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9 things to watch in ’09

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As I’ve nearly completed a year of sports coverage for Lincoln County, I now feel more comfortable learning about the present, past and future of the four county schools and their teams. Therefore, I have decided to give the county nine things to watch for in ’09. 9. Basketball I’ll…

2008 Peoples Bank Holiday Clash

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Lincolnton’s Caleb Lail splits Bessemer City’s Scott Gettys (15) and Kameren Wilson during the 2008 Peoples Bank Holiday Clash tournament. Lail and the Wolves will travel to take on Keith Rendleman and the East Lincoln Mustangs basketball team tonight. Seth Mabry / LTN Photo West Lincoln’s Kyle Wyatt puts up…

Lady Chiefs win division

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Mustangs win tournament title

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DENVER — It took the East Lincoln Mustangs varsity basketball team five tries before they got it right, but they won their first Fifth Third Bank Holiday Classic Championship Tuesday night with a 59-49 win over the Ardrey Kell Knights. The Mustangs’ previous championship-game appearances were 1990, 2000, 2001 and…

All-Area football team named

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It was a great season of football in Lincoln County as three of the four area teams made the playoffs and two of those teams advanced to the second round. Over the past couple of years, Lincoln County has really made a name for itself in the state of North…

8 great sport moments of ’08

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It was an incredible year in sports both locally and nationally. Taking the idea and making it my own from David Letterman, I’d like to reveal my top 8 national and top 8 local stories this year in sports. I shall call them 8 great stories of 2008. First, we’ll…

Jackets, Lady Rebels earn title

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LINCOLNTON — Two overtimes, two new champions, two new head coaches, a four-point play, a technical foul, co-MVPs and partridge in a pair tree. OK, just kidding about the last one, but the 2008 People’s Bank Holiday Clash included all of the aforementioned things, making it an exciting 2-day tournament…

Football is fierce in Lincoln Co.

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The wounds are healing, bodies still aching, hearts still throbbing and spirits broken, but alas this past high school football season wasn’t wasted. This past high school football season the four Lincoln County, North Lincoln, East Lincoln, West Lincoln and Lincolnton, displayed that any one of them could play with…

Roundup

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Basketball EL 61, Mooresville 52 Keith Rendleman had 33 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Mustangs to a 61-52 victory over the visiting Mooresville Blue Devils on Saturday night. The Mustangs outscored the Blue Devils 14-6 in the third quarter to take an eight-point lead into the final quarter…

Sports Briefs

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2008 Christmas Camp The Lincoln County Park and Recreation Department will be having a Christmas Camp 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 29-31 and January 2 at the Howards Creek Community Center and East Lincoln Community Center. Call (704) 748-1518 or (704) 483-8980 for more information. Baseball Clinic…