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About the only thing that kept East Lincoln senior Thomas Huntley from three state titles at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state track meet was the meet officials. Huntley very nearly missed the long jump because he was being retained in the awards tent, causing Mustangs track coach…

Talented Wolves trio honored

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Lincolnton had its spring sports award banquet Thursday with seniors Matt Wright, Jessie Cline and Zack Gibson emerging as the big winners. Wright, who played baseball, basketball and cross country, was the recipient of the Richard Smith Award. The Smith Award is presented to a student-athlete who best embodies good…

Third in the state

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On the strength of four state titles, East Lincoln finished third at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s 2A State Track and Field Championship held at North Carolina A & T on Saturday. North Brunswick, with 50.5 team points, edged North Rowan (48) and the Mustangs, who finished 3.5…

See you in the second round

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On a field more suitable for monster trucks the North Lincoln Lady Knights staged an improbable comeback to advance in the 2A State Softball Playoffs with an 8-3 win. Through the game’s first four innings, West Stanly’s Chelsea Morton had allowed one hit in seeing her team take a 3-0…

Hamilton looks to come away as state champ

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Lincolnton High School junior Charity Hamilton is hungry. After finishing as the 2A state runner-up a year ago in the shot put, Hamilton has her eyes on winning a state championship tomorrow at North Carolina A & T, the site of this year’s 2A State Track Championship. “I think I’ll…

Bethea honored at state

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Senior Kenny Bethea was determined to make his third trip a charm. He did just that. Making his third trip to the state golf championship in as many years, Bethea recorded his best ever finish, by shooting a two-day, two-round four-over par 148 Monday and Tuesday at Keith Hills Country…

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,…

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…