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Ironmen pull off comeback victory

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Jasmine Brooks may have only scored six points Tuesday night in Cherryville’s 87-79 comeback victory over East Lincoln. But the senior did so much more. Sometimes leadership can not have a value placed on it and that was exactly the case at halftime when Brooks challenged teammate Justin Johnson. Whatever…

Rebels pull off huge upset over Rams

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The West Lincoln Rebels pulled off a huge upset Tuesday night by beating Highland Tech 54-40. Highland Tech entered the game at 8-2, tied with Cherryville for the second-best mark in the Southern Piedmont but that didn’t impress the Rebels much. After the Rams had battled back to get the…

Sports Roundup

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Mustangs win in overtime The Lady Mustangs of East Lincoln beat South Iredell 79-71 in overtime Friday night led by Kiandra Long. Long scored a team-high 25 points, while Sarah Webb complemented her with 17 points of her own for the Lady Mustangs, who even their record at 5-5 in…

Sports Briefs

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Stingray baseball tryouts to be held The Stingrays are currently holding tryouts for their 7U USSSA spring baseball team. The only stipulation is that the player must not turn eight before May 1, 2007. Please contact Todd Philemon at (704) 902-8457 for more information. Lincolnton Legends The Lincolnton Legends USSSA…

Mustangs remain in first place

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With the East Lincoln Mustangs 71-53 victory over South Iredell Friday night, anticipation started to build for Tuesday night. What’s Tuesday night? It’s the night the Mustangs will look to avenge a 76-68 loss at the hands of the Cherryville Ironmen in the two team’s first meeting. While the Mustangs…

Sports Roundup

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Kayla’s big night North Lincoln crushed Highland Tech Friday night 45-21 behind a huge night from Kayla Alexander. Alexander scored a season-high 26 points, while sophomore Ashley Thackeray had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. The Lady Knights, who upped their record to 9-11 and 6-4 in the…

Sharp as a sword: Ironmen execute in win

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Basketball games between the Cherryville and West Lincoln boys are usually hard-fought, competitive affairs that showcase the intensity of the schools` rivalry. But the Rebels ran into a Cherryville team that put it all together Friday night at Cherryville`s Nixon Gym. In one of their sharpest performances of the season,…

Rebels looking for 10th straight

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The West Lincoln Rebels are on quite a roll as of late. As head coach Butch Ross’ group sets its eyes on a sixth straight conference title, everything is going according to plan with five consecutive Southern Piedmont wins. “I think the boys want to be conference champions. They don’t…

Rebels’ ‘strong’ victory

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The West Lincoln Rebels beat South Iredell Tuesday night behind a big night from senior center Eric Armstrong. Armstrong, who was challenged before the game by the Rebels coaching staff, responded with a season-high 13 points and 10 rebounds including a 7-0 run to begin the second half. “Eric was…

Night to remember for Heafner

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West Lincoln High School did something it has never done before last Friday night – retire someone’s jersey. The recipient was 2002 graduate and former Davidson standout Jay Heafner. During his four-year career with the Rebels, Heafner was a three-time all-conference player, two-time Gaston Gazette selection and averaged 18 wins…