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NL winter sports awards night The Knights sports awards night will take place tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. Copperheads need to fill one roster spot The Carolina Copperheads 10 and under tournament baseball team is currently recruiting one player to join their team for the 2006 season.…

Hogue steps up in Knights 5-3 win

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Despite playing without standout junior Trent Hopkins, North Lincoln improved to 5-0 on the season with a 5-3 victory over Lake Norman. Hopkins, who sustained a nasty gash to the top of his head after hitting it on a dip bar, had to get approximately 12 stitches, forcing him out…

Roundup

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Mustangs place second The Lady Mustangs soccer team went 2-1 at the St. Stephen’s Tournament and had three players garner all-tournament selections. Freshman striker Chelsea Tate, junior center-midfielder Jessica Glenn and defender Sara Webb all made the team for East Lincoln. East Lincoln fell to Wilkes Central 5-0 in the…

Knights perfect through four

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The North Lincoln Knights are off to a 4-0 start after Saturday’s 15-2 defeat of West Iredell. Using lights-out pitching and dominant hitting Sean Andrews crew are showing why many believe the Southern Piedmont will end in the hands of the Knights or West Lincoln. T.J. Skidmore (1-0) pitched four…

D Champs!

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Hopkins flawless forNorth

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North Lincoln downed Bunker Hill 12-7 Wednesday night behind a huge night from junior first baseman Trent ‘Ace’ Hopkins. Hopkins went 5-for-5 in a school-record performance. The 6-foot-1, 225-pounder recorded two triples, two doubles and one single with three RBIs. Hopkins also scored four runs. “He’s been working real hard…

Johnson edges Johnson for SPC Player of the Year

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In a close race for Southern Piedmont Player of the Year honors, East Lincoln senior Trishtan Johnson edged Cherryville sophomore Justin Johnson for the prestigious award. While it wasn’t a surprise to some, Johnson himself was floored when he received the news Thursday night. “I’m real excited. I just started…

Falcons finish season perfect

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Thursday’s win in the Tri-County Conference championship game left little doubt as to what many already believed. The group of eighth-grade girls East Lincoln middle has is special. The same group that helped win a volleyball conference championship and reach the softball conference championship were up to their old tricks…

Howard leads Wolves

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Lincolnton recorded its first win of the season at Jonathan Brookins’ Memorial Field Thursday over Maiden 10-9. Nate Wright was the winning pitcher, while Tyler Howard played the role of hero at the plate with a career-high five RBIs on a 2-for-3 performance. Howard did his damage early with a…

Rhodes pitches a gem

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The West Lincoln Rebels are off to a quick 2-0 start after beating Maiden Monday and Fred T. Foard. Junior Ryan Rhodes and Trent Rothlin, a Clemson-signee engaged in a pitching duel that will be remembered for quite some time. Rhodes threw all nine innings, struck out eight batters, walked…