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Wilson’s free throws lift Knights

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Montreal Wilson may have only had 10 points Thursday night, but thanks to his left hand, the North Lincoln Knights advanced to the championship game of the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash. With 11 seconds left, Wilson calmly nailed two free throws to lead the Knights to a 51-49 win over…

Shives leads Cats to Clash title game

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When his team needed him to deliver most, D.J. Shives did just that in the opening round of the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash. Entering the fourth quarter, North Gaston was up by just one point over host West Lincoln. That was before the Wildcats star senior went to work, scoring…

Host Rebels advance

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The host Lady Rebels advanced to the championship of the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash with a 51-36 victory over North Gaston Thursday evening. West Lincoln (4-7, 2-0), which took a 26-19 lead into halftime, did not look back en route to its first-round victory. “It was a hard-fought win. The…

Rebels finish in Top 10

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The West Lincoln Rebels are known for having a powerhouse wrestling program. Saturday, they added to the program’s lore with an eighth-place finish at the Tiger Classic held in Chapel Hill. With 35 teams coming in from all over the east coast and midwest, the Tiger Classic posed a stiff…

Tournament host and champion?

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Shelby downs Wolves

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Shelby downed Lincolnton Friday night 66-41 behind another strong effort from Lyndsey Montgomery. Montgomery scored 10 of her game-high 21 points in the third quarter in leading the Golden Lions. Tiera Sweezy complemented her with 11 points. Leading the Lady Wolves was Jessie Cline, who had 18 points and Brittney…

Defending their turf?

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Chiefs go undefeated

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The West Lincoln Middle School Chiefs dominated their competition in compiling a perfect 13-0 record under the direction of head coach Wayne Navey. The Chiefs downed Burns (90-0), Kings Mountain (86-0), Crest (65-24, Pumpkin Center (84-6), Shelby (87-0), Chase (81-6), Shelby (84-6), Mill Creek (84-3), Newton (51-36), East Rutherford (72-18),…

Sports briefs

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Peoples Bank Holiday Classic West Lincoln is hosting the Peoples Bank Holiday Classic this Thursday and Friday in its new gym. On Thursday, Lincolnton’s women will play North Lincoln at 3:30 p.m. followed by the Wolves facing the Knights on the men’s side at 5 p.m. The host Lady Rebels…

Rebels to host Peoples Bank Christmas tourney

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West Lincoln is hosting the Peoples Bank Christmas Basketball tournament next Thursday and Friday in its new gym. On Thursday, Lincolnton’s women will play North Lincoln at 3:30 p.m. followed by the Wolves facing the Knights on the men’s side at 5 p.m. The host Lady Rebels will square off…