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Hamby tosses 1-hitter

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Bandys may be the only non-Lincoln County team participating in this year’s Carolina Trust Bank Easter Baseball Tournament. But the Trojans played like anything but an outsider as they beat West Lincoln 4-0 Monday afternoon in the tournament opener. Zack Hamby, who entered Monday with an unblemished 5-0 record on…

Senior season a blessing in disguise

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Trent Hopkins’ senior year has gone anything but according to plan. Poised to break the Lincoln County record for career-passing yardage, Hopkins broke his fibula in three places and dislocated his ankle. While to some less strong-willed and faith-fueled athletes that setback would’ve served as a period, for Hopkins September…

Getting over the hurdle

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West Lincoln all-star champs

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Sports Briefs

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Carolina Trust Bank Baseball Tournament The Carolina Trust Bank Easter Tournament will take place at Lincolnton High School on Monday and Tuesday. This year’s tourney will feature Bandys, West Lincoln, North Lincoln and host Lincolnton. Games slated for today: are Bandys versus West Lincoln at 5 p.m. followed by Lincolnton…

Nine is just fine for Mustangs

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After watching North Lincoln beat East Lincoln in 10 innings in the teams’ first meeting, Thursday night’s rematch figured to be exciting and hard-fought as the Mustangs sought revenge. But what the brave smattering of fans got was more than excitement. They got their second dose of extra baseball and…

Ironmen slip past Wolves in 8 innings

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Late inning drama has become the rule rather than the exception for Cherryville. After going 1-1 in back-to-back games decided in the bottom of the seventh, the Ironmen pulled one out in extra innings Tuesday night at Lincolnton’s Jonathan Brookins’ Memorial Field. Cherryville’s flair for the dramatic surfaced again in…

Sports Roundup

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Junior dominates in Lady Knights 13-2 win The North Lincoln Lady Knights crushed Lincolnton 13-2 in five innings Thursday. Senior April Wilson earned the win for the Lady Knights, striking out five batters, walking one and giving up just three hits. Harlie Roberts suffered the loss for the Lady Wolves.…

Rebels dominate Knights, 16-8

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Tuesday’s match-up between West Lincoln and North Lincoln marked what appears to be two teams headed in opposite directions. With a nine-run second inning, the Rebels seized control of the game and never looked back en route to a 16-8 victory, allowing them to stay unblemished in the Southern Piedmont…

Mustangs moving up the standings in SPC

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East Lincoln downed South Iredell 15-3 in five innings on the Vikings’ homefield Tuesday night. Jesse Guice (2-2) earned the win, throwing four innings, allowing four hits, striking out eight batters and walking just one batter. “It was a great performance. He’s been struggling his last couple of outings, but…