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Rebels hand out annual athletic awards

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West Lincoln held its annual Sports Awards Banquet Sunday as Logan Shronce and Holly Hoover were named Male and Female Athlete of the Year as the day’s big winners. Shronce added to his hardware coming away as the Ron Hoyle Memorial Award winner. Fellow senior Eric Armstrong received the other…

Newell tops Denver

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Undefeated Newell (5-0) defeated Denver Post 455 10-5 Saturday night at ‘The Corral’ in East Lincoln. Newell had three three-run innings in the second, fifth and eighth innings. Chris Rawlings paced the visitors at the plate, going 3-for-5. Both teams pounded out 14 hits in the slugfest. Post 455 had…

Sports Briefs

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Martin invited to tryout West Lincoln’s Korey Martin has been invited to the Arizona Diamondbacks Area Code Baseball Team tryout on June 18 at Pensacola Junior College in Pensacola, Fl. Martin is among a select group of players who will have the opportunity to earn a spot on the special…

Houser sets eyes on next challenge

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Ever since Payden Houser was five-years-old, his parents have had one message for their son—hard work pays off. Boy were they right! Not blessed with great size, at 5’9” 165, Houser maybe had to work a little harder than the average baseball player to be great. But what the senior…

Gee signs with Caldwell

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by John Mark Brooks…

Post 100 pounds Post 455

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Cory Parks was understandably nervous when he walked to the mound Wednesday night to make his first pitching start in American Legion baseball. Even though he had a stellar sophomore season for Cherryville High School (12-2, ERA under 3.0), Parks wondered if he was ready to step up to the…

Knights hand out athletic awards

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Trent Hopkins and Courtney Feldon emerged as the Male and Female Athlete of the Year award winners Wednesday night as North Lincoln held its spring sports banquet. In varsity baseball, T.J. Skidmore was named MVP; Best Offensive Player went to Hopkins; Best Defensive Player went to Andrew Melton and the…

Six Lady Mustangs All-SPC

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After going undefeated (10-0) en route to winning the Southern Piedmont Conference title and losing just five soccer matches all season, the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs found out they’ve reaped the rewards for their successful year. Lady Mustangs head coach Jason Dragoon was named the Western Regional Coach of the…

Seven seniors go out with a bang

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While saying goodbye to seniors is never easy, it’s even harder when that group is the all-time leader in playoff victories. That’s exactly what West Lincoln head coach Allan Chapman is facing as Payden Houser, Ryan Rhodes, Ben Poole, Daniel Smith, Chase Harbinson, Drew Richardson and Randall Neal all have…

Rivalry renewed

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Two American Legion baseball rivals meet tonight when Cherryville Post 100 plays Denver Post 455 at 7 at Jonathan Brookins’ Memorial Field at Lincolnton High School. After getting off to a late start due to the high school playoffs, Post 100 has won its first two games by lopsided margins,…