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Now that’s fast

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Former Lincolnton standout Terrell Phelps broke the school record at Bemidji State University in the 40-yard-dash, running a 4.32. The former record was 4.34. Expected to start next season at corner, the redshirt freshman also showed he can jump with a vertical leap of 35 inches. Phelps demonstrated strength as…

Knight-time falls on Yellow Jackets

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North Lincoln hung on for a 9-8 victory over Bessemer City, redeeming themselves after an 11-1 loss to the Jackets in their first meeting. The Knights scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth, taking a 9-5 lead. Devin Borders had a RBI-double, Alex Loftin added a RBI-single and…

Finger reaches 100

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With his team up by a lone run, senior Jonathan Thomas slugged a massive two-run homer over the left-field fence and with one swing helped lift the Rebels to their second win in a row in a 9-5 victory over South Iredell. The home Vikings took a 3-1 lead in…

Chiefs are county champs

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It was a day to remember for West Lincoln’s boys track team and East Lincoln’s girls track team Wednesday at the Lincoln County Middle School Track Meet. The Chiefs won the county crown for the boys, tallying 75.5 points, followed by the Falcons (69), Wildcats (47.5) and Panthers (37). On…

Wolves upset Ironmen 15-10 after trailing by 7 runs

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CHERRYVILLE–The night belonged to Nate Wright, Tyler Howard and a bunch of Lincolnton Wolves who refused to give up. Trailing Southern Piedmont Conference leader Cherryville 10-3 after four innings of play, the Wolves upstaged the Ironmen at their own game and rallied for an improbable 15-10 win Friday night. When…

Knights snap Mustangs streak

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East Lincoln had plenty of confidence coming into North Lincoln Friday. Having played themselves back into contention, the Knights knew they would have their hands full as no team would rather put an end to streak as their arch rival. Unfortunately for the contingent of fans that made their way…

Sports Briefs

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Easter Tourney The Easter Baseball Tournament will once again be held at Lincolnton High School and will be sponsored by Carolina Trust Bank and Lincoln Athletics. At 5 p.m. on Monday, West Lincoln will face Lake Norman, followed by Lincolnton versus North Lincoln at 8. The two losing teams will…

Lady Knights keep on winning

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The Lady Knights started the second half of their Southern Piedmont season like they finished their first—undefeated. North Lincoln downed county rival East Lincoln 5-1 Thursday at home behind the strong pitching of senior Nicole Baxter. Baxter (9-1) threw a complete game, two-hitter and struck out seven as she nears…

Seeing green and orange

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Early returns did not bode well for first-year head coach Chris Matile. His Mustangs were 3-3 and had started the Southern Piedmont off with two straight losses, appearing to be a mediocre team. The low point for Matile’s bunch was striking out 19 times against rival North Lincoln and senior…