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Lady Wolves out The Lincolnton Lady Wolves, under the guidance of first-year head coach Jimmy Carr made the 2A State Basketball Playoffs. Unfortunately, although they proved preseason prognasticators, in making the playoffs, they were ousted in the first round by North Surry 55-12. In each of the first three quarters,…

Gary Eudy in race for commission

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Gary Eudy joined Leroy Buff Tuesday afternoon as the Democratic candidates for county commissioner. Unless two more individuals file between today and Friday at noon, Eudy and Buff will have the Democratic Party nomination automatically. “It’s time for the two-party system to work in Lincoln County,” Eudy said Wednesday. “I…

Conference Champs

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Lindsy Wright and Kiandra Long combined to score 20 of the Lady Mustangs 26 points in a 26-10 fourth quarter run, as East Lincoln denied the Lady Rebels back-to-back conference titles in a 63-55 win Friday. The Lady Mustangs (22-5) went on an 18-0 run while holding West Lincoln (20-7)…

Ironmen prevail late, win back-to-back titles

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Cherryville’s smallest player Darius Howell, a 5-foot-4 inch sophomore guard, made the game’s biggest play Friday night, as the Ironmen became the Southern Piedmont’s 1A/2A Conference champions with a 74-73 victory over the East Lincoln Mustangs. “The difference in the game tonight was Darius Howell,” Mustang head coach Neil Hodges…

Wrestling Woes

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It was a disappointing weekend for the West Lincoln Rebels’ wrestling team. With five wrestlers qualified for the 1A/2A State Wrestling tournament in Winston Salem, West Lincoln’s chances for several to place in the state were pretty high. But thanks to misfortune that opportunity never came to fruition. The weekend…

JV Lady Rebels finish perfect 12-0 in conference

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebel JV squad finished a –perfect 12-0 in conference play this season after defeating rival North Lincoln 21-15 on Feb. 15. Sadie Saire and Courtney Holt led the team with six points each in the six-point victory over the Lady Knights. Overall the squad finished the…

Mustangs return strong

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The East Lincoln Mustangs may have lost Jesse Cadenhead to Charleston-Southern, but the cupboard is far from being empty. With Chris Matile at the helm, the Mustangs finished third in the Southern Piedmont with a 10-4 mark, while finishing 12-12 overall. As seven starters in senior pitcher/catcher Jesse Guice, first…

Tough road ahead for teams

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The tight nature of Friday’s Lincolnton/North Lincoln game was fitting. After all, it was a play-in game. While both teams wanted the No. 3 seed in the 2A State playoffs, the Lady Knights emerged victorious 37-35. North Lincoln had three players in double-figures with junior Ashley Thackeray leading the way…

Rebels hope for more success

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Nobody outside of the West Lincoln Rebels’ dugout likely expected them to make another deep playoff run last season ‑‑ yet alone another trip to the 2A Western Regional finals. But thanks to Allan Chapman and a fierce determination to match their talent, the Rebels, who were led by current…

Lady Mustangs prevent late push by Lincolnton

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The Lady Wolves fought and climbed their way back down 22 points after the third quarter, but in the end their rally fell short, as the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs held on for a 55-42 victory to advance to the 1A/2A women’s Southern Conference Piedmont finals. “We believed all year…