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Rebels, Mustangs lose

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Ryan Huffman did all he could to help the West Lincoln Rebels upset undefeated East Rutherford Friday night, but it wasn’t enough as the Cavaliers came away with an 82-60 victory on the Rebels’ home court. Huffman, who was an unblemished 11-of-11 from the free throw line, tied a career-high…

Wolves slip by Trojans in OT

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On Friday night, Lincolnton found out how important it is to play with intensity for the full 32 minutes. Fortunately for the Wolves, the experience did not prove too painful. Lincolnton blew every bit of a 17-point second-half lead, fell behind, forced overtime and then took care of business in…

Parker goes back to Maiden

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The old adage, ‘You can always go home,’ proved true for ousted West Lincoln coach Butch Parker. At the age of 50, Parker will return to Maiden High School today, taking a position as testing coordinator. It was hardly a surprise that Parker would turn to his roots, when considering…

Knights` wrestling earning respect

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The North Knights wrestling team is off to an impressive start in only their second season. The Knights won their first Southern Foothills 1A Conference match over Cherryville 63-18 on Wednesday to give them a 9-2 overall mark and 1-0 SF 1A on the year. Derrick Hanks is a big…

Rebels sneak by Red Devils

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The West Lincoln wrestlers began their Midwest 2A Conference schedule Tuesday night at Newton Conover. They were able to slide by the Red Devils 32-26. The Rebels were the first to score when Senior, Keane Steele, decisioned his opponent 5-4 in the 189 lbs. weight class. However, Jason Styers evened…

Wolves set to take on Trojans

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The Lincolnton Wolves still find themselves below .500 (4-7) on the season, but a close loss to North Gaston in the championship game of the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash has them believing. “I think it gave us confidence. We realized that we had gotten better. I felt like we really…

Knights take third

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The North Lincoln Knights wrestling team turned in a strong showing at the New Year’s Brawl at the Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology. Out of 10 teams represented, the Knights finished third. Derrick Hanks, only a sophomore, won his championship match in the 103 pound weight class. Senior Brian…

Wolves victor over Trojans

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The Lincolnton Wolves were the only Lincoln Co. team to win Tuesday night as they hosted the Chase Trojans. The Wolves used 16 points apiece from guard Zack Gibson and Jammel Jefferies to beat the Trojans 57-45. The Wolves trailed 22-19 at the half, but rallied to outscore the Trojans…

Let`s talk Lincoln County sports

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Lincoln County has been a community that has rallied around its high school sports for decades. With that being the case, an idea that is long overdue is a radio talk show. Thanks to Lanny Ford, Mike Powell and David Keever, it is becoming a reality. Beginning this Saturday, Powell…

Sports Briefs

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First Baptist Basketball League First Baptist Church will be hosting a Men`s basketball church league. Games are set to begin on Monday January 10th. Games will be played on Mondays and Thursdays. If you need more information about the league or your church is interested in participating please call Eddie…