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Building off success

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Lincolnton’s 3-4 record is not stellar. But when you consider the Wolves have only been at full strength for two weeks, it’s not too shabby. Led by seniors Demery Brewer, Caleb Ramseur and Nate Wright, R.J. Lattimore and Dominique Pugh, the Wolves are hoping to contend with perennial favorites Cherryville…

Herbert plays gracious host

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Running the show

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Sports Briefs

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Top Dog Wrestling Top Dog Wrestling registration will take place Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. in West Lincoln High School’s old gym. For more information, please contact Wayne Navey at (980) 241 2966. Prep Athlete Combine Phoenix Physical Therapy and Sports Performance of Denver is conducting a prep athlete…

Ross picks up 300th career win

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When anyone thinks West Lincoln wrestling, they think Butch Ross. The longtime coach of the Rebels picked up his 300th career coaching victory at the Brutal Clash in Marion, Virginia—a tournament his team won two weekends ago. In typical Ross fashion, he chose to deflect the credit. “Three-hundred wins say…

Pirtle named all-tourney

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While the varsity team was playing host to the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash, North Lincoln’s JV basketball team was participating in the Suntrust Holiday Classic. In round one, the Knights rallied from five points down in the final 50 seconds to beat Forsyth Country 45-44. Mitchell Gates made back-to-back baskets…

Jackets suffer first loss at the hands of Ramseur and Wolves

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One night after surviving host North Lincoln with a buzzer beater, the Lincolnton Wolves handed Bessemer City its first loss of the season in the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash championship. After giving his team a one-point lead with just over two minutes remaining, senior guard Caleb Ramseur put the Wolves…

Mustangs finish third

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The host East Lincoln Mustangs may not have won the First Charter Holiday Classic held Thursday through Saturday, but they still had a solid showing. Friday, the Mustangs fell to No. 1 seed Ardrey Kell 70-62 despite big nights from the ‘twin towers.’ Junior Keith Rendleman scored 23 points and…

No repeat here: Lady Knights win Peoples Bank Clash

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When Beth Pittman gave the West Lincoln Lady Rebels an 11-point lead with 1:52 remaining in the third, it appeared they would repeat as Peoples Bank Holiday Clash champions. But North Lincoln Lady Knights had other plans as they rallied for a 59-55 win Friday night. Senior Kayla Alexander hit…

Host Mustangs advance

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The host East Lincoln Mustangs beat Mooresville in the first round of the First Charter Holiday Classic Thursday night 48-41. Navy-signee Alex Newsome paced the Mustangs with 16 points, while junior Keith Rendleman complemented him with 15 of his own. Wes Glover chipped in seven in the win. Lamario Johnson…