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Lady Rebels’ season ends

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THOMASVILLE — East Davidson jumped out to a 25-11 first quarter lead and never looked back. The defending state 2A champs played like they had something to prove last night as they handed the Rebels an opening round defeat in the 2A West girls sectional playoffs. East Davidson (28-0) was…

Wolves trapped out of playoffs

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Climax, NC — In their first round of the boys 2A West basketball state playoffs, the Lincolnton Wolves found themselves in a trap — a defensive trap — against the Providence Grove Patriots on Monday. “Things obviously didn’t go our way,” Lincolnton head coach Bob Cowie said. “Providence Grove played…

Mustangs lose focus, game

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SALISBURY — With five minutes left in Salisbury’s game with East Lincoln on Tuesday night, Hornets’ coach Andrew Mitchell put in the girls at the very end of the bench. At the time, they were up by 50. You could almost hear a collective sigh of relief from the East…

Sports Roundup

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Varsity Basketball Cherryville 95, Elkin 40 Eric Crank scored a careerhigh 24 points, and Terry Whisnant scored 19 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and dished out eight assists, and Thomas Bess added 13 points to lead Cherryville (20-8), who will play host on Wednesday to Cherokee in the second round of…

Sports Briefs

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Church Softball League The Boger City Church League will have an organizational meeting on Thursday, February 26th at Boger City UMC at 7 p.m. Any churches interested in adult men’s softball are required to attend. If you can not attend please make sure someone representing your church is in attendance.…

Seniors lead East in 78-45 win

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DENVER — East Lincoln seniors Spenser Sydney and Keith Rendleman led the Mustangs to a 78-45 victory Monday over the Central Davidson Spartans in the first round of the 2A West boys’ sectional basketball playoffs. “We’re always happy to get a win in the first round of the state playoffs,”…

SPC Tournament Champions

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DENVER — East Lincoln senior Keith Rendleman’s double-double (32 points, 10 rebounds, steal and block) led the Mustangs to a 76-64 win in the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference boys final. “It was probably a typical East Lincoln-Cherryville battle,” Cherryville head coach Scott Harrill said. “It was close there for a…

Lady Knights complete title quest

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DENVER — With 7.6 seconds left, North Lincoln senior Ashley Thackeray sank the game-winning bucket in the final of the girls 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference basketball tournament to sink the Draughn Lady Wildcats’ perfect record against league opponents and earn the Lady Knights their first-ever conference tournament title. “It feels…

B-ball playoffs start today

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As the Lady Knights and East Lincoln Mustangs enjoyed their 1A/2A Southern Piedmont titles, other teams were busy preparing for postseason play. Three of the four Lincoln County girls’ teams qualified for the 2A West playoffs, with the Lady Knights being the only team to host a first-round game. The…

Wrestling season finished

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WINSTON-SALEM — Eight Lincoln County wrestlers qualified for the individual 2A West state tournament this past weekend. The West Lincoln Rebels sent six wrestlers with two placing in the top six as Ryan Spivey (112-pound weight class) and Brad Owens, both seniors, had a good weekend. Spivey placed third while…