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Smith finishes strong

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STANLEY—Proving that last Saturday’s victory was no fluke, Cherryville’s Buddy Smith stole the show by dominating Saturday night’s Late Model feature race at East Lincoln Speedway. Smith started from the pole in the Denver based Tim Sigmon prepared mount and led the entire 25 laps. Completing the top five positions…

Rebels` bandwagon starting to fill up rapidly

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All aboard. If you haven’t gotten your seat on West Lincoln’s football bandwagon, then you better act fast because it’s beginning to fill up fast. With a win on Friday night against the Cherryville Ironmen, the Rebels will equal 2001’s start to the season when they began 4-0. Rebels’ head…

Lady Mustangs win, falcons follow suite

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs won their first volleyball match of the season on Thursday beating North Gaston 3-0; 25-14, 25-19 and 25-11. Standout players for Mustangs were Krista Abernathy who had 26 assists, 10 aces and four digs. Lauren Sharpe had 14 kills and two roofs. Dana Griffin contributed…

North tennis takes West Lincoln

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A break is not always a bad thing as evidenced by the North Lincoln Lady Knights’ beating the West Lincoln Rebels 8-1 Thursday. The Knights had not played or practiced for a week before Thursday’s win. North’s No. 1 seed LeAnna Young beat Caroline Farris 3-6, 6-1 and then won…

Rebels hope to continue hot play

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West Lincoln’s head coach Butch Parker is happy to be 3-0 but there is one area he feels his team needs improvement. While he’s pleased with the offensive line’s blocking on running plays, he’s not pleased with his team’s blocking on passing plays. Offense “We need to get better at…

Mustangs still looking

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The East Lincoln Mustangs are a better football team than their record indicates, but unfortunately for them turnovers have not allowed them to show that. Mustangs’ head coach Matt Rikard is hoping that disturbing trend will cease against the North Lincoln Knights this Friday. Offense Rikard is more than aware…

North gears up

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North Lincoln Knights’ head coach Lonnie Custer is playing down the ‘revenge’ talk entering Friday’s game versus the East Lincoln Mustangs maintaining his kids just want to win. “You’re playing your county rival. We played with them for about 16 minutes. Our kids just want to win. I know it’s…

Game Of The Week

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The game of the week will feature the North Lincoln Knights and East Lincoln Mustangs. David Bora, above, anchors the Knights on the offensive and defensive line. Grayson Schram, below, leads the Mustangs as a two-way player. Joseph Brymer / LTN Photo…

Wolves` search for consitency continues

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It’s difficult enough of a task to enter a football game versus the defending 3A state champions, but Lincolnton Wolves’ head coach Scott Cloninger has even more on his mind this week. The Wolves would have had one day of preparation time come Friday due to Cloninger giving his football…

Inclement weather shortens preparation

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All extracurricular activities in Lincoln Co. due to tornado watches and warnings were canceled on Tuesday. While all coaches agree it was best for the safety of the kids, they felt there could have been some alternative practice that was not outside-related. Rebels’ head coach Butch Parker, like the three…