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Lady Rebels win SPC opener 2-1 Sophomore Ashley Rhyne pitched a complete game gem with 16 strikeouts, allowing five hits, no walks, a run scored and no earned runs scored to lead the Lady Rebels over South Iredell in West Lincoln’s Southern Piedmont conference opener Tuesday. “The girls played a…

Denver man finds himself on cover of national magazine

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Adam Yarbrough of Denver isn’t necessarily a celebrity, but he sure felt like one after he received a phone call from a friend in Clover, South Carolina who asked for his autograph. Yarbrough received an early birthday present when he found out he was on the cover of the April…

Sports Briefs

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Lifeguard training The Lincoln County American Red Cross is sponsoring a lifeguard training class that will begin on Tuesday, March 25. The class will run through April 24 and will meet at the Lincoln County Family YMCA in Lincolnton. The cost for the course is $170, which includes: training, books,…

Seneca headed to Wingate

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A couple of seasons ago, North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam raved about a transfer from West Palm Beach, Florida. He told anybody within earshot about how good he was. That player was Brandon Seneca. Although Seneca flew under the radar for much of his career, he was nonetheless an…

Patterson sparks Lady Knights win

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Sweden Patterson nearly opted to go try out for a 16-and-under AAU basketball team Monday night. Good thing she didn’t. The junior forward scored a career-high two goals, including the game-winner to lift the North Lincoln Lady Knights over West Mecklemberg 3-2. After seeing junior West Meck Ashley Erskine net…

Knights honored at Winter Sports Banquet

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North Lincoln High School celebrated its annual Winter Sports Banquet Thursday evening announcing its top athletes and award winners from each respective winter sport. In varsity cheerleading Sarah Jolley and Nicolette Huneycutt shared the most spirited award. Candace Bowers won the Coaches’’ Award, while Erin Keener took MVP honors and…

McGill signs with Catamounts

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Curtis McGill is hoping to follow in Eric Wilson’s footsteps. Like Wilson, McGill starred on the football field and like Wilson, he’ll try to go from recruited walk-on to starter at Western Carolina. What Wilson did on the hardwood, McGill will attempt to do on turf. In signing a National…

Rebels still perfect in conference

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The West Lincoln/Bessemer City game wasn’t the only game going on Friday night, but it was certainly an exciting one. The Rebels came away with a 7-3 win over the Yellow Jackets. With the score deadlocked at two, Chris Taylor’s groundout RBI followed by RBI singles off the bats of…

Thompson lifts Wolves

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The Lincolnton Wolves edged South Iredell 5-4 Thursday night on the road for their first win in the Southern Piedmont. Senior Paul Robinson worked five and two-thirds, gave up two earned runs, scattered seven hits and struck out four batters in a no-decision, leaving his head coach Cole Sigmon impressed…

East hands out awards

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Twenty-six athletes were honored at the East Lincoln Mustangs Winter Sports Awards Night Monday. In boys basketball, Keith Rendleman and Alex Newsome shared MVP honors, while the Mustang Award went to Adrian Forney. Wes Glover was named Most Improved. Kendall Bethea was named the MVP for the JV Mustangs. In…