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Unsung but not underappreciated

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C.J. Wilson, Demery Brewer and Adam Thompson may be the players Lincolnton fans are most familiar with, but the Wolves wouldn’t have won their first state title since 1993 if not for some unsung heroes. Heroes on the football field of course. Seniors Nate Wright, John Gilleland III, Will Abernathy,…

Baker looks to take game to new level

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It was quite a tennis season for West Lincoln sophomore Laura Baker. Baker, who first hit the courts a couple of years ago, went from being No. 5 on the Lady Rebels tennis team to being No. 1 this season en route to being named Southern Piedmont Conference Player of…

Opener lives up to hype

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CHERRYVILLE—Tuesday night’s Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference basketball opener between last year’s conference champion and runner-up more than lived up to expectations. In front of a packed house in sweaty Nixon Gym, Cherryville withstood East Lincoln’s barrage of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to squeeze out a 72-67 win. Behind the…

Ain’t it grand: Alexander reaches 1,000

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Lightning doesn’t often strike twice in the same place especially on the same night. But that was the case for the North Lincoln Lady Knights, who saw Kayla Alexander score the 1,000th point of her career and head coach Mark Lackey pick up his 100th career coaching victory in a…

Rebels finish second

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Host West Lincoln fell to St. Stephens 55-24 in the finals of the West Lincoln Duals Saturday. The final standings saw Southwest Guilford, Alleghany and Tuscola round out the top five. Watuaga, South Point and Vance finished sixth, seventh and eighth. The Rebels beat Tuscola 63-18 in round one followed…

McCray closing in

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Senior Josh McCray qualified for the Indoor Track National Championship Meet on March 16, 2008 in Landover Maryland. The 5-foot-10 McCray triple jumped 45’4” at North Meck in the Mustangs, who are coached by Lonnie Custer, first indoor meet of the season. McCray and teammate Cody Earnhardt both qualified for…

Best of the Best

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Heafner gets 100th win, Knights close

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West Lincoln improved to 10-2 on the season after beating Patton 62-16 Wednesday night. Clay Heafner was recognized for having earned his 100th victory at the North Gaston Quad. The Rebels will next be in action tomorrow as they host the West Lincoln Duals. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at…

Got her first one

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Wilson enjoys Shrine Bowl week

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It was not how C.J. Wilson hoped it would go. Not only did North Carolina lose to South Carolina 31-24 in the 71st edition of the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas at Wofford’s Gibbs Stadium, but Wilson experienced something he maybe never has in his football career—he didn’t touch the…