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Matile managing the Mustangs

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When discussing the Southern Piedmont baseball title, most pundits and fans are quick to mention North Lincoln and West Lincoln. But fail to mention East Lincoln. First-year head coach Chris Matile, 29, would have it no other way. After coaching nearly all freshmen to a 4-16 record at Freedom High…

Sports Briefs

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NL winter sports awards night The Knights sports awards night will take place tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. Copperheads need to fill one roster spot The Carolina Copperheads 10 and under tournament baseball team is currently recruiting one player to join their team for the 2006 season.…

Hogue steps up in Knights 5-3 win

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Despite playing without standout junior Trent Hopkins, North Lincoln improved to 5-0 on the season with a 5-3 victory over Lake Norman. Hopkins, who sustained a nasty gash to the top of his head after hitting it on a dip bar, had to get approximately 12 stitches, forcing him out…

Sports Roundup

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Baxter lifts Knights The Lady Knights rebounded from a loss to rival Maiden with a 6-2 win over Lake Norman Monday. Nicole Baxter (2-1) struck out 10 batters in winning her second of the season, but allowed an over-the-fence homer by Meghan Sboro in the top of the seventh. Baxter…

Rebels down Huss 5-0, Finger homers

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After missing the Rebels first three games, senior Johnathan Wise made up for lost time with 3-for-3 performance in leading West Lincoln to a 5-0 victory over Hunter Huss Tuesday. Wise, a Mars Hill-signee, was absent from the Rebels’ lineup to begin the season after having his tonsils removed. Wise…

Roundup

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Mustangs place second The Lady Mustangs soccer team went 2-1 at the St. Stephen’s Tournament and had three players garner all-tournament selections. Freshman striker Chelsea Tate, junior center-midfielder Jessica Glenn and defender Sara Webb all made the team for East Lincoln. East Lincoln fell to Wilkes Central 5-0 in the…

Knights perfect through four

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The North Lincoln Knights are off to a 4-0 start after Saturday’s 15-2 defeat of West Iredell. Using lights-out pitching and dominant hitting Sean Andrews crew are showing why many believe the Southern Piedmont will end in the hands of the Knights or West Lincoln. T.J. Skidmore (1-0) pitched four…

D Champs!

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Hopkins flawless forNorth

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North Lincoln downed Bunker Hill 12-7 Wednesday night behind a huge night from junior first baseman Trent ‘Ace’ Hopkins. Hopkins went 5-for-5 in a school-record performance. The 6-foot-1, 225-pounder recorded two triples, two doubles and one single with three RBIs. Hopkins also scored four runs. “He’s been working real hard…