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Knights end season

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West Henderson ended North Lincoln’s season 6-4 Tuesday night. With two men on for West, a walk loaded the bases in the bottom of the third with the Knights up 3-0. After cutting the lead to 3-1, a two-RBI single by Grant tied the game. On the play, Grant attempted…

Post 100 opens Saturday

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The return of four college-seasoned players and three other veterans bolsters Cherryville Post 100`s hopes for another competitive season in 2006. The American Legion season opens Saturday with Post 100 playing Mocksville and Asheboro in a doubleheader at Mocksville. Game times are 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. After Saturday`s doubleheader,…

Sports Briefs

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Post 455 fundraiser There will be a Post 455 fundraising car wash Saturday at Auto King in Denver. The car wash will start at 8 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. Post 455 opened their season with an 11-4 victory over Burke County Thursday. Will Fox led a 10-hit attack,…

Reaching the State

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The duo of George Lampron and Daniel Paulk advanced to the 2A State Tennis Championships after finishing fourth in the region in Salisbury Saturday. “Winning the conference tournament last week gave our guys a lot of confidence going into the regionals,” North Lincoln head coach Gary Crouse said. “These are…

Mustangs’ season ends

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Despite outshooting Albemarle 26-6, East Lincoln was unable to capitalize on several excellent scoring opportunities and fell 2-1 in overtime last Saturday. Just before the end of the first half, East Lincoln star striker Jessica Glenn went down with a severe ankle sprain and had to be taken to the…

Keener wins SP tourney

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It was an outstanding run for East Lincoln’s Drew Keener in the Southern Piedmont Conference Tennis Tournament. Keener defeated Lincolnton’s William Avilla in straight sets and West Lincoln’s Noah Lopez in straight sets to reach the finals versus SP Player of the Year Matt Limone from West Lincoln. Keener fashioned…

Sports Briefs

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Softball tourney Hooters of Gastonia/SSO/Rush Energy Drink Softball will have a three-game guaranteed softball tournament for D and E teams this Saturday at Ferguson Park in Gastonia. The entry fee is $155. For more information, please contact Shane Shuford at 704-445-8566. Masters of the Amateurs Tourney The Abernethy Dealerships are…

Rebels moving on to second round

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Freshman second baseman Ethan Beck fielded a ground ball and threw to first. With that, West Lincoln (21-7) did something it hasn’t done in four years – win a state playoff game. Despite being in hostile territory, the Rebels came away with a hard-fought 5-4 victory over Bandys (15-7) Tuesday…

Mustangs 2A runner-ups

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If East Lincoln track coach Lonnie Custer ever needs a second career, he could very easily become a prophet. Why? Because before the 2A Midwest Regional track meet McDonalds, Custer predicted the Mustangs would finish as runner-up to North Rowan. “Coach called that out, too, when we were in the…

Two for Turner

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Lincolnton phenom freshman Morgan Turner made her first trip to the 2A Regionals memorable as she won the 800 and 1600 meters. “I was really happy because I had been nervous all week,” said Turner. “Once I got the mile over with, I knew what my competition would be, so…