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Playing with a higher purpose

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North Lincoln junior Trent Hopkins carries it with him everywhere he goes. Whether he’s in the spotlight on the gridiron, starring on the baseball diamond or asleep, Hopkins never puts it down. In fact, in his eyes, it’s the reason why he’s having another stellar season for the Knights. So…

Mustangs come up short versus War Eagles 5-2

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On paper, the championship game of the Freedom Invitational looked to be a mismatch. Davie County (15-3) against East Lincoln (11-7) looked to be a David versus Goliath match-up. But the one thing that can never be underestimated is heart… something the Mustangs have plenty of. Although they fell short…

Sports Roundup

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Tate leads charge The Lady Mustangs are on top of the Southern Piedmont with a 10-6-1, 5-1 record and 10 points. South Iredell (6-4, 5-1) is second in the conference, while North Lincoln (4-4, 3-3) is third with six points. Cherryville is 6-5-5, 2-2-2 also with six points Soccer standout…

Sports Briefs

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Rec. softball meeting There will be an organizational meeting for women’s fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball leagues on Tuesday at the Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Interested teams should have a representative at this league meeting. Entry fee, rule changes, home-run…

Tough task lies ahead for Rebels

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Allan Chapman knows that he and his team need to have a sudden case of amnesia. Why? While winning the Carolina Trust Bank Easter Tournament title is certainly an achievement to be proud of; they know they can’t rest on their laurels heading down the stretch in the Southern Piedmont.…

Mr. Versatility

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Sweet 16 for Rebels

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Maybe they should think about changing Chris Henderson’s middle name to Easter. For the second consecutive year, Henderson won MVP honors as he led West Lincoln to its second-straight Carolina Trust Bank Easter Tournament crown in 2-0 victory over North Lincoln Tuesday night. Using a live fastball and mixing in…

Wildcats take third

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After blowing a 9-5 lead a night before, the Wildcats of Lake Norman were determined not to be victimized again by a late-inning comeback. Unfortunately for them, Lincolnton was thinking the same thing…something had to give. After back-to-back RBI singles by Adam Thompson and Jon Kuster brought the Wolves to…

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…