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Heafner has jersey retired

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Smith duo leads Knights over Rebels, 58-55 in hard-fought win

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The North Lincoln Knights may not have anything against Jay Heafner, but they certainly acted like it Friday night. On a special night that saw former West Lincoln star and former Davidson standout Jay Heafner get his jersey retired at halftime, the Knights made just enough plays in crunch time…

Sports Roundup

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Lady Rebels still perfect Entering Friday night, the West Lincoln Lady Rebels were perfect through their first seven Southern Piedmont games. But with North Lincoln, who is quickly becoming one of the Rebels chief rivals, coming to town coach Jaime Honbaier was a little bit concerned entering the game. It…

Mustangs in first place

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The East Lincoln Mustangs are now in first place after holding on for a 41-40 victory over Highland Tech Wednesday night. Highland (13-3, 5-2) entered the game just like East Lincoln with both sitting at 5-1 in the Southern Piedmont. Despite a furious Rams comeback, a deep 3-pointer out of…

Rebels stay perfect

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West Lincoln beat Bessemer City 56-40 Wednesday night to remain undefeated in the Southern Piedmont. Sarah Norman paced the Lady Rebels with 14 points and seven boards, while Beth Pittman had 12 points and Elle Tallent also was in double-figures with 10. Also contributing in the win were: Miranda Sigmon,…

Wolves hang on

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Lincolnton beat Cherryville Wednesday night 36-33 in women’s varsity action. Jessie Cline led the Lady Wolves with 12 points, while both Shanta Elmore and Brittney Jones had eight apiece. Megan Bridges scored a team-high nine points for the Lady Ironmen in the loss, while Meggan Farnsworth had six. Lady Wolves…

Beast in the paint: Johnson pours in 42 points

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After a disappointing loss at the hands of Bessemer City Friday night, Cherryville junior Justin Johnson was determined not to let it happen again. Saying he couldn’t wait to redeem himself and slip back on that No. 32 jersey, the athletic Johnson poured in 42 points Wednesday night in an…

Lady Rebels stay unblemished

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West Lincoln beat Lincolnton 46-34 to remain unblemished in the Southern Piedmont Conference at 6-0. Sarah Norman paced the Lady Rebels with 16 points and six boards. Jessie Watts also had a solid game, recording a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. “The combo of the two when they…

Sports Briefs

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Heafner to have jersey retired Jan. 19 At halftime of the North Lincoln/West Lincoln basketball game, former Rebels baseball star and Davidson All-American Jay Heafner will have his baseball jersey retired by Rebels head coach Allan Chapman. Heafner is now in the Texas Rangers organization, playing minor league baseball. Stingray…

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