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Wolves hope to knock off Mustangs with both teams tied for second-place

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Cherryville and East Lincoln—ask anyone and those are considered the teams to beat in the Southern Piedmont. But the Lincolnton Wolves—a team tied with the Mustangs and Highland Tech for second place in the conference—are hoping to change that perception. Both teams are playing excellent basketball as the Wolves enter…

Cloninger thankful for second chance

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By all accounts, the month of December of 2007 will be one Scott Cloninger will never forget. Guiding the Wolves to the 2A State championship and then undergoing corrective quadruple-bypass surgery 10 days after realizing his ultimate football dream, Cloninger experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows in…

Mustangs are starting to hit their stride

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After losing two of their first five games, the East Lincoln Mustangs are starting to hit their stride. Of course, it helps anytime you are afforded the services of junior Keith Rendleman and senior Adrian Forney, who missed the first four games of the season due to the Mustangs reaching…

Cream of the crop

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Sport Briefs

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Prep Athlete Combine Phoenix Physical Therapy and Sports Performance of Denver is conducting a prep athlete combine on Feb. 2 at North Lincoln High School’s football stadium. From 9 a.m. – noon. The combine will be open to any middle school or high school athlete and will test in the…

Newsome and Rendleman slam dunk Knights in 86-41 win

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Alex Newsome had nearly perfect vision versus the North Lincoln Knights Friday night. The 6-foot-9 center, who was signed with Navy, narrowly missed a 20/20 game. In a dominant performance, Newsome had 22 points and 17 rebounds despite sitting out much of the fourth quarter in an 86-41 victory. By…

Sports Roundup

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Melton leads Wolves in downing the Rebels Lincolnton beat county rival West Lincoln 65-42 Friday night. The Wolves stormed out to a 21-4 advantage through one quarter of play and played their reserves most of the second half. Chris Melton paced the Wolves with a season-high 15 points, while fellow…

Sports Briefs

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Prep Athlete Combine Phoenix Physical Therapy and Sports Performance of Denver is conducting a prep athlete combine on Feb. 2 at North Lincoln High School’s football stadium. From 9 a.m. – noon. The combine will be open to any middle school or high school athlete and will test in the…

Business as usual

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For some wrestling programs being in the top three in the state would be monumental. But for the West Lincoln Rebels, it’s just business as usual. With Tuesday night’s 81-0 thrashing over Highland Tech, the Rebels, who are coached by Butch Ross, improved to 28-6 on the season. “We wrestled…

The Buck stops here

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