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Hogue steps up in Knights 5-3 win

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Despite playing without standout junior Trent Hopkins, North Lincoln improved to 5-0 on the season with a 5-3 victory over Lake Norman. Hopkins, who sustained a nasty gash to the top of his head after hitting it on a dip bar, had to get approximately 12 stitches, forcing him out…

Sports Roundup

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Baxter lifts Knights The Lady Knights rebounded from a loss to rival Maiden with a 6-2 win over Lake Norman Monday. Nicole Baxter (2-1) struck out 10 batters in winning her second of the season, but allowed an over-the-fence homer by Meghan Sboro in the top of the seventh. Baxter…

Rebels down Huss 5-0, Finger homers

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After missing the Rebels first three games, senior Johnathan Wise made up for lost time with 3-for-3 performance in leading West Lincoln to a 5-0 victory over Hunter Huss Tuesday. Wise, a Mars Hill-signee, was absent from the Rebels’ lineup to begin the season after having his tonsils removed. Wise…

Matile managing the Mustangs

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When discussing the Southern Piedmont baseball title, most pundits and fans are quick to mention North Lincoln and West Lincoln. But fail to mention East Lincoln. First-year head coach Chris Matile, 29, would have it no other way. After coaching nearly all freshmen to a 4-16 record at Freedom High…

Roundup

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Mustangs place second The Lady Mustangs soccer team went 2-1 at the St. Stephen’s Tournament and had three players garner all-tournament selections. Freshman striker Chelsea Tate, junior center-midfielder Jessica Glenn and defender Sara Webb all made the team for East Lincoln. East Lincoln fell to Wilkes Central 5-0 in the…

Knights perfect through four

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The North Lincoln Knights are off to a 4-0 start after Saturday’s 15-2 defeat of West Iredell. Using lights-out pitching and dominant hitting Sean Andrews crew are showing why many believe the Southern Piedmont will end in the hands of the Knights or West Lincoln. T.J. Skidmore (1-0) pitched four…

D Champs!

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Hopkins flawless forNorth

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North Lincoln downed Bunker Hill 12-7 Wednesday night behind a huge night from junior first baseman Trent ‘Ace’ Hopkins. Hopkins went 5-for-5 in a school-record performance. The 6-foot-1, 225-pounder recorded two triples, two doubles and one single with three RBIs. Hopkins also scored four runs. “He’s been working real hard…

Johnson edges Johnson for SPC Player of the Year

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In a close race for Southern Piedmont Player of the Year honors, East Lincoln senior Trishtan Johnson edged Cherryville sophomore Justin Johnson for the prestigious award. While it wasn’t a surprise to some, Johnson himself was floored when he received the news Thursday night. “I’m real excited. I just started…

Falcons finish season perfect

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Thursday’s win in the Tri-County Conference championship game left little doubt as to what many already believed. The group of eighth-grade girls East Lincoln middle has is special. The same group that helped win a volleyball conference championship and reach the softball conference championship were up to their old tricks…