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Turnovers spell doom for Mustangs

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Coming into Friday’s game versus the Bandys Trojans, East Lincoln knew they had to contain 2,000-yard running back Chris Spade. The Mustangs did just that, limiting Spade to 68 yards on 17 carries. That was the good news. The bad news was that East Lincoln turned the ball over five…

Bring on the Blue Devils

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Lincolnton Wolves’ defensive back Jarvis Ross will try to thwart Maiden’s hope for revenge after a 29-12 tromping last year. Ross, at 145 pounds, is one of Lincoln Co. strongest players bench pressing 250 pounds, squating 405 and cleaning 135 pounds. Joseph Brymer / LTN Photo…

Lady Wolves talent and leadership leads to win over North

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Expectations can be high when a team is conference tournament runner ups, but they’re even higher when eight seniors suit up. Such is the case for the Lincolnton Lady Wolves and head coach Butch Richardson. The Lady Wolves beat the North Lincoln Lady Knights on Wednesday 3-1; 20-25, 25-9, 28-26…

Sports Briefs

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Endowment games All endowment games are state-sponsored and Lincoln Co. employee passes will not be honored for any sports. This includes endowment football games or any playoff events. Wolves’ sports passes Lincolnton has sports passes available at several Byrd’s Sundries and Lincoln Athletics. A year-long sports pass is $60, and…

Mills expects success for Knights` tennis

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights tennis program fell to the Mooresville Lady Blue Devils 5-4 Wednesday. Caroline Farris, the Lady Knights’ No. 1 seed, fell to Courtney Boyd 4-6, 3-6. No. 2 seed Sarah Long lost to Alison Billings 3-6, 6-7 (3-7 TB). Jordan Kinney, playing at No. 3, defeated…

East falls to Maiden

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs fell to Maiden 3-0; 17-25, 22-25, 18-25 on Wednesday. The JV team also lost to the Lady Blue Devils 2-0; 17-25 and 8-25. Mustangs’ head coach JT Spanos still was able to draw a couple of positives. “They played very well with numerous rallies and…

North to host first game

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The North Lincoln Knights will host their first football game on Friday versus Christ High School. Head coach Lonnie Custer and his opponent did not trade films. Despite no film being exhanged, Custer is confident his team is ready based on strong preseason performances. “I don’t think we could be…

Mustangs face tough test in opener

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The East Lincoln Mustangs open their football season against one of the most difficult opponents they’ll face all season, the Bandys Trojans at their place. To make matters worse, the Mustangs’ defense will have to come up with a way to limit 2,000 yard tailback Chris Spade. Defense Mustangs’ head…

Wolves open with Maiden

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The Lincolnton Wolves open the football season against one of their most fierce rivals the Maiden Blue Devils. The Wolves routed Maiden in 2003, so Maiden will be hungry to not let history repeat itself as they make the trek to Lincolnton’s Memorial Stadium Friday at 7:30 p.m. Defense Wolves’…

Rebels look for revenge

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The West Lincoln Rebels felt like they let last year’s season opener against the Fred T. Foard Tigers get away. Ever since the loss last year, Rebels’ head coach Butch Parker has circled this game as a pivotal game. A win or loss can set the tone for the rest…