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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…

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…

LHS wins tourney

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The Lincolnton High School soccer program won the News@Norman Soccer Tournament recently. Lincolnton defeated West Lincoln 8-0 in their first contest. Adrian Andrade had three goals and one assist, Ivan Campos had two goals and two assists, Jose Gomez and Kevin Montes each chipped in with one goal. The second…

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 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…

Wolves` Martin steps down

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He did not call a big media conference or toot his own horn. That wouldn’t be his style. He simply said, “It’s just time,” and with those three words, Lincolnton Wolves baseball coach Bobby Martin stepped down. Perhaps when you’ve enjoyed so much success you earn that right — to…

Sports Briefs

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Lady Mustangs fall East Lincoln volleyball lost to the Mooresville Blue Devils 3-0; 25-7, 25-21 and 25-7. Krista Abernathy had six assists, nine digs and two blocks, Jessica Glenn had two aces, two kills and two digs, and Dana Griffin had five digs and one kill. In JV action, Mooresville…