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Harper to make cut?

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Jeremy Harper of Crouse might just make the local golf history books if he succeeds in his mission Thursday. That mission is to make the cut in the qualifier round being held Thursday at Quail Hollow in Charlotte. He’ll be going up against more than 100 other amateur and professional…

Sports Briefs

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LHS Sports Boosters There will be a sports boosters meeting in the library Thursday April 26 at 7 p.m. to discuss the upcoming sports boosters golf tournament. Special Olympics Special Olympics of Lincoln County will hold their annual Spring Games Competition on Friday, April 27 at Lincolnton High School’s Stadium.…

Wolves ‘Lock’ down Yellow Jackets

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Lincolnton beat Bessemer City 5-3 Friday, riding the arm of junior Brandon Locklin. Locklin threw a complete game, four-hitter, while striking out 11 batters in earning the victory on the mound. The right-hander also demonstrated excellent control, walking just one batter for the Wolves, leaving his head coach Cole Sigmon…

Rebels down Rams

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West Lincoln beat last-place Highland Tech 12-7 Friday. Senior Daniel Smith threw three innings, struck out four batters and gave up two hits as he got the win in relief for the Rebels. “Daniel threw the ball well. After a long layoff, he was actually sharper than could be expected…

Miller’s RBI-single lifts Knights in 10

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North Lincoln beat South Iredell 5-4 in 10 innings Friday night as the Knights did something that’s never been done before in school history. Matt Hovis worked one inning, gave up one hit, gave up one unearned run in earning the victory for the Knights in relief. While Hovis got…

Iron will to win: Cherryville remains in second place

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CHERRYVILLE–Cherryville had won six in a row overall. East Lincoln had won five straight conference games. So something had to give when the two hottest teams in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference met Friday night at Fraley Field. After it was over, two conclusions could be drawn. One, the SPC…

Rebels down Vikings, Mustangs win

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Rebels down Vikings West Lincoln beat South Iredell 4-3 on Thursday. Freshman Ashley Rhyne (8-5) threw a complete game, striking out eight Lady Vikings, scattering 10 hits and three earned runs for her eighth victory of the season. “To be a freshman, she’s outstanding. The team supports her. A lot…

Vikings defend home field vs. Wolves

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South Iredell beat Lincolnton 7-3 Tuesday on the Vikings’ home field. Junior Paul Robinson threw six innings, scattered eight hits, striking out four batters and allowing just one earned run in suffering the hard-luck loss. “I think Paul did a good job pitching. He did a good job allowing just…

Remembering a teammate and friend

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Mustangs reel off fifth straight

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Jesse Cadenhead’s primary position isn’t pitcher, but don’t try to tell the West Lincoln Rebels that. Cadenhead threw a complete game four-hit shutout in leading East Lincoln to its fifth consecutive Southern Piedmont victory Tuesday, 4-0. Having already inked with Charleston-Southern as a catcher next season, Cadenhead has arguably become…