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Lady Rebels hand Mustangs first loss

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Beth Pittman was determined not to let the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs sweep her Lady Rebels. And her play showed it. Pittman, who was eight-for-eight from the charity stripe, scored a game-high 26 points as the Lady Rebels moved into a tie for first place in the Southern Piedmont with…

Sports Briefs

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Women’s softball league Lincoln County Community Center has a women’s slow-pitch softball league for women ages 25-and-up. Signups will begin Jan. 28 and last through Feb. 15 at the East Lincoln Community Center located at 8160 Optimist Club Road in Denver with the cost being $60. The center is opened…

Bolick inducted into Hall of Fame

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In a world where loyalty means nothing anymore, that’s the only way Bruce Bolick knows. Bolick coached East Lincoln through thick and through thin for 33 years. His resume is stellar: 402 wins against 328 losses, 15 trips to the state playoffs, nine conference championships and two state semifinal teams,…

Wolves on a roll

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The Lincolnton Wolves beat Bessemer City Wednesday night for their second straight win in the Southern Piedmont. Having already committed to Appalachian State to play football, Demery Brewer paced the Wolves with 18 points, while fellow-senior Nate Wright complemented him with 17 points of his own. Dominique Pugh chipped in…

The twin towers

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When looking for reasons why the East Lincoln Mustangs are tied for first in the Southern Piedmont with an 8-1 conference mark, it’s hard to look past Keith Rendleman and Alex Newsome. After all, at 6-foot-6 inches and 6-foot-9 inches, it’s hard to miss them. The twin towers are averaging…

In Love with the three

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Cameron Lovelace’s name was never more fitting than Tuesday night. The 6-foot-3 inch point guard was in love with the three pointer, knocking down a career-high nine in a 101-64 win over North Lincoln. After falling to rival East Lincoln 84-70 Friday, the senior was bound and determined not to…

Newsome Mustangs’ all-time leading scorer

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Alex Newsome has come quite a long way since a gangly freshman. Once a ninth-grader, who had that deer in the headlight look, Newsome broke the Mustangs’ all-time scoring mark Tuesday night in the Mustangs’ win over Bessemer City. The 6-foot-9 center, who will play his college basketball for Navy,…

Getting over the hump

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Adrian Forney was known just for being a great football player until Friday night. As the Mustangs’ all-time leading rusher, the 5-foot-11 inch Forney thrived in big games and pressure-packed moments. If the rest of his final prep season goes like it did against the Cherryville Ironmen, the same could…

Wright rescues East, 58-57

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs continue to win the Wright way—as in Lindsy Wright. But this time it was only by the skin of their teeth. The 6-foot-2 inch sophomore center picked up a loose ball after an inbounds pass and made what proved to be the game-winning jumper with…

Wilson chooses State

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As thrilled as he was to receive a scholarship offer from N.C. State a week ago, C.J. Wilson did not commit. Instead, he waited a week. With a handshake and a smile, Wilson ended his recruitment Sunday afternoon. After having breakfast with his parents, the player, who holds Lincoln County…