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Knights take season openers

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The North Lincoln Knights won their home season opener Tuesday night beating the West Lincoln Rebels 77-74. Using an aggressive match-up zone and West Lincoln first-game jitters the Knights jumped out to an early 11-4 lead midway through the first quarter. Junior Tristan Johnson paced the Knights with 23 points—with…

Wolves eager for Cavs` rematch

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The Lincolnton Wolves will square off against a familiar Midwest 2A Conference foe– the East Rutherford Cavaliers. This time though will carry even larger stakes than conference position as they visit Forest City for a second round 2A State Playoff game. The Wolves lost to the Cavaliers 35-6 a couple…

Rebels pin the Patriots

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The West Lincoln wrestling team began its season at home on Tuesday night with a win. Coach Butch Ross and his wrestlers defeated the Freedom Patriots 42 – 28 in their season opener. After falling behind 16 – 9 early, the team pulled together to secure their win. Dustin Hester,…

Knights season ends at Rams` hands

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The North Lincoln Knights were down 7-6 at halftime. Unfortunately for the 150 plus fans that traveled to Starmount on Saturday, injuries derailed their Cinderella story with the Rams winning the first round of the 1AA Playoffs 56-20. Injuries to David Bora and Casey Woodie, were exploited by the Rams…

Ten inducted into Lincoln County Hall of Fame

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Lee Boyd weighed all of 90 pounds soaking wet when he was a student at Lincolnton High School in the 1950s. As he said Saturday night, Boyd was “not big enough for football, not tall enough for basketball, and not good enough for baseball.” That left boxing, and Boyd became…

Inspired effort leads Wolves into 2nd round

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Above, junior wide receiver Shane Faw looks for a running lane after hauling in a 27-yard reception against the Red Devils Friday night. Faw was joined by many underclassmen teammates to lead Lincolnton to a big upset win in the first round of the 2A State Playoffs. Right, three-year starting…

Costea wins silver

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Bobby Costea, Jr. scored a silver medal in the Level 4 all-around competition Saturday at the NC Judges` Cup gymnastics meet hosted by C&B Flip Force in Kernersville. Costea scored 7.3 on pommel horse, 8.7 on still rings, 9.6 on vault, 9.05 on parallel bars, 9.2 on high bar and…

Wingate gets a winner

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Midwest 2A Player of the Year Kindley signs Lincolnton Lady Wolves’ tennis player Shawn Kindley signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Wingate University on Wednesday. Kindley was joined at the signing by the people who have been most instrumental in developing her career: Lincolnton Athletic Director Scott…

Knights hope to avenge last year`s results

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The North Lincoln Knights have a motivating score in their minds heading into Friday’s 1AA State Playoff Game against Starmount—86-13. That’s the score from last year’s matchup when the Rams humiliated a one-win Knights’ team. “We’re playing a team that beat us pretty good last year. I think our kids…

Lincolnton`s JV players expected to contribute

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Dusty Friday seen here running the ball earlier in the season will play against Red Springs. Friday will give a boost to Lincolnton’s running game that has struggled at times. His bruising running style will be a welcomed sight for the Wolves’ faithful that makes the 150 mile trek. Lincolnton…