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Caldwell cobras truly a family affair

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This wasn’t the way Jeff Coffey thought his life would turn out. His dream was to play professional basketball, but through a series of events and perhaps divine intervention, his plan changed. Now a far greater dream is being realized at Caldwell Community College. Jeff and son Jeremy, a 2002…

Rebels focused on winning team state title

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The West Lincoln Rebels have had quite a spectacular season, going 32-0, a feat never done at West Lincoln. While they’re pleased with that school record, they covet a team state title more than anything. “It’s been a great season so far, but we still have a long way to…

Costea earns silver

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Bobby Costea, 7, earned another silver medal at the North Raleigh Gymnastics Classic recently. He posted an overall score of 52.9, posting second place finishes on floor exercise (9.4), vault (9.4), and high bar (9.1). Costea came in third on still rings (9.2), fourth on pommel horse (7.8) and parallel…

West Lincoln wraps up Midwest 2A

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Tuesday night, the West Lincoln wrestling team captured the Midwest 2A Conference Title with a win over Lincolnton on Senior night. Brandon Auton, Robbie Dedmon, Zac Elmore, Zeb Elmore, John Harkey, Dustin Hester, Adam Holtsclaw, Jeremy Pearson, Neil Pellum, Matt Richardson, Antonio Rojo, Daniel Scronce, Thomas Smith, Daniel Soto, and…

Powell dominant for Devils

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The West Lincoln Rebels fell to Newton-Conover 88-54 Tuesday night. Clemson-signee Julius Powell was the main reason why. The 6’8” player had five dunks and was accurate behind the three-point arc on his way to a game-high 27 points. “He’s a great player. Obviously, he exerted himself tonight and proved…

Wolves chasing the playoffs

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The Lincolnton Wolves took care of business in what looked to be a ‘trap’ game beating the Chase Trojans 66-47 Tuesday night. The visitors jumped out to a 20-10 lead and never relinquished it, on their way to their upping their record to 7-11 and 5-4 in the Midwest 2A.…

Sports Briefs

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Ten Star All-Star Basketball Camp Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All-Star Summer Basketball Camp. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible for application. Past participants include: Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison. Players from 50 states and 17 foreign…

Rebels slide past Trojans in overtime

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The Rebels picked up their first Midwest 2A conference win of the season Friday night with an 80-76 overtime thriller over the Chase Trojans at West Lincoln. Trailing 66-62, West Lincoln`s Daniel Payseur found himself wide open underneath the basket for a layup to pull the Rebels to within two…

Wolves still in the running

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Lincolnton took its best shot against one of the Midwest 2A Conference`s elite teams Friday at home and came up short. But the Wolves and their head coach, Bob Cowie, did not spend much time dwelling on the 78-64 loss to Newton-Conover. The focus of attention turned immediately to two…

Mustangs take Wave

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The East Lincoln Mustangs won their second-straight Big South 3A game, beating the Ashbrook Green Wave 62-56 Friday. Carlos-Marquez Sykes and Darin Dellinger led the Mustangs with 14 points apiece, while Wayne White scored 13 and Jamelle Lowery netted 12 points. Lowery scored half of his points in the decisive…