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Once again the champs

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Ironmen complete comeback

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CHERRYVILLE–How did North Lincoln blow an 8-2 lead in the late innings with its ace, Josh Belk, on the mound? The Knights have to asking themselves that question after falling to Cherryville 11-10 in eight innings Tuesday night. The Ironmen added another chapter to their history of storied Fraley Field…

Sports Roundup

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Davis and Workman dominant West Lincoln beat Bessemer City 11-1 Tuesday night in five innings. Katie Davis struck out six as part of a complete game one-hitter. “She had a rough start, but then really found her rhythm and didn’t allow any more hits the rest of the way,” Lady…

Mustangs outlast Wolves 9-8

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To begin the season East Lincoln senior Greyson Schram felt like he was putting too much pressure on himself. He believed he could’ve been faring much better for the Mustangs, but his college decision was weighing heavily on his mind. After deciding on Concord University, Schram’s mind can re-focus on…

Vision realized by championship

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Sky plays tricks on Wolves in loss

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When sophomore Nate Wright slugged the first grand slam of his career it appeared Lincolnton was on its way to an upset of county rival West Lincoln. Then all twilight broke loose. In the top of the sixth, the Wolves scored five runs with four of them coming off Wright’s…

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Former teammates square off When Cole Sigmon and David Craft were teammates at Wingate in the late 80’s, it’s doubtful either one thought they would coach against each other on the high school level. But that was exactly the case Saturday when Sigmon’s Lincolnton Wolves beat Craft’s Hickory Red Devils…

Guice dominates the Yellow Jackets

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Entering Saturday’s postponed game versus Bessemer City, Mustangs head coach Chris Matile had plenty of confidence in starting pitcher Jesse Guice. Turns out it was well-founded as the sophomore right-hander threw a complete game four-hitter, while striking out 11 Yellow Jackets in a 7-0 shutout. “It was a great performance.…

Pay up, Highland

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West Lincoln beat Highland Tech 8-2 Thursday. Chris Henderson (4-1) threw four innings, struck out three, allowed three hits and walked two in earning the win for the Rebels. “Chris threw well. He came in and threw strikes. He got us out of that jam with no runs after putting…

Mustangs outlast the Ironmen 5-3

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The Mustangs knew if they are going to have any chance to win the Southern Piedmont, they could not start out 0-3. That determination, along with a key tweak in the lineup, helped East Lincoln avoid that dubious start with a 5-3 victory over Cherryville Wednesday. Mitchell Lynch (1-1) struck…