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Rebels reach Sectional Finals

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Entering the season, junior Curtis Cook was expected to play third base and provide some firepower at the plate. Uh wrong… Cook, with his second complete-game performance of the playoffs, has quickly become West Lincoln’s go-to pitcher. Cook battled through some rough spots and didn’t allow any runs over the…

Knights hold ‘Court’ in Round 2

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights held ‘Court’ Thursday afternoon with a 10-0 win over Ledford (17-10) in five innings in the second round of the 2A State Playoffs. Senior Courtney Feldon had a game most players can only dream of, going 4-for-4 with two two-run homers. While Feldon provided the…

Mustangs fare well at regional meet

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It was a good showing for the East Lincoln Mustangs and Lady Mustangs at the Midwest 2A Regional meet this week at Mt. Pleasant High School. Both teams finished in the top 10. The men’s team finished eighth out of 24 teams, while the women’s team placed sixth. Sophomore Cody…

Turner wins three events at regionals

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As she has done so many times in such a short amount of time, Lincolnton sophomore turned the 2A Midwest Regional track meet at Mt. Pleasant High School into her own personal stage to shine. Turner won the 800 (2:29.83), the mile (5:26.18) and the two-mile (12:18.45) runs, advancing to…

Eagles win WPAA title

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After finishing second in the regular season, Lincoln Charter’s Middle School team recently won the Western Piedmont Athletic Association Tournament championship recently. One of the strongest middle school basketball conferences in the state, the WPAA includes, among others perennial powerhouses: St. Stephens (Hickory), St. Mark (Huntersville) and Charlotte’s Sugar Creek.…

Beginning the season

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Cherryville Post 100 opens the 2007 American Legion baseball season Saturday with a doubleheader at Mocksville. The doubleheader opens at noon, and a second game will follow. In a scheduling twist, Post 100 will play its first nine games on the road. The home opener is June 7 against Pineville,…

Sports Briefs

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LHS Sports Banquet The LHS Sports Banquet will be held Thursday, May 24 at 6 p.m. in the commons area. Softball Tourney Hooters of Gastonia/SSO Softball will have a softball tourney on Saturday, May 19 at Ferguson Park in Gastonia. For more information, please contact (704) 445-8566. North Lake Optimist…

Rebels eyeing the third round

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South Carolina-signee Keegan Linza did what he was supposed to do in the bottom of the seventh inning. Linza struck out the side, but two passed balls and a hit-batsman turned out to be a recipe for disaster for North Rowan in a 6-5 loss at the hands of the…

West shocked, 8-6

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A lead no matter how big it is guarantees nothing. Unfortunately, that’s what the West Lincoln Lady Rebels found out against West Stanly in the first round of the 2A State Softball Playoffs. The Lady Rebels had built a 6-0 lead by the fifth inning before watching the Lady Colts…

Lady Knights moving on to Round 2

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There’s no place like home. That’s what the North Lincoln Lady Knights are thinking after squeaking out a 3-2 win over Forest Hills in the first round of the 2A State Softball Playoffs. As is the case with being the home team, North Lincoln got the final at-bat Tuesday evening.…