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Ironmen slip past Knights, remain in second place

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Cherryville slipped past North Lincoln 3-1 Tuesday night on the Knights homefield. Brian Dacanal earned the win on the mound in complete-game fashion, striking out 10 batters, allowing six walks in throwing a two-hitter. “He took us window shopping. We looked at a lot of good pitches and didn’t want…

Spear`s blast is spear into Wolves` heart

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East Lincoln beat Lincolnton 8-4 Tuesday night. Jesse Guice threw three and two thirds, giving up two hits and striking out two batters for the win. Jesse Cadenhead earned the save, working two and a thirds, striking out five batters, walking two and giving up one hit. “They’re doing a…

Negus` blast lifts Jackets over Mustangs

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Barring a turnaround, the East Lincoln Mustangs are quickly becoming the ‘hard-luck’ team of the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference. The Mustangs fell to Bessemer City 9-8 courtesy of a walk-off homerun in the bottom of the seventh by Michael Negus. Michael Franklin earned the win, working three innings, allowing three…

Give me the ball

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Rebels best county rival Wolves

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With Friday’s win over Lincoln County rival Lincolnton, 6-1, the West Lincoln Rebels find themselves as the only undefeated team in the Southern Piedmont Conference. After losing Chris Henderson, Paul Finger and Johnathan Wise to graduation, and amid reasonable expectations instead of the high ones they’ve grown accustomed to, the…

Turner breaks school record

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Lincolnton won a five-team track meet last Thursday. The Wolves racked up 93 points followed by South Iredell’s 89 points. North Gaston finished third with 81 points, West Lincoln fourth (49) and North Lincoln (44). Lincolnton was led by: junior C.J. Wilson, who won the 100 (11.19) and the 200…

West Lincoln Optimist champs

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Regular season & tourney champs

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Knights get big win, then big loss

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With senior pitcher T.J. Skidmore dominating, the North Lincoln Knights came away with a 7-1 victory over Bessemer City Monday. Skidmore, one of the county’s best pitchers, tossed a complete game, striking out eight batters in pitching a four-hitter. He walked three batters. “He came out ready to go. First…

Hit parade: Rebels record 21 hits in win

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West Lincoln shut out Highland Tech 16-0 in five innings on Tuesday. Junior Curtis Cook recorded the win on the mound, throwing four innings, allowing three hits and striking out five batters for his second win in as many outings. “Curtis did what we asked him to do. He pounded…