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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…

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 and Wolves pick up big wins

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Lincolnton beat Cherryville 5-4 in softball Tuesday. Sophomore Harlie Roberts (5-2) pitched a complete game in earning the victory, allowing six hits, striking out six batters and walking two for the Lady Wolves. Most impressive, to her coach Ann Anderson, was the focus she showed when the Lady Ironmen were…

Wolves crush Vikings, fall to Williams and Jackets 13-5

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Lincolnton beat South Iredell 13-3 in five innings Monday for the Wolves first Southern Piedmont victory. Brandon Locklin (1-2) earned the win on the mound, tossing five innings, striking out five batters and allowing four hits for the Wolves. “I don’t think it was his best because he walked too…

Mustangs get first SP victory

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Entering Tuesday’s game versus Cherryville, the East Lincoln Mustangs were batting a dismal .264 as a team. That changed in a big way Tuesday as the Mustangs pounded out 15 hits in coming away with a 10-3 victory—their first Southern Piedmont win of the season. East Lincoln struck quickly, scoring…

Poole’s game winner lifts Rebels

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With the score tied at two between two Lincoln County rivals, a player known more for his basketball exploits played the role of hero for West Lincoln Saturday. In the bottom of the sixth, senior Ben Poole had a RBI-single to left, plating Korey Martin which proved to be the…