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Rain forces postponements


Weather once again ruled on Tuesday.
Several area games were postponed due to Tuesday’s rain and cold and will be played today.
• Baseball: Lincoln Charter’s home game with Pine Lake Prep, Lincolnton’s home game with Newton-Conover, North Lincoln’s home game with Lake Norman and West Lincoln’s game at Maiden were all rescheduled for today.
West Lincoln’s varsity team will play at Maiden at 5 p.m. while its junior varsity team will host Maiden today at 4:30.
• Softball: Lincoln Charter’s home game with Pine Lake Prep, North Lincoln’s home game with Lake Norman and West Lincoln’s game at Maiden will be played today. North Lincoln’s game will begin at 6 p.m. while Lincoln Charter and West Lincoln will begin playing at 4:30.
• Girls soccer: West Lincoln’s match at Maiden was rescheduled for today at 5:30 p.m.
• Boys tennis: West Lincoln’s match at Maiden was rescheduled for today at 4 p.m.
West Lincoln also announced Tuesday that its home baseball and softball games with Bandys, originally scheduled for Friday, will be played on Thursday to beat more forecasted rainy weather. No other schools had reported any changes to Friday’s scheduled events as of Tuesday.
Today’s SD-7 track meet at East Lincoln, which involves West Lincoln and Lincolnton, has been moved to Thursday.


NEWTON-CONOVER 5, LINCOLNTON 4: At Lincolnton, the Wolves’ rally fell short in a SD-7 game on Tuesday.
Courtney Campbell went 2-for-2 with two doubles, Kaniya Brown had a hit and an RBI, Danielle Randolph had a hit and an RBI, Allison Brown had a hit and Kyla Quigley drove in a run. Campbell allowed three earned runs on eight hits, struck out seven and walked two in the loss. Lincolnton trailed 4-1 before tying it with three runs in the sixth. The Red Devils scored in the sixth for the win.
Lincolnton (2-4, 1-3) hosts Gastonia Ashbrook in a non-conference game today.
EAST LINCOLN 17, WEST CALDWELL 1, 5 INN.: At East Lincoln, the Mustangs won a SD-7 game easily on Monday.
Booth Braswell went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a triple, Taylor Wilson went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, Kaelyn Edwards went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a double, Heidi Parker went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, Sarah Thompson went 2-for-2 with three RBIs, Carly Johnson had a hit and an RBI, and Madison Hatfield had a hit for East Lincoln. Johnson gave up three hits, struck out six and walked two in the win.
East Lincoln (4-4, 3-1) hosts Bunker Hill today in a make-up game from last week.


LINCOLN CHARTER 8, THOMAS JEFFERSON CLASSICAL ACADEMY 3: At Thomas Jefferson, the Eagles picked up a Southern Piedmont 1A Conference win on Monday.
Nathaniel Scoggins went 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored two runs, Matt Stokes went 2-for-4 with an RBI and scored two runs, Christian Hilty went 2-for-4 and scored two runs, Adam Hutson had a hit and two RBIs, Andy Jones had a hit and two RBIs, Ian Chryst had two RBIs and Kameron Reynolds had an RBI. Barry Cheek gave up 10 hits, struck out three and walked five in the win.
Lincoln Charter (5-2, 3-1) will host Pine Lake Prep today.


NORTH LINCOLN 5, NORTH IREDELL 5: At North Iredell, the Knights forced a tie with North Iredell Monday behind Rachel Nuhfer’s five goals.
North Lincoln (2-6-1, 0-2-1) host Mooresville today.


NL WINS NP3A/4A MATCH: At Twin Oaks Golf Club in Statesville, the Knights shot a 151 Monday to win a nine-hole NP3A/4A match by six shots.
North Lincoln’s Aaron Digh shared medalist honors with Bubba Thompson of Alexander Central after both shot even-par 36s. Other scorers for North Lincoln were Alston Taylor (37), Ben Hager (38), Jake Haynes (40), Nick Steele (43) and Zach McKinney (45).
WOLVES FINISH SECOND IN SD-7 MATCH: At Glen Oaks Country Club in Maiden, Lincolnton shot a 173 to finish 12 strokes behind champion Newton-Conover in a nine-hole match.
Lincolnton’s Henry Saine shot a 40 to finish tied for second overall individually. Its scorers were Saine, Eli Walker (44), Will Saine (42), Noah Keener (47), Kevin McAbee (55) and Robert Brant (61).
East Lincoln’s scorers were Connor Moroney (47), Max Dixon (45), Hayden Duggins (47), Ray Robinson (51), Alec Ford (49) and Jaxson Floberg (59). West Lincoln’s scorers were Mason McConnell (43), Tryston Matney (56), Hunter Carpenter (62), Seth Baxter (54), Jeffrey Phillips (57) and Luke Webb (56).
Team finish was Newton-Conover (161), Lincolnton, Maiden (179), East Lincoln (188), Bandys (199), Bunker Hill (202), West Lincoln (209) and West Caldwell (215).

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