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Rebels end brutal three-game stretch

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With Halloween this coming weekend, West Lincoln Rebels’ head coach Butch Parker believes his team has been on their own ‘haunted trail.’ The Rebels will end a brutal three-game stretch, that Parker calls the trifecta of terror, that consist of playing Shelby, Bandys and East Rutherford in consecutive weeks. X-Factor…

East has `nothing to lose` vs. Warriors

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With their 3A State Playoff chances pretty much fallen by the wayside, East Lincoln’s head coach Matt Rikard believes his team has nothing to lose by taking chances against the East Gaston Warriors. X-Factor “We don’t have anything to lose. We’re going to throw everything we got at them. We’re…

Lady Wolves slip by Ashe County

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The Lincolnton Lady Wolves advanced in the second round of the Dual Team State Playoffs Tuesday with a hard-fought 5-3 victory over Ashe Co. Due to rain, the match was moved to Hibriten. The change in location did not however change the Wolves’ desire to win. No. 1 seed Shawn…

All Conference Runners

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Rebel runners, Left to right, that garnered Midwest 2A All-Conference selections were John Harkey, Chris Angle, Brittany Beeker and Kelly Pittman. Beeker won the Midwest 2A Cross Country meet for the second consecutive year. Contributed Photo…

Wolverines roll past the Knights

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The Polk Co. Wolverines dismantled the North Lincoln Knights 50-14 Friday. Rush defense, which has been the Achilles heel all season, was again the difference in the game for the Knights. The Knights surrendered 392 yards on 43 carries compared to the 157 on 38 attempts they were able to…

Spade and Trojans rush past Rebels to ruin senior night

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A controversial call and two turnovers turned a competitive game into a route and put a damper on Senior Night at West Lincoln. Bandys scored 21 points in the decisive second quarter on its way to a 38-7 victory over the Rebels Friday night at Douglas C. Leonhardt Stadium. Senior…

Huskies` Hunnicutt spoils Mustangs` homecoming

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The East Lincoln Mustangs’ homecoming game against Hunter Huss was a microcosm of their ‘oh so close’ season. Huskies’ sophomore running back Austin Honeycutt scored a two-yard touchdown with less than 20 seconds left giving them a 14-7 victory and ruining the Mustangs’ homecoming. The Mustangs’ defense, once again, put…

Wolves` defense strong, Lions still win

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SHELBY– The Golden Lions of Shelby took over sole possession of first place in the Midwest 2A conference Friday night with a hard fought 7-0 victory over the Lincolnton Wolves at Blanton Stadium. The opening plays from scrimmage set the tone for the night, that this was going to be…

Kindley, Newton are headed to the State

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Two members of the Lincolnton Lady Wolves’ tennis team qualified for the state tournament to be held next week at the Cary Tennis Center. Shawn Kindley and Jessica Newton received a No. 4 seed in the 2A West Regional Tournament and played up to their billing. The duo beat Ashe…

Lincolnton and North roll in first round

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The Lincolnton Lady Wolves defeated Hibriten in the first round of the dual team 2A playoffs on Wednesday. No. 1 seed Shawn Kindley beat Maggie Sime 6-2, 6-3. Hibriten’s Cameron Joyce defeated Jessica Newton 6-1, 6-3. Liz Rhine waltzed to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Wallis Hutchens. While teammate Angela…