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Shot to the heart

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EAST BEND– Bryan Renegar continued to be a thorn in the Rebels side, with a three-run blast in the bottom of the third en route to a 13-3 win Saturday as Forbush advanced to the 2A State Championship. West Lincoln (24-9) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the…

Falcons take Game 1

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EAST BEND — When the West Lincoln Rebels have lost this season, more times than not it’s been because of errors. While that wasn’t the case in Thursday night’s game one of the 2A State Baseball Playoffs semifinals, what was the problem was Forbush bats or pointedly the long ball…

ELHS honors outstanding athletes

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Hundreds of family and friends filled the ELHS gym last night to honor a year of athletic triumphs and the people who contributed to them. “We’ve had an outstanding year,” said Carl Robertson, East Lincoln sports boosters president. “It’s great to be a Mustang.” The return of old rivalries and…

Wolves hand out awards

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Seniors Zack Gibson and Jessie Cline came away as the Male and Female Harris Spirit Award recipients at Lincolnton’s spring sports award banquet. Fellow senior Matt Wright was named the winner of the Richard Smith Award. In JV Football, Hayden Smith took MVP honors, while Jed Downs was named Spark…

Sports Briefs

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Lifeguard training Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is offering a lifeguard training class May 22 – June 8 to be held at the W.M. Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. The cost for the course is $130, which includes training, books, pocket mask, certification cards and…

Road Warriors

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NEW LONDON — Entering Tuesday night’s quarterfinal match-up versus North Stanly (21-9) West Lincoln head coach Allan Chapman hoped to get three innings out of ace Chris Henderson. He got a lot more. On only three and a half days rest, and after throwing in excess of 100 pitches Friday…

Spartans end Lady Knights season

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After back-to-back third place finishes in the state, Central Davidson made sure the North Lincoln Lady Knights wouldn’t reach their third consecutive Final Four in the second round of the 2A State Softball Playoffs. North Lincoln’s journey ended 3-1 Tuesday. Back-to-back RBIs by Chelsea Leonard by Alison Bennett put Central…

Schram provides spark

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Denver downed Lake Norman 11-5 Monday night behind a strong performance from T.J. Skidmore. Skidmore threw four innings, struck out two batters and gave up just three hits in a solid relief stint. Zack Pou allowed one hit in working the ninth inning and facing four batters. Dustin Weaver led…

Sports Briefs

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Lifeguard training Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is offering a lifeguard training class May 22 – June 8 to be held at the W.M. Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. The cost for the course is $130, which includes: training, books, pocket mask, certification cards and…

Denver hosts Lake Norman

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Denver Post 455 went 2-1 on the weekend after beating Lake Norman and splitting a double-header with Mooresville on Sunday. Friday, Lake Norman’s southpaw Brandon Williams exited in the seventh with his team ahead 6-4 before watching Denver (3-1) rally for seven runs in the seventh on its way to…