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Rebels take meet
The West Lincoln Rebels’ girls cross country team won a cross country meet earlier this week with a score of 45.
West Lincoln, Lincolnton, East Gaston, North Gaston, Bessemer City, Hunter Huss, Highland Tech and Cherryville all participated.
Beth Pittman’s fourth-place finish (23:44) led the way for the Rebels. Kelly Pittman finished ninth, while Melissa Avery fnished 13th.
Megan Gates (16th), Kallie Wease (17th) and Jamie Carpenter (19th) rounded out the top finishers for West.
North Lincoln finished second with senior Alyssa Lowe and Anna Jackson leading the way. Lowe finished second out of 50 runners with a time of 21:50.
On the men’s side, North Lincoln finished second with a score of 53, followed by West Lincoln 94 and Lincolnton 113.
Lee Broome and Andrew Melton were top finishers for the Knights. Broome finished third, in a field that contained 75 runners, with a time of 19:22.
Matt Rednour finished fourth with a time of 19:29. David Branton (12th), Adam Patton (17th) and Ronnie Nicholson (19th) rounded out the top finishers for the Rebels.

North Lincoln JV Football
The North Lincoln Knights defeated Lake Norman last week 13-0 for their second consecutive shutout.
Matt Scott had a 14-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and a 36-yarder in the fourth.
Hunter Heath, who has moved up to varsity this week, had an interception return for 25 yards.
Defensive end Luis Fonseca and linebacker Ty Gray were also cited by the coaches for outstanding defensive play.
“We’re very pleased with the performance of our D. Our defense flies around, makes plays and forces turnovers,” varsity head coach Matt Beam said.

Lincolnton JV Football
Lincolnton beat North Gaston 14-6 Thursday night.
Jed Downs scored for the Wolves making the score 6-6 at halftime.
Devron Anderson broke the tie with a two-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Quarterback Tripp Crisson connected with Jimmy Angle for the two-point conversion.
Will Abernathy was cited for stellar defense.
“We’ve got a young team, but we’re learning and made some improvements this week,” head coach Fred Dalrymple said.
Lincolnton ups its record to 1-2 on the season.

North Lincoln volleyball
The North Lincoln Lady Knights was swept Wednesday night by Lake Norman.
In varsity action, Lake Norman won 3-0;16-25, 15-25, 15-25.
Chasity Morgan with three kills, three blocks and one ace. Kayleigh Brown had four digs.
In JV action, Lake Norman won 2-1;20-25, 25-23, 21-25.
Standouts were: Ashley Thackeray with eight kills, five aces, four blocks and three digs, Taylor Ewing with four kills, one block and one assist, Annalise Farris with five digs, two assists and two aces and Kelsey Lee with four digs, two assists and one kill.
The varsity falls to 1-7, 1-2 in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A, while the JV falls to 3-4, 2-0 in the SP 1A/2A.

Lincolnton versus West
The West Lincoln Lady Rebels swept Lincolnton in JV and varsity action Thursday.
In varsity, West Lincoln edged Lincolnton 3-2; 14-25, 25-17, 25-12, 24-26, 11-15.
Charlotte Clark paced the Lady Wolves with 25 points and four kills. Kendal Bradley had 20 points and nine assists.
Hannah Parker finished with 16 points and seven kills.
In JV action, West Lincoln won 2-0; 11-25, 20-25.
Morgan Wolf led the way for the Wolves with 15 points. Brittney Morrow had seven points and one ace. Rachel Lanier and Hannah Houk both had six points.

East Lincoln volleyball
The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs recorded wins in consecutive days over Bandys and Bessemer City.
Wednesday, the Lady Mustangs beat Bandys 3-1; 19-25, 25-15, 25-22, 25-18.
Standouts were: Kassi Henry with three aces, 13 kills, eight digs and one roof and Krista Abernathy with two kills, 37 assists, three digs and one roof.
Lauren Sharpe had 11 kills and one ace, while Katie Reel had four kills, one ace and three roofs, including the game-winner.
Thursday, the Mustangs beat Bessemer City 3-0; 25-10, 25-2, 25-10.
Standouts were: Brittany Lackey who had 10 aces and two kills, Dana Griffin who had nine aces and Mandy Homce who had eight aces and four assists.

by John Mark Brooks

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