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Basketball Varsity boys Rams 55, West Lincoln 31 Highland Tech was led by C.J. Shope had 16 points, while Andrew Lopez posted 12 points and 12 rebounds. K.J. Porter chipped in 11 for the Rams (10-10, 8-6 Southern Piedmont 1A/2A), and A.J. McKenzie dished out 10 assists to go with…

Sports Briefs

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NLHS mandatory meeting There will be a mandatory spring sports meeting for all students and parents planning to participate in a spring sport at North Lincoln High School. The meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the main gym. Boger City Optimist Boger City Optimist is now accepting registrations…

Rebels fall short at Ledford

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LEDFORD — The West Lincoln Rebels wrestling team’s season came to an end in the fourth round of the 2A duals state playoffs Thursday as they were narrowly defeated 34-33 by Ledford. West Lincoln head coach Butch Ross said although his team had never faced Ledford, he knew they’d be…

County contests could prove to be crucial down the stretch

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With about two weeks remaining before the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference tournament, races are heating up in both the girls’ and boys’ standings. Tonight’s match-up will put Lincoln County rivals against each other in important conference games. Starting first with the Lincolnton Wolves hosting the league-leading East Lincoln Mustangs. The…

Herndon triumphs through perseverance

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With time comes change. With change comes hope. Michael Herndon has not only seen that change but also experienced it firsthand. As a college student, he stood at the Mall when the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous speech. Four decades later, Herndon was present when the…

Wolves fall short to Jackets

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LINCOLNTON —Bessemer City overcame a five point halftime deficit to defeat the Wolves 67-58 Tuesday night at Lincolnton. Jonathan Sellers poured in 21 points, including 14 in the second half as the Yellow Jackets outscored the Wolves 24-14 in the third period. Lincolnton built a seven-point lead late in the…

Huge second quarter rallies Ironmen 109-76

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PUMPKIN CENTER — As snow was falling on the North Lincoln High School campus, temperatures inside the gym were rising as Cherryville put up triple digits on the scoreboard Tuesday as they defeated North Lincoln 109-76. “I thought early North Lincoln did a great job of playing with intensity early,”…

Sports Roundup

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Basketball Varsity girls Draughn 75, Mustangs 73 The Lady Mustangs came up short against the division-leading Draughn Wildcats Tuesday as they fell 75-73 on the road. East Lincoln 10 24 20 19 -73 Draughn 19 9 22 25 -75 EAST LINCOLN (13-8, 9-4): Lindsy Wright 35, Kiandra Long 14, Akeyla…

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NLHS mandatory meeting There will be a mandatory spring sports meeting for all students and parents planning to participate in a spring sport at North Lincoln High School. The meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the main gym. Lincoln country club dance To their annual Valentine’s Dance being…

Mustangs climb to first place

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DENVER — The Mustangs took a major step toward a conference championship Friday night with an 82-79 victory over the Cherryville Ironmen. East Lincoln, led by senior Keith Rendleman, came out of the gate hitting on all cylinders as they scored the games first 10 points. After a couple of…