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West shocked, 8-6

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A lead no matter how big it is guarantees nothing. Unfortunately, that’s what the West Lincoln Lady Rebels found out against West Stanly in the first round of the 2A State Softball Playoffs. The Lady Rebels had built a 6-0 lead by the fifth inning before watching the Lady Colts…

Lady Knights moving on to Round 2

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There’s no place like home. That’s what the North Lincoln Lady Knights are thinking after squeaking out a 3-2 win over Forest Hills in the first round of the 2A State Softball Playoffs. As is the case with being the home team, North Lincoln got the final at-bat Tuesday evening.…

Rebels cook up win in first round

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A year after nearly advancing to the 2A state championship series, West Lincoln had plenty cooking against Forest Hills Friday – as in Curtis Cook. Perhaps the most underrated pitcher in the Southern Piedmont, Cook (6-1) threw a complete-game, striking out seven batters, scattering seven hits and allowing three earned…

Knights eliminated

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West Stanly beat North Lincoln in the first round of the 2A State Playoffs, 11-5, ending the Knights up-and-down season. Nate Furr worked five innings, gave up six hits, allowed three runs and struck out three in earning the win for the Colts. And according to Knights head coach Sean…

Disaster in the seventh: Mustangs fall

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One strike. That’s how close the East Lincoln Mustangs were away from reaching the second round of the 2A State Playoffs. But North Stanly took advantage of that second chance, scoring two runs in the top of the seventh to stun the Southern Piedmont’s No. 2 seed, 2-1. The Mustangs…

Knights` duo takes crown

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The Southern Piedmont Conference doubles team know just how good North Lincoln’s duo of Mathieu Bureau and George Lampron are after watching them win the conference title. Now the region does. Bureau/Lampron, the No. 1 seed, relatively coasted through the first three rounds of the 2A Midwest Regional Friday and…

Welcome to the playoffs

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The Lincolnton Lady Wolves are going to the 2A State Softball Playoffs. Playing on a neutral field, the Lady Wolves defeated South Iredell 4-3 at East Lincoln Friday behind another stellar pitching performance from freshman Harlie Roberts. Roberts threw a complete-game, scattered eight hits, allowed three runs and struck out…

Briefs

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North Lake Optimist sign-ups North Lake Optimist will conduct cheerleading and football sign-ups at the entrance of North Lincoln High School May 15 from 6-8 p.m. Both cheerleading and football is for kids ages 5-14. Football sign-ups will continue on Thursday nights from 6-7:30 p.m. through May 21. For more…

Elmore wins most improved

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The Brevard College women’s basketball team announced their award winners for the 2006-07 season at the annual Brevard College athletics banquet recently. Freshman forward Sara Elmore was recognized as the Most Improved Player for 2006-07. “Sara has such a bright future ahead of her. She should be a major contributor…

Lawing promoted

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HICKORY—Neill McGeachy, Lenoir-Rhyne`s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, has announced the promotion of several staff members within the department. Todd Lawing has been promoted to Associate Athletics Director and will retain the title of Director of NCAA Compliance. “I am very excited about the opportunities that Lenoir-Rhyne College has provided,” said…