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Rebels fall short in semifinal

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BURKE COUNTY — An exciting 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference girls semifinal game came down to the last 12 seconds Wednesday, as the top-ranked Draughn Lady Wildcats varsity basketball held out for a 56-53 victory over West Lincoln in Burke County. West Lincoln had two shots to take the lead with…

Long time coming

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Wrestling winners

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Gold Diggers win tournament

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Wright injured in Mustangs win

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DENVER — With teammate Lindsy Wright injured and her team trailing, East Lincoln junior Kiandra Long rallied the Lady Mustangs girls varsity basketball team to a 58-53 victory Monday night at home over the No. 7 Highland Tech Lady Rams in the first round of the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference…

Rebels advance

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VALE — The West Lincoln Lady Rebels basketball team had three players in double figures as they knocked off the No. 5 seed Cherryville at home 61-53 on Monday. West Lincoln’s Beth Pittman (18 points, seven rebounds, six steals and four blocks), Kayda Caldwell (14 points, eight rebounds) and Jamie…

Ironmen win opening round

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CHERRYVILLE — Cherryville, a No. 2 seed, used three scorers in double figures to defeat North Lincoln 96-69 in the first round of the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference boys basketball tournament Monday at Cherryville High School. “Cherryville doesn’t hide anything, they want to simply outscore you at a very high…

Turner, Anderson sign letters of intent

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LINCOLNTON — Morgan Turner, Lincoln County’s premiere track & field as well as cross country athlete signed with Western Carolina University last Wednesday. In addition, the Wolves said goodbye to Reginald Anderson, a 6-foot-3-inch 300-pound offensive lineman who signed a football letter to play for the Fayetteville State Broncos. Turner,…

Sports Roundup

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Basketball Varsity boys Rams 78, Wolves 61 OT The Highland Tech Rams went on a 32-3 fourth quarter stanza to force overtime in which they outscored the Lincolnton Wolves 20-3 for a 78-61 victory Monday at home. With the victory the Rams, a No. 4 seed, will travel to take…

Sports Briefs

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Baseball/Softball Camp The Lincoln County Recreation Department along with American Legion baseball Denver Post 455 will be having a baseball and softball camp for children ages 8-12 years old at the East Lincoln Community Center. The camp will be February 22 and March 1. The instructional staff will include Bruce…