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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…

Bulldogs end Ironmen season

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WINSTON-SALEM–It all came apart for Cherryville in a brutal five-minute stretch of the second quarter. After playing Thomasville on near even terms in the first quarter, the Ironmen wilted in the face of the Bulldogs` vaunted fullcourt zone press and were outscored 22-5 in the final 5:11 of the second…

Sports Roundup

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Rebels down Blue Devils West Lincoln took care of business at home Friday, beating Maiden 9-4. Junior Curtis Cook (1-0) earned the win on the mound, pitching two innings, allowing one run and two hits, while striking out three batters. Lucas Sipe suffered the loss for the Blue Devils. Jake…

Ironmen reach regional final

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WINSTON-SALEM–Cherryville faces an old nemesis Saturday in the championship game of the 1A Western Regional basketball tournament. The Ironmen (27-4) defeated Polk County 70-62 Wednesday night in the first regional semifinal, and afterwards Thomasville downed Winston Salem Prep 67-57. That sets up a meeting between the Ironmen and Bulldogs Saturday…

Hopkins makes return, Mustangs win

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North Lincoln beat Bunker Hill 9-3 in its season opener Wednesday afternoon. Senior T.J. Skidmore was the winning pitcher, throwing five innings, allowing five hits, surrendering no earned runs and striking out six. “It was a good way to open up the season. T.J. got ahead of most of his…