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Wingo chases away Rebels` slim playoff hopes 26-13

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The West Lincoln Rebels’ playoff chances fell by the wayside Friday night against the Chase Trojans losing 26-13. It turns out the way the pairings fell into place that even if the Rebels would’ve won against Chase they still wouldn’t have made the 2A State Playoffs for the first time…

Loss to Cavaliers sends Wolves to Red Springs

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East Rutherford held Lincolnton to 109 yards of total offense Friday night in a 35-6 beating at Lincolnton`s Memorial Stadium. The Cavaliers piled up 297 yards on the ground, led by senior running back Trenell Mosely, who finished with 133 yards on 16 carries. East Rutherford got on the board…

Knights` tale turns into playoff reality

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Above, Sophomore quarterback Trent Hopkins lowers the boom on a Cherryville defender. Hopkins accounted for two touchdowns against the Ironmen. The 22-13 victory solidified a slot in the 1A State Playoffs for the Knights. Below, running back Casey Woodie pancakes an Ironmen in the third quarter of Friday’s game. Joseph…

Bolick named as UNCC assistant baseball coach

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CHARLOTTE, NC — Charlotte 49ers head baseball coach Loren Hibbs announced today the addition of area native Bruce Bolick as volunteer assistant coach for the 2005 campaign. Bolick, who hails from Gaston County, brings 34 years of coaching experience to the 49er staff. He served as the head baseball coach…

Sports Briefs

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Lincolnton Optimist The Lincolnton Optimist Club will hold basketball sign-ups on Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10 a.m.- noon at Lincolnton Middle School Gym. Boys and Girls 1st through 12th grade are eligible. Please contact Chris Brogden at 704-732-1987 (before 9 p.m.) with any questions and to sign-up…

Night classes help Latinos lose shyness

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Every Wednesday night, the Lincoln County Literacy Council fills with Spanish-speaking students hoping to learn about their adopted country. “They love the fact (the class) is not just language,” said Cristina Arlow, director of the Literacy Council and the class’ teacher. “They like to understand why things are and the…

Rebels and Wolves end JV season on a high note

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The JV Wolves ended the season with a 24-18 overtime victory over the East Rutherford Cavaliers. The game started on a bad note for Lincolnton. The Wolves fumbled on the 15-yard line on the second possession and East Rutherford capitalized with a one-yard touchdown run by Eric Brown on fourth…

Lady Lions repeat as CCAA champions

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Lincoln Christian Academy wins regular season and post-season titles The Lincoln Christian Lady Lions’ volleyball program has done pretty well in the two years since its inception. How well? The Lions won the Carolina Christian Athletic Association regular season and tournament title for the second consecutive year compiling an impressive…

Knights want to assure playoffs

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The North Lincoln Knights (3-7, 1-4 Southern Foothills 1A) are still riding high after a 42-40 double-overtime win over Cedar Ridge. It’s certain that if head coach Lonnie Custer could capture this feeling of euphoria he would. Offense “We have to continue the momentum (both of play and emotion) from…

Mustangs end with Raiders

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The East Lincoln Mustangs (2-8, 1-5 Big South 3A) knows that nearly everyone is not giving them a chance against the South Point Red Raiders (7-2, 5-1 BS 3A). So what they have is a Tupac ‘Me against the world’ mentality. The game may not be important in terms of…