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Denver blanks Burke Co.

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Seven different Denver-Post 455 pitchers shutdown Burke County’s offense with a 2-0 shutout win Saturday as American Legion baseball kicks off its 2008 season. Lincolnton standout Brandon Locklin led the Denver offense with a solo home run in the second and doubled in Denver’s other run in the fourth scoring…

Sports Briefs

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Carolina Prep Academy A new post graduate school in Gastonia aimed to improve overall GPA and/or SAT/ACT scores to meet admission standards is conducting a football tryout for athletes who have graduated last year (2007) or will graduate this year. The tryout will be held at the Phillips Center (2031…

Franklin advances

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Brad Franklin of Lincolnton entered the Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition after his grandmother saw it in the Lincoln Times-News and told his mother. She encouraged to partcipate and he won the local level of competition in the 11-12 age division. He competed on April 27th…

Chamber golf members hold annual tournament

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Spring Membership Golf Outing Thursday at Westport Golf Club. Ninety Chamber members and guests participated in the Captain’s Choice outing. The outing was organized by the Chamber’s Golf Outing Committee, chaired by Brad Whitley, Lackey and Whitley Realty. Presenting sponsor of…

Roundup

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Golf North Lincoln’s Russ Piercy shot a 79 on Day 1 of the men’s 2A West golf championship and a 79 on Day 2 for a total of 158, which was good enough to finish him 22nd overall in the state out of 96 participants. Ryan Lavelle of Cardinal Gibbons…

Lovelace signs with UNF

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Cameron Lovelace, one of Cherryville High School’s most prized athletes, signed a basketball scholarship to play for the North Florida Osprey last Thursday. Lovelace said looking back his illustrious career was a great experience, filled with ups and downs, as well as learning experiences. “I learned a lot from all…

Knights earn top academic honor

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Most of the time in athletics we only hear about the heroism of athletes on the field but we rarely hear about what goes on behind the scenes off the field, until now. The North Lincoln women’s swim team excelled athletically and academically as they earned the state’s highest cumulative…

Lady Knights burned by Dragons

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It was the final stop for the North Lincoln Lady Knights soccer team as they were defeated 4-1 at home Wednesday in the third round of the 2A West women’s soccer playoffs. North Lincoln head coach Beth Pressley said but it was a big step in the programs history. “I…

Huskies prevail after 13

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Thirteen was an unlucky number for the West Lincoln Lady Rebels softball team Thursday at home. Thirteen — as in the inning number it took Ashe County to defeat the Lady Rebels 1-0 and end their season in the women’s 2A West second round of fast-pitch softball. The Lady Huskies…

Mustangs season ends

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs soccer team came to end Wednesday as they were defeated by the No. 12 best team in women’s 2A West soccer, Wilkes Central 4-0. The Lady Mustangs got behind and never really tested the Lady Eagles goalkeeper, East Lincoln head coach Jason Dragoon said. “They…