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Wolves run wild over rival

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What is usually a close contest between two very good football teams produced a surprise result Friday for Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger and the Wolves as they defeated rival Maiden 40-23. “I didn’t expect this,” Cloninger said. “This game always goes down to the wire, I thought it was…

Avery shoots her way to state title

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CROUSE — With her chin pressed firmly against the gun, she slowly begins to close her eyes and think of someone who makes her feel good. Quietly, she recites the same Bible phrase to herself, a verse that she relies on to give her strength and comfort. When the time…

Sports Roundup

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Soccer Lincolnton 3, Maiden 2 The Wolves (4-3) defeated rival Maiden 3-2 Saturday. West Davidson 3, NL 0 The North Lincoln Knights (0-4) allowed three goals in extra time as they were defeated 3-0 by 15th ranked West Davidson Wednesday. The Knights had lost all their games by a goal…

Mustangs win home opener

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DENVER — After a disappointing loss on the road to Newton-Conover and a close win over Bandy’s last week, the East Lincoln Mustangs were happy to be home as they defeated Kennedy Charter 62-13 Thursday. The Mustangs offense, defense and even special teams played well as the boys sporting orange…

Rebels shut out 33-0

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VALE — West Lincoln came into Thursday night’s game looking to get into the win column against a very solid Fred T. Foard squad. It didn’t happen. The Rebels (0-3) fell at home 33-0. Nothing seemed to go right for West Lincoln, as the team was held to 135 yards…

Wolves fall 3-1 to rival

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Whenever Shelby and Lincolnton take the pitch in soccer it always ends in a close match. Wednesday was much of the same, as Shelby, the No. 1 team in 4A, defeated 11th -ranked 2A powerhouse Lincolnton 3-1 in extra time. “We play them hard, they play us hard,” Shelby head…

Knights, JV Wolves win

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OLIN – Kenny Raymer rushed for 116 yards and three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter, as North Lincoln pulled away from North Iredell to a 30-14 win Thursday. North Lincoln (2-1) led 13-7 before Raymer scored on runs of 1 and 8 yards in the final quarter to…

Angels finish as runners-up at state

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Cross country season under way

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As football season kicks off, so too does cross country as runners get set to test their inner strength and stamina. Area schools will showcase new and older runners in local competitions, as some underclassmen will move up and other upperclassmen will finish their last journey and race against the…

Raymer, Rendleman key in teams’ first win

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With the second week of football now complete, it’s time to name the Lincoln Times-News football athlete(s) of the week. This week, however, I felt it necessary to give the award to two guys who led their respective teams to their first wins of the season. The first player is…