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Knights sweeps Jackets

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The North Lincoln Knights overcame Ty Carter’s 39 points Friday to come away with a 74-69 victory. The Yellow Jackets led by seven at the halftime, but North Lincoln ran a full-court man and full-court trapping defense, which caused numerous turnovers and led to easy baskets on the offensive end.…

Rebels slide past Trojans in overtime

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The Rebels picked up their first Midwest 2A conference win of the season Friday night with an 80-76 overtime thriller over the Chase Trojans at West Lincoln. Trailing 66-62, West Lincoln`s Daniel Payseur found himself wide open underneath the basket for a layup to pull the Rebels to within two…

Wolves still in the running

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Lincolnton took its best shot against one of the Midwest 2A Conference`s elite teams Friday at home and came up short. But the Wolves and their head coach, Bob Cowie, did not spend much time dwelling on the 78-64 loss to Newton-Conover. The focus of attention turned immediately to two…

Mustangs take Wave

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The East Lincoln Mustangs won their second-straight Big South 3A game, beating the Ashbrook Green Wave 62-56 Friday. Carlos-Marquez Sykes and Darin Dellinger led the Mustangs with 14 points apiece, while Wayne White scored 13 and Jamelle Lowery netted 12 points. Lowery scored half of his points in the decisive…

West Lincoln appoints Cooke

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When Kirby Overcash left West Lincoln in the middle of the year, in favor of North Mecklenburg, principal Mitch Sherrill and athletic director Wayne Navey were left without a softball coach. A month and a half later, they have selected their replacement. Mia Cooke, who has coached at West Lincoln…

Leading By Example

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Knights dominate Highland

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The North Lincoln Knights could become Southern Foothills 1A Conference wrestling champions tonight with a home win over conference-foe Hendersonville. Wednesday, they dominated Highland Tech, winning the match 63-18. The Knights are currently undefeated, 3-0, in the SF 1A. That unblemished mark is due, in large part, to half the…

Cavaliers rout Wolves

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The Lincolnton Wolves faced the No. 2 team in the state Tuesday night in the East Rutherford Cavaliers. The result was a 79-45 drubbing. Given the Cavaliers are now 15-0 on the season; the Wolves shouldn’t be too dismayed. Lincolnton head coach Bob Cowie was pleased with his team’s effort.…

North snaps streak

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The Lady Knights snapped a three-game losing streak beating the Blue Devils 52-40. Freshman Kayla Alexander and Alyssa Lowe combined for 40, as Alexander led the Knights with 21. The home team jumped out to 32-19 halftime lead and rode that momentum the rest of the way. North’s head coach…

Blue Devils topple Knights

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The North Lincoln Knights had a dream start against the Maiden Blue Devils Tuesday night nailing 9-of-10 shots in the first quarter. Unfortunately, Maiden was not too shabby either, as 6’4” forward Adam Lawing gave fans an idea of what to expect the rest of the game, scoring 10 points…