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North trio impresses

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The North Lincoln Knights participated in the New Years Eve Brawl at Hopewell High School recently. While only bringing six wrestlers to the tournament, the Knights’ two ‘young guns’ freshmen Nate Smith and Jake Nelson fared well. Both Smith, a 103-pounder, and Nelson, a 119-pounder each finished third, going 4-1…

Sports Briefs

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Top Dog Wrestling Top Dog Wrestling registration will take place Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. in West Lincoln High School’s old gym. For more information, please contact Wayne Navey at (980) 241 2966. Prep Athlete Combine Phoenix Physical Therapy and Sports Performance of Denver is conducting a prep athlete…

Miracle shot sparks win

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Caleb Ramseur likes North Lincoln. A week after winning the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash MVP award, the 6-foot-guard nailed a buzzer-beating shot from half court to lift the Wolves into overtime versus the Knights Friday night. Once there, the Wolves made enough plays down the stretch to escape with a…

Mustangs cruise to first SPC win

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East Lincoln took control early against Lincoln County rival and never looked back en route to the Mustangs picking up their first Southern Piedmont win of the season. The Mustangs (7-5, 1-1) surged out to a 23-7 lead before cruising to an 82-30 victory. Junior forward Keith Rendleman paced the…

Building off success

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Lincolnton’s 3-4 record is not stellar. But when you consider the Wolves have only been at full strength for two weeks, it’s not too shabby. Led by seniors Demery Brewer, Caleb Ramseur and Nate Wright, R.J. Lattimore and Dominique Pugh, the Wolves are hoping to contend with perennial favorites Cherryville…

Herbert plays gracious host

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Running the show

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Sports Briefs

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Top Dog Wrestling Top Dog Wrestling registration will take place Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. in West Lincoln High School’s old gym. For more information, please contact Wayne Navey at (980) 241 2966. Prep Athlete Combine Phoenix Physical Therapy and Sports Performance of Denver is conducting a prep athlete…

Ross picks up 300th career win

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When anyone thinks West Lincoln wrestling, they think Butch Ross. The longtime coach of the Rebels picked up his 300th career coaching victory at the Brutal Clash in Marion, Virginia—a tournament his team won two weekends ago. In typical Ross fashion, he chose to deflect the credit. “Three-hundred wins say…

Pirtle named all-tourney

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While the varsity team was playing host to the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash, North Lincoln’s JV basketball team was participating in the Suntrust Holiday Classic. In round one, the Knights rallied from five points down in the final 50 seconds to beat Forsyth Country 45-44. Mitchell Gates made back-to-back baskets…