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Softball Tourney There will be a SSAA Qualifier Tournament presented by Hooters of Gastonia/SSO/Rush Energy Drink will have a three-game guaranteed softball tournament for D and E teams this Saturday at Ferguson Park in Gastonia. The entry fee is $165 per team. Hooters of Gastonia will hold its annual benefit…

Mustangs take SP crown

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All season long, East Lincoln has relied on a perfect mix of senior leadership and underclassmen contributions. Wednesday at the Southern Piedmont Conference track meet, it was no different. Dominating performances by seniors Thomas Huntley and Brad Popple helped the Mustangs cruise to a 214 to 95 victory over host…

Buzz off Ironmen

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CHERRYVILLE–Just call it a typical Cherryville-Bessemer City baseball game. In the third meeting of the season between these Gaston County rivals, and by far the most important, Bessemer City edged the Ironmen 6-5 Tuesday night in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference championship game. Like the first two games this year,…

Lady Rebels appear headed for playoffs

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With their state playoff hopes seemingly unconscious the West Lincoln Lady Rebels 4-3 victory over county rival North Lincoln in 10 innings resuscitated their hopes and now appear to be a sure lock to make the playoffs. Already with a two-run homer earlier in the game junior Kendall Barrett delivered…

Rebels rally, Wolves end on winning note

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West Lincoln rallied from three runs down to pull off a 9-8 victory Thursday night over North Lincoln. The Knights were 8-5 with two outs remaining. An error set the stage for a Jake Watts RBI-double to help cut into the lead. After Alex Loftin recorded a strikeout, a single…

Seniors go out with a bang!

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T.J. Chapman, making his first pitching appearance of the season, was nearly unhittable in helping lift the Mustangs a 10-0 win in six innings on senior night over Highland Tech. The right-handed senior (1-0) threw a complete-game shutout and struck out seven batters, allowing just two hits in the process.…

H-Squared proves to be too much for the Wolves

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Trailing 3-0, in the second inning, junior Trent Hopkins picked an ideal time to hit his first homerun of the season. Hopkins’ three-run homer with two outs over the rightfield fence tied the game, but more importantly, put momentum back in the Knights corner in a 7-5 victory Tuesday night.…

Running to the crown?

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After winning the Lincoln County track championship, the Lady Wolves have their sights set on winning the Southern Piedmont Conference title today at North Lincoln. One thing is for sure, they certainly have the talent to do so. Freshman Morgan Turner has broken school records in the 800-meters and in…

Perfect season

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East Lincoln downed South Iredell 8-1 Tuesday to finish the regular season undefeated. Alex Willhite, Drew Keener, Kendall Law, Houston Stokes, Adam Pressley and Carson Leonhardt all notched wins in singles play. In doubles, Keener/Pressley and Payton Conner/Stokes earned victories. “The boys wrapped up an undefeated conference season with a…

Rebels fighting for the playoffs after loss

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A team that once won seven games in row and looked to be a lock to make the playoffs now may finds its playoff life in jeopardy. The Rebels (16-7, 8-5) will enter the last night of the regular season in a must-win situation. There is, however, an outside shot…