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Mustangs host Rebels Friday night

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East Lincoln versus West is one of the most fierce rivalries in the county. Even though that is the case, East Lincoln Mustangs’ head coach Matt Rikard has one pivotal thing on his mind entering the contest. “We have to control the ball. We can’t fumble.” The Mustangs had five…

Lincolnton hopes to rebound from loss

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The Lincolnton Wolves faced one of the best running backs in the area last week in Maiden’s Tommy Henry. This week? Things don’t get any easier as the Wolves will face another stellar tailback in North Gaston’s Rafael Littlejohn. Defense Wolves’ head coach Scott Cloninger knows his team will have…

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 hang on to beat Foard Tigers

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Long before football practice opened in July, West Lincoln coach Butch Parker circled three dates on the Rebels` non-conference schedule: Fred T. Foard in the season opener, East Lincoln on Aug. 27, and Cherryville on Sept. 10. He circled Foard because the Rebels let that game slip away last season.…

Knights` `Dungeon` debut a win over Christ High

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The North Lincoln Knights christened their new stadium with a win Friday night versus the Christ High School Greenies 22-14. The Knights’ stadium, nicknamed the Dungeon, was filled to capacity on the home side. In the first quarter, though, North Lincoln’s fans didn’t have much to cheer about. The Knights…

Wolves trounced by Blue Devils

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It only took one snap in the second half of Friday night`s high school football game between Maiden and Lincolnton to set the tone for the rest of the night. On the first play from scrimmage in the third quarter, sophomore tailback Tommy Henry raced 62 yards down the sideline…

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…