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High Lifts West

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West Lincoln downed South Iredell 16-14 Monday night. Chris Henderson earned the win on the mound, striking out four and giving up three hits. Tyler High led the charge for the Rebels with four RBIs, while senior Johnathan Wise went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs. Leadoff batter Payden…

Mustangs season comes to an end?

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PUMPKIN CENTER–Two outs away from their season being over, the East Lincoln Mustangs looked to rally from three runs down. Despite being held at bay by righthand junior T.J. Skidmore, it appeared lady luck was on the Mustangs side when a routine ground ball went right under an infielder’s glove…

Repeat champs?

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PUMPKIN CENTER–The North Lincoln Lady Knights are one game away from defending a conference championship, only this time it’s in the Southern Piedmont and not the Southern Foothills. With a 9-1 victory over county rival East Lincoln, which had a 9-5 SP mark on the season, Tuesday the Lady Knights…

Popple’s going the distance

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Most any distance runner would be pretty worn out after running four events. Then again, most guys wouldn’t punish themselves for a mediocre performance by running home. Brad Popple is not most guys. After finishing second to his teammate, junior Rick Handy, who Popple says has helped push him all…

Henderson gits-r-done

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Ending on a good note

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Lincolnton’s softball team won its final three games of the regular season. First, they defeated East Lincoln in come-from-behind fashion 10-9, after trailing 9-5 entering the seventh. Brittany Minteer reached on a strikeout throwing error by the catcher, which tied the game at nine versus the Lady Mustangs. Heather Flynn…

Mustangs take SP crown

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All season long, East Lincoln has relied on a perfect mix of senior leadership and underclassmen contributions. Wednesday at the Southern Piedmont Conference track meet, it was no different. Dominating performances by seniors Thomas Huntley and Brad Popple helped the Mustangs cruise to a 214 to 95 victory over host…

Buzz off Ironmen

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CHERRYVILLE–Just call it a typical Cherryville-Bessemer City baseball game. In the third meeting of the season between these Gaston County rivals, and by far the most important, Bessemer City edged the Ironmen 6-5 Tuesday night in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference championship game. Like the first two games this year,…

Lady Rebels appear headed for playoffs

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With their state playoff hopes seemingly unconscious the West Lincoln Lady Rebels 4-3 victory over county rival North Lincoln in 10 innings resuscitated their hopes and now appear to be a sure lock to make the playoffs. Already with a two-run homer earlier in the game junior Kendall Barrett delivered…

Rebels rally, Wolves end on winning note

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West Lincoln rallied from three runs down to pull off a 9-8 victory Thursday night over North Lincoln. The Knights were 8-5 with two outs remaining. An error set the stage for a Jake Watts RBI-double to help cut into the lead. After Alex Loftin recorded a strikeout, a single…