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Rebels ready for Trojans in third round

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The West Lincoln Wrestling team began their quest for a Dual Team State Championship on Tuesday. In first round action, the Rebels took on Mitchell County. West Lincoln squeezed by them 37-35. Mitchell County started off the night by winning the first three matches. Paul McGee pinned Zac Elmore, Austin…

North`s season ends

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The North Lincoln Knights team wrestling season came to an end Tuesday night at the hands of Surry Central. The Knights lost 49-27 ending their season at 13-7. Derrick Hanks, at 103 pounds, and Aaron Licourt, at 112, won back-to-back in a promising start but three of the next five…

Knights sputter against Rams

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The North Lincoln Knights sputtered out of the gate versus the Highland Tech Rams Tuesday night and never recovered, losing 68-59. North clawed their way back to 42-41 at the end of the third quarter, but the Rams outscored them by eight in the decisive fourth quarter. Anthony Stowe led…

Close but no cigar for Wolves

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The Shelby Golden Lions’ execution down the stretch was the difference in a hard-fought 51-50 win Tuesday night. Darryl Montgomery, a sophomore and starting quarterback in football, came up huge for the Golden Lions. In the fourth quarter, Shelby switched to a zone offense with the guard being the focal…

Mustangs too much for the Wildcats

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The East Lincoln Mustangs jumped out to an early 13-1 lead on the North Gaston Wildcats and never looked back en route to a 64-41 victory Tuesday night. The Wildcats were without 1,000 point scorer Aaron Tyson. Nonetheless, Wayne White paced the Mustangs with 18 points, while Darin Dellinger scored…

North`s season ends

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The North Lincoln Knights team wrestling season came to an end Tuesday night at the hands of Surry Central. The Knights lost 49-27 ending their season at 13-7. Derrick Hanks, at 103 pounds, and Aaron Licourt, at 112, won back-to-back in a promising start but three of the next five…

Lady Knights upset Ironmen

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CHERRYVILLE—North Lincoln’s Kayla Alexander may only be a freshman, but she does not play like a freshman in crunch time. Alexander hit a 3-pointer from the deep corner with two minutes left Friday night, giving the Lady Knights the lead for good in a come-from-behind 38-35 upset of Southern Foothills…

Knights bring home Southern Foothills Crown

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The North Lincoln Knights wrestling team captured the Southern Foothills 1A Conference title Friday. The Knights outlasted Polk County 190-157.5 to earn the championship. Highland Tech had a team total of 123, Cherryville followed with 116 and Hendersonville with 47. Derrick Hanks, at 103 pounds, and Brian Gentry, at 119,…

Wolves duo helps down Rebels 55-42

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Too much Lance Friday. That proved to be the difference Friday night as the Lincolnton Wolves got a much needed 55-42 Midwest 2A road victory at county rival West Lincoln. The Rebels had no answer for the bulky Friday, who asserted himself early on in the contest. Friday scored eight…

Mustangs split with Cardinals

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The East Lincoln Mustangs fell to Berry Academy 58-54 Friday night. Chris Logan led the Cardinals with 14 points, while Justin Arnette and Omar Carter both finished with 10. Jamelle Lowery paced the Mustangs with 18 points, Carlos Marquez-Sykes added 11. Eight of Lowery’s came in the fourth quarter. The…