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Playoff tickets Tickets for Friday’s game between Lincolnton and East Lincoln will be sold at each school for $7. Because of long anticipated ticket lines it is suggested you purchase your tickets early. Call your respective school for more information. Block Smith Gym The Lincoln County Park and Recreation announces…

Rendleman moving up

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DENVER — Basketball season has begun and some some 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference defenders can breath a sign of relief for a little while, knowing that East Lincoln senior Keith Rendleman isn’t on the court yet. Instead, he has been busy making decisions about his future. On Monday, the two-sport…

Rebels hit the hardwood

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VALE – The West Lincoln boys basketball team hasn’t had a lot of excitement recently, but head coach Karl Sain said that’s all about to change. “I think our players have something to prove this year, because last season we didn’t meet our team goals,” the Rebels coach said. “I…

Mustangs earn win

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs basketball team earned its first win of the season Tuesday with a 54-39 home victory over the South Point Lady Red Raiders. Despite having two players sit out for disciplinary problems, the Mustangs (1-1) earned a tough-fought victory behind junior Lindsy Wright’s 21-point…

County players thrive

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With the first round of the playoffs out the way, each game grows more important for teams. Last week the playoff fates were not in Lincoln County’s favor as Lincolnton and North Lincoln met up in the first round and this week Lincolnton will travel to take on county rival…

Avery, Wolves D strike again

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LINCOLNTON — Lightning and Lincolnton junior wide receiver Tevin Avery both have something in common — they both struck twice Friday night as the Wolves shutout rival North Lincoln 14-0 in the first round of the 2AA West playoffs. Avery scored the Wolves only two touchdowns, one before the half…

Mustangs come alive second half

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DENVER — The final score looked convincing, but East Lincoln coach Mike Byus was hardly satisfied. After the Mustangs beat East Rutherford 37-9 in the first round of the 2AA state playoffs Friday, Byus warned that another repeat performance could lead to an early exit. “We’ve started slow the past…

Ironmen shut out

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CHERRYVILLE — Swain County’s split back veer offense sent Cherryville reeling Friday night in the first round of the state 1AA football playoffs. The weather then finished off the Ironmen. After a 45-minute lightning delay at Rudisill Stadium, school administrators agreed to call the game at the 5:13 mark of…

Sports Briefs

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EL Optimist b-ball The East Lincoln Optimist Club will be holding signups for the 2008-09 basketball season. Boys and girls in the third through 12th grade are eligible to sign up. Signups will be held at the Optimist Club on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Satuday from 9 a.m. to…

Rumble in the Cage

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