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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.…

Sports Roundup

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Basketball Draughn 53, Rebels 52 The West Lincoln men’s basketball team (5-19, 2-14) lost to Draughn High School 52-53 on Saturday afternoon. West Lincoln led by a score of 28-24 at halftime and led for much of the second half until Draughn made four 3-pointers late in the third quarter…

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…

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…

Fantastic Four headline history

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LINCOLN COUNTY — Every year it seems that a special athlete comes around and makes us say “WOW!” This year has been an historic year in Lincoln County for four special young ladies. West Lincoln’s Kayda Caldwell and Beth Pittman, East Lincoln’s Lindsy Wright and North Lincoln’s Ashley Thackeray have…

Strupp, Perry moving on

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DENVER — East Lincoln seniors Jason Perry and Brandon Strupp signed to letters of intent Wednesday to play football in college next year. “I’m proud of those kids,” said East Lincoln head coach Mike Byus. “Both are fine kids who are going to represent our school well and their respective…

Rebels host regional meet

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VALE — The West Lincoln Rebels wrestling team will host this year’s Midwest 1A/2A individual wrestling tournament beginning 5:30 p.m. Friday and picking up again at 10 a.m. Saturday. “It’s real tough competition; probably the toughest 1A and 2A wrestlers in the region will compete,” West Lincoln head coach Butch…

Local bowler done in USBC Masters after second round

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Lincolnton’s own John May was knocked out of the 2009 United States Bowling Congress Masters second round in the losers bracket on Thursday when he was defeated by 35th ranked Charlie Bruno of Deptford, N.J. May was ranked 13th going into the USBC Masters and led seeding wise after Day…