Tiptonâ€™s RBI beats Rebels
The Lincolnton Lady Wolves beat West Lincoln 2-1 in softball on Wednesday.
Lady Wolves pitcher Santana Edwards and Rebelsâ€™ pitcher Katie Davis both pitched well enough to win.
Edwards threw a complete game, struck out 10 and allowed only four hits. Davis also threw a complete game, struck out 11 and allowed only two hits.
Ashley Tipton, who went- 2-for-2, had a RBI-triple in fourth, which turned out to be the game-winning hit.
On Thursday, the Lady Wolves fell 4-1 to Newton-Conover.
Edwards suffered the loss, working six innings and striking out four. She also allowed three earned runs.
Kristen McJunkin, Edwards and Hannah Parker singled.
North Lincoln tennis
The North Lincoln Knightsâ€™ tennis team edged the West Lincoln Rebels 5-4 on Wednesday.
West Lincolnâ€™s No. 1 seed Matt Limone beat Daniel Paulk 10-8. Rebelsâ€™ No. 2 seed Noah Lopez defeated George Lampron 10-7. Knightsâ€™ No. 3 seed Zane Heafner beat Christian Quinglia 10-6.
Knightsâ€™ Taylor Brown beat Josh Tallent 10-2 to tie the match at two. At No. 5 Joe Fletcher beat Nathan Chapman 10-1. Rebelsâ€™ Matt Garris beat Jay Frushtick 10-5 tying the match at three games apiece.
In doubles, Limone/Lopez inked by Paulk/Lampron 9-8. Knightsâ€™ No. 2 Heafner/Brown beat Quinglia/Tallent 8-3. In the deciding match-up, Fletcher/Frushtick beat Chapman/Garris 8-3 for the win.
The Knights improve to 2-5 with the win.
On Tuesday, the Knights lost 5-4 to East Gaston.
At No. 1 Daniel Paulk beat Thomas Rhyne10-8. At No. 3 George Lampron beat Derek Johnson 10-5. At No. 4 Joe Fletcher beat Matt Friday 10-4. Zane Heafner/Fletcher beat Johnson/Friday 9-7.
The Knights lost the final doubles match, giving East Gaston the win.
The Lincolnton Wolves beat Ashbrook 9-0 on Wednesday.
Adil Huselja won three games in his match. He was the only Lincolnton player to avoid getting shut out.
â€œAshbrook is the best team in Gaston Co. They are a very balanced lineup and all are solid and play about the same,â€ Wolvesâ€™ head coach Chris Hoffman said.
â€œWeâ€™re giving a good effort and weâ€™ll improve,â€ Hoffman promised.
Lincoln County Bass Club
Larry Patrick took home top honors in the March fishing tournament on Lake Wylie last Saturday.
Patrick reeled in 12 lbs. 10 oz, pacing the field. Rick Jenkins came in second with 6 lbs. 14 oz. Tracy Beal was in third with 6 lbs. 10 oz.
Patrick also won the Big Fish Award with a catch of 4 lbs. 13 oz. The next tournament will be held on Lake Murray in S.C. April 30th.
by John Mark Brooks