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WL sports awards West Lincoln High School will honor its spring and winter athletes this Sunday at 2 p.m. in the school gym. Summer Programs Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is currently taken registration for the following summer programs: summer playground program, tennis clinics, basketball camp, youth soccer clinic and…

Shot to the heart

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EAST BEND– Bryan Renegar continued to be a thorn in the Rebels side, with a three-run blast in the bottom of the third en route to a 13-3 win Saturday as Forbush advanced to the 2A State Championship. West Lincoln (24-9) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the…

Bunt lifts Rebels 5-4

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With the score deadlocked at four and the game-winning run on third with just one out, anybody who knew anything about West Lincoln baseball know what was coming. Using one of his favorite plays, Rebels head coach Allan Chapman called for a squeeze bunt in the bottom of the eighth.…

Post 100 pounds Burke County 13-1

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CHERRYVILLE–Jay Heafner picked a great night to return to the scene of his glory days. The former Cherryville Post 100 star watched from the stands as his old team pounded Burke County 13-1 in seven innings Sunday night to snap a two-game weekend skid. Wayne McDonald pitched a one-hitter in…

Post 455 starts hot

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Post 455 continues its hot play under the direction of Bruce Bolick. Through nine games, Denver is 8-1 and Bolick believes the team’s solid start is in direct correlation with having 22 players. “This is probably the best turnout since our early years in legion baseball,” Bolick said. “Not only…

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…

ELHS honors outstanding athletes

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Hundreds of family and friends filled the ELHS gym last night to honor a year of athletic triumphs and the people who contributed to them. “We’ve had an outstanding year,” said Carl Robertson, East Lincoln sports boosters president. “It’s great to be a Mustang.” The return of old rivalries and…

Wolves hand out awards

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Seniors Zack Gibson and Jessie Cline came away as the Male and Female Harris Spirit Award recipients at Lincolnton’s spring sports award banquet. Fellow senior Matt Wright was named the winner of the Richard Smith Award. In JV Football, Hayden Smith took MVP honors, while Jed Downs was named Spark…

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…

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…