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Lady Pathers pounce on West Lincoln 50-33

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels suffered an early exit from the 2A West state playoffs after losing on their home court 50-33 at the hands of the Ledford Lady Panthers Monday night. “They were a well disciplined team. Defensively we had to step up to be in the game with…

Branton to continue running career at Wingate

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David Branton has accomplished a lot as a runner. All-conference three years, team captain, Lincoln County champion and Southern Piedmont Conference Runner of the Year. Now, he can add Wingate-signee to his running resume. Branton, a senior at West Lincoln, shunned Lenoir-Rhyne and Tusculum in favor of Wingate as he…

Playoff drought over for East

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs did something Monday night they haven’t done in over a decade—win a state basketball playoff game. Riding the stellar individual efforts of sophomores Kiandra Long and Lindsy Wright, who both scored a team-high 20 points, the Lady Mustangs beat West Davidson 64-53—their first playoff win…

Ironmen dream ends

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CHERRYVILLE—It was not the way Cherryville’s record-setting senior class expected to go out. The Ironmen went down in the first round of the state 1A sectional playoffs Tuesday night in front of an overflow crowd at Nixon Gym. Reggie Johnson, a 6-9, 290-pound center who is headed for the University…

Wrestling Woes

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It was a disappointing weekend for the West Lincoln Rebels’ wrestling team. With five wrestlers qualified for the 1A/2A State Wrestling tournament in Winston Salem, West Lincoln’s chances for several to place in the state were pretty high. But thanks to misfortune that opportunity never came to fruition. The weekend…

JV Lady Rebels finish perfect 12-0 in conference

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebel JV squad finished a –perfect 12-0 in conference play this season after defeating rival North Lincoln 21-15 on Feb. 15. Sadie Saire and Courtney Holt led the team with six points each in the six-point victory over the Lady Knights. Overall the squad finished the…

Mustangs return strong

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The East Lincoln Mustangs may have lost Jesse Cadenhead to Charleston-Southern, but the cupboard is far from being empty. With Chris Matile at the helm, the Mustangs finished third in the Southern Piedmont with a 10-4 mark, while finishing 12-12 overall. As seven starters in senior pitcher/catcher Jesse Guice, first…

Tough road ahead for teams

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The tight nature of Friday’s Lincolnton/North Lincoln game was fitting. After all, it was a play-in game. While both teams wanted the No. 3 seed in the 2A State playoffs, the Lady Knights emerged victorious 37-35. North Lincoln had three players in double-figures with junior Ashley Thackeray leading the way…

Rebels hope for more success

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Nobody outside of the West Lincoln Rebels’ dugout likely expected them to make another deep playoff run last season ‑‑ yet alone another trip to the 2A Western Regional finals. But thanks to Allan Chapman and a fierce determination to match their talent, the Rebels, who were led by current…

Conference Champs

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Lindsy Wright and Kiandra Long combined to score 20 of the Lady Mustangs 26 points in a 26-10 fourth quarter run, as East Lincoln denied the Lady Rebels back-to-back conference titles in a 63-55 win Friday. The Lady Mustangs (22-5) went on an 18-0 run while holding West Lincoln (20-7)…