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Miracle play lifts Rebels

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Trailing by one run and with men on second and third with no outs, the Salisbury Hornets appeared to be poised to advance to the third round of the 2A state baseball playoffs. That was before West Lincoln sophomore Jake Watts authored likely the biggest play of his career. David…

See Thome jump

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About the only thing that kept East Lincoln senior Thomas Huntley from three state titles at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state track meet was the meet officials. Huntley very nearly missed the long jump because he was being retained in the awards tent, causing Mustangs track coach…

Talented Wolves trio honored

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Lincolnton had its spring sports award banquet Thursday with seniors Matt Wright, Jessie Cline and Zack Gibson emerging as the big winners. Wright, who played baseball, basketball and cross country, was the recipient of the Richard Smith Award. The Smith Award is presented to a student-athlete who best embodies good…

Third in the state

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On the strength of four state titles, East Lincoln finished third at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s 2A State Track and Field Championship held at North Carolina A & T on Saturday. North Brunswick, with 50.5 team points, edged North Rowan (48) and the Mustangs, who finished 3.5…

Post 100 off to hot start

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CHERRYVILLE — Cherryville Post 100 got off to a flying start in the opening weekend of the 2006 American Legion baseball season. Post 100 swept a doubleheader Saturday at Mocksville and dispatched Kings Mountain Sunday night in seven innings in its Fraley Field opener. The 3-0 weekend generated eight home…

Denver hosts Lake Norman

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Denver Post 455 went 2-1 on the weekend after beating Lake Norman and splitting a double-header with Mooresville on Sunday. Friday, Lake Norman’s southpaw Brandon Williams exited in the seventh with his team ahead 6-4 before watching Denver (3-1) rally for seven runs in the seventh on its way to…

Hamilton looks to come away as state champ

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Lincolnton High School junior Charity Hamilton is hungry. After finishing as the 2A state runner-up a year ago in the shot put, Hamilton has her eyes on winning a state championship tomorrow at North Carolina A & T, the site of this year’s 2A State Track Championship. “I think I’ll…

Bethea honored at state

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Senior Kenny Bethea was determined to make his third trip a charm. He did just that. Making his third trip to the state golf championship in as many years, Bethea recorded his best ever finish, by shooting a two-day, two-round four-over par 148 Monday and Tuesday at Keith Hills Country…

Knights end season

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West Henderson ended North Lincoln’s season 6-4 Tuesday night. With two men on for West, a walk loaded the bases in the bottom of the third with the Knights up 3-0. After cutting the lead to 3-1, a two-RBI single by Grant tied the game. On the play, Grant attempted…

Post 100 opens Saturday

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The return of four college-seasoned players and three other veterans bolsters Cherryville Post 100`s hopes for another competitive season in 2006. The American Legion season opens Saturday with Post 100 playing Mocksville and Asheboro in a doubleheader at Mocksville. Game times are 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. After Saturday`s doubleheader,…