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Rebels hand out the hardware at sports banquet

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The West Lincoln Rebels held their fall sports awards banquet Sunday afternoon. In football, Kevin Martin was the Offensive MVP, while the Defensive MVP was Eric Eason. The Unsung Hero Award went to Jason Nantz and the Coaches Award went to Ian Sculthorpe. Rookie of the Year for the Rebels…

Big year for Ironmen?

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Cherryville High opens the 2007-08 basketball season Thursday night at Nixon Gym against North Gaston. The girls game will get underway around 6:30, with the boys varsity game to follow. The opener marks the coaching debut of new Cherryville girls coach Donna Lavery, who was named to succeed Alan Mauldin…

Fighting spirit

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Lifting for a good cause

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Smith visits Chiefs

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Twelve-year old Taylor Renee Bolick took a leap of faith over the summer. Bolick, who was shopping in JC Penney, decided to enter the NFL Take a Player to School Contest. As Carolina Panthers’ star wide receiver Steve Smith stood in the West Lincoln Middle School gym Tuesday, it was…

Can East advance?

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The East Lincoln Mustangs were dominant Friday night in pulling off an upset in the first round of the 2A State Football Playoffs. Behind an awesome effort from their offensive line, the Mustangs (8-3) ran for 450 yards with senior Adrian Forney leading the way with 222 yards. This Friday,…

Wolves roll in first round

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The senior duo of C.J. Wilson and Demery Brewer have just about done it all in their stellar high school careers for the Lincolnton Wolves. But it’s the one thing they haven’t done—win a state championship ring—that continues to push them. That was no more evident than Friday night where…

Handing out the hardware

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STANLEY–A strong turnout of over 300 fans, officials, staff, owners, VIPs and competitors gathered at Downtown Dino’s in Gastonia Saturday evening as East Lincoln Speedway celebrated its 2007 season. Taking home trophies and a weekly purse points fund were the top ten drivers in points from the Late Model Modified-Sportsman,…

Knights win first playoff game; Seneca the hero

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On Friday night, the North Lincoln Knights did something they had not done before in school history– win a state playoff game. And in a game that’s likely to be remembered for years to come, the Knights edged Bandys in the first round of the 2AA Playoffs 38-34. The Knights…

Mustangs dominate Redhawks

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Going into Friday night’s first round 2A State Playoff game against Monroe, the East Lincoln Mustangs were pretty heavy underdogs. Somebody forgot to tell the Mustangs. In a game that pitted the No. 7 seed Redhawks against the No. 10 seed Mustangs, it was the green and orange who ran…