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West wins 5-0 in extras

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LINCOLNTON — After eight innings of back and forth stellar pitching by Lincolnton senior Taylor Shel ton and West Lincoln junior Ashley Rhyne, something had to give. The two pitchers combined for 36 strikeouts, but in the end it was West Lincoln who prevailed 5-0 in extra innings as they…

Mustangs top rival for first SPC win

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VALE — It almost had a David versus Goliath feel about it but East Lincoln’s 4-3 win over rival West Lincoln Monday perhaps taught both teams a lesson. “Overall I thought they saw that they had an opportunity to win and an opportunity to beat someone really good, plus maybe…

Roundup

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Baseball Tues. East Lincoln 16, South Iredell 5 (five innings) WP- Parker Hills (3-0) Leading Hitters for East: Ethan Johnson: 3-4, 3 home runs 6 RBIs. Randy Beard: 3-3. Record: (7-0, 5-0) Next game: Thursday at home against Draughn. JV Mustangs 25, SI 11 The East Lincoln junior varsity baseball…

Sports Briefs

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LCC Jr. Golf Program Lincoln County Club is now accepting applications for our Junior Golf Program. Please call (704) 735-1382 for more information. Denver B-ball League The Denver Basketball League is starting a new spring basketball league for boys and girls 5th grade through high school in the area. Evaluations…

Knights pull even in SPC play

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PUMPKIN CENTER —The North Lincoln Knights held on to a 10-6 home victory Friday to get its second consecutive 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference win after dropping its first five games to open the season. “It was important to get this win because now we’re going .500 in conference and we’re…

Mustangs off to 6-0 start

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CHERRYVILLE — Southern Piedmont 1A/2A teams should take note. The East Lincoln Mustangs, already with a conference football championship and a conference basketball crown to their credit, are ready to make a run at the baseball title. East Lincoln picked up a huge road win on Friday night, defeating the…

Roundup

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Baseball JV Mustangs 8, Ironmen 4 The East Lincoln junior varsity team raised their record to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play with a 8-4 win at East Lincoln Friday over Cherryville. Clayton Dellinger struck out 5 in 4 innings to run his record to 2-0. Ryan Clonniger hit…

Sports Briefs

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Denver B-ball League The Denver Basketball League is starting a new spring basketball league for boys and girls 5th grade through high school in the area. Evaluations will begin today from 6-9 p.m. at the Optimist gym. The league will start the first week of April. For more information call…

Lincoln may lose players on economic team

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Two of the five staff members that make up the Lincoln Economic Development Association may be leaving the nonprofit group soon. Kim Phillips, business development manager for LEDA, confirmed last week that she is moving to Indianapolis by June, following the promotion of her husband at his own company. In…

Shelton’s one-hit gem shut outs rival 7-0

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Lady Wolves got a big 7-0 home win Thursday behind senior Taylor Shelton’s complete game pitching effort. Shelton allowed only one hit and struck out 15 Lady Mustangs but hit two batters in the win. Offensively the upperclassmen helped herself going 2-for-3 at the plate with…