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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…

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…

See Thome jump

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About the only thing that kept East Lincoln senior Thomas Huntley from three state titles at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state track meet was the meet officials. Huntley very nearly missed the long jump because he was being retained in the awards tent, causing Mustangs track coach…

Talented Wolves trio honored

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Lincolnton had its spring sports award banquet Thursday with seniors Matt Wright, Jessie Cline and Zack Gibson emerging as the big winners. Wright, who played baseball, basketball and cross country, was the recipient of the Richard Smith Award. The Smith Award is presented to a student-athlete who best embodies good…

Third in the state

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On the strength of four state titles, East Lincoln finished third at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s 2A State Track and Field Championship held at North Carolina A & T on Saturday. North Brunswick, with 50.5 team points, edged North Rowan (48) and the Mustangs, who finished 3.5…

Post 100 off to hot start

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CHERRYVILLE — Cherryville Post 100 got off to a flying start in the opening weekend of the 2006 American Legion baseball season. Post 100 swept a doubleheader Saturday at Mocksville and dispatched Kings Mountain Sunday night in seven innings in its Fraley Field opener. The 3-0 weekend generated eight home…

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…