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East still winning

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When Keith Rendleman was asked about his team`s 14-game win streak, forgive him for stuttering. After all, nobody else can explain the second-longest win streak in East Lincoln school history either. The 6-foot-6 inch forward had a game-high 29 points and 10 rebounds as the Mustangs (19-5, 13-1) outlasted cross-county…

Norman spoils Lady Knights Senior Night

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As the regular season of high school basketball ended Friday night, Sarah Norman picked the right time to get hot, as she scored a career-high 35 points to lead West Lincoln to a 74-47 victory on North Lincoln’s Senior Night. “I think that’s the most Sarah’s had since she was…

Rebels eager to shine in Regionals

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The West Lincoln Rebels fell, albeit by a narrow margin to Newton-Conover in the 2A Western Final. While the loss was difficult to swallow, they’re hoping to use that defeat as motivation as they host the 2A Individual Western Regional tonight at 5:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 10 a.m. “I…

Knights look to take series from Lady Rebels

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Entering the Southern Piedmont regular-season finale the West Lincoln Lady Rebels (17-6, 12-1) can clinch at least a tie for first place with a win over the North Lincoln Lady Knights (12-8, 8-5) tonight. But with the Lady Knights, who are led by senior shooting guard Kayla Alexander (15 points,…

Sports Briefs

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Women’s softball league signup ends today Lincoln County Park and Recreation has a women’s slow-pitch softball league for women ages 25-and-up. Signups began Jan. 28 and last through today at the East Lincoln Community Center located at 8160 Optimist Club Road in Denver with the cost being $60. The center…

Latham named as new Rebels football coach

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Mark Latham has been announced as West Lincoln’s new head football coach after being approved at the school board’s meeting Wednesday afternoon. “I was really excited to get the job at West Lincoln. It’s definitely an opportunity to go in and get a program going in the right direction,” Latham…

Rivals ready to rumble

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The East Lincoln Mustangs got some good news Wednesday. Senior Alex Newsome’s suspension was appealed and he will play tonight at Lincolnton. “We were pleased with the decision, and it’s one of those things that’s hard to comment on,” East Lincoln head coach Neil Hodges said. “In my eyes they…

Lovelace dominates Wolves

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The Lincolnton Wolves had a golden opportunity Tuesday night. They squandered it. With Cherryville`s all-time leading scorer Justin Johnson (27 ppg and 11 rpg) out of the lineup, due to undisclosed reasons, the Wolves (10-9, 7-6) failed to take advantage, while the Ironmen (21-2, 12-1) proved they could play without…

Clark leads Lady Wolves to victory

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The Lady Wolves continued their winning ways Tuesday night. With a home win over the Cherryville Lady Ironmen 39-27, Jimmy Carr`s crew has won six of its last seven games. Lincolnton (10-9, 8-5) held a two-point advantage, 16-14, at the half before closing the game with a 17-point fourth quarter.…

Mustangs win again, lose Newsome

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The East Lincoln Mustangs earned their 13th straight victory Tuesday night on Senior Night at home, but they paid a price for it—Alex Newsome. Newsome, who finished with 10 points, was ejected from the game for taunting another player at the 1:01 mark in the second quarter. After making a…