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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…

WLHS students sell plants, flowers

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Despite the drought, West Lincoln High School’s horticulture class, taught by Greg Davis, has produced a greenhouse full of plants and flowers, and they’re all for sale. “We survived,” Davis said of the drought that did hurt many growers. Now, the impatiens, begonias and geraniums Davis’ agricultural students have grown…

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…

Lady Wolves win big on Senior Night

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The Lincolnton Lady Wolves enjoyed a big 6-0 home win Wednesday on Senior Night. Senior Kim Zuniga scored two goals and senior Caitlin Clark help preserve a shutout in goal in her last home game of the season. Both girls said they were sorry to leave the school and would…

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…

Herbert aims to continue march toward championship

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Doug Herbert, owner and driver of the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster, advanced to the quarterfinal round of the rain delayed NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Once the rain subsided and track drying had been completed, Herbert squared off against Doug Kalitta in a battle of the tool companies for…

Sports Roundup

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Softball NL 11, HT 8 North Lincoln (12-9, 8-3) came out on top of Tuesday’s slugfest as they defeated Highland Tech 11-8 at home. Both teams combined for 39 hits and 19 runs. “We hit the ball well but our defense did not play at the normal level of intensity,”…