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Lincolnton state championship shirts T-shirts and sweatshirts are currently on sale commemorating their appearance in the 2A State Championship. The shirts will read, ‘Lincolnton Wolves, 2005 State Championship.’ Shirts are on sale at the school and Lincoln Athletics. T-shirts will cost $12, while sweatshirts will cost $20. Adrian L. Shuford…

Mustangs gallop past Wolves

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It was the kind of moment senior Jamelle Lowery had been waiting for. Lincolnton’s Lance Friday cut the lead to seven, at 47-40, just inside seven minutes to play in the game. Enter Lowery. With his team needing him, the 5 foot 10 inch guard nailed two three-pointers in the…

Setting the pick

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Wolves` duo take top honors

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A Southern Piedmont title, a Western Regional Championship, an appearance in the 2A State Championship game. Short of winning the state championship, senior quarterback Zack Gibson and company did it all. Lincolnton’s head coach Scott Cloninger, who did a masterful job calling plays all season, led the Wolves to the…

Knights take first

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North Lincoln’s men’s swim team came in first against Kings Mountain and Highland Tech Tuesday. Both the A and B relay teams placed second and either third or fourth in all relay events. Phillip Boyle qualified for state competition in the 200-yard individual medley event. In the 50-yard freestyle, Matt…

Call it a miracle, call him Mt. Rojas

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Perhaps no one appreciated playing in the state championship like senior defensive tackle Roger Rojas. Rojas missed the first five games of the season after two back surgeries. Football was out of the question; he was just trying to do simpler things—such as walking. “For about a week, I couldn’t…

Volleyball standouts announced

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs led the Lincoln-Times All-Lincoln County team with three people receiving nods. Senior Kassi Henry (outside hitter), sophomore Lauren Sharpe (middle hitter) and junior Krista Abernathy (setter) helped lead the Lady Mustangs to a second-place finish behind South Iredell in the regular season. East Lincoln did…

Mustangs to face Wolves Friday

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East Lincoln beat North Gaston Tuesday night 53-48 behind Trishtan Johnson’s 17 points. Leading by three points with less than a minute remaining, the Mustangs converted six-of-eight from the charity stripe to seal the win. Jamelle Lowery contributed 15 points, while Alex Newsome chipped in with eight to help improve…

End of an era

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Truly two of a kind

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Seniors Zack Gibson and Lance Friday may have played their last high school down, but their legacy of heart and stellar play will never be forgotten. Gibson and Friday both left their heart on the field Saturday at Kenan Stadium. Friday paced the Wolves with 11 tackles, while Gibson connected…