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Knights into 2nd round The North Lincoln Knights advanced to the second round of the 2A State Playoffs beating West Stanly 59-59 Monday night. North Lincoln was led by senior A.J. Smith who poured in a game-high 24 points, while fellow senior Jordan Smith complemented him with 17 points of…

Sports Briefs

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Lincolnton Optimist Lincolnton Optimist is currently holding signups for baseball and softball. The signups are being held at Kate McCall Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The registration fee is $45 and is for boys/girls ages four and up. For…

Ironmen deny Mustang repeat

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CHERRYVILLE–Cherryville has been led all season by its two marquee players, junior point guard Cameron Lovelace (23 ppg) and junior center Justin Johnson (28 ppg). Friday night in the championship game of the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference tournament, some unsung heroes stepped into the spotlight for the Ironmen. Cherryville (23-4)…

Lady Rebels clinch title, finish 17-0 in SPC

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CHERRYVILLE–In 1996 as a Lincolnton senior, Jamie Boyles Honbaier led the Lady Wolves to an unbeaten season in conference play and to a conference tournament title. Eleven years later, Honbaier is part of another perfect season in conference play, this time as coach of the West Lincoln girls. Honbaier`s Lady…

West qualifies three

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The West Lincoln Wrestling team will be sending three wrestlers to the 1A/2A State Tournament next weekend. Matt Whittle, 112 lbs., and Clay Heafner, 285 lbs., claimed regional titles this weekend, while Logan Shronce took second place in the 152 lb. weight class. More to come on Wednesday.…

Sports Briefs

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Lincolnton Optimist Lincolnton Optimist is currently holding signups for baseball and softball. The signups are being held at Kate McCall Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The registration fee is $45 and is for boys/girls ages four and up. For…

Eyes on the prize

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One quality that great teams have, regardless of the sport, is peaking at the right time. While it can be argued the West Lady Rebels have ‘peaked,’ all season, they saved their best effort for the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament semifinal versus North Lincoln. While the Knights trailed the Lady…

Ironmen in championship thanks to comeback

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CHERRYVILLE— North Lincoln senior Adrian Arruza did all he could to help the North Lincoln Knights pull off what would’ve been a substantial upset Thursday night in Southern Piedmont Conference tournament semifinal. But Cherryville, down by as many as 13 points in the first half, proved why it is the…

Mustangs repeat champs?

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The Highland Tech Rams took excellent care of the basketball Wednesday night against East Lincoln. But due to an aggressive smothering defense, it didn’t seem to matter as they couldn’t do anything with it as the Mustangs advanced to the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament championship game with a convincing 46-31…

Knights moving on to 2nd round

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North Lincoln and West Lincoln entered the first round of the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament with the exact same records. And watching them match each other point-for-point, effort-for-effort, resulting in nine ties and five lead changes, it was easy to see why. In the end, early heroics of Jordan Smith…