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Rhyne wins pitcher’s duel

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Most pitchers would be pleased with a 12-strikeout performance. Ashley Rhyne is not most pitchers. The gifted sophomore, who has a work ethic to match, struck out 12 batters for West Lincoln (9-2, 4-0) versus county rival Lincolnton (5-3, 3-3) in a 6-2 victory Thursday night. Still she wasn’t happy…

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Herbert’s ‘For My Boys’ tour looks to carry momentum

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LAS VEGAS — Coming off the first semifinal appearance of his 2008 “For My Boys” Tour, Doug Herbert, owner and driver of the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster, looks forward to climbing into the cockpit of his 8,0000 horsepower hot rod and carrying that round winning momentum to the NHRA Nationals…

Sports Roundup

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Lincolnton 4, BC 2 The Lady Wolves defeated Bessemer City Tuesday 4-2. Harley Roberts earned the win for Lincolnton as she faced 28 batters giving up five hits, two runs (no earned), three walks and she struck out seven. Lincolnton (4-2, 3-2) went ahead early 2-0 and later added two…

Sports Briefs

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EL Baseball Camp Chris Matile is holding the East Lincoln Mustangs’ Children Baseball Camp Saturday from noon – 3 p.m. The camp, which was originally scheduled for last Saturday but due to inclement weather was moved, is for kids ages 5-12 with the cost being $30. Matile, along with his…

Rebels rally from one run down to knock off Mustangs 3-2

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Korey Martin had been in that place before. But it was nonetheless a sweet feeling. With his team trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth, the junior’s two-run homer proved to be the difference-maker, as West downed Lincoln County rival East Lincoln 3-2 Tuesday night. “It was a fastball.…

Lady Knights fight back in second half, win 2-1

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“Rough.” That was North Lincoln’s head coach description of Monday’s game against South Iredell as the Lady Knights came away with a 2-1 victory Pressley say the girls came out slow as the Lady Vikings (2-8-1) took a very early 1-0 lead. “We came out flat and we weren’t playing…

Miller excels on the mound

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It should come as no surprise Tripp Miller is mentally tough on the diamond. After all, he was a linebacker last winter for North Lincoln’s football team that advanced to the third round of the 2A state playoffs. Although Miller’s only pitched two years in his baseball career, and has…

Stingrays finish as runner-ups

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Gators qualify for state

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It was a successful trip to Asheville this past weekend for the Lincoln Gators. The 14-and-under team opened the Western Regional Qualifiers with a 79-39 win Friday. Guided by Deric Whitworth, the Gators went on to finish 3-0 in pool play through Saturday. Although Sunday wasn’t nearly as successful, dropping…