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Representing His Place

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Sports Roundup

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Rebels begin with win The West Lincoln Rebels won their season opener versus Maiden, beating the Blue Devils 56-45 without their top two returning scorers. Daniel Payseur paced the Rebels with 16 points, while Ben Poole contributed 13 to the win. Rebels’ head coach Chad Wright felt his team was…

Kings of the jungle

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Clock strikes 12 on the Mustangs

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Just call Forest Hills midnight. Riding a 28-point second quarter explosion, the Yellow Jackets ended East Lincoln’s Cinderella season with a 42-20 victory in the second round of the 2AA state playoffs. The Mustangs, winners of their last seven out of eight, played the athletic Yellow Jackets to a stalemate…

He is the `real deal`

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Anyone who now sees sophomore running back C.J. Wilson run sees a completely different player from last year. The reason? Last season, Wilson experienced soreness in his hip that prevented him from running full speed. With a lot of hype and publicity entering high school, thanks to a stellar Lincolnton…

Wolves set to host Owen in third round of 2A playoffs

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There is nothing like big plays to break open a tight game. The Lincolnton Wolves continued their big-play efficiency in the second round of the playoffs Friday night, exploding for 20 third-quarter points to pull away from Red Springs 41-13. After the visiting Red Devils scored early in the third…

Popple caps career as state runner-up

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Rebels headed to the next level

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West Lincoln seniors Paul Finger and Johnathan Wise have been teammates since they were in the seventh grade, so it was fitting they announced where they would continue their baseball careers together at the same time. Finger and Wise were joined by their parents, Rebels head baseball coach Allan Chapman…

Baxter makes decision to be a Bobcat

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Nicole Baxter won’t have to worry about college recruiters when softball season rolls around—that decision has already been made. In life, there are times you just know. You don’t know why you know and don’t see it coming, but nonetheless you feel it. That’s how it was for Baxter the…

Living Legends recognized

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The scope of Bruce Bolick’s achievement in high school athletics did not hit him until he walked into the James W. Warren Citizens Center Saturday night. “I must I admit I am overwhelmed,” Bolick said after his induction into the Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame. “You look around and…