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Getting over the hump

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Adrian Forney was known just for being a great football player until Friday night. As the Mustangs’ all-time leading rusher, the 5-foot-11 inch Forney thrived in big games and pressure-packed moments. If the rest of his final prep season goes like it did against the Cherryville Ironmen, the same could…

It gets no better than this

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If not for the Cherryville Ironmen, East Lincoln would be the cream of the crop of the Southern Piedmont. Then again, the Mustangs are looking to knock the Ironmen off tonight in a game that would move East Lincoln to within a half-game of first. More importantly, after being swept…

Lady Mustangs galloping in first

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When the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs started the season 4-6, nobody outside of their own locker room likely considered them Southern Piedmont contenders. But that hasn’t stopped them from being a pleasant surprise in seizing first place in the conference at 6-0. “Non-conference prepared us very well. My assistant coach…

Wrestling roundup

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Rebels dominant, East falls on Senior night The West Lincoln Rebels dominated a tri-meet Tuesday night. Improving their record to 34-6 on the season, the Rebels downed Kings Mountain 74-3 before dismissing R-S Central 54-16. West Lincoln will close out its Southern Piedmont Conference season tonight on the road against…

Hallman takes tourney

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Rebels staying the course

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Beth Pittman, Kayda Caldwell and Sarah Norman are the unquestioned leaders of the West Lincoln Lady Rebels. But Caldwell is quick to point out that the three captains are far from being a three-man show. “The great thing about our team is that each person has a role. Our team…

JV Roundup

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Lady JV Rebels still perfect The West Lincoln JV Lady Rebels beat the Lady Knights 26-21 Friday to remain unbeaten in the Southern Piedmont. Courtney Holt paced West Lincoln, which improves to 7-2 and 5-0 on the season, with seven points. Jennifer Bryson and Sara Willis each had five points,…

Explosion takes second

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Sports Briefs

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Denver Dragons The Denver Dragons, a USSSA 12-U tournament baseball team will hold tryouts this Saturday at the Denver Batting Center located on Hwy 16 North in Denver from 10 a.m. – noon. For more information, please contact Brad Stanbury at (336) 451-0796 or Kenny Hunsucker at (704) 477-1229. Women’s…

Beast in the paint

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CHERRYVILLE—Justin Johnson and Cameron Lovelace combined for 63 points, and Cherryville’s trapping defense forced 27 turnovers in a 99-75 win over Lincolnton Tuesday night at Nixon Gym. Johnson, a 6-7 senior center who is Cherryville’s all-time scoring leader, scored 37 points on 17-for-22 shooting as the Ironmen completed the first…