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Can the Lady Wolves lock up berth?

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Lincolnton beat Highland Tech 10-0 in five innings Thursday night as the Lady Wolves continue to fight for their playoff lives. Freshman Harlie Roberts (10-9) got the win on the mound, striking out eight batters in tossing a two-hitter, leaving her head coach Ann Anderson impressed in the process. “She…

Elmore wins most improved

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The Brevard College women’s basketball team announced their award winners for the 2006-07 season at the annual Brevard College athletics banquet recently. Freshman forward Sara Elmore was recognized as the Most Improved Player for 2006-07. “Sara has such a bright future ahead of her. She should be a major contributor…

Lawing promoted

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HICKORY—Neill McGeachy, Lenoir-Rhyne`s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, has announced the promotion of several staff members within the department. Todd Lawing has been promoted to Associate Athletics Director and will retain the title of Director of NCAA Compliance. “I am very excited about the opportunities that Lenoir-Rhyne College has provided,” said…

Special Senior Night

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels were determined to make Senior Night that much more special… they did just that with a 2-0 victory over rival Cherryville Tuesday night. Freshman Ashley Rhyne threw a complete-game four hitter with eight strikeouts. Rhyne also demonstrated excellent control, allowing just two walks in the…

Mustangs gearing up for regionals

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Youth isn’t always a bad thing as evidenced by East Lincoln’s men track team. Despite having just seven seniors on a squad of 45 people, the Mustangs dominated the Southern Piedmont Conference Track meet, besting runner-up South Iredell by 142 points. Of course it doesn’t hurt head coach Lonnie Custer’s…

Keener stellar as Knights earn berth

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Junior Alex Keener only had made five pitching appearances for North Lincoln on the season entering Thursday. Maybe he should’ve had more. Keener, who hadn’t thrown more than three innings in a single game before Thursday, threw five innings, allowed three hits and struck out eight South Iredell batters in…

Rebels share SPC title with Ironmen

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Both West Lincoln and North Lincoln had a lot to play for entering Friday’s game. The Rebels were playing for a Southern Piedmont Conference title, while the Knights viewed the contest as a must-win in terms of their playoff chances. But as luck would have it, the Rebels won 7-5…

Cadenhead steals limelight on Mustangs’ Senior Night

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Jesse Cadenhead must’ve mistaken Senior Night for ‘Cadenhead Night.’ The 6’3” pitcher tossed a two-hitter and hit two homers in helping lift East Lincoln past South Iredell 6-0 Friday night at ‘The Corral.’ Cadenhead, who upped his pitching record to 6-1, threw a complete-game and struck out 10 batters in…

Team’ goal always been to win the state championship

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Students in West Lincoln Middle School’s Battle of the Books team had a goal long before they even cracked open a novel. “Our goal was always to win state,” said team member Matthew Dempsey. The group is well on their way to reaching that accomplishment after almost a year of…

Kings of the Southern Piedmont

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Lincoln County turned the Southern Piedmont Conference Tennis Tournament into its own personal stage to shine Tuesday and Wednesday. East Lincoln’s Peyton Conner emerged as the Southern Piedmont champion in singles play as he ironically defeated his teammate 6-3, 6-3 in the finals. Conner, who was unseeded, beat West Lincoln’s…