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Rebels advance

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VALE — The West Lincoln Lady Rebels basketball team had three players in double figures as they knocked off the No. 5 seed Cherryville at home 61-53 on Monday. West Lincoln’s Beth Pittman (18 points, seven rebounds, six steals and four blocks), Kayda Caldwell (14 points, eight rebounds) and Jamie…

Ironmen win opening round

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CHERRYVILLE — Cherryville, a No. 2 seed, used three scorers in double figures to defeat North Lincoln 96-69 in the first round of the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference boys basketball tournament Monday at Cherryville High School. “Cherryville doesn’t hide anything, they want to simply outscore you at a very high…

Turner, Anderson sign letters of intent

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LINCOLNTON — Morgan Turner, Lincoln County’s premiere track & field as well as cross country athlete signed with Western Carolina University last Wednesday. In addition, the Wolves said goodbye to Reginald Anderson, a 6-foot-3-inch 300-pound offensive lineman who signed a football letter to play for the Fayetteville State Broncos. Turner,…

Sports Roundup

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Basketball Varsity boys Rams 78, Wolves 61 OT The Highland Tech Rams went on a 32-3 fourth quarter stanza to force overtime in which they outscored the Lincolnton Wolves 20-3 for a 78-61 victory Monday at home. With the victory the Rams, a No. 4 seed, will travel to take…

Sports Briefs

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Baseball/Softball Camp The Lincoln County Recreation Department along with American Legion baseball Denver Post 455 will be having a baseball and softball camp for children ages 8-12 years old at the East Lincoln Community Center. The camp will be February 22 and March 1. The instructional staff will include Bruce…

Wright injured in Mustangs win

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DENVER — With teammate Lindsy Wright injured and her team trailing, East Lincoln junior Kiandra Long rallied the Lady Mustangs girls varsity basketball team to a 58-53 victory Monday night at home over the No. 7 Highland Tech Lady Rams in the first round of the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference…

Rebels win Regional title

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VALE — Perhaps the third time is the charm for the West Lincoln Rebels wrestling team, which captured its third-ever 1A/2A Midwestern regional title on Saturday. “We had a good weekend and everyone wrestled hard,” West Lincoln head coach Butch Ross said. “All 12 kids scored some points and it…

Mustangs sweep rival on Senior Night

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The Mustangs closed out the regular season in grand fashion Friday night with a 65-41 victory over rival North Lincoln. Keith Rendleman scored a game high 20 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and had six blocked shots on senior night at East Lincoln. The Mustangs got off to their usual…

Wolves win big on Sr. Night

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton varsity boys’ basketball team celebrated a big 74-40 Senior Night victory over rival West Lincoln on Friday night. The Wolves used a 13-0 run in the second quarter where the Rebels went on a four-minute scoring drought and the Wolves were able to a 34-16 lead…

SPC b-ball tourney tips off tonight

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Saturday completed the varsity boys and girls basketball 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference seedings as the Bessemer City Lady Yellow Jackets defeated South Iredell 72-67 and the Draughn Wildcats defeated West Lincoln 53-32 at Lincolnton High School. Both games were play-in games for seeding purposes since the conference has nine teams.…