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Panthers to play for Tri-County crown

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Pumpkin Center edged Lincolnton 24-22 on Monday in middle school football action. The game was to determine who would face Shelby on Wednesday for the Tri-County Championship. With 30 seconds left, Wildcats’ tailback Jonathan Ingram found Jimmy Angle for a 35-yard touchdown pass. The score gave them a chance to…

Playoff hopes take hit

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DALLAS—The magic number was “four” for East Lincoln and North Gaston going into Friday night’s Big South 3A Conference encounter. Both teams entered the contest stuck on two wins, and four are needed to technically qualify for the 64-team two-division state 3A playoffs. After the smoke cleared in a wild,…

Shelby blanks Rebels

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The top-ranked Shelby Golden Lions took charge early and rolled to a 50-0 victory over West Lincoln Friday night at Douglas C. Leonhardt Memorial Stadium. The host Rebels never did get on track as Shelby (7-1, 4-0) used its size, speed and tough defense to post the shutout. The Golden…

Wolves get past Red Devils

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The Lincolnton Wolves remained undefeated in Midwest 2A conference play with a 13-0 win over Newton-Conover Friday night at Memorial Stadium. The win was not a pretty one for the Wolves, but it does push their record to 4-0 in league play, 6-2 overall, keeping Lincolnton in a tie for…

Sweet homecoming

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North Lincoln quarterback Trent Hopkins (11) looks for running game in Friday night’s homecoming game against Highland Tech. Joseph Brymer/ LTN Photo Hopkins leads N. Lincoln past Highland Tech Trent Hopkins passed for 105 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another 156 yards and two scores as North Lincoln…

LTN conducts poll on top Lincolnton games

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In celebration of Lincolnton High School’s centennial, the Times-News is putting together a list of the top 10 Lincolnton High football games of all time. There have been many memorable games throughout the Wolves’ long gridiron history, and we would like your help in compiling a list of the greatest…

Nitro explodes to No. 1 in nation

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It’s quite a feat to be No. 1 in the state in baseball but imagine being No. 1 in the nation. Such is the case for the 10 and under Lake Norman Nitro from Denver. Last week, according to the USSSA National Ranking Report the Nitro, out of 167 teams…

Wolves slip past Newton

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The Lincolnton JV Wolves slipped past Newton-Conover 20-14 Thursday night. In the first quarter, freshman quarterback Mardriekus Mayfield had a one-yard touchdown on a quarterback sneak after a 65-yard drive. Mayfield hit Demory Brewer for the two-point conversion to put the Wolves ahead 8-0. In the second quarter, Newton answered…

Wolves streaking in Midwest

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The Lincolnton Wolves look to extend their winning streak to four games Friday against the Newton-Conover Red Devils. So what’s been the key to their recent success? Head coach Scott Cloninger believes he knows. “Everybody has become a little more consistent. We’ve eliminated a lot of mistakes both mental and…

Shelby wins tourney

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The Lincolnton Lady Wolves did not win the Midwest 2A Conference Tennis Tournament this year but are assured a finish of no worst than third place. The Shelby Lady Golden Lions won the tournament with 15 points. In singles’ play, Liz Rhine lost her semi-final match against Nicol Lampe from…