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See you in the second round

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On a field more suitable for monster trucks the North Lincoln Lady Knights staged an improbable comeback to advance in the 2A State Softball Playoffs with an 8-3 win. Through the game’s first four innings, West Stanly’s Chelsea Morton had allowed one hit in seeing her team take a 3-0…

Hamilton looks to come away as state champ

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Lincolnton High School junior Charity Hamilton is hungry. After finishing as the 2A state runner-up a year ago in the shot put, Hamilton has her eyes on winning a state championship tomorrow at North Carolina A & T, the site of this year’s 2A State Track Championship. “I think I’ll…

Rebels moving on to second round

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Freshman second baseman Ethan Beck fielded a ground ball and threw to first. With that, West Lincoln (21-7) did something it hasn’t done in four years – win a state playoff game. Despite being in hostile territory, the Rebels came away with a hard-fought 5-4 victory over Bandys (15-7) Tuesday…

Reaching the State

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The duo of George Lampron and Daniel Paulk advanced to the 2A State Tennis Championships after finishing fourth in the region in Salisbury Saturday. “Winning the conference tournament last week gave our guys a lot of confidence going into the regionals,” North Lincoln head coach Gary Crouse said. “These are…

Mustangs’ season ends

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Despite outshooting Albemarle 26-6, East Lincoln was unable to capitalize on several excellent scoring opportunities and fell 2-1 in overtime last Saturday. Just before the end of the first half, East Lincoln star striker Jessica Glenn went down with a severe ankle sprain and had to be taken to the…

Keener wins SP tourney

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It was an outstanding run for East Lincoln’s Drew Keener in the Southern Piedmont Conference Tennis Tournament. Keener defeated Lincolnton’s William Avilla in straight sets and West Lincoln’s Noah Lopez in straight sets to reach the finals versus SP Player of the Year Matt Limone from West Lincoln. Keener fashioned…

Sports Briefs

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Softball tourney Hooters of Gastonia/SSO/Rush Energy Drink Softball will have a three-game guaranteed softball tournament for D and E teams this Saturday at Ferguson Park in Gastonia. The entry fee is $155. For more information, please contact Shane Shuford at 704-445-8566. Masters of the Amateurs Tourney The Abernethy Dealerships are…

Mustangs 2A runner-ups

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If East Lincoln track coach Lonnie Custer ever needs a second career, he could very easily become a prophet. Why? Because before the 2A Midwest Regional track meet McDonalds, Custer predicted the Mustangs would finish as runner-up to North Rowan. “Coach called that out, too, when we were in the…

Two for Turner

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Lincolnton phenom freshman Morgan Turner made her first trip to the 2A Regionals memorable as she won the 800 and 1600 meters. “I was really happy because I had been nervous all week,” said Turner. “Once I got the mile over with, I knew what my competition would be, so…

On the road again

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Two Lincoln County baseball teams gained entry into the 2A Baseball Playoffs and both will be on the road. North Lincoln (18-8), who was rewarded with a wildcard berth, will head to No. 1 seed West Henderson (22-2) Tuesday and although it seems to be a tall task, Knights head…