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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…

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…

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…

Lady Wolves look to three-peat

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The Lincolnton Lady Wolves tennis team opened their season in impressive fashion Tuesday. The Wolves, who returns five seniors, easily defeated East Gaston 8-0 in their home opener. Lincolnton’s No. 1 seed Shawn Kindley defeated Jessica Caldwell 8-4. While No. 2 Liz Rhine defeated Marcie Michael 8-0. Shelley Stevens, at…