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Knights get sweet revenge

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North Lincoln coach Matt Beam and quarterback Trent Hopkins picked the right time to bring up the Knights` 2003 game against Cherryville. In that game, played at Lincolnton Memorial Stadium on Halloween night, the Ironmen handed the Knights one of their most lopsided defeats of the program`s inaugural season, 63-7.…

Wolves rise and Faw in blowout

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The Wolves homecoming game with Bessemer City Friday night proved to be the mismatch that it was billed to be. Lincolnton scored 28 points in the first seven and a half minutes of the game en route to a 55-20 dismantling of the Yellow Jackets at Von Ray Harris field.…

Mustangs are one step closer

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Last season, after a 19-0 victory over East Lincoln, West Lincoln dropped the bomb on the Mustangs’ field. Friday, the Mustangs showed they had not forgotten. With senior night as their backdrop, the Mustangs (5-5, 4-1) received stellar play from Greyson Schram, Ryan Sykes, Nick Harmon and Thomas Huntley en…

Sports Briefs

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Lincoln Optimist Basketball Sign-ups are underway for basketball through Nov. 26 for Lincoln Optimist Basketball. On Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon at Byrd’s Sundries is one location and another option is on weekdays at Kate McCall (located at 317 E. Pine Street) from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Boys and girls kindergarten through…

Popple, Turner best field

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East Lincoln took the Southern Piedmont Conference championship on the men’s side held this week. West Lincoln finished second (60), North Lincoln third (70), Lincolnton finished fourth (88). Cherryville (135), Highland Tech (154) and South Iredell (165) rounded out the team scores. Brad Popple was conference champion, running a 17:23.…

Huntley turns it all around

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Don’t let his laid-back demeanor and soft-spoken words fool you. As quickly as a smile appears on his face is how bad he wants to beat you. That’s advice all Southern Piedmont defensive backs could have used before the season. But when it comes to East Lincoln senior wideout Thomas…

Sports Briefs

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Lincoln Optimist Basketball Sign-ups are underway for basketball through Nov. 26 for Lincoln Optimist Basketball. On Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon at Byrd’s Sundries is one location and another option is on weekdays at Kate McCall (located at 317 E. Pine Street) from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Boys and girls kindergarten through…

Three is a charm for Rebels

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Lady Rebels’ senior Abby Cole will play in the 2A Regional Tournament as a No. 3 seed today at Catawba College at 2 p.m. She has a 14-1 record on the season. Cris Dean / LTN Photo Senior LeeAnna Young, one half of West Lincoln’s qualifying doubles team, combined with…

Sports Roundup

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Mustangs take conference crown The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs beat South Iredell in the Southern Piedmont Conference Tournament Finals Thursday. East Lincoln, who had lost to South Iredell twice on the season, beat the Vikings 3-2; 28-26, 23-25, 17-25, 25-20, 15-7. Trailing 6-7, East Lincoln’s Krista Abernathy served out the…

Knights offense raring to go vs. Ironmen

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North Lincoln is looking forward to getting back on the field Friday, coming off a frustrating loss to South Iredell in monsoon-like conditions and an open week. Against the Vikings, the Knights, who like to pass the football, weren’t able to air it out like they had hoped due to…