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Lady Knights now 4-0

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North Lincoln beat rival Maiden 8-6 Friday night. The Lady Knights pounded out 13 hits, including 5 doubles. Senior pitcher April Wilson had five strikeouts and only one walk as she continues to demonstrate excellent control. Wilson ups her record to 4-0 on the season. The Knights begin Southern Piedmont…

West Lincoln drops back-to-back

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East Rutherford beat West Lincoln 14-4 on Friday. Brian Leach worked two innings in relief, giving up no hits and no runs. Chris Taylor suffered the loss for the Rebels, working four innings, scattering six hits, allowing two earned runs and striking out three batters. Four Cavaliers had two hits…

Knights hand out sports awards

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The North Lincoln Knights had their spring sports award banquet last week. In men’s basketball, Jordan Smith was named the MVP, while Adrian Arruza won the Trey Whiteside Award. Other award winners were: David Ward, who won Most Improved; Matt Hovis, who won the Leadership Award; Montreal Wilson, who was…

Lady Mustangs win Invitational

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs soccer team won the First Annual Mustang Invitational last week. In the opening round Monday, the Mustangs beat Bandys 7-1. Leading scorers for the Lady Mustangs were: Jessica Glenn, who had one goal and three assists and Marisol Rangel, who had two goals and one…

Enjoying the game

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Sports Briefs

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Denver Dazzle tryouts The Denver Dazzle 12U fastpitch softball team is having tryouts on Saturdays in March from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Dates and location are posted on their website:// www.denverdazzle.com. The Dazzle was established in 1997 and is affiliated with the AAU and NSA organizations. They are looking for…

La-Z-Boy closing; 250 to lose jobs

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In a news release faxed late Thursday afternoon, La-Z-Boy Inc. corporate headquarters (Monroe, Mich.) announced a restructuring plan that will shut down the Lincolnton facility effective this July. In addition to the Lincolnton operation, other North Carolina facilities affected will include plants in North Wilkesboro, Hudson and Taylorsville. “After careful…

Wolves pick up first win

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Down 5-3 entering the seventh inning, the Lincolnton Wolves rallied to beat Maiden 7-5 Monday for their first win of the season. Brad Goodson was the hero for the Wolves, delivering on the mound and at the plate. With the score deadlocked at five, Goodson had a two-RBI single to…

I want that ball!

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Sports Roundup

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Knights off to fast start North Lincoln beat Lake Norman 9-2 Monday to improve to 3-0 on the season. Senior April Wilson recorded her third win of the season on the mound. After being groomed to be the ace in her final season, Knights head coach Rick Brown feels Wilson…