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Knights avenge Polk loss

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A week after losing 77-62 to Polk Co., the North Lincoln Knights avenged that loss with a convincing 67-42 victory over the Wolverines in the first round of the Southern Foothills Conference Tournament. The win was huge when it comes to the ‘c’ word due to the fact the Knights…

Rebels` season ends

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The East Rutherford Cavaliers showed why they are the fourth-ranked team in 2A basketball, easily handling the West Lincoln Rebels a 94-45 loss in the first round of the Midwest 2A Tournament. “Everybody knows the caliber of team they are. They normally shoot the ball extremely well at their place…

West Lincoln sends eight in state

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On Saturday, the West Lincoln wrestling team advanced eight wrestlers to the Individual State Tournament in Winston Salem beginning Friday. The Rebels competed in the Individual Regional Tournament at Newton Conover on Friday and Saturday. As a team, they finished second out of 30 teams behind Bandys. At the 275…

Sports Roundup

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Lions Spoil Senior Night The West Lincoln Rebels jumped out to a seven-point lead in the first five minutes of play versus the Shelby Golden Lions on Senior Night forcing the Lions to call a timeout. It turned out that timeout was all they needed as Shelby, not only made…

Stingy third quarter “D” lifts Mustangs

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To have maintain having any chance to qualify for the 3A State Basketball Playoffs, the East Lincoln Mustangs (14-9, 7-7) were faced with a must-win situation Friday night at South Point in the regular season finale. They proved to be up to the task, especially in the third quarter when…

Wolves win season finale over Bears

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In a game that they had to have, the Lincolnton Wolves came up big with a 72-61 victory over Bunker Hill Friday night at River Bend Middle School. Due to problems with the gymnasium floor at Bunker Hill High, the Bears have been playing their home games across the street…

Knights duo reaches 1A State tournament

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North Lincoln Knights sophomores Derrick Hanks and Aaron Licourt are proving that good things come in small packages. Hanks (103 pounds) and Licourt (112) have advanced to the 1A State Individual Tournament to be held in Winston-Salem next weekend. Hanks pinned Starmount’s Josh Swaim :25 into the first round. In…

Must-Win Games

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Jamelle Lowery looks to help the East Lincoln Mustangs gain entry into the 3A State Playoffs. For that to happen, the Mustangs (13-9, 6-7) must win tonight at South Point. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Beam named Knights football coach

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Five-years old, that’s the first time Matt Beam roamed the sidelines. Now 22 years later, he has the opportunity to be a head coach. Wednesday night, Beam was approved by Lincoln County’s School Board to become the North Lincoln Knights new football coach, replacing Lonnie Custer. For the 27-year old,…

Regionals begin today

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Both the West Lincoln Rebels and the North Lincoln Knights suffered disappoint finishes to their team wrestling season. The Rebels were knocked out in the third round of the 2A State Dual Team Tournament by Bandys, while the Knights were ousted by Surry Central in the first round of the…