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Knights off to fast start North Lincoln beat Lake Norman 9-2 Monday to improve to 3-0 on the season. Senior April Wilson recorded her third win of the season on the mound. After being groomed to be the ace in her final season, Knights head coach Rick Brown feels Wilson…

Bulldogs end Ironmen season

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WINSTON-SALEM–It all came apart for Cherryville in a brutal five-minute stretch of the second quarter. After playing Thomasville on near even terms in the first quarter, the Ironmen wilted in the face of the Bulldogs` vaunted fullcourt zone press and were outscored 22-5 in the final 5:11 of the second…

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Rebels down Blue Devils West Lincoln took care of business at home Friday, beating Maiden 9-4. Junior Curtis Cook (1-0) earned the win on the mound, pitching two innings, allowing one run and two hits, while striking out three batters. Lucas Sipe suffered the loss for the Blue Devils. Jake…

Ironmen reach regional final

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WINSTON-SALEM–Cherryville faces an old nemesis Saturday in the championship game of the 1A Western Regional basketball tournament. The Ironmen (27-4) defeated Polk County 70-62 Wednesday night in the first regional semifinal, and afterwards Thomasville downed Winston Salem Prep 67-57. That sets up a meeting between the Ironmen and Bulldogs Saturday…

Hopkins makes return, Mustangs win

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North Lincoln beat Bunker Hill 9-3 in its season opener Wednesday afternoon. Senior T.J. Skidmore was the winning pitcher, throwing five innings, allowing five hits, surrendering no earned runs and striking out six. “It was a good way to open up the season. T.J. got ahead of most of his…

Sports Briefs

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Follow the Ironmen The Cherryville/Thomasville Western Regional Finals game will be broadcast live Saturday beginning with pre-game at 2:30 p.m. on WLON 1050 am in Lincolnton and on WOHS 730 am in Shelby and WGNC 1450 am in Gastonia. Due to programming conflicts the game will be broadcast on WCSL…

Familiar face awaits Ironmen

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WINSTON-SALEM–Scott Sekal has come a long way since his pioneering days as North Lincoln High School`s first athletics director and boys basketball coach. After laying the foundation at North Lincoln, Sekal moved on to the foothills of North Carolina, and there he has revived a program that was in the…

Wolves start slow, Rebels win 4-3

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West Lincoln squeaked by Maiden 4-3 Tuesday afternoon in its season opener. Junior Jake Watts earned the win on the mound, pitching one inning, allowing one hit and striking out two batters. Benji Chit Khin suffered the loss for the Blue Devils. Watts went 2-for-3 with one RBI to lead…

Sports Briefs

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Sportsmanship meeting Lincolnton High School will have its spring sportsmanship meeting tomorrow at 5 p.m. in the old gym. All prospective athletes must have a parent or guardian with them. LHS Baseball Card show Saturday There will be a baseball card show Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. – 2…

Ironmen take sectional title

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Based on records alone, Friday night`s 1A sectional boys final at Cherryville`s Nixon Gym looked like a yawner. Avery County came in with a 9-18 record while Cherryville was 25-4 with 13 straight wins. But the game that looked like a mismatch on paper turned out to be the shootout…