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Kayla’s big night North Lincoln crushed Highland Tech Friday night 45-21 behind a huge night from Kayla Alexander. Alexander scored a season-high 26 points, while sophomore Ashley Thackeray had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. The Lady Knights, who upped their record to 9-11 and 6-4 in the…

Sharp as a sword: Ironmen execute in win

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Basketball games between the Cherryville and West Lincoln boys are usually hard-fought, competitive affairs that showcase the intensity of the schools` rivalry. But the Rebels ran into a Cherryville team that put it all together Friday night at Cherryville`s Nixon Gym. In one of their sharpest performances of the season,…

Rebels looking for 10th straight

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The West Lincoln Rebels are on quite a roll as of late. As head coach Butch Ross’ group sets its eyes on a sixth straight conference title, everything is going according to plan with five consecutive Southern Piedmont wins. “I think the boys want to be conference champions. They don’t…

Night to remember for Heafner

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West Lincoln High School did something it has never done before last Friday night – retire someone’s jersey. The recipient was 2002 graduate and former Davidson standout Jay Heafner. During his four-year career with the Rebels, Heafner was a three-time all-conference player, two-time Gaston Gazette selection and averaged 18 wins…

Duo lifts Ironmen in blowout win

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It was an absolutely dominating offensive display put on by the Cherryville Ironmen Tuesday night in an 84-67 victory over North Lincoln. The Ironmen built a 44-30 lead as both teams entered the lockerroom and never looked back led by junior Justin Johnson. Johnson had 23 points and 13 boards….…

Rebels pass the test

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels are still unbeaten after a 44-33 victory over South Iredell Tuesday night. Senior Jessie Watts had 14 points and four steals, while Sarah Norman had 12 points and five boards in the win for the Lady Rebels (12-7, 9-0). Beth Pittman had five steals in…

Rebels’ ‘strong’ victory

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The West Lincoln Rebels beat South Iredell Tuesday night behind a big night from senior center Eric Armstrong. Armstrong, who was challenged before the game by the Rebels coaching staff, responded with a season-high 13 points and 10 rebounds including a 7-0 run to begin the second half. “Eric was…

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…

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…