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Great Escape: Ironmen still perfect

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The Rebels (5-15, 2-8) were hitting on all cylinders and the crowd was in a frenzy Friday night. Yet Southern Piedmont Conference leader Cherryville (19-1, 10-0) remained unfazed, kept its composure and found a way to escape with an 80-76 victory on West Lincoln’s home floor. Back-to-back 3-pointers by a…

Elmore lifts Rebels

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West Lincoln finds itself in sole possession of third place after a convincing 50-34 victory over Cherryville Friday night. The Lady Rebels (8-11, 6-4) outscored the Lady Ironmen 22-2 in the third quarter to gain a 40-19 advantage. “We had a bunch of turnovers at halftime and I told them,…

Lincolnton wins, Mustangs down Vikings

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Lincolnton wins, Mustangs down Vikings Seniors Lance Friday and Zack Gibson both scored 20 or more as Lincolnton beat Bessemer City 79-65 Friday night. Friday poured in a team-high 21 points, while Gibson complemented him with 20 for the Wolves (11-3, 7-3). The Yellow Jackets played zone the whole game…

Briefs

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Lincolnton state championship shirts T-shirts and sweatshirts are currently on sale commemorating their appearance in the 2A State Championship. The shirts will read, ‘Lincolnton Wolves, 2005 State Championship.’ Shirts are on sale at the school and Lincoln Athletics. T-shirts will cost $12, while sweatshirts will cost $20. Carolina Flight The…

Memories from training camp

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Lady Chiefs beat Burns

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The West Lincoln Lady Chiefs beat Burns 32-27 Monday. After falling behind 10-5 at the end of one quarter of play, the Chiefs found themselves down 17-12. “At halftime, there as no fussing or big speeches you normally hear about,” head coach Mia Cooke said. “Holly Beam and myself just…

Rebels take SP title

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The West Lincoln Rebels claimed their fourth consecutive conference title last night when they defeated the Cherryville Ironmen 68-6. This was the Rebels eleventh conference title in the past twelve years. With this win, the Rebel wrestlers improved their four year conference record to 23 -0. Coach Butch Ross was…

Forgotten guards make big splash

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Sophomores Cameron Lovelace and Kalem Johnson may play in two of their teammates’ shadows, but the way they’re playing don’t expect that to last long. Senior Antonio Griggs averages 18 points, seven rebounds and six steals per contest, while Justin Johnson (see above) also pours in 18 with 11 boards…

Young trio has Ironmen at No. 1

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As the 6-foot-7 leader of the 18-1, 9-0 Cherryville Ironmen, the No. 1 team in the state in 1A basketball, 15-year old center Justin Johnson has a lot of pressure on him. While it might not be the weight of the world, it’s certainly the weight of Cherryville. So how…

Riley named top coach

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For the second consecutive year, Coach Tom Riley, head football coach at the North Carolina School for the Deaf, Morganton, has been selected as the Mason-Dixon Conference Football Coach of the Year for the 2005 season. The NCSD Bears finished 7-2 for the season. The 7-2 record was the best…