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Wolves/Mustangs’ advance tickets Advance tickets will be on sale for Friday night’s Western Regional Championship game between the Mustangs and the Wolves at Lincoln Athletics through Friday at noon. East Lincoln has also been allotted a roll of tickets to be on sale at the high school this week. Tickets…

Forney does it again

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NEWTON- The East Lincoln Mustangs could’ve started their season with a loss to Newton-Conover and ended their season with a loss at the hands of the Red Devils. They were bound and determined not to let that happen Friday night in the third round of the 2A State Playoffs. After…

Gilleland lifts Wolves into Western Final 29-26

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WILKESBORO – John Gilleland`s seventeen yard field goal with 43 seconds left on the clock Friday night gave the Lincolnton Wolves a 29-26 third round playoff victory over number one seeded Wilkes Central. Sophomore Tevin Avery`s forced fumble and recovery on the ensuing kickoff allowed the Wolves to run out…

Continuing to make history

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In the game’s closing minutes of the North Lincoln Knights’ second-round win over Salisbury, one of their worst nightmares came true. Senior safety Eddie Guzman went down with a knee injury that will sideline him for the rest of the season. With Guzman being the heart and soul of the…

Hole in one!

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Discipline pays off for McClain

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Worth the hunt

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Mustangs looking for revenge

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The East Lincoln Mustangs are one of the hottest teams in the state right now. With quarterback Josh Wilson and running backs Adrian Forney and Austin Culp, along with the offensive line, playing at an optimum level, the offensive sputters they had in the first three games of the season…

Rebels take round robin

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The West Lincoln Rebels are once again off to a hot start in wrestling after winning the West Lincoln Round Robin Wrestling tournament Saturday. Coached by Butch Ross, the Rebels won five matches Saturday. First, West Lincoln beat Hickory 77-10. Up next was Pisgah, which was beaten by another lopsided…

Basketball roundup

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Rebels top Blue Devils West Lincoln beat Maiden 78-31 in the Rebels first victory of the season Tuesday night. The Rebels were led by Jake Watts, who had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Bradley Carpenter also was in double-figures with 11 points, while Stephen Huss and Pressley…