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Jackets just too much

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Lincolnton head coach Bob Cowie had one goal for his team entering Thursday night’s second round of the 2A State Basketball playoffs, play hard. His team accomplished that, but matched up against two division 1 talents, effort isn’t always enough as the Wolves found out in a 71-51 defeat to…

Ironmen on their way to Hiwassee

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With defenders draped on sophomore big man Justin Johnson like coats on a coat-rack, junior Jamelle Jefferies took full-advantage. Jefferies connected 9-of-13 shots for a team-high 19 points in the Ironmen’s 75-64 victory Thursday night. The second-round win advances them to the sectional finals Saturday at 7 p.m. in Hiwasssee…

The Brady Bunch blows out Cats

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If somebody would’ve said neither Trishtan Johnson or Jamelle Lowery would score 15 and the Mustangs would still beat Hibriten in the second round of the 2A State Playoffs…you would’ve laughed. But the only ones laughing were the Mustangs all the way to a 76-47 victory Thursday night. East Lincoln…

Sports Briefs

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No county passes accepted for playoffs For those interested in attending East Lincoln’s appearance in the 2A sectional finals, admission is $5 and no Lincoln County passes will be honored. The only passes honored will be state-issued passes. That will be the case for any of Lincoln County’s teams in…

Mustangs are ready

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The East Lincoln Mustangs (22-5) may have won a Southern Piedmont Conference tournament championship, but they refuse to get complacent as they enter their second-round match-up versus Hibriten (19-8) Thursday night. “We got to go out there and play like the conference tournament wasn’t a big deal. Coach (Hodges) said…

Season comes to an end for Knights and Rebels

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East Davidson ousted North Lincoln on the Lady Knights’ home floor Monday night 66-41. The Central Carolina Conference’s No. 3 seed received 25 points from Anna Freeman and 11 points from Anna Dellapenta to pull off the first-round upset. Sophomore Kayla Alexander was the only Lady Knight in double figures…

Not ready to end season just yet

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Playing in his last home high school basketball game, Zack Gibson was determined not to go out with a loss. With a game-high 25 points, Gibson helped elevate Lincolnton over North Rowan 63-59 Tuesday night in the first round of the 2A Basketball Playoffs. Three minutes were on the clock…

Jackets sting Knights

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The Knights had upset on their mind, but it wasn’t meant to be as a layup rolled in and out, sending them to a 58-57 loss at the hands of Lexington. With North Lincoln ahead at the half, late in the third quarter, the Yellow Jackets used half-court traps to…

Four Rebels qualify for the State

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Bandys, the No. 1 team in the state, came away with the individual regionals title held at Newton-Conover Friday night. The Trojans’ 148 points, bested Mt. Pleasant (125) and the host Red Devils (123). West Lincoln finished with 83 points for fourth place and South Iredell had 75. West Lincoln…

Knights open with Eagles

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North Lincoln will look to get the bad taste out of its mouth after a disappointing early exit at the hands of West Lincoln in the second round of the Southern Piedmont Conference tournament. East Davidson (15-11) may be the team to help them do just that Monday night on…