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Lowery leads Mustangs to win

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Above, Jamelle Lowery scores two of his 15 points during Tuesday night’s contest. Lowery at one stretch scored six consecutive points. Right, Darin Dellinger nailed a shot from behind half-court at the end of the first quarter. He finished the game having made three three-pointers. Dellinger has only turned the…

200 and counting for Rebels` Ross

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West Lincoln Rebels’ wrestling coach Butch Ross earned his 200th victory recently. Ross has coached wrestling, the sport he passionately loves since 1996. Along the way, he’s led seven conference title runs and won the 2A State Championship in 2000. While attaining such a milestone is a big accomplishment; Ross,…

Hodges happy to return to court

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East Lincoln Mustangs’ basketball coach Neil Hodges is back on the sideline for the Green and Orange this season. Hodges missed all of last year as he cared for his ailing wife Dee, who has since passed away after battling breast cancer last year. He is happy to be back.…

Littlejohn Benches 400

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Press Championship in the men’s master’s division with a lift of 400 pounds. Littlejohn is owner of His Place Gym located in downtown Lincolnton. Contributed Photo…

Knights hand out season awards

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The North Lincoln Knights recently held their second Fall sports banquet in the school’s cafeteria. The men’s soccer team, in somewhat of an unusual happening, handed out three MVP awards. Brian Gentry, Jamie Burt and Jay Wiseman all were named Most Valuable Player. Most Improved went to Jeremy Grove. For…

Armstrong comes to Lincolnton?

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Chafin Rhyne, owner of Fausto Coffee and Ride a Bike, is presented a U.S. Postal Service jersey that record-breaking cyclist Lance Armstrong wore in the 2004 Tour De France. Rhyne won the autographed jersey through a Power Bar raffle held at Interbike Las Vegas. Power Bar representative Matt Shanly was…

Wolves talented but are young

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When a team loses two of the most prolific scorers in school history, they’re not going to be the same. That’s the case with the Lincolnton Wolves’ basketball program after losing Darren and Eric Wilson to graduation. The Wolves, under the leadership of head coach Bob Cowie and the Wilsons,…

Knights swim well in first meet

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The North Lincoln swim team began their season at Shelby High School with an impressive showing. The Lady Knights finished third behind Kings Mountain and Shelby and ahead of Chase and East Rutherford. Leading the way for the Lady Knights were Sara Edwards, second in the 100-meter backstroke, Nickele Gates,…

Mustangs win both season openers

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On the strength of shooting over 50 percent on three-point accuracy, the West Lincoln Rebels held a 18-14 lead at the end of the first quarter Tuesday night. It was the last time they would hold an advantage, as the East Lincoln Mustangs roared back to a 58-41 victory. Josh…

Custer`s last stand

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North Lincoln opts not to renew contract On Monday, North Lincoln High School fired head football coach Lonnie Custer. “In response to questions about Coach Custer’s status at North Lincoln for the coming year, Mr. Custer will not be coaching for the school. The school sincerely appreciates efforts and work…