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LHS spring sports banquet Lincolnton High School will have its annual spring sports banquet Thursday night at 6 p.m. There will be a meal offered in the cafeteria. Cost will be $6 each for non-athletes. The awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. in the new gym Mustang boys bball…

Baker, Howell get call to Hall of Fame

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Together Milton Baker and Richard Howell have been the ears, eyes and voice of Cherryville baseball as well as several other championship sports teams for 18 years as a duo. And as a duo they recently entered the 2008 Cherryville Sports Hall of Fame this year for their long time…

Season ends after Ledford loss

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The Ledford Panthers baseball team had an entire year to get over last year’s defeat by the West Lincoln Rebels, and more specifically Korey Martin beating them. Irony and drama both set in Friday night when Martin struck out with the bases loaded on a full count, allowing Ledford to…

Denver blanks Burke Co.

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Seven different Denver-Post 455 pitchers shutdown Burke County’s offense with a 2-0 shutout win Saturday as American Legion baseball kicks off its 2008 season. Lincolnton standout Brandon Locklin led the Denver offense with a solo home run in the second and doubled in Denver’s other run in the fourth scoring…

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Carolina Prep Academy A new post graduate school in Gastonia aimed to improve overall GPA and/or SAT/ACT scores to meet admission standards is conducting a football tryout for athletes who have graduated last year (2007) or will graduate this year. The tryout will be held at the Phillips Center (2031…

Huskies prevail after 13

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Thirteen was an unlucky number for the West Lincoln Lady Rebels softball team Thursday at home. Thirteen — as in the inning number it took Ashe County to defeat the Lady Rebels 1-0 and end their season in the women’s 2A West second round of fast-pitch softball. The Lady Huskies…

Mustangs season ends

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs soccer team came to end Wednesday as they were defeated by the No. 12 best team in women’s 2A West soccer, Wilkes Central 4-0. The Lady Mustangs got behind and never really tested the Lady Eagles goalkeeper, East Lincoln head coach Jason Dragoon said. “They…

Franklin advances

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Brad Franklin of Lincolnton entered the Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition after his grandmother saw it in the Lincoln Times-News and told his mother. She encouraged to partcipate and he won the local level of competition in the 11-12 age division. He competed on April 27th…

Chamber golf members hold annual tournament

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Spring Membership Golf Outing Thursday at Westport Golf Club. Ninety Chamber members and guests participated in the Captain’s Choice outing. The outing was organized by the Chamber’s Golf Outing Committee, chaired by Brad Whitley, Lackey and Whitley Realty. Presenting sponsor of…

Roundup

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Golf North Lincoln’s Russ Piercy shot a 79 on Day 1 of the men’s 2A West golf championship and a 79 on Day 2 for a total of 158, which was good enough to finish him 22nd overall in the state out of 96 participants. Ryan Lavelle of Cardinal Gibbons…