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West Lincoln junior fights to play

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One thing that’s tough to measure in athletes is heart, but Junior Fullback Paul “The Bruiser”’ Chambers has plenty of it. A couple of weeks ago in a scrimmage, Chambers injured his wrist. Initially, the doctors and coaches feared it was a fractured wrist. Those fears subsided when he had…

Recount completed — McHenry win confirmed

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State Rep. Patrick McHenry was officially declared the winner of the Aug. 17 runoff election after a district-wide recount was completed Wednesday. McHenry received 15,015 votes to defeat Catawba County Sheriff David Huffman and claim the Republican nomination for the U.S. Congress’s 10th district. Huffman received 14,930 votes, just 85…

Lincolnton Optimist all-stars

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The Lincolnton Optimist named their 7-year old all-star team recently. Front row, left to right, Logan Heafner, Robby Bundy, Cory Cook, Ashley Duncan, Kenneth Stevens and A.J. Gregory. Second row, L to R, Mac Harris, Christopher Tomberlin, T.J. Carswell, Christian Brown, Hunter Cash, Isaiah Coleman and Haley Scott. Back row,…

Opening night for Jayvees

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The Lincolnton Wolves JV team beat North Gaston 18-12 Thursday night at Lincolnton Memorial Stadium. Much-heralded freshmen C.J. Wilson and Madriekus Mayfield did not disappoint in their first JV game. Wilson had a 55-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Then Mayfield hooked up with Duncan Anderson for a 23-yard…

Wolves sweep; JV Knights up record

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The JV team of North Lincoln volleyball improved their record to 4-1 on the season with a win over Kings Mountain on Thursday. The JVs won 2-0; 25-12 and 25-17. The varsity Lady Knights lost 3-0; 13-25, 18-25 and 23-25. Their record now stands at 2-3 on the year. The…

Wildcats win their opener

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Last season, the Lincolnton Middle School Wildcats enjoyed a season of dreams. On Wednesday, they maintained their unblemished streak beating RS Central 28-20. Jonathan Ingram was a big reason why. Ingram carried the ball 15 times for 210 yards with three touchdowns. Ingram opened the game with an 85-yard kickoff…

Lady Rebels look to improve on start

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The beginning of any season sometimes can be tough. A coach has to find the right combination of players, while the players have to gell as an unit. West Lincoln volleyball head coach Rick Rose doesn’t feel those two things are the problem for his team. He believes his team…

Lady Knights slip past Mustangs

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North Lincoln Lady Knights’ No. 1 seed Caroline Farris hits the ball against Siri Jones in Thursday’s tennis match against East Lincoln. The Lady Knights won the match six games to three. It was East Lincoln’s second match of the season. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

North faces Christian

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Nearly everything head coach Lonnie Custer wanted in his first home game he received. The Knights had 426 yards of total offense while limiting Christ High to 164 yards. More importantly, North opened their new ‘Dungeon’ confines with 22-14. He’s looking for a similar performance against Charlotte Christian on Friday.…

Rebels have awaited rematch

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The score 40-12 has been etched in Rebels’ head coach Butch Parker’s head for a year now. In Parker’s estimation the East Lincoln Mustangs ran up the score on his home field. Although, a year has passed Parker has not changed his opinion. “I felt like a year ago they…