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Sports Briefs

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Denver Dragons The Denver Dragons, a USSSA 12-U tournament baseball team will hold tryouts this Saturday at the Denver Batting Center located on Hwy 16 North in Denver from 10 a.m. – noon. For more information, please contact Brad Stanbury at (336) 451-0796 or Kenny Hunsucker at (704) 477-1229. Women’s…

Beast in the paint

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CHERRYVILLE—Justin Johnson and Cameron Lovelace combined for 63 points, and Cherryville’s trapping defense forced 27 turnovers in a 99-75 win over Lincolnton Tuesday night at Nixon Gym. Johnson, a 6-7 senior center who is Cherryville’s all-time scoring leader, scored 37 points on 17-for-22 shooting as the Ironmen completed the first…

Sports Roundup

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Knights pick up first conference win, West Lincoln avenges loss North Lincoln is no longer winless in the Southern Piedmont. The Knights beat West Lincoln 54-48 Friday night for their first conference win. David Ward scored a team-high 14 points, while fellow-senior Montreal Wilson had 12 points in the win.…

Brewer commits, Wilson gets offer from N.C. State

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Sometimes it’s not a matter of if something is going to happen, but when. That was exactly the case with Lincolnton seniors Demery Brewer and C.J. Wilson. Until Thursday, mainly smaller colleges had been the only schools to offer either football star. But that changed in a big way Thursday…

Still unbeaten

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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…

Mustangs in sole possession of second with 48-34 home win

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East Lincoln head coach Neil Hodges expected Friday’s matchup versus county rival Lincolnton to be a barnburner and for a half it was. But the Mustangs opened the second half with a 10-2 run en route to a 48-34 victory. Junior Keith Rendleman scored nearly half of the Mustangs’ points…

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…