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Gusler resigns as Rebels head coach

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It came down to pictures. Yes, first-year West Lincoln head football coach Randall Gusler just didn’t want to see his three children grow up in pictures; instead, he wanted to be an active part of their lives, unlikely many coaches. Statesville Principal Larry Rogers offered Gusler the position of Freshman…

Sports Roundup

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Wolves down Lincolnton Lincolnton (1-11, 1-4) picked up its first win of the tennis season over Cherryville 5-4 Monday. Adil Huselja, Fernando Sunsing and Colby Rash scored singles wins for the Wolves, while Montgomery Fortenberry, Logan Stewart and Matt McFee notched victories for the Ironmen. The doubles tandem of Huselja…

Sports Briefs

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Special Olympics Special Olympics of Lincoln County will hold their annual Spring Games on Friday, April 28 at Lincolnton High School’s Stadium. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will include Special Olympians from across Lincoln County, who will compete in track and field events: wheelchair races, running, walking,…

Playing with a higher purpose

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North Lincoln junior Trent Hopkins carries it with him everywhere he goes. Whether he’s in the spotlight on the gridiron, starring on the baseball diamond or asleep, Hopkins never puts it down. In fact, in his eyes, it’s the reason why he’s having another stellar season for the Knights. So…

Mustangs come up short versus War Eagles 5-2

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On paper, the championship game of the Freedom Invitational looked to be a mismatch. Davie County (15-3) against East Lincoln (11-7) looked to be a David versus Goliath match-up. But the one thing that can never be underestimated is heart… something the Mustangs have plenty of. Although they fell short…

Sports Roundup

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Tate leads charge The Lady Mustangs are on top of the Southern Piedmont with a 10-6-1, 5-1 record and 10 points. South Iredell (6-4, 5-1) is second in the conference, while North Lincoln (4-4, 3-3) is third with six points. Cherryville is 6-5-5, 2-2-2 also with six points Soccer standout…

Sports Briefs

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Rec. softball meeting There will be an organizational meeting for women’s fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball leagues on Tuesday at the Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Interested teams should have a representative at this league meeting. Entry fee, rule changes, home-run…

Tough task lies ahead for Rebels

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Allan Chapman knows that he and his team need to have a sudden case of amnesia. Why? While winning the Carolina Trust Bank Easter Tournament title is certainly an achievement to be proud of; they know they can’t rest on their laurels heading down the stretch in the Southern Piedmont.…

Mr. Versatility

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Sweet 16 for Rebels

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Maybe they should think about changing Chris Henderson’s middle name to Easter. For the second consecutive year, Henderson won MVP honors as he led West Lincoln to its second-straight Carolina Trust Bank Easter Tournament crown in 2-0 victory over North Lincoln Tuesday night. Using a live fastball and mixing in…