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Six area players all-state

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Throughout the football season, six area players turned in electrified plays and dazzled fans. Wednesday, they were rewarded for their efforts. Maiden’s Petey McClain (Sr.), Lincolnton’s Demery Brewer (So.), Bandy’s Matt Woodlief (Sr.) and East Lincoln’s Thomas Huntley made the Associated Press All-State Football Team. McClain finished the year for…

Dialing up from long range

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Cheering in the holidays

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Lincolnton to host Holiday Clash

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The Third Annual Peoples Bank Holiday Clash will be held Dec. 29 and 30 at Lincolnton High School. Teams competing will remain the same as Lincolnton, North Gaston, North Lincoln and West Lincoln will all take part. Thursday at 3:30 p.m., North Gaston’s women will take on West Lincoln. At…

Sports Roundup

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Wolves blast Jackets Lincolnton (1-1 SP) evened its record on the season with a lopsided 79-39 victory over Bessemer City Tuesday night. Six-foot five-inch center P.J. Hamright paced the Wolves with 11 points, while sophomore Demery Brewer chipped in with nine. Both Jeremy Smith and Lance Friday contributed eight apiece.…

Arruza carries Knights past Rams 64-55

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North Lincoln beat Highland Tech 64-55 Tuesday night. Playing in their fourth game without leading scorer senior Kenny Bethea, Adrian Arruza led a balanced-scoring effort with 19 points, as he nailed four three-pointers. “With all the issues, we’ve run into, we’ve really been working on team work. We finally showed…

Elmore lifts Lady Rebels

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CHERRYVILLE–Antonio Griggs was not happy with Cherryville`s first-half effort against pesky West Lincoln Tuesday night. And the 6-1 senior forward voiced his concerns at halfitme. “We played lackadaisical, like we didn`t want to play together. I told everybody we had to make a run at the beginning of the third…

Goal met: Lady Falcons win title

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Last year’s 6-6 season for the Lady Falcons of East Lincoln Middle School seems like a distant memory after dismantling Crest Tuesday afternoon for the Tri-County Conference Championship. East defeated Crest (9-3), the Western Division champions, 3-0;25-19, 25-11, 25-6 to complete its unblemished 12-0 season. Lindsey Wright, Kelcey Alley and…

First Charter Holiday Classic in Denver

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First Charter Bank is pleased to announce the 2005 Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament will be played December 28, 29, and 30, 2005 at East Lincoln High School, Denver, NC. This will be the 16th year of the Holiday Classic, and will feature sixteen area boys and girls high school basketball…

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Rebels and Knights split in opener West Lincoln (3-4, 1-0 SP) defended its home court Friday night with a 58-50 victory over North Lincoln (1-7, 0-1). Junior Ben Poole scored a game-high 19 points, while Daniel Payseur contributed 11 of his own. “I thought we rebounded well which gave us…