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Making it count down the stretch

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Cherryville head coach Scott Harrill and his Ironmen (16-1, 7-0) had one goal in mind entering Wednesday night’s game. And although it did not come easy, the Ironmen achieved their goal of going undefeated through the first half of the Southern Piedmont’s Conference schedule with a 67-63 over Lincolnton (9-2,…

Eagles get sweep, Rebels hope to avenge

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The Lincoln Charter Eagles swept Resurrection Tuesday night. The Lady Eagles (3-7, 2-1) won 41-31 with Sarah Barbagli in double figures with 10. Loren Machado added nine in the victory, while Brooke Gallagher chipped in with eight. Katelyn Dean scored 18 in the losing cause. In the men’s game, Justin…

Showdown night in Southern Piedmont

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Tonight will mark two showdowns in the Southern Piedmont as wins tonight could go a long way in determining the conference championship. On the men’s side, Cherryville (15-1, 6-0) will host Lincolnton (9-1, 5-1) in a battle of the No. 1 and 2 teams. The Ironmen beat East Lincoln on…

Wilson nets 29 in win

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Call it in the zone, call it ‘balling,’ call it taking over the game. Whatever you want to call it, sophomore guard Darren Wilson was in it as he led Clinton Junior College 11-6, 2-0.over Belmont Abbey’s JV team Sunday night. Wilson, who was an accomplished scorer at Lincolnton High…

Lincolnton just keeps on winning

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Lincolnton (9-1, 5-1) won its ninth-straight game with a lopsided 61-31 victory over county rival West Lincoln (4-11, 1-5) Friday night. The Wolves jumped out to a 20-2 advantage at the end of the first quarter and never looked back led by Lance Friday’s 16 points. “We played extremely well.…

One for North’s memory book

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The moment was three years in the making. East Lincoln (11-5, 4-2) walked off the floor in disbelief while North Lincoln fans poured onto the court in celebration. A Trishtan Johnson 3-pointer bounced on the rim twice before hitting the floor, completing the Knights 61-58 victory Friday night. As shocking…

Rebels continue success

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The West Lincoln Wrestling team remains unbeaten in conference action as they prepare to wrestle the Lincolnton Wolves tonight. On Friday, they traveled to East Lincoln to take on the Mustangs in the first of two matches for the night. The Rebels outscored the Mustangs 72–9, with East Lincoln’s only…

Three captains living up to name

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According to Random House Webster’s Dictionary, the definition of the word captain is a person who has authority over others and/or a field leader in sports. With that being the case, a team would be fortunate to boast one player in a 15-man lineup much less three. But that’s the…

Lady Knights in conference driver’s seat

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Some expected the North Lincoln Lady Knights to be good, but few outside of the Knights locker room expected this. As the Southern Piedmont Conference schedule nears its midway point, North Lincoln is 8-6 on the season. While that’s just slightly above mediocre, what’s not mediocre is the unblemished 5-0…

Women`s Roundup

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Lady Knights roll 72-48 North Lincoln remains unblemished in Southern Piedmont play with a convincing 72-48 victory over Bessemer City Tuesday night. Sophomore Kayla Alexander paced the Lady Knights with 23 points, while senior Alyssa Lowe netted 16. Caroline Farris contributed 12 in the victory. McCaskill scored a game-high 27…