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Newsome and Rendleman slam dunk Knights in 86-41 win

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Alex Newsome had nearly perfect vision versus the North Lincoln Knights Friday night. The 6-foot-9 center, who was signed with Navy, narrowly missed a 20/20 game. In a dominant performance, Newsome had 22 points and 17 rebounds despite sitting out much of the fourth quarter in an 86-41 victory. By…

Sports Roundup

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Melton leads Wolves in downing the Rebels Lincolnton beat county rival West Lincoln 65-42 Friday night. The Wolves stormed out to a 21-4 advantage through one quarter of play and played their reserves most of the second half. Chris Melton paced the Wolves with a season-high 15 points, while fellow…

Sports Briefs

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Prep Athlete Combine Phoenix Physical Therapy and Sports Performance of Denver is conducting a prep athlete combine on Feb. 2 at North Lincoln High School’s football stadium. From 9 a.m. – noon. The combine will be open to any middle school or high school athlete and will test in the…

Business as usual

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For some wrestling programs being in the top three in the state would be monumental. But for the West Lincoln Rebels, it’s just business as usual. With Tuesday night’s 81-0 thrashing over Highland Tech, the Rebels, who are coached by Butch Ross, improved to 28-6 on the season. “We wrestled…

The Buck stops here

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For the Glove of the game

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Buzz off Jackets

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Keith Rendleman is not a perfect basketball player. But over the past two games for the Mustangs, he’s played near flawless basketball. Tuesday night, the 6-foot-6 junior forward went six-of-seven from the field and 10-for-10 from the foul line for 22 points in a convincing 80-53 win over Bessemer City.…

Lady Knights stunned by Ironmen

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Nobody outside of Cherryville probably gave the Lady Ironmen much a chance against North Lincoln. But they didn’t seem to care. Led the Whisnant sisters—Dominic and Danielle—Cherryville came away with a 51-43 upset victory. Dominic led the Lady Ironmen (6-8, 2-2) with 21 points, while Danielle complemented her with 20…

Eagles take two

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Lincoln Charter School came away with a pair of victories over Hope Christian Monday. On the men’s side, the Eagles won 67-46 with Dylan Cronin’s 16 points leading the way. Brandon Dishman and Nolen Peterson were in double-figures as well with 13 points and 10 points respectively. Zack Hayes scored…

North trio impresses

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The North Lincoln Knights participated in the New Years Eve Brawl at Hopewell High School recently. While only bringing six wrestlers to the tournament, the Knights’ two ‘young guns’ freshmen Nate Smith and Jake Nelson fared well. Both Smith, a 103-pounder, and Nelson, a 119-pounder each finished third, going 4-1…