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Avery raises the bar for Rebels

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One hundred and 58 times West Lincoln senior Matt Avery took the mat… And 158 times, he was better than his opponent and emerged with the win. When Antonio Rojo, currently a wrestler for Appalachian State, set the Rebels school record for career victories with 154, conventional wisdom said it…

Make that a five-peat for Blum

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‘Other’ Torbert makes presence known at NL

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights won their season opener versus Bandys 6-3. North Lincoln got on the board with a two-out single by senior Nicole Baxter. In the top of the fifth, Jenna Torbert had a two out RBI-single followed by the freshman debut of her sister Emily. Emily immediately…

Sweden in North Lincoln

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Wolves fall in opener

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Monday, the Lincolnton Wolves fell 11-3 to South Point in their season opener. Lincolnton was behind 2-0 entering the fifth, but the Red Raiders scored four (three of them unearned) to take a 6-0 lead. The Wolves scored two in the bottom of the fifth, whittling the lead to 6-2,…

Rhodes pitches a gem

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The West Lincoln Rebels are off to a quick 2-0 start after beating Maiden Monday and Fred T. Foard. Junior Ryan Rhodes and Trent Rothlin, a Clemson-signee engaged in a pitching duel that will be remembered for quite some time. Rhodes threw all nine innings, struck out eight batters, walked…

Oh, what a career

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No matter how you slice it, the impact Mustang seniors Thomas Huntley, Trishtan Johnson and Jamelle Lowery have had on the East Lincoln basketball program is undeniable. The two-headed scoring machine, named ‘TJ,’ averaged a combined 35 points per contest, setting numerous school records along the way. Johnson’s school records…

Ironmen bow out at Hiwassee Dam

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Senior shooting guard Antonio Griggs set a school record for the Cherryville Ironmen with 89 wins in a career. Unfortunately, for the Ironmen faithful, he needed 90 to keep the Ironmen’s season alive. Hiwassee Dam limited Cherryville to just seven second quarter points to swing the game in its favor…

Mustangs sectional runner-ups

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West Caldwell’s Stoney Polite was anything but in 79-59 victory over East Lincoln in the No. 2 Sectional Final in the 2A State Basketball Playoffs. Polite poured in a game-high 28 points, made three 3-pointers and was 9-for-10 from the charity stripe in helping head coach Danny Anderson claim his…

Whittle 2nd in state

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Rebels’ junior Matt Whittle had his eyes set on a second consecutive individual state championship in wrestling for West Lincoln, but it was not to be. Whittle fell to North Wilkesboro’s George Gianera 6-2 as he had to settle for state runner-up, a feat achieved last year by Dustin Hester.…