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Hometown Heavyweight enters Boxing HOF

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Mike Bivens describes himself as a country boy ‑‑ A country boy with a mean right hand. Born in Lincolnton in 1949 and a former heavyweight champion, Bivens was inducted to the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame on February 11. He was also recently named to James “Bonecrusher” Smith’s board…

Sports Roundup

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Clark delivers big shot and Lady Wolves advance Senior Caitlin Clark wanted the ball and told Lincolnton head coach Jimmy Carr she could make the shot with 5.3 seconds left remaining in the first overtime. The rest ‑‑ as they say ‑‑ is history. “With the help of my two…

Sports Briefs

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Wolves baseball The Lincolnton Wolves will host a baseball scrimmage today versus St. Stephens. Lincolnton Legends The Lincolnton Legends are looking for players for a 14-and-under baseball team and assistant coaches. Players can not turn 15 before May 1, 2008. Interested players and coaches should contact Dennie Hoover as soon…

Rebels Western Regional runner-up

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The Newton-Conover Red Devils had the West Lincoln Rebels number again this weekend at the 2A Western Regional Wrestling Tournament, edging the host 132 to 127. A week earlier in the Dual Team Western Regional final, the Red Devils won by four points before losing to Orange in the state…

Lady Rebel is ‘Center’ of attention

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Standing at 5-foot-10 inches Sarah Norman of West Lincoln could be considered an undersized center at her position. The senior Lady Rebel averages a double-double per game and is a leader for squad. “Sarah has been our go-to-person and inside rebounder,” Lady Rebels head coach Tom Sain said. “I push…

Wilson, Ward lead North Lincoln on Senior Night

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The North Lincoln seniors made the most of Senior Night as the Knights (6-15, 3-11) earned a 91-57 win over West Lincoln (2-22, 0-14) Friday night. “With it being their Senior Night, it’s real tough to come out with the same energy that they came out with. We had our…

East still winning

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When Keith Rendleman was asked about his team`s 14-game win streak, forgive him for stuttering. After all, nobody else can explain the second-longest win streak in East Lincoln school history either. The 6-foot-6 inch forward had a game-high 29 points and 10 rebounds as the Mustangs (19-5, 13-1) outlasted cross-county…

Norman spoils Lady Knights Senior Night

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As the regular season of high school basketball ended Friday night, Sarah Norman picked the right time to get hot, as she scored a career-high 35 points to lead West Lincoln to a 74-47 victory on North Lincoln’s Senior Night. “I think that’s the most Sarah’s had since she was…

Sports Briefs

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Women’s softball league signup ends today Lincoln County Park and Recreation has a women’s slow-pitch softball league for women ages 25-and-up. Signups began Jan. 28 and last through today at the East Lincoln Community Center located at 8160 Optimist Club Road in Denver with the cost being $60. The center…

Latham named as new Rebels football coach

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Mark Latham has been announced as West Lincoln’s new head football coach after being approved at the school board’s meeting Wednesday afternoon. “I was really excited to get the job at West Lincoln. It’s definitely an opportunity to go in and get a program going in the right direction,” Latham…