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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…

Knight time in Southern Piedmont

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After back-to-back seasons of sub-.500 starts, nobody outside of the Knights dugout saw this coming—not 9-1. On the heels of 7-16 and 11-5, why would you have? Arguably no team in the Southern Piedmont, or area for that matter, is hotter than the crew from North Lincoln. While most teams…

Tournament champs

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Johnson, Whiting POY’s

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The Southern Piedmont recently announced its all-conference selections for basketball and wrestling. East Lincoln’s Trishtan Johnson was named Player of the Year, while Coach of the Year honors went to Cherryville’s Scott Harrill. The Ironmen led the conference with three selections in Justin Johnson, Antonio Griggs and Cameron Lovelace. East…

Teaching character not just wins

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Lincolnton’s head JV coach John Cloninger III is hoping to teach far more important things than wins and losses as he heads into another season next year. While preparing young players for the varsity level is perhaps the main goal of a JV coach, Cloninger uses the concept of team,…

Returning to the Promise Land?

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Many believed the North Lincoln Lady Knights wouldn’t experience much success in 2A softball. Many have, so far, been wrong. Beginning the season with a 5-1, 2-0 mark and a win over 4A Ashbrook to their credit, the Lady Knights are proving naysayers wrong each time they take the field.…

Winners

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Tough Rhode for the Mustangs

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Each time junior pitcher Ryan Rhodes takes the mound something special can happen. Just ask the East Lincoln Mustangs. The righthander threw a complete game, two-hitter in leading the West Lincoln to a 6-2 win. The win was Rhodes second of the season against one loss. In the stellar pitching…