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Wolves travel to South Point for big early-season matchup

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor When Lincolnton and South Point kickoff tonight in Belmont, it will be the 59th time on record that the two teams have hooked up, including the days of the old Belmont High School.   The series goes all the way back to 1925, when Belmont defeated…

Week 2 football picks

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor If last week was any indication, it looks like we’ll see a lot of points scored throughout the 2016 football season. The old saying about defense being more advanced than offense at the beginning of the season has fallen by the wayside.  Seven-on-seven games during the…

Roundup

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Thursday Soccer West Lincoln 3, Burns 1   JV Football South Point 28, Lincolnton 0 West Lincoln 22, North Lincoln 8 Dylan Beam scored a pair of touchdowns and Xander Pendergrass scored once for the Rebels.   Wednesday Soccer West Lincoln 5, Cherryville 1…

Sports Briefs

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Special Olympics to hold meeting for Fall Sports Program There will be a meeting for any Special Olympics, Lincoln county athlete that is interested in participating in the Fall Sports Program this Sunday, August 28 at 5 p.m. at the Special Olympics office at 211 West Water Street in Lincolnton.…

Schedule

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This schedule may not include postponements, cancellations, site changes or make-ups not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. Friday, August 26 High School Football (all games at 7:30 p.m.) North Lincoln at West Lincoln  (sportstalkguys.com) Lincolnton at South Point Christ the King at East Lincoln Hibriten at Maiden  (sportstalkguys.com) Cherryville at…

Knights, Rebels looking to get first win Friday

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor When the Knights and the Rebels meet on Friday night, each team will be looking for their first win of the early season. North Lincoln lost their season opener 63-7 to Lincolnton Friday night, while West Lincoln dropped a 27-14 contest at Draughn. But Friday night…

County football players receive accolades

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor Two Lincoln county teams came out on top Friday night and two came out on the short end in their season openers.  But win or lose, several players were recognized for their outstanding performances by their coaches. For head coach Tom Sain’s West Lincoln Rebels, senior…

Sports Briefs

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West Lincoln Optimist signing up for fall ball West Lincoln Optimist will be holding fall ball sign-ups beginning today.  Youth interested in playing fall ball can sign up at the West Lincoln Optimist clubhouse on August 22, 23, 25, 29, 30 and September 1 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.…

Roundup

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Tuesday Tennis Lake Norman 9, North Lincoln 0 Lauren Gish (LN) defeated McKenzie Jones (NL) 6-0, 6-0 Grace Krohn (LN) defeated Morganne Kay (NL) 6-1, 6-1 Jordyn Karmatz (LN) defeated Addie McGinnis (NL) 6-1, 6-2 Emily Warren (LN) defeated Erin Potter (NL) 6-2, 6-4 Savannah Holbert (LN) defeated Jenna Peterson…

Schedule

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This schedule may not include postponements, cancellations, site changes or make-ups not reported to the Lincoln Times-News. Wednesday, August 24 Soccer Cherryville at West Lincoln  5:30 p.m. Lincolnton at Patton  6:30 p.m. Lincoln Charter at Hopewell  6 p.m.   Volleyball East Lincoln at Lake Norman Charter  4:30 p.m.   Thursday,…