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First day action

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North Lincoln rallied for a 12-10 win over host Lincolnton Monday night in the first round of the Carolina Trust Bank Easter Baseball Tournament. In the top of the eighth, Kyle Baker’s RBI-single to left scored Josh Belk, giving the Knights a one-run lead at 11-10. The next batter Chris…

Sweet 16 for Rebels

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Maybe they should think about changing Chris Henderson’s middle name to Easter. For the second consecutive year, Henderson won MVP honors as he led West Lincoln to its second-straight Carolina Trust Bank Easter Tournament crown in 2-0 victory over North Lincoln Tuesday night. Using a live fastball and mixing in…

Wildcats take third

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After blowing a 9-5 lead a night before, the Wildcats of Lake Norman were determined not to be victimized again by a late-inning comeback. Unfortunately for them, Lincolnton was thinking the same thing…something had to give. After back-to-back RBI singles by Adam Thompson and Jon Kuster brought the Wolves to…

Rebelling against the conference

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The West Lincoln Rebels had just lost back-to-back Southern Piedmont games versus Bessemer City and Cherryville. Then everything started to click… suddenly the Rebels find themselves fulfilling pre-season expectations and take a six game win streak into Lincolnton for the Carolina Trust Bank Easter Baseball Tournament. Since falling to the…

Sports Roundup

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NL Lady Knights cruise North Lincoln crushed South Iredell 10-0 in six innings Thursday night. Junior Courtney Feldon led the way at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Fellow junior Mekenzie Harkey also went 2-for-4 with one RBI. Kayla Alexander went 2-for-3, while Jenna Torbert was 2-for-4. April Wilson…

Tomcats, Stout win Chamber drive

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Members of the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors group met for a luncheon Thursday afternoon to applaud those high-achievers in the annual Chamber membership drive. Unlike previous years where the membership drive was held for one month, this year’s drive was held only two weeks, according to Chamber president…

Sports Roundup

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Knights bounce back North Lincoln took their frustrations, from having their 10-game win streak snapped, out on Bessemer City Tuesday, pounding the Jackets 17-0. Nicole Baxter earned win No. 10 on the season as she pitched the first three innings, allowing no hits and walking none. Junior April Wilson maintained…

Rebels rise, Wolves fall

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West Lincoln downed Highland Tech 12-2 in five innings behind a huge night from senior Jonathan Thomas, affectionately known as JT by his teammates. The senior first baseman went 2-for-3 with two three-run homers in the lopsided win, continuing his recent assault on Southern Piedmont pitching. “He’s been swinging the…

Eight in a row

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Making dreams come true

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With walking across the stage at Clinton Junior College’s graduation, Darren Wilson will be doing something that’s becoming a familiar theme for him—making dreams come true. After a standout career at Lincolnton, Wilson, with the help of tutor Tina McDowell, landed in Rock Hill. Once there, Wilson adjusted the college…