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Big games great for town

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As we get closer and closer to the kickoff of the West Lincoln – Lincolnton game Friday night, some thoughts come to mind. We need more hyped up games like this to get our community involved in high school sports. There used to be big games in Lincoln County. I…

Lady Wolves search for consistency

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For some teams, the search for consistency is similar to hunting a needle in a haystack— very difficult to find. Such is the case for the Lincolnton Lady Wolves who fell to the East Rutherford Lady Cavaliers on Tuesday in a home volleyball match. Lincolnton was blanked by the Cavaliers…

Falcons win two

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The East Lincoln Middle School Lady Falcons won two out of three games recently. On Monday, the beat Pumpkin Center 13-3. Standouts were: Holli Parker with three doubles, Racquel Cooke with two singles, Kourtney Rehfuss with three singles and Melissa Griswald with one single and a double. The winning pitcher…

North to visit Devils

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The North Lincoln Knights will have their first away game of the season on Friday night as they face one of the premier 1A teams in the state in the Maiden Blue Devils. Knights’ head coach Lonnie Custer knows his team is up for a huge challenge. Maiden enters the…

Mustangs prepare for Wave

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The Ashbrook Green Wave (2-2) arguably may not be as dominant as past years, but don’t try to tell that to East Lincoln Mustangs’ head coach Matt Rikard. “They are not the monster they’ve been the past two years, but they are still very, very good,” he said with respect…

Knights edged by Bearcats

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In a battle of two of the Southern Foothills 1A’s best teams, North Lincoln was edged 5-4 by Hendersonville on Wednesday. North’s No. 1 seed Caroline Farris was defeated 2-6, 0-6 by Jessica Elben. Sarah Long, No. 2 for the Lady Knights, fell to Jeanne Maria LaBord 2-6, 0-6. Lady…

Wolves host Rebels in showdown

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Wolves’ junior quarterback Zack Gibson will need protection from his offensive line if he’s to be able to pick apart a stubborn West Lincoln defense. Joseph Brymer / LTN Photo For one team it’s the biggest game in nearly five years; for the other it’s business as usual. One thing…

Sports Briefs

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Advance tickets for West/Lincolnton Advance tickets for the West Lincoln/Lincolnton game will be on sale this week at Lincolnton High, West Lincoln High, Byrd`s Sundries and Lincoln Athletics. West Lincoln will have 1000 tickets for the game. There will also be a tailgate party from 4-7 p.m. Tickets for the…

Twice the loss: North defeated 40-19

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The North Lincoln Knights faced a strong fight Thursday night against the Hendersonville Bearcats. After a scoreless first quarter, Hendersonville achieved a 14-0 lead in the second, followed by an 11-yard touchdown pass to Nathan Travis to put North on the board. Falling back from an encouraging two point margin…

Cross Country — East, West tout success in county meet

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Brad Popple set a new course record and Brittany Beeker won an unprecedented fourth consecutive Lincoln County Cross Country Championship on Tuesday. Popple anchored and led the East Lincoln Mustangs’ men team to the county crown. On the women’s side, Beeker did the same guiding her West Lincoln Lady Rebels…