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Wolves roll in first round

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The senior duo of C.J. Wilson and Demery Brewer have just about done it all in their stellar high school careers for the Lincolnton Wolves. But it’s the one thing they haven’t done—win a state championship ring—that continues to push them. That was no more evident than Friday night where…

Handing out the hardware

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STANLEY–A strong turnout of over 300 fans, officials, staff, owners, VIPs and competitors gathered at Downtown Dino’s in Gastonia Saturday evening as East Lincoln Speedway celebrated its 2007 season. Taking home trophies and a weekly purse points fund were the top ten drivers in points from the Late Model Modified-Sportsman,…

Knights win first playoff game; Seneca the hero

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On Friday night, the North Lincoln Knights did something they had not done before in school history– win a state playoff game. And in a game that’s likely to be remembered for years to come, the Knights edged Bandys in the first round of the 2AA Playoffs 38-34. The Knights…

Mustangs dominate Redhawks

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Going into Friday night’s first round 2A State Playoff game against Monroe, the East Lincoln Mustangs were pretty heavy underdogs. Somebody forgot to tell the Mustangs. In a game that pitted the No. 7 seed Redhawks against the No. 10 seed Mustangs, it was the green and orange who ran…

Can Knights make school history?

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When the No. 6 seed North Lincoln Knights take the field against No. 11 Bandys tonight in the 2AA State Football Playoffs, they have a chance to do something they’ve never done before in school history—pick up a playoff win. That’s an opportunity head coach Matt Beam relishes. “It would…

Best of the best

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The Southern Piedmont All-Conference Volleyball Team was announced this week. East Lincoln, which won the regular-season and conference tourney titles, headed up the team with three selections as Lauren Sharpe, Kelcey Alley and Lindsy Wright were selected. Lincolnton, North Lincoln and West Lincoln each had two members make the squad.…

Wolves continue march

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Lincolnton continues to advance in the 2A Soccer Playoffs in large part to star senior forward William Avila. Avila had a hat trick in the Wolves’ 4-2 second-round win over Ledford. Marco Hernandez scored an early goal in the first 10 minutes of the match. Angelo Quesada and Manuel Ibarra…

One of a kind

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Demery Brewer is an once in a decade or two kind of player. And for anyone who knows him, his character matches his rare talents on the football field. “He’s got as much class as any athlete I’ve ever coached. In the 28 years I’ve coached, there are a handful…

Wolves look for first round win

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There is no place like home. That’s what Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger is hoping will be the case as his No. 5 seed Wolves (8-2) square off against the athletic Mitchell Mountaineers (6-5) in the first round of the 2A State Football Playoffs this Friday. “It`s always an advantage…

Mustangs prepare for tough road test

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Four hundred and fifty two. That’s the number of points the No. 7 seed Monroe Redhawks have scored in 11 games this season—an average of 41 points per game. East Lincoln head coach Mike Byus said it’s no secret how they’ve lit up scoreboards all year. “They`re fast. They have…