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Rebels don strong pitching staff

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Above, senior lead-off hitter Daniel Scronce takes hacks during Tuesday’s indoor practice. The Rebels moved practice indoors due to the cold weather. Scronce will be counted on to jump start West Lincoln’s offense. Right, senior Dustin Hester led the Rebels with a .350 batting average in 2004. He was also…

Devils in action

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The Maiden Blue Devils will square off against the Starmount Rams tonight in the West Regionals of the 1A State Basketball Playoffs. Maiden (22-5) and Starmount (26-3) will take the floor at 8:30 p.m. at Mt. Tabor High School. The game will be broadcasts on WLON 1050 am. The Blue…

`Midknight` for North Lincoln

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North Lincoln’s dream season came to an end in front of a capacity gym at Rosman, falling 86-73 in the sectional finals of the 1A State Playoffs Friday night. Filled with raucous fans, all rooting for the Tigers with a smattering of Knights’ fans that made the two and a…

Young Rebels win Midwest 2A crown

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The West Lincoln Rebels JV Girls have West Lincoln poised to be a breakout team next season. The team, coached by Rick Rose went 16-3 with an 8-0 Midwest 2A Conference record. Due to the fact East Rutherford, Shelby and Chase don’t have JV girls teams, West had to play…

Knights soar to new heights

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The North Lincoln Knights won their first round playoff game against Andrews in an overtime squeaker. After a four-hour bus ride against Hiwassee Dam, they would not be as dramatic, dropping their second-round opponents 105-87. To say the Knights are peaking at the right time would be a major understatement.…

Brooks names county team

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This basketball season had some low points, evidenced by the fact three out of four varsity men’s teams had below .500 records. That is not what I want to focus on. Instead, I want to focus on the positives. One of which, being Lincolnton, East Lincoln and North Lincoln all…

Golden Eagles end Wolves` season

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Despite the discrepancy in their records, Lincolnton played East Davidson down to the wire on Monday night before succumbing 59-51. With 1:30 remaining in the game, trailing the Golden Eagles by three, Zack Gibson nailed a three-pointer—unfortunately, it didn’t count. A somewhat controversial walking call turned the ball back over…

Midwest 2A names team

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The Midwest 2A announced its winter sports all-conference teams on Monday. In men’s basketball, Lincolnton’s Zack Gibson and Lance Friday received slots on the team. West Lincoln’s Ryan Huffman also was named. East Rutherford, who won both the regular season and post-season titles, swept the major awards. Guard Tion Watkins…

Johnson`s steal lifts Knights to second round

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Lesharion Johnson must have mistaken the basketball for a pigskin. With five seconds to play, clinging to a two-point lead, the six-foot guard exploded off the floor extending his left hand hauling in the biggest steal of his career. The play was reminiscent of one of his catches he made…

Mustangs exceeded expectations in 2005

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The East Lincoln Mustangs’ season came to an end falling 58-53 against the Fred. T. Foard Tigers in the first round of the 3A State Playoffs Monday night. While 15-11 is nothing to scoff at, it was a disappointing end to a season where East Lincoln exceeded anyone’s expectations in…