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Mustangs down Red Raiders East Lincoln beat South Point 63-46 Tuesday night. The Mustangs were led by their twin towers as Keith Rendleman scored a game-high 19 points and Navy-signee Alex Newsome complemented him with 16 points of his own. Adrian Forney had eight points and five steals in the…

Poynter joins Snap-On

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Doug Herbert, owner and driver for the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel team recently announced some changes. Effective immediately, Kevin Poynter will serve as crew chief of the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel dragster, and Keith Stewart will join the team as co-crew chief. “I can’t begin to explain how excited I…

Wolves one step away

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The biggest game in Lincoln County history wasn`t decided until the final minute. In front of over 5,000 fans, Lincolnton held on for a 21-13 victory over county rival East Lincoln to advance to the 2A State Championship to be held Saturday at Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh. With 56…

Black and gold defense stands tall

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Two seasons ago, 22 sophomores vowed to make a return trip to the 2A State Title game. Following a mediocre 5-7, 3-3 season, those 22 young men now have made good on that promise. “It’s a blessing from God. There is no other explanation. East Lincoln is a great team.…

Mustangs’ special season

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The East Lincoln Mustangs may have fallen short of their goal to make it to Raleigh, but that still doesn’t take away from what they’ve achieved this season. After beginning the year 3-4, the Mustangs finished the season 10-5 after going on a seven-game win streak. In doing so, it…

McGill goes out on top

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Eddie Shelton had one goal when he took over ownership of All-American Fitness in March. “I wanted to make it more family-oriented. Now, it’s family-run. Myself, my wife Vickie and my kids (Tina Heafner and Haylee Harrelson) have made a lot of improvements. We’re trying to change the image of…

Newsome to continue playing career at Navy

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Sometimes you just know. That was exactly the case the first time Alex Newsome stepped foot onto the campus of the Naval Academy. The 6-foot-9 center wanted to commit right there on the spot. “It came to down to what I thought would be best for me and my future.…

Glover seals deal for East

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The East Lincoln Mustangs beat Bandys 44-29 Thursday night. East Lincoln outscored the Trojans 15-6 in the fourth quarter to break open a close game. Alex Newsome paced the Mustangs with a double-double as the Navy-signee scored 13 points and ripped down 10 rebounds. Wes Glover tied Newsome’s output with…

Is this a dream?

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Don’t wake me up. If this football season is a dream, just let me sleep. Never in our wildest dreams did we ever think back in August that the 2A Western Region would be decided tonight in Lincolnton with the Wolves hosting the Mustangs. For all the folks in Lincoln…

Historic matchup

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I`ll tell you truth. When the Lincolnton Wolves dominated the East Lincoln Mustangs on Sept. 28, 24-6, I thought my old high school would have bragging rights for a full year until they went to Denver next season. Well, I was wrong. That night was a special one for me…