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County teams eliminated from Junior Legion playoffs


All three Lincoln County Junior American Legion teams were eliminated from the postseason over the weekend.
Lincolnton Post 30, North Lincoln Black and North Lincoln Blue had their seasons come to a close in the Area IV playoffs. Post 30 and North Lincoln Black went 1-2 in the tournament and North Lincoln Blue went 0-2.
North Lincoln Black fell to Haywood County, 5-4, in its opener on Saturday, then bounced back with an 8-2 win over North Lincoln Blue on Sunday before being eliminated by Haywood 6-3 in the bracket final.
North Lincoln Blue was defeated by Haywood County, 4-1, in its opener Saturday before being eliminated by North Lincoln Black.
Lincolnton opened with an 11-7 loss to Dallas on Saturday, but bounced back to knock out Dallas 4-3 Sunday afternoon after Dallas was sent to the losers’ bracket following a loss to South Caldwell late Saturday afternoon. South Caldwell later eliminated Post 30 14-2 to advance to the Area IV final four tournament.
The final four tournament will be South Caldwell, Belmont Post 144, Haywood County and the Shelby Post 82-Mint Hill Marines winner. Those teams play tonight.

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