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Basketball registration Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is now accepting registration for the recreation youth basketball league. The season began on Nov. 18 and four free clinics will be held at Betty G. Ross Park. The clinics will be held on Dec. 9. Grades 2-4 will meet from 10 –…

Off to a good start

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Keith Rendleman and Wes Glover made 3-of-4 free throws in the final 30 seconds Friday night to give East Lincoln a 28-25 victory over East Gaston. Both teams combined for 40 turnovers and played aggressive man-to-man defense. The result was every shot being contested and no easy buckets. Junior Alex…

Rebels finish second at Indian Classic Saturday

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Entering the season, West Lincoln head coach Butch Ross felt he had a talented wrestling team… Saturday the Rebels continued to prove it. Under Ross’ direction, West Lincoln’s 158 points finished second to Newton-Conover (177) at the Indian Classic held by St. Stephens, which is coached by former Rebel standout…

Panthers win championship

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Littlejohn takes first

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Rebels don’t rebuild, just reload

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After losing Matt Avery, West Lincoln’s all-time leader in victories, to graduation, along with James Pearson, Johnny Walker and Tyler Wilfong, most wrestling programs would take a hit; but then again, West Lincoln is not most programs. The Rebels, under the direction of head coach Butch Ross, have begun the…

Sports Roundup

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Wolves win season opener 63-51 Despite being very inexperienced, the Lincolnton Wolves won their season opener over Maiden Tuesday night 63-51. Shawn Denny paced the Wolves with 13 points, while Chris Melton and Breon Jones each had 11. Nate Wright chipped in eight points in the win. Daniel Kennedy netted…

Chiefs dominate

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The West Lincoln Middle School Chiefs beat Shelby 87-0, improving their record to 5-0 on the season. Shelby was the latest victim in a season full of blowout matches. The Chiefs beat Burns (90-0), Kings Mountain (86-0), Crest (65-24) and Pumpkin Center (84-6) previously. David Sailors, Zach Ellis, Brennan Beal,…

In the trenches

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The shirt said it all… in big bold white letters ‘Retired Athlete’ plastered on a burgundy t-shirt. The message was simple but oh so true. Six teams, 60 players, two referees (Luis Cortez and Mauricio Sing) and one Melony Hipp made Saturday’s YMCA Dodgeball Tournament a success. I’ve never been…

Sports Briefs

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West Lincoln still needs your help The state champion West Lincoln Optimist softball team has raised nearly half of the money needed for their 12 girls to get to play in the Dixie Youth Softball World Series. If you would like to donate money please contact Sharon Workman at (980)…