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Rebels at State

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The West Lincoln Rebels did something they’ve never done in the school’s stellar wrestling history. With eight wrestlers participating in the 1A/2A Wrestling Tournament, West has the most state qualifiers ever. Until this year, the most was seven wrestlers done in 2000 and in 2003. John Harkey (103), Jeremy Pearson…

Knights avenge Polk loss

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A week after losing 77-62 to Polk Co., the North Lincoln Knights avenged that loss with a convincing 67-42 victory over the Wolverines in the first round of the Southern Foothills Conference Tournament. The win was huge when it comes to the ‘c’ word due to the fact the Knights…

Rebels` season ends

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The East Rutherford Cavaliers showed why they are the fourth-ranked team in 2A basketball, easily handling the West Lincoln Rebels a 94-45 loss in the first round of the Midwest 2A Tournament. “Everybody knows the caliber of team they are. They normally shoot the ball extremely well at their place…

Mustangs advance to next round

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After serving as cellar dwellers the last two years, the East Lincoln Mustangs are a step closer to qualifying for the 3A State Basketball Playoffs after beating the Forestview Jaguars 51-46 Tuesday night in the opening round of the Big South 3A Conference Tournament. The staple of East Lincoln’s team…

Wolves receive first-round exit

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One tweak to the play book was all it took for the Bandys Trojans to advance over the Lincolnton Wolves 69-62 in the first round of the Midwest 2A Conference Tournament Tuesday night at Lincolnton. Trojans’ head coach Mark Lynch altered one thing on an existing play entering the final…

Herbert in second

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POMONA, Calif. – Not bad. Not bad at all. He has a new crew chief, a new team and with a solid performance all weekend, he surely has some new fans too. Doug Herbert and the Snap-on team turned in quite a show Sunday at Pomona Raceway. Herbert went to…

Sports Roundup

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Lions Spoil Senior Night The West Lincoln Rebels jumped out to a seven-point lead in the first five minutes of play versus the Shelby Golden Lions on Senior Night forcing the Lions to call a timeout. It turned out that timeout was all they needed as Shelby, not only made…

Stingy third quarter “D” lifts Mustangs

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To have maintain having any chance to qualify for the 3A State Basketball Playoffs, the East Lincoln Mustangs (14-9, 7-7) were faced with a must-win situation Friday night at South Point in the regular season finale. They proved to be up to the task, especially in the third quarter when…

Wolves win season finale over Bears

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In a game that they had to have, the Lincolnton Wolves came up big with a 72-61 victory over Bunker Hill Friday night at River Bend Middle School. Due to problems with the gymnasium floor at Bunker Hill High, the Bears have been playing their home games across the street…

Knights duo reaches 1A State tournament

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North Lincoln Knights sophomores Derrick Hanks and Aaron Licourt are proving that good things come in small packages. Hanks (103 pounds) and Licourt (112) have advanced to the 1A State Individual Tournament to be held in Winston-Salem next weekend. Hanks pinned Starmount’s Josh Swaim :25 into the first round. In…