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Mustangs host Rebels Friday night

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East Lincoln versus West is one of the most fierce rivalries in the county. Even though that is the case, East Lincoln Mustangs’ head coach Matt Rikard has one pivotal thing on his mind entering the contest. “We have to control the ball. We can’t fumble.” The Mustangs had five…

Lincolnton hopes to rebound from loss

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The Lincolnton Wolves faced one of the best running backs in the area last week in Maiden’s Tommy Henry. This week? Things don’t get any easier as the Wolves will face another stellar tailback in North Gaston’s Rafael Littlejohn. Defense Wolves’ head coach Scott Cloninger knows his team will have…

North faces Christian

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Nearly everything head coach Lonnie Custer wanted in his first home game he received. The Knights had 426 yards of total offense while limiting Christ High to 164 yards. More importantly, North opened their new ‘Dungeon’ confines with 22-14. He’s looking for a similar performance against Charlotte Christian on Friday.…

Rebels have awaited rematch

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The score 40-12 has been etched in Rebels’ head coach Butch Parker’s head for a year now. In Parker’s estimation the East Lincoln Mustangs ran up the score on his home field. Although, a year has passed Parker has not changed his opinion. “I felt like a year ago they…

Wolves` Martin steps down

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He did not call a big media conference or toot his own horn. That wouldn’t be his style. He simply said, “It’s just time,” and with those three words, Lincolnton Wolves baseball coach Bobby Martin stepped down. Perhaps when you’ve enjoyed so much success you earn that right — to…

Sports Briefs

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Lady Mustangs fall East Lincoln volleyball lost to the Mooresville Blue Devils 3-0; 25-7, 25-21 and 25-7. Krista Abernathy had six assists, nine digs and two blocks, Jessica Glenn had two aces, two kills and two digs, and Dana Griffin had five digs and one kill. In JV action, Mooresville…

Wolves trounced by Blue Devils

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It only took one snap in the second half of Friday night`s high school football game between Maiden and Lincolnton to set the tone for the rest of the night. On the first play from scrimmage in the third quarter, sophomore tailback Tommy Henry raced 62 yards down the sideline…

Turnovers spell doom for Mustangs

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Coming into Friday’s game versus the Bandys Trojans, East Lincoln knew they had to contain 2,000-yard running back Chris Spade. The Mustangs did just that, limiting Spade to 68 yards on 17 carries. That was the good news. The bad news was that East Lincoln turned the ball over five…

Rebels hang on to beat Foard Tigers

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Long before football practice opened in July, West Lincoln coach Butch Parker circled three dates on the Rebels` non-conference schedule: Fred T. Foard in the season opener, East Lincoln on Aug. 27, and Cherryville on Sept. 10. He circled Foard because the Rebels let that game slip away last season.…

Knights` `Dungeon` debut a win over Christ High

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The North Lincoln Knights christened their new stadium with a win Friday night versus the Christ High School Greenies 22-14. The Knights’ stadium, nicknamed the Dungeon, was filled to capacity on the home side. In the first quarter, though, North Lincoln’s fans didn’t have much to cheer about. The Knights…