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Rebels run wild, win 17-2

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PUMPKIN CENTER —The West Lincoln Rebels varsity softball team HIT, HIT, HIT and took advantage of a young and inexperienced North Lincoln Lady Knights team 17-2 in five innings Thursday. “It’s the second time we beat them in five years since I’ve been coaching, so it was pretty big. I…

West nips KM 4-3 in final at-bat

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VALE — West Lincoln senior Korey Martin’s two-out RBI bloop single in the bottom of the seventh gave the Rebels baseball team a 4-3 home win over Kings Mountain on Wednesday. “Sometimes we’re going to win those and sometimes we’re not, but those are positions you want to be in…

Sports Roundup

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Baseball Lake Norman JV 6, EL 5 Nick Daddio hit a 3-run homer for Lake Norman Charter. Nick Dyer, Charlie Goss and Michael Rappe all had two hits to pace East Lincoln whose next home game is March 20th against Cherryville. East Lincoln falls to 2-1. Golf Lincoln Charter won…

Wolves late rally falls short

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LINCOLNTON — The East Lincoln Mustangs took advantage of a five-run first inning and a solid pitching performance from Parker Hills in their 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference 5-2 victory Tuesday. “We didn’t play as well as I thought we could’ve but I told the guys it is important to get…

Memorial tourney kicks off

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DENVER — The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs varsity soccer team opened the first annual Andy Kosmala Memorial Tournament in honor of the late Andy Kosmala, a friend to the team and brother to junior Emily Kosmala. Andy Kosmala lost a battle with brain cancer in May of 2008. The 3-day…

Jackets’ sting late, win SPC opener

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LINCOLNTON — The Bessemer City Lady Yellow Jackets softball team scored four runs in the top of the seventh for a comeback 5-3 win Tuesday against Lincolnton in both teams’ 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference opener. “We didn’t give up, and we relaxed a bit later in the game,” Bessemer City…

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Baseball Rebels still perfect The West Lincoln Rebels varsity baseball team moved to 3-0 overall and got its first SPC win of the season after defeating Draughn 13-0 in seven innings Tuesday. “It was a good game to get us started off right in the conference,” West Lincoln head varsity…

Sports Briefs

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West Lincoln Optimist The West Lincoln Optimist will be holding cheerleading tryouts 6:15-7:45 p.m. Monday through Thursdays March 16-19 at the North Childers Elementary School gym. There will be a parents meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday. For more information call Jenny at (704) 740-6546. Main Street Gala Friday The Downtown Development…

Shelby ends Mustangs’ season

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GREENSBORO — East Lincoln came up short in their bid for the 2A Western Regional championship Saturday afternoon, falling to Shelby 53-45 at the Coliseum Special Events Center in Greensboro. Shelby used pressure defense and capitalized on the offensive glass to pull away from the Mustangs in the second half,…

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Basketball BM 73, Cherryville 72 The Cherryville Ironmen fell 73-72 Saturday afternoon to Bishop McGuinness at the Western N.C. Class 1A regional final at UNC-Greensboro’s Fleming Gymnasium. Terry Whisnant led Cherryville with 27 points and nine rebounds. Howell added 24 points, five assists and four steals. And Bess had 11…