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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…

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…

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…