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Playoff tickets Tickets for Friday’s game between Lincolnton and East Lincoln will be sold at each school for $7. Because of long anticipated ticket lines it is suggested you purchase your tickets early. Call your respective school for more information. Block Smith Gym The Lincoln County Park and Recreation announces…

Rendleman moving up

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DENVER — Basketball season has begun and some some 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference defenders can breath a sign of relief for a little while, knowing that East Lincoln senior Keith Rendleman isn’t on the court yet. Instead, he has been busy making decisions about his future. On Monday, the two-sport…

Rebels hit the hardwood

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VALE – The West Lincoln boys basketball team hasn’t had a lot of excitement recently, but head coach Karl Sain said that’s all about to change. “I think our players have something to prove this year, because last season we didn’t meet our team goals,” the Rebels coach said. “I…

Avery, Wolves D strike again

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LINCOLNTON — Lightning and Lincolnton junior wide receiver Tevin Avery both have something in common — they both struck twice Friday night as the Wolves shutout rival North Lincoln 14-0 in the first round of the 2AA West playoffs. Avery scored the Wolves only two touchdowns, one before the half…

Mustangs come alive second half

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DENVER — The final score looked convincing, but East Lincoln coach Mike Byus was hardly satisfied. After the Mustangs beat East Rutherford 37-9 in the first round of the 2AA state playoffs Friday, Byus warned that another repeat performance could lead to an early exit. “We’ve started slow the past…

Ironmen shut out

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CHERRYVILLE — Swain County’s split back veer offense sent Cherryville reeling Friday night in the first round of the state 1AA football playoffs. The weather then finished off the Ironmen. After a 45-minute lightning delay at Rudisill Stadium, school administrators agreed to call the game at the 5:13 mark of…

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EL Optimist b-ball The East Lincoln Optimist Club will be holding signups for the 2008-09 basketball season. Boys and girls in the third through 12th grade are eligible to sign up. Signups will be held at the Optimist Club on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Satuday from 9 a.m. to…

Spear, Beard sign letters of intent to play baseball

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Drew Spear was joined by his mother and stepfather, Wendy and Tyler Thomas, as he signed a letter of intent to play Division I baseball in the Big South Conference with the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Spear enters his senior year as an all-conference player and the team’s…

Chatting with a legend

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Herbert’s ‘For My Boys’ tour finishes this weekend in Pomona

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Doug Herbert and the Snap-on team will compete in the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals from the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., this weekend, Nov. 13-16. This marks the end of the 2008 season, which Herbert dubbed the ‘For My Boys’ Tour in memory of his sons,…