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Wolves’ Dameron to play at Hampton

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor Lincolnton’s Tarus Dameron has signed a national letter of intent to play college football at Hampton University in Virginia. “It’s just a blessing to be able to play football after high school,” said the record setting running back. “After my visit to Hampton, I felt like…

Duke wins third straight, wins 72-65 over Louisville

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — All those losses last month might have taught Duke something important: How to win. The Blue Devils beat No. 13 Louisville 72-65 on Monday night behind 18 points and 10 rebounds from freshman Brandon Ingram. Grayson Allen scored 19 points and Luke Kennard had 11 for…

Rebels fall to Blue Devils on senior night

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor VALE — The West Lincoln boys basketball team tried to stay with the Maiden Blue Devils offensively Friday night, and did so for about the first six minutes. But when junior guard Caleb Farley heated up, the Rebels couldn’t match Maiden bucket for bucket, resulting in…

Sports Roundup — 2-8-16

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Sports Roundup for February 8, 2016. Boys Basketball East Lincoln 88, West Caldwell 69 The Mustangs blew open a two point game in the second half, as they outscored the Warriors 47-30 after the break, leading to an 88-69 road victory. Sage Surratt poured in a game high 35 points…

EL’s Chazz Surratt named Parade Magazine national player of the year

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East Lincoln star signed with Chapel Hill last week DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor Of all the awards and accolades that have come for Chazz Surratt throughout his high school career, the biggest just might have come on Sunday. The East Lincoln senior quarterback was named Parade magazine’s national player of…

Big second quarter propels Wolves to win over Knights

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor Playing their second game in as many nights, the Wolves shrugged off a slow start with a big second quarter en route to a 64-46 victory over county rival North Lincoln Wednesday night at home. With both teams struggling to knock down shots early in the…

Chazz chooses Chapel Hill

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DAVID KEEVER Sports Editor If there were still any doubters, Chazz Surratt made it official on Wednesday, signing a letter of intent to play his college football at the University of North Carolina. With family, friends, coaches, school officials and numerous media outlets in attendance, the record setting senior quarterback…

West Lincoln’s Noah Marsh, Matthew Poteat sign with Wingate University

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McBride to play soccer at William & Mary

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On Wednesday, Lincolnton’s Daniel McBride signed a letter of intent to play soccer at the College of William & Mary. McBride, a goalie for the Wolves, was a three year starter, earning team most valuable player and all-conference honors his senior year. McBride was first recruited by the Tribe after…

‘Keep pounding’ has become a way of life for Panthers

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — “Keep pounding.” The words have become synonymous with the NFC champion Carolina Panthers. They’re on the walls of the stadium’s weight room, on the tunnel leading to the field and even stitched into the collar of every Panthers jersey. “It’s a way of life around…