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Follow the Ironmen The Cherryville/Thomasville Western Regional Finals game will be broadcast live Saturday beginning with pre-game at 2:30 p.m. on WLON 1050 am in Lincolnton and on WOHS 730 am in Shelby and WGNC 1450 am in Gastonia. Due to programming conflicts the game will be broadcast on WCSL…

Familiar face awaits Ironmen

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WINSTON-SALEM–Scott Sekal has come a long way since his pioneering days as North Lincoln High School`s first athletics director and boys basketball coach. After laying the foundation at North Lincoln, Sekal moved on to the foothills of North Carolina, and there he has revived a program that was in the…

Wolves start slow, Rebels win 4-3

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West Lincoln squeaked by Maiden 4-3 Tuesday afternoon in its season opener. Junior Jake Watts earned the win on the mound, pitching one inning, allowing one hit and striking out two batters. Benji Chit Khin suffered the loss for the Blue Devils. Watts went 2-for-3 with one RBI to lead…

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Sportsmanship meeting Lincolnton High School will have its spring sportsmanship meeting tomorrow at 5 p.m. in the old gym. All prospective athletes must have a parent or guardian with them. LHS Baseball Card show Saturday There will be a baseball card show Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. – 2…

Ironmen take sectional title

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Based on records alone, Friday night`s 1A sectional boys final at Cherryville`s Nixon Gym looked like a yawner. Avery County came in with a 9-18 record while Cherryville was 25-4 with 13 straight wins. But the game that looked like a mismatch on paper turned out to be the shootout…

Whittle wins third state title for Rebels

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A season ago Matt Whittle finished as runner-up at the NCHSAA 1A/2A State tournament… he was determined not to let that happen again. It was that determination, combined with a fierce work ethic and peerless talent that allowed Whittle to come away as the state champion Saturday in Winston Salem.…

Victor-y lifts Rams into third round

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Entering Wednesday night`s second round matchup between Starmount and East Lincoln in the 2A State Basketball Playoffs, Starmount junior Victor Davilla was rated the No. 1 junior in the state of North Carolina. It was easy to see why. The 6`9″ center, who is probably closer to 6`10″, dominated on…

Arruza’s big night not enough for Knights

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North Surry had just four losses entering Wednesday night’s second round of the 2A State Playoffs and Kent Brown was determined not to pick up No. 5. Brown poured in 17 points in the second half in helping lift the Greyhounds to a 71-57 victory over North Lincoln. An athletic…

Lady Rebels stunned in double OT

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels were poised for a deep run in the 2A State Basketball Playoffs after going 17-0 in the Southern Piedmont. But unfortunately, that run was all too short lived as they fell to West Stanly 64-55 in double overtime in the first round Tuesday night on…

Mustangs hold on for round one win

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The East Lincoln Mustangs led Central Davidson by as many as 16 points in the third quarter. A furious run by the Spartans closed the gap to just four points with two minutes to play. But the Mustangs, as they’ve done time-and-time again this season sealed the deal from the…