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Rebels down Trojans

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ELIZABETH ROSS CARPENTER LTN Correspondent and JOHN MARK BROOKS Staff Writer ———————————— The West Lincoln Rebels, who are ranked No. 1 in North Carolina, squared off against the Bandys Trojans Tuesday night. The Midwest 2A Conference match up was ironic in the fact the Trojans are ranked No. 2 in…

Knights steal two on Rams` court

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The Knights won a pair of Southern Foothills 1A conference games Friday night, knocking off second place Highland Tech in each. In the girls’ game, Alyesa Lowe led the way, scoring 21 points as North Lincoln dominated the Lady Rams 62-44. Leading 32-23 at the break, the Lady Knights held…

Lady Chiefs win tourney

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The West Lincoln Middle School Lady Chiefs won the Buck Dellinger Memorial Tournament beating Pumpkin Center 34-16 in the championship game. Kayda Caldwell and Whitney Ellis led the Lady Chiefs with 12 points apiece. Ashley Workman chipped in with four. East Lincoln and Lincolnton finished third and fourth in the…

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…

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…