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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…

North Lincoln edged by Wolverines 3-2

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The North Lincoln Knights’ soccer team fell to Polk Co. 3-2 on Monday. A late controversial call gave the Wolverines a free kick which they converted from midfield. Jamie Burt scored to tie the contest early in the match. Polk then scored to take a 2-1 lead before the half.…

Knights host unbeaten Polk Co.

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North Lincoln (2-6, 1-3 Southern Foothills 1A) earned their first conference win against Highland Tech last Friday, but the victory will be short-lived. The Knights will face a juggernaut in Polk Co. (8-0, 2-0) who is averaging 37 points a game. Offense The Wolverines run a very aggressive and gambling…

Rebels pitted against Trojans

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The West Lincoln Rebels are coming off a 50-0 loss Friday night against Shelby. Things don’t get any easier as they host Bandys (5-3, 2-2 Midwest 2A) this Friday. Offense Rebels head coach Butch Parker and staff are concerned foremost about Trojans’ linebacker Matt Woodlief who is a big reason…

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…

Wolves streaking in Midwest

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The Lincolnton Wolves look to extend their winning streak to four games Friday against the Newton-Conover Red Devils. So what’s been the key to their recent success? Head coach Scott Cloninger believes he knows. “Everybody has become a little more consistent. We’ve eliminated a lot of mistakes both mental and…