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Mustangs are on a mission

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East Lincoln downed Chase 8-3 Tuesday night in the Freedom Invitational Baseball Tournament to reach Wednesday night’s championship game versus Davie County. Jesse Cadenhead, who was 0-for-3 entering his final at-bat, more than made amends by depositing a two-run homer to left center, giving the Mustangs a 7-3 lead in…

First day action

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North Lincoln rallied for a 12-10 win over host Lincolnton Monday night in the first round of the Carolina Trust Bank Easter Baseball Tournament. In the top of the eighth, Kyle Baker’s RBI-single to left scored Josh Belk, giving the Knights a one-run lead at 11-10. The next batter Chris…

Sports Roundup

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NL Lady Knights cruise North Lincoln crushed South Iredell 10-0 in six innings Thursday night. Junior Courtney Feldon led the way at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Fellow junior Mekenzie Harkey also went 2-for-4 with one RBI. Kayla Alexander went 2-for-3, while Jenna Torbert was 2-for-4. April Wilson…

Rebelling against the conference

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The West Lincoln Rebels had just lost back-to-back Southern Piedmont games versus Bessemer City and Cherryville. Then everything started to click… suddenly the Rebels find themselves fulfilling pre-season expectations and take a six game win streak into Lincolnton for the Carolina Trust Bank Easter Baseball Tournament. Since falling to the…

Tomcats, Stout win Chamber drive

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Members of the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors group met for a luncheon Thursday afternoon to applaud those high-achievers in the annual Chamber membership drive. Unlike previous years where the membership drive was held for one month, this year’s drive was held only two weeks, according to Chamber president…

Sports Roundup

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Knights bounce back North Lincoln took their frustrations, from having their 10-game win streak snapped, out on Bessemer City Tuesday, pounding the Jackets 17-0. Nicole Baxter earned win No. 10 on the season as she pitched the first three innings, allowing no hits and walking none. Junior April Wilson maintained…

Rebels rise, Wolves fall

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West Lincoln downed Highland Tech 12-2 in five innings behind a huge night from senior Jonathan Thomas, affectionately known as JT by his teammates. The senior first baseman went 2-for-3 with two three-run homers in the lopsided win, continuing his recent assault on Southern Piedmont pitching. “He’s been swinging the…

Eight in a row

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Making dreams come true

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With walking across the stage at Clinton Junior College’s graduation, Darren Wilson will be doing something that’s becoming a familiar theme for him—making dreams come true. After a standout career at Lincolnton, Wilson, with the help of tutor Tina McDowell, landed in Rock Hill. Once there, Wilson adjusted the college…

Schram, Lynch ink with Concord

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When Greyson Schram takes the diamond for the Concord University Mountain Lions, he’ll have a familiar face right beside him. Schram’s long-time teammate Mitchell Lynch turned down Wingate and numerous other junior colleges in favor of reuniting with his high school shortstop. Both of them made their intentions clear, as…