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Baseball camp sees growth

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LINCOLNTON — Cling. “I got it.” Thud. Snap. Those were just some of the sounds as 59 children swarmed Betty G. Ross Park on Wednesday to get a lesson on America’s favorite pastime — the game of baseball. Children donned their respective local and favorite baseball teams with caps, jerseys…

Sports Roundup

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Baseball The West Lincoln Rebels moved to 13-0 on the season after beating Newton Conover 12-2 in five innings on Wednesday. The Rebels scored eight runs in the first ining and Bradley Carpenter threw all five innings giving up four hits and striking out five in the win. Leading hitters…

Sports Briefs

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Denver Post 455 sign-ups The Denver Post 455 American Legion baseball team, now called the Lincoln Co. Cardinals, will have sign-ups for the 2009 American Legion baseball season this Sunday, April 19th at the East Lincoln Optimist Building from 5-6 p.m. and the Boger City Fire Department from 6:30-7:30 p.m.…

Sports Briefs

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LHS Baseball Camp The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department and the Lincolnton High School Athletic Department are co-sponsoring a Spring Break Youth Baseball Camp to be held today 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The camp will be held at the Lincolnton High School Baseball Field located on Jeb…

North, East take county titles

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PUMPKIN CENTER — The North Lincoln Lady Knights and the East Lincoln boys took top honors at the Lincoln County Track and Field County Championships last Thursday at North Lincoln High School. The Lady Knights beat out rival East Lincoln 102-76 with Lincolnton finishing third and West Lincoln finishing fourth.…

Wolves in title game tonight

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LINCOLNTON — The Lincolnton Wolves baseball team will have to wait till 7 p.m. tonight to see if they can claim the ninth annual Carolina Trust Bank Easter Baseball Tournament. Weather had postponed tournament play until this evening. Lincolnton was also supposed to host a baseball camp Monday and Tuesday…

Self hurls 10th shutout of year

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PUMPKIN CENTER — For the Lady Ironmen Tuesday’s 10-0 victory in five innings was just another one of senior Emily Self’s fine pitching performances. But to the North Lincoln Lady Knights team it was another bad inning that led to a loss. “Besides the field conditions not being the best…

Tournament changes made

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Weather affected some local baseball tournaments but not others. Crest defeated East Lincoln 11-3 Monday at the Ultra Tournament in Shelby for its second consecutive loss after beginning the season 11-0. The Mustangs were out-hit 16-3 as Jake Carter took the loss for East. Jarrett Ross and Brett O’Conner each…

West wins battle of undefeateds

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The match-up billed as one of the biggest baseball games in Lincoln County history lived up to all the hype Saturday night in Denver. Trey Drewery’s fielder’s choice grounder with one-out in the top of the 10th inning scored Dustin Richardson with the go-ahead run and West Lincoln closed the…

Baseball tourneys begin today

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Several area baseball teams will be playing in Easter baseball tournaments this week. Lincolnton, East Lincoln and West Lincoln will all be participating in baseball tournaments beginning today. North Lincoln was scheduled to play Challenger today but the school could not field a team. Lincolnton will host its annual baseball…