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Champions of Christian Ministry tournament

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Will Mt. Zion be Knights’ next victim at home?

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The North Lincoln Knights (2-1) look to keep things rolling against Mt. Zion (3-0) tonight at home. After dropping the season opener to Lake Norman, the Knights have reeled off two straight wins as they look for No. 3 tonight in ‘The Dungeon.’ Offense One thing that leaps off at…

Mustangs keep winning

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East Lincoln beat Bessemer City 3-0; 25-8, 25-8 and 25-11 Thursday night to remain undefeated in the Southern Piedmont. Lindsy Wright had 10 kills, three aces and three blocks to lead the Lady Mustangs (6-2, 4-0). Other standouts were: Lauren Sharpe, who had nine kills and five aces; Neely Reid,…

Three wins in a row?

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The East Lincoln Mustangs have been on quite a roll as of late after outscoring their last two opponents 89-12. But arguably face their stiffest test of the season this Friday as they pay a trip to East Gaston. While the Warriors are 0-2 on the season, its wise to…

Is there any stopping Blue and Brooks?

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If a heartbreaking loss at the hands of Maiden in the game’s closing minutes wasn’t bad enough, the Lincolnton Wolves face one of the most talented duos in the state this Friday as the North Gaston Wildcats come to town. And to make matters worse, senior quarterback A.J. Blue and…

Sharpe reaches milestone

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East Lincoln beat Cherryville 3-0; 25-13, 25-5 and 25-17 Tuesday afternoon. Lauren Sharpe, who connected on her 100th kill of her career against the Lady Ironmen, had 13 kills, four digs and three aces in the win. Other standouts for the Lady Mustangs (4-2, 3-0) were: Amanda Francis, who had…

Church champs

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Miracle play helps sink Wolves

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An old trick play that has been successful for the Lincolnton Wolves in the past was used against them at a critical time in the game Friday night. With less than two minutes to play in a back and forth game at Blue Devil stadium, Maiden was facing fourth down…

Knights’ shutout

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For two straight weeks, North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam has preached four quarters of defense. Friday night against the North Iredell Raiders, the message apparently sunk in. The Knights’ defense was aggressive, swarming and intense in pitching a 21-0 shutout in ‘the Dungeon.’ North Iredell mustered just 89 yards…

Mustangs cruise

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East Lincoln beat Kennedy Charter School 55-6 Friday night, riding the legs of senior running back Adrian Forney. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound running back had 10 carries for 160 yards and four touchdowns before leaving the game at the end of the third quarter in the blowout. “Adrian was untouched most…