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Rebels earn rewards

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West Lincoln High School had its spring annual sports banquet this past Sunday. Award winners are listed below. Girls Tennis MVP- Laura Baker Most Improved- Ashlyn Hartsoe Rebel Award- Kelly Branton Girls Golf MVP- Kayda Caldwell Girls Cross Country MVP- Beth Pittman Team Before Self- Beth Qualls Most Improved- Lindsey…

Chasing the champs: Part 2

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DENVER — Friday’s match-up between the Lincolnton and East Lincoln football teams must seem like dйjа vu all over again for both players and coaches. Just a year ago, the two were battling it out for the right to go the 2A state championship game. Now they find themselves fighting…

Rendleman moving up

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DENVER — Basketball season has begun and some some 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference defenders can breath a sign of relief for a little while, knowing that East Lincoln senior Keith Rendleman isn’t on the court yet. Instead, he has been busy making decisions about his future. On Monday, the two-sport…

Rebels hit the hardwood

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VALE – The West Lincoln boys basketball team hasn’t had a lot of excitement recently, but head coach Karl Sain said that’s all about to change. “I think our players have something to prove this year, because last season we didn’t meet our team goals,” the Rebels coach said. “I…

Mustangs earn win

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs basketball team earned its first win of the season Tuesday with a 54-39 home victory over the South Point Lady Red Raiders. Despite having two players sit out for disciplinary problems, the Mustangs (1-1) earned a tough-fought victory behind junior Lindsy Wright’s 21-point…

County players thrive

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With the first round of the playoffs out the way, each game grows more important for teams. Last week the playoff fates were not in Lincoln County’s favor as Lincolnton and North Lincoln met up in the first round and this week Lincolnton will travel to take on county rival…

JV Wolves have productive season

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Today the game of football is considered by many to be America’s game. In Lincolnton it is no different. Coming off a 2-A state championship last season expectations have ran high for the Wolves football program. According to head jayvee head football coach Marty Holbrook, the future of Lincolnton high…

Roundup

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Basketball Ironmen excel Brandon Thomas (Cherryville class of 2005) a redshirt junior is starting and doing very well at UNC-Pembroke. He was the leading rebounder last Saturday night when the played the No. 1 team in the country, UNC-Chapel Hill. The last game he was the leading scorer and rebounder.…

Sports Briefs

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Playoff tickets Tickets for Friday’s game between Lincolnton and East Lincoln will be sold at each school for $7. Because of long anticipated ticket lines it is suggested you purchase your tickets early. Call your respective school for more information. Block Smith Gym The Lincoln County Park and Recreation announces…

Mustangs come alive second half

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DENVER — The final score looked convincing, but East Lincoln coach Mike Byus was hardly satisfied. After the Mustangs beat East Rutherford 37-9 in the first round of the 2AA state playoffs Friday, Byus warned that another repeat performance could lead to an early exit. “We’ve started slow the past…