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Nitro explodes to No. 1 in nation

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It’s quite a feat to be No. 1 in the state in baseball but imagine being No. 1 in the nation. Such is the case for the 10 and under Lake Norman Nitro from Denver. Last week, according to the USSSA National Ranking Report the Nitro, out of 167 teams…

Wolves slip past Newton

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The Lincolnton JV Wolves slipped past Newton-Conover 20-14 Thursday night. In the first quarter, freshman quarterback Mardriekus Mayfield had a one-yard touchdown on a quarterback sneak after a 65-yard drive. Mayfield hit Demory Brewer for the two-point conversion to put the Wolves ahead 8-0. In the second quarter, Newton answered…

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…

Shelby wins tourney

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The Lincolnton Lady Wolves did not win the Midwest 2A Conference Tennis Tournament this year but are assured a finish of no worst than third place. The Shelby Lady Golden Lions won the tournament with 15 points. In singles’ play, Liz Rhine lost her semi-final match against Nicol Lampe from…

Midwest 2A Tennis Tournament begins

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In the first round of the Midwest 2A Conference Tennis Tournament at Gardner Webb both Lincolnton and West Lincoln experienced some success. Lincolnton’s No. 2 seed Liz Rhine advanaced to the semi-finals with a straight set win over Arienne Pearson from Shelby. The win qualifies her for the West Regionals.…

Knights ready for special night

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Friday night’s game against the Highland Tech Rams will be North Lincoln’s inaugural Homecoming football game. The Knights’ remaining schedule is favorable as only one of the final four has a winning record (Polk Co. 7-0). Offense The Rams run a 5-3 defensive set which could play into the hands…

Rebels prepare for No. 1 Lions

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The West Lincoln Rebels find themselves in a precarious situation. Coming off a heartbreaking 7-6 loss against Newton, West will face the No. 1 team in 2A football in the Shelby Golden Lions. The Golden Lions enter Friday’s game averaging 39 points a game. Their only loss on their 6-1,…

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…