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Lowe lifts Knights

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North Lincoln turned a one-point deficit at the end of the first quarter into a seven-point lead before advancing to the championship game of the third annual Peoples Bank Holiday Clash Thursday night. The talented duo of senior Alyssa Lowe and sophomore Kayla Alexander combined for 34 points for the…

Welcome to the championship East

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East Lincoln beat East Gaston 68-56 in the semifinals of the First Charter Holiday Classic Thursday night. Trishtan Johnson, who was averaging 21.5 points entering last night’s game, poured in 23 points to lead the host Mustangs past the Warriors and advance to tonight’s championship versus Vance, who defeated Hopewell…

Improbable comeback completed

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Senior Zack Gibson dribbled the ball at the top of the key for 21 seconds. With the score deadlocked at 60, Gibson knew just who to go to. Fellow senior Lance Friday, who like Gibson has been in many pressure-packed situations, had put the Wolves on his back with 13…

How ‘bout those Rebels?

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Big-Time scorer

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Knights take first

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights swim team gave themselves a nice Christmas present last Wednesday. Under the direction of head coach Libby Fletcher the Lady Knights beat Hibriten and Bandys in a three-team meet. Nicole Baxter and Sara Edwards finished first and second in both the 50-yard and 100-freestyle events.…

Stroup concludes solid career

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Senior linebacker Charlie Stroup recently concluded his career at Guilford College. Stroup, a 5 foot seven, 200-pound linebacker and longsnapper, played in all 10 games, starting six. His career-high 44 tackles, including 25 solo stops, was fifth on the team. Stroup also had 3.5 tackles for loss. The former Lincolnton…

Sports Briefs

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Lincolnton state championship shirts T-shirts and sweatshirts are currently on sale commemorating their appearance in the 2A State Championship. The shirts will read, ‘Lincolnton Wolves, 2005 State Championship.’ Shirts are on sale at the school and Lincoln Athletics. T-shirts will cost $12, while sweatshirts will cost $20. Adrian L. Shuford…

Cheering in the holidays

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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…