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Rendleman takes top honor in SPC

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Good thing he’s graduating. That’s what opposing teams and fans say about East Lincoln standout Keith Rendleman, who was just named Southern Piedmont Player of the Year, after watching him play. Only one problem with that comment, it’s not true. Much to the chagrin of his Southern Piedmont competition, they’ll…

Triple threat trio leads team to new heights

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They say the best things come in small packages and in pairs, but what about three’s? Alex Newsome, Keith Rendleman and Wes Glover might just be the most feared record holding trio in the Southern Piedmont Conference. The two seniors have combined for 2,179 points, 1252 rebounds and 249 steals.…

Rebels ‘Cook’ up big win vs. Huskies

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West Lincoln beat Hunter Huss 13-2 in five innings Wednesday night. Senior Daniel Wise (1-0) threw three innings, struck out three batters and gave up two hits in his first varsity start. “I was just really happy for Daniel to go out and perform extremely well. He got ahead of…

Lady Mustangs lose 3-0

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs soccer team suffered through their first big test before conference play as they lost 3-0 to Salisbury at David Clark Stadium Tuesday. The Lady Hornets (5-0) avenged a loss in last year’s playoffs at the hands of East Lincoln. With the Lady Mustangs (1-5) main…

Lady Knights lose after being ranked

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights soccer team just earned a No. 14 state ranking Monday, but that’s likely to change after a 3-1 loss to West Davidson at home. “We didn’t really play well as a team. We didn’t really pass the ball or settle in to play our game.…

Roundup

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The North Lincoln Knights (2-3, 1-0) defeated Highland Tech 6-3 Tuesday night. Tripp Miller (2-0) picked up the win on the mound, working five innings, giving up three earned runs while striking out seven batters. The senior scattered eight hits in the process. North Lincoln head coach Sean Andrews was…

Wolves defeat Cherryville 9-5

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The Lincolnton Wolves earned not only their first victory of the season but also their first conference victory of the season behind a complete game effort from Brandon Locklin and a homerun from Nate Wright as the Wolves defeated the Cherryville Ironmen 9-5 Tuesday night at home. “I thought both…

Drewery, Rebels roll in 3-0 win

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West Lincoln shut out South Iredell 3-0 behind sophomore right-hander Trey Drewery. Drewery, in only his second varsity start, threw a complete-game two-hitter, striking out eight batters and walking four. While he may have suprised the Vikings, Drewery’s head coach Allan Chapman wasn’t surprised at all. “We’re very impressed with…

Special year, special team

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East Lincoln head coach Neil Hodges has high praise for this year’s edition of the Mustangs. How high? The coach, who has over 30 years of coaching experience, puts them at the very top of all the teams he’s ever coached. So while the Mustangs fell short of their ultimate…

Blazing the trail

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Two East Lincoln Mustangs Tyree Watkins (photo left), seen here with his Mom Charline, and Adrian Forney (photo right) recently signed to play football with the Carolina Prep Academy Warriors based out of Gastonia. Carolina Prep, which is in its first year, is a post-graduate school designed to develop young…