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Regular season & tourney champs

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Mustangs get first SP victory

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Entering Tuesday’s game versus Cherryville, the East Lincoln Mustangs were batting a dismal .264 as a team. That changed in a big way Tuesday as the Mustangs pounded out 15 hits in coming away with a 10-3 victory—their first Southern Piedmont win of the season. East Lincoln struck quickly, scoring…

Knights and Wolves pick up big wins

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Lincolnton beat Cherryville 5-4 in softball Tuesday. Sophomore Harlie Roberts (5-2) pitched a complete game in earning the victory, allowing six hits, striking out six batters and walking two for the Lady Wolves. Most impressive, to her coach Ann Anderson, was the focus she showed when the Lady Ironmen were…

Wolves crush Vikings, fall to Williams and Jackets 13-5

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Lincolnton beat South Iredell 13-3 in five innings Monday for the Wolves first Southern Piedmont victory. Brandon Locklin (1-2) earned the win on the mound, tossing five innings, striking out five batters and allowing four hits for the Wolves. “I don’t think it was his best because he walked too…

The King wins championship

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Poole’s game winner lifts Rebels

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With the score tied at two between two Lincoln County rivals, a player known more for his basketball exploits played the role of hero for West Lincoln Saturday. In the bottom of the sixth, senior Ben Poole had a RBI-single to left, plating Korey Martin which proved to be the…

Mustangs remain perfect

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs won another track meet last Thursday. East Lincoln, coached by Melvin Morrison, racked up 120 points followed by Highland Tech (52), Bessemer City (37) and Cherryville (23). Amber Bowles stood out for the Lady Mustangs, winning the 500 meter run, 3200 meter run and was…

Sports roundup

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Hopkins has career day, Wolves win North Lincoln crushed Maiden 17-5 Monday. Drew Belk (2-1) earned the win on the mound for the Knights, pitching four innings, giving up three hits and three earned runs. “He came out and threw some strikes. He got ahead of batters and was cruising…

Former All-Pro comes to St. James

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Knights win extra-inning thriller

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The fans who showed up for the Southern Piedmont Conference opener between Lincoln County rivals North Lincoln and East Lincoln got their money worth. For three hours and 45 minutes, both teams matched each other hit-for-hit and heart-for-heart. But in the end, squandered Mustang opportunities and a clutch hit off…