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Lincolnton looks to extend streak

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The Lincolnton Wolves are 3-0 in the Midwest 2A Conference and are in the midst of a three-game win streak. The Newton-Conover Red Devils are 1-2 and just broke a losing streak in a hard-fought 7-6 win over West Lincoln. Both facts have Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger worried as…

Mustangs cling to playoff hopes

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If the East Lincoln Mustangs are to keep their playoff chances alive they’ll have to beat the North Gaston Wildcats on Friday in a key Big South 3A contest. Offense The Wildcats will show a 4-2 look on defense. Head coach Matt Rikard was pleased with their offensive outing against…

Maxon in second

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DENVER— Tommy Gainey of Bishopville, S.C., coasted to a course-record 62 to take the first-round lead Tuesday in the Tarheel Tour`s Cowans Ford Open at Cowans Ford Country Club. Gainey did not make a bogey and recorded 10 birdies He made five on the front nine and five on the…

Mustangs gallop past Cardinals

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East Lincoln was finally able to rid itself of turnover problems. The result was a 27-12 victory over Berry Academy Friday night. The Mustangs did fumble twice, but lost neither of them. The result was having more offensive plays as they pounded the ball 49 rushes and threw the ball…

Rebels lose heartbraeker to Red Devils 7-6

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West Lincoln’s Will Tallent tries to run his way through two Red Devil defenders. Tallent ended the game with 71 yards rushing. He had 64 of those yards in the first half. Newton made halftime adjustments that slowed the Rebels. Joseph Brymer / LTN Photo NEWTON—Even typically talkative West Lincoln…

Wolves come from behind to beat Bears

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CLAREMONT— The Lincolnton Wolves remained undefeated in Midwest 2A conference play with an improbable 32-29 come from behind win Friday night at Bunker Hill High School. Senior tailback Dusty Friday scored on a five-yard run with 44 seconds remaining to keep the Wolves tied atop the conference standings at 3-0.…

Herbert clinches shootout position

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READING, Pa. — Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Racing Top Fuel team advanced to the quarterfinals of Sunday`s Lucas Oil Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway to pull within 31 points of seventh-place Cory McClenathan in the POWERade standings. By qualifying 11th (4.652 seconds at 305.01 mph), Herbert also clinched seventh…

Wolves, Rebels` JV teams win

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The Lincolnton Wolves beat the Bunker Hill Bears’ JV team 20-8 on Thursday. Early in the second quarter, C.J. Wilson scored on a five-yard run. Marcus Williams ran in the two-point conversion. The score was set up by a 60-yard pass play from Tavares Jefferies to Demory Brewer. Wilson scored…

Lady Wolves three-peat

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The Lincolnton Lady Wolves victory over East Rutherford on Thursday allowed them to three-peat as Midwest 2A Conference champions. No. 1 seed Shawn Kindley beat Sarah Horne 6-1, 6-0. Liz Rhine, at No. 2, won 6-1, 6-0 over Amanda Carter. Jessica Newton beat Chelsey Gettys 6-0, 6-1. No. 4 seed…

Playing above their expectations

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East Lincoln Lady Mustangs finish third despite losing six seniors All coaches in any sport want to win, but to East Lincoln Lady Mustangs’ coach Kathy Anderson enjoyment and individual improvement should also be at the forefront. Maybe her unique approach helped lead the Lady Mustangs to a 7-5 overall…