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Friday night fishing
With a five fish limit catch of 13 pounds the team of Chris Curtis of Concord and Roy Winkler from Charlotte won the Sept. 24 Friday Night Showdown Bass Tournament out of Midway Marina on Lake Norman.
The team also won the Big Fish honors for the night with a 4.90 pound largemouth. Second place went to the team of Roger Griffen and Kieth Heck from Statesville with 11.75 pounds. Third place, fishing alone was Scott Beattie of Lincolnton with a 5 fish limit catch of 10.75 pounds.

Hurricane success
Donations collected at the Lincolnton/West Lincoln game were approximately $250.
Lowes will match that total bringing the amount raised for Hurricane Relief by the Red Cross to $500.

Recreational basketball meetings
The Lincolnton/Lincoln Co. Parks and Recreation Department will hold organizational meetings for both industrial and open men’s basketball leagues on Wednesday Oct. 13 at the Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park.
Representatives for industrial teams will meet at 7 p.m. and open teams will meet at 7:45 p.m.
For more information on either league, contact the recreation office at 704-735-2671.

Fore the Love of Baseball Golf Event
The North Lincoln baseball team will host their first golf tournament fundraiser at Glen Oaks Golf Club in Maiden on Saturday, Oct. 16.
All proceeds from the tournament will go toward lighting at the athletic complex as well as supplies needed for the Knights first season on their home field.
The tournament will be a four-man team, captain’s choice. Registration fees include green fees, cart, lunch and one raffle ticket per golfer.
Additional raffle tickets and mulligans will be sold for $5 each (one mulligan per person) at the time of registration.
Registration will be at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start of 1:30 p.m. The cost is $65 per golfer or $225 for a four-man team. Registration is due by Sep. 30.
For more information, to donate or volunteer, please contact Sean Andrew’s wife Carmen at 704-822-3154 or cmbolius@carolina.rr.com.

Donkey Basketball
The North Lincoln High School Physical Education department will be hosting a Donkey Basketball Game on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.
Members of community organizations, student athletes, and coaches/faculty will be participating in the fun-filled game.
Free donkey rides for children 12 years old and under will be offered at halftime. Tickets for the event are $5 presale and $8 at the door. Advanced tickets will be sold at North Lincoln High School.

Carolina Cougars
The Carolina Cougars’ girls’ basketball team is holding 11 and 12 year old tryouts.
Players that make the team will have to pay nothing to participate due to previous fund-raising efforts.
No player can turn 13 years old previous to Jan. 1. For more information, contact Buddy Robinson at 704-922-2922.

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