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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…

Mustangs` comeback adds confidence

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Heading into the heart of the Big South 3A schedule the East Lincoln Mustangs have plenty to look forward to and to build on. The Mustangs trailed, 32-18, in their rematch against Hopewell in the First Charter Holiday Classic at halftime. If they could capture whatever ingredient it was to…

Obituaries 12/31/2004

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Nancy Eckard CONOVER – Nancy Lee Eckard, 71, of County Home Road, died Dec. 29, 2004. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton. The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:45 p.m., prior to the service at the Mortuary. Burial will follow the…

Knights win consolation games

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The North Lincoln Knights held on to win third place in the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash 54-52. The Rebels had a chance to tie the game and a chance to win it. A three-pointer at the buzzer, made possible by Josh Fisher tying up a Knights’ player, rimmed out at…

Mustangs take third in First Charter Classic

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The Lady Titans of Hopewell had no trouble taking care of South Caldwell Thursday night, winning the championship of the First Charter Holiday Classic by a score of 55-39. Leading 27-22 at the half, the Lady Titans outscored the Lady Spartans 19-9 in the third period to take a commanding…

Wildcats take Holiday Clash title

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Above, Demory Williams goes up for two of his team-high 14 points as he draws contact from a defender. Below, Dustin Metts, Lance Friday, Kenny Bethea and Ben Poole joined D.J. Shives, Tae Friday and Aaron Tyson on the Holiday Clash All-Tournament team. Tyson was named MVP. Joseph Brymer /…

Lady Wolves` title quest falls short

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The Lincolnton Lady Wolves’ mindset has changed this year under first-year coach Franklin Lowery. They showed up to North Gaston on Wednesday with full expectation they were going to beat the North Gaston Wildcats and win the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash Title, not just hoping they would. Until Lashana Kennedy…

Rebels suffer lopsided loss to Wildcats

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Under-sized West Lincoln could do little to deter Aaron Tyson Tuesday night. Tyson led North Gaston to a lopsided 65-34 win in the first round of the Peoples’ Bank Holiday Clash at North Gaston High School. Tyson at 6’6” gave the Rebels trouble all night scoring a game-high 21 points.…

Wolves narrowly defeat Knights

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DALLAS—Will that old sports adage prove true again when Lincolnton plays North Gaston tonight at 8 in the boys championship game of the People’s Bank Holiday Clash? “They say it is awfully difficult to beat a team three times,” Lincolnton coach Bob Cowie said after the Wolves slipped past North…

Mustangs upset by the Titans

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The East Lincoln Mustangs hung with Hopewell through three quarters Tuesday night, but the quickness and depth of the Titans took over in the final stanza of the Mustangs’ 59-44 loss in the First Charter Holiday Classic at East Lincoln. The Mustangs (6-3) managed to hold a 13-10 lead after…