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Mustangs hope for homecoming win

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The East Lincoln Mustangs are trying to make this homecoming against Hunter Huss (4-3, 2-2 Big South 3A) memorable. Despite their 2-6, 1-3 BS 3A record the Mustangs enter Friday’s game with confidence. Offense On offense, East Lincoln will face a 4-3 Huskies’ defense. Head coach Matt Rikard would like…

Wolves set to take on Lions

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The Lincolnton Wolves (6-2, 4-0 Midwest 2A) will square off against the Shelby Golden Lions (7-1, 4-0) on Friday. To make matters worse for the Wolves, the Golden Lions will have revenge on their mind after losing to Lincolnton last year. Offense So what does Lincolnton need to do in…

Panthers to play for Tri-County crown

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Pumpkin Center edged Lincolnton 24-22 on Monday in middle school football action. The game was to determine who would face Shelby on Wednesday for the Tri-County Championship. With 30 seconds left, Wildcats’ tailback Jonathan Ingram found Jimmy Angle for a 35-yard touchdown pass. The score gave them a chance to…

High school bands win honors

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On Saturday Oct. 16, the North Lincoln High School “Band of Knights” traveled to Western Carolina University to compete in the “Tournament of Champions Invitational.” At the end of preliminary competition, the band received first place award for drum major, and was chosen to compete in the final competition that…

Playoff hopes take hit

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DALLAS—The magic number was “four” for East Lincoln and North Gaston going into Friday night’s Big South 3A Conference encounter. Both teams entered the contest stuck on two wins, and four are needed to technically qualify for the 64-team two-division state 3A playoffs. After the smoke cleared in a wild,…

Shelby blanks Rebels

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The top-ranked Shelby Golden Lions took charge early and rolled to a 50-0 victory over West Lincoln Friday night at Douglas C. Leonhardt Memorial Stadium. The host Rebels never did get on track as Shelby (7-1, 4-0) used its size, speed and tough defense to post the shutout. The Golden…

Wolves get past Red Devils

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The Lincolnton Wolves remained undefeated in Midwest 2A conference play with a 13-0 win over Newton-Conover Friday night at Memorial Stadium. The win was not a pretty one for the Wolves, but it does push their record to 4-0 in league play, 6-2 overall, keeping Lincolnton in a tie for…

Sweet homecoming

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North Lincoln quarterback Trent Hopkins (11) looks for running game in Friday night’s homecoming game against Highland Tech. Joseph Brymer/ LTN Photo Hopkins leads N. Lincoln past Highland Tech Trent Hopkins passed for 105 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another 156 yards and two scores as North Lincoln…

LTN conducts poll on top Lincolnton games

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In celebration of Lincolnton High School’s centennial, the Times-News is putting together a list of the top 10 Lincolnton High football games of all time. There have been many memorable games throughout the Wolves’ long gridiron history, and we would like your help in compiling a list of the greatest…

Nitro explodes to No. 1 in nation

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It’s quite a feat to be No. 1 in the state in baseball but imagine being No. 1 in the nation. Such is the case for the 10 and under Lake Norman Nitro from Denver. Last week, according to the USSSA National Ranking Report the Nitro, out of 167 teams…