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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…

Call it a comeback!

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Anyone familiar with Adrian Forney knows he is a player who thrives under pressure. On the gridiron and on the court, when clutch moments arise, Forney always seems to rise to the occasion. Friday night versus Lincoln County rival North Lincoln, Forney did just that. Despite trailing the majority of…

Wolves snap losing streak, beat Rebels 54-50

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Lincolnton snapped a five-game losing streak with a 54-50 victory over West Lincoln Friday night. The Wolves went 9-of-11 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter to pick up the Southern Piedmont victory over their county rival. The Rebels took their first lead, 48-47, since they led 6-2 on…

We are No. 1

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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…