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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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Make that eight in a row for Wolves

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Lincolnton (8-1, 4-1) extended its win streak to eight with a 70-58 victory over South Iredell Tuesday night. Senior Zack Gibson paced the Wolves with 22 points, while fellow senior Lance Friday complemented him with 19 of his own. “We played pretty well. Our defense was not as good as…

Ironmen backcourt key to victory

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Sophomores Kalem Johnson and Cameron Lovelace took exception to a local newspaper that called Trishtan Johnson and Jamelle Lowery the best guard combo in the Southern Piedmont. And they played like it. Johnson and Lovelace combined for 32 points to help give the Ironmen an inside track to the first…