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Knights swing way to SPC title

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Golf is usually an individual game about focus and concentration. This was certainly the case with the North Lincoln Knights who captured the 2A Southern Piedmont conference golf championship last Tuesday. Mark Lackey, the Knights’ head golf coach, said they did it as a team effort. “Every kid strives to…

Mustangs limit Rebels

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The Rebels (14-9, 11-2) were held to four hits as Jake Watts took a 3-1 loss Friday night at the hands of rival East Lincoln as the Mustangs celebrated Senior Night. West Lincoln head coach Alan Chapman said the team would be fine despite the loss to the Mustangs (14-8,…

Rockets soar in tournament

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Herbert eliminated

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MADISON, Ill. — Doug Herbert and the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel team saw elimination day come to an early end at the NHRA Midwest Nationals. After qualifying in the No. 12 position, Herbert faced Doug Kalitta in the opening round of eliminations. Herbert, known for his excellent reaction times, was first…

Sports Briefs

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Home Runs for Life There will be a home run Relay for Life Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at Hills Chapel Methodist Church sponsored by Denver American Legion Post 455 (Big Jim’s Relay Team). Player Entry fee is $10 Contact Coach Bruce Bolick at (704) 483-5425. NL Boosters Club…

Knights held to one hit

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Emily Self pitched a one-hitter for the Lady Ironmen softball team as Cherryville (14-5, 10-2) scored one run in the first and four in the fourth to defeat second place North Lincoln 5-0 Thursday. “It was a big win. It sets up a showdown on Tuesday at West Lincoln,” Cherryville…

Freeman signs with Davidson

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Sports Roundup

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Baseball EL 9, S. Iredell 1 The Mustangs got a good pitching performance from Drew Spear, who also led the team offensively in East Lincoln’s 9-1 win Thursday. Spear (4-2) was the winning pitcher as he went five innings, giving up one earned run and striking out seven. Spear went…

Sports Briefs

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Softball tournament Hooters of Gastonia/Elite Sportswear/SSO Softball will hold the Lincoln County Bash Softball tournament on Saturday at the Lincolonton City Park in Lincolnton. Spaces are limited to the first eight teams to enter. Class E teams only. SSO softball will hold the first led of the SSAA Triple Crown…

Mustang is hitting .519 clip

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East Lincoln junior Drew Spear might just become the next Babe Ruth as a hitting pitcher — well at least as far as his offensive numbers go. The 6-foot-6 inch Mustang is currently leading the Southern Piedmont Conference in batting with a .519 average and 25 RBI. He also has…