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Sports Briefs

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Buy your state champ merchandise Lincoln Athletics will have official Lincolnton Wolves’ State Champion merchandise on sale all day Tuesday. The ‘Pack Shack’ will be opened Thursday from 9-5:30 p.m. All proceeds will help fund state champion rings. Local businesses may be contacted by football coaches and sports boosters in…

Seniors hoping for a storybook ending Saturday

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A lot of teams that started the season 1-4 would’ve just rolled over and quit, but not the Lincolnton Wolves. Instead, the Wolves, an experienced group with 22 seniors on the team, knew they were getting better… even if the results said something different. “After we lost those 4 games…

Rebels down Warriors

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The West Lincoln Rebels are 9-2 on the season after downing East Gaston 36-33 Tuesday night. Tuesday’s victory comes fresh off the heels of the Rebels placing 11 out of 13 in the St. Stephens Indian Classic. The host Indians won the tournament with a team score of 223.50 followed…

Wilson one of North Carolina`s finest

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Wolves look to finish quest for a ring against 15-0 Stallions

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One advantage the Lincolnton Wolves have over undefeated South Columbus entering Saturday’s 2A State Championship game is the fact they’ve been there. Been there and got the t-shirt… now it’s time for the next step, becoming lords of the ring as in state champion rings. The Stallions (15-0) have appeared…

Sports Roundup

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Mustangs down Red Raiders East Lincoln beat South Point 63-46 Tuesday night. The Mustangs were led by their twin towers as Keith Rendleman scored a game-high 19 points and Navy-signee Alex Newsome complemented him with 16 points of his own. Adrian Forney had eight points and five steals in the…

Poynter joins Snap-On

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Doug Herbert, owner and driver for the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel team recently announced some changes. Effective immediately, Kevin Poynter will serve as crew chief of the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel dragster, and Keith Stewart will join the team as co-crew chief. “I can’t begin to explain how excited I…

Cheering champs!

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Mustangs’ special season

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The East Lincoln Mustangs may have fallen short of their goal to make it to Raleigh, but that still doesn’t take away from what they’ve achieved this season. After beginning the year 3-4, the Mustangs finished the season 10-5 after going on a seven-game win streak. In doing so, it…

Wolves one step away

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The biggest game in Lincoln County history wasn`t decided until the final minute. In front of over 5,000 fans, Lincolnton held on for a 21-13 victory over county rival East Lincoln to advance to the 2A State Championship to be held Saturday at Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh. With 56…