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Lincolnton hands out athletic awards

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It was a big night for three Lincolnton athletes Thursday night. Junior Nate Wright, who was named the MVP of the baseball and basketball teams, won the Harris Spirit Award, while sophomore Morgan Turner was the female recipient of the Harris Spirit Award. Turner was named the MVP of the…

The shot heard around Vale

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Korey Martin must not like nine inning baseball games. With two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning and the game tied at five, the sophomore centerfielder hit a walkoff-homerun to lift West Lincoln over Ledford in the Sectional Finals Tuesday night. “It was a fastball, belt-high. I cranked…

The ride is over: Eagles end Lady Knights’ season

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To see how East Davidson beat North Lincoln in the third round of the 2A State Softball Playoffs, one doesn’t have to look any farther than the No. 4 and 5 slots in the batting lineup. Paige Coleman and Taylor Vance both went 4-for-4 and combined nine RBI in the…

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. WL athletic awards West Lincoln will hold its spring and winter athletic award’s ceremony June 3 at 2 p.m. in the gym. Softball Tourney The LHS Sports Boosters Golf Tournament…

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 The LHS Sports Boosters Golf Tournament will be held at Lincoln County Club on June 11 with a shotgun start of 1:30 p.m. The format is four man’s…

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…

Lampron/Bureau fall in the semis of state tourney

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It’s been quite a season for North Lincoln’s duo of Mathieu Bureau and George Lampron. With a Southern Piedmont Conference title and Midwest 2A Regional, they participated in the 2A State Tennis Championship this past Friday and Saturday at the Cary Tennis Center. In the first round, the No. 1…

Turner state champ

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Although just a sophomore, Morgan Turner has already reached the pinnacle on the track. At the 2A State Track Meet held at North Carolina A & T University, Turner won the 3200-meter state title with a time of 11:46.24 and finished second in the mile, running a 5:25.14. “Coming into…

Denver splits series

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Denver Post 455 split a two-game series with Burke County over the weekend. Post 455 fell to Burke 7-4 at Shuey Field in Morganton in both teams’ American Legion opener. Trailing 4-2, Post 21 scored five runs in the seventh and eighth innings to come away with the come-from-behind victory.…

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…