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Wolves receive first-round exit

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One tweak to the play book was all it took for the Bandys Trojans to advance over the Lincolnton Wolves 69-62 in the first round of the Midwest 2A Conference Tournament Tuesday night at Lincolnton. Trojans’ head coach Mark Lynch altered one thing on an existing play entering the final…

Herbert in second

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POMONA, Calif. – Not bad. Not bad at all. He has a new crew chief, a new team and with a solid performance all weekend, he surely has some new fans too. Doug Herbert and the Snap-on team turned in quite a show Sunday at Pomona Raceway. Herbert went to…

Wolves win season finale over Bears

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In a game that they had to have, the Lincolnton Wolves came up big with a 72-61 victory over Bunker Hill Friday night at River Bend Middle School. Due to problems with the gymnasium floor at Bunker Hill High, the Bears have been playing their home games across the street…

Knights duo reaches 1A State tournament

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North Lincoln Knights sophomores Derrick Hanks and Aaron Licourt are proving that good things come in small packages. Hanks (103 pounds) and Licourt (112) have advanced to the 1A State Individual Tournament to be held in Winston-Salem next weekend. Hanks pinned Starmount’s Josh Swaim :25 into the first round. In…

West Lincoln sends eight in state

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On Saturday, the West Lincoln wrestling team advanced eight wrestlers to the Individual State Tournament in Winston Salem beginning Friday. The Rebels competed in the Individual Regional Tournament at Newton Conover on Friday and Saturday. As a team, they finished second out of 30 teams behind Bandys. At the 275…

Sports Roundup

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Lions Spoil Senior Night The West Lincoln Rebels jumped out to a seven-point lead in the first five minutes of play versus the Shelby Golden Lions on Senior Night forcing the Lions to call a timeout. It turned out that timeout was all they needed as Shelby, not only made…

Stingy third quarter “D” lifts Mustangs

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To have maintain having any chance to qualify for the 3A State Basketball Playoffs, the East Lincoln Mustangs (14-9, 7-7) were faced with a must-win situation Friday night at South Point in the regular season finale. They proved to be up to the task, especially in the third quarter when…

Fresh start for Rebels and Gusler

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Some people wonder why Randal Gusler would give up being an athletic director to become a head coach. Some whispers say that’s a demotion. To him it’s an opportunity. “I love football and I just want to coach football. My true love is football,” he said. Gusler was named the…

Scoop Kiser one of a kind

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CHERRYVILLE–Whatever success I had as a smalltown sports editor, I owe to three people. One was my high school English teacher at Cherryville High School, Vera B. Hoyle. She taught me a love of the written word. The second was Smack Proctor, sports editor at the Lincoln-Times News, whom I…

Must-Win Games

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Jamelle Lowery looks to help the East Lincoln Mustangs gain entry into the 3A State Playoffs. For that to happen, the Mustangs (13-9, 6-7) must win tonight at South Point. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…