

Cavaliers jump out to early lead and don`t relinquish 44-27

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The West Lincoln Rebels traveled to East Rutherford looking for their first conference win, but a poor first quarter proved too much for the Rebels to overcome. The Cavaliers (8-2, 5-1) scored 28 points in the quarter and won by a final of 44-27. After a slow start the Rebels…

Lincolnton doesn`t answer bell against Bandys 29-0

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CATAWBA—Lincolnton prepared its defense all week to contain Bandys star running back Chris Spade. However, the player who hurt the Wolves the most Friday night never carried the ball, never threw a pass and never made a reception. Andrew Fearheiley, the Trojans’ senior kicker-punter, boomed field goals of 46 and…

Knights win double-overtime thriller

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Trent Hopkins had over 143 yards through the air and 128 more on the ground. The sophomore accounted for five touchdowns in the Knights’ thrilling double-overtime 42-40 win in Hillsborough over the Cedar Ridge Red Wolves. Joseph Brymer / LTN Photo The North Lincoln Knights came away with arguably their…

Brewer leads Wolves to win

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The Lincolnton Wolves’ JV team beat Bandys 26-12 Thursday night. Phil Robinson opened up the scoring for both teams with an 86-yard kickoff return to give the Wolves a 6-0 lead. Bandys answered to tie the game at 6 at the end of the first quarter. In second quarter, Jamel…

Wolves march to Bandys

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Wolves’ receiver Demory Williams hopes to make an impact tonight against the Bandys’ Trojans in a key Midwest 2A Conference matchup. Bandys (6-3, 3-2) is fourth right behind Lincolnton (6-3, 4-1) in the Midwest Conference. Joseph Brymer / LTN Photo…

Chiefs end season as Tri-County runner-ups

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The West Lincoln Lady Chiefs Girls’ softball team improved on back-to-back 6-6 seasons this year. How much did they improve? The Chiefs won the East Division of the Tri-County Conference and fell to Chase by a score of 2-1 in the Tri-County Conference Championship Game. The Chiefs sputtered starting their…