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Wolves lose opener

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The Lincolnton Wolves lost their season opener at North Gaston 73-60 Wednesday night. The Wolves were rusty in their debut and not in peak basketball shape, due to the football team advancing to the second round of the 2A Playoffs. An encouraging sign for the Wolves was only trailing 33-27…

Rikard at peace with decision

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Mustangs’ former coach mulls over possible coaching options Matt Rikard, the East Lincoln Mustangs’ former head football coach, marked the third Lincoln County coach to either get fired or to step down. Yet, he insist his resignation has nothing to do with the other two. “It didn’t play into it.…

Daredevils finish as state runner-up

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The Lincoln Daredevils 9 & Under baseball team finished in the runner-up position in the AAU Winter State Championship Tournament held November 20-21 in Concord. The Daredevils beat the No. 1 ranked USSSA team in NC to reach the championship game. Team members are: Front row kneeling left to right…

Lowery leads Mustangs to win

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Above, Jamelle Lowery scores two of his 15 points during Tuesday night’s contest. Lowery at one stretch scored six consecutive points. Right, Darin Dellinger nailed a shot from behind half-court at the end of the first quarter. He finished the game having made three three-pointers. Dellinger has only turned the…

200 and counting for Rebels` Ross

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West Lincoln Rebels’ wrestling coach Butch Ross earned his 200th victory recently. Ross has coached wrestling, the sport he passionately loves since 1996. Along the way, he’s led seven conference title runs and won the 2A State Championship in 2000. While attaining such a milestone is a big accomplishment; Ross,…

Knights hand out season awards

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The North Lincoln Knights recently held their second Fall sports banquet in the school’s cafeteria. The men’s soccer team, in somewhat of an unusual happening, handed out three MVP awards. Brian Gentry, Jamie Burt and Jay Wiseman all were named Most Valuable Player. Most Improved went to Jeremy Grove. For…

Hodges happy to return to court

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East Lincoln Mustangs’ basketball coach Neil Hodges is back on the sideline for the Green and Orange this season. Hodges missed all of last year as he cared for his ailing wife Dee, who has since passed away after battling breast cancer last year. He is happy to be back.…

Littlejohn Benches 400

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Press Championship in the men’s master’s division with a lift of 400 pounds. Littlejohn is owner of His Place Gym located in downtown Lincolnton. Contributed Photo…

Wolves talented but are young

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When a team loses two of the most prolific scorers in school history, they’re not going to be the same. That’s the case with the Lincolnton Wolves’ basketball program after losing Darren and Eric Wilson to graduation. The Wolves, under the leadership of head coach Bob Cowie and the Wilsons,…

Knights swim well in first meet

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The North Lincoln swim team began their season at Shelby High School with an impressive showing. The Lady Knights finished third behind Kings Mountain and Shelby and ahead of Chase and East Rutherford. Leading the way for the Lady Knights were Sara Edwards, second in the 100-meter backstroke, Nickele Gates,…