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Speedway revamped for opening

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DENVER — East Lincoln Speedway is set to open its doors for the first time in 2009 this Saturday night April 4th. Race fans and competitors alike will get to see the vast improvements made to the facility since veteran NACAR crew chief and team owner Ray Evernham and his…

Mustangs throw no-no

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GASTONIA — East Lincoln sophomores Parker Hills and Brett O’Conner combined to pitch a no-hitter Tuesday as the Mustangs defeated Highland Tech 13-1 in five innings. “Parker has been pitching great lately,” East Lincoln head coach Chris Matile said. “I’m proud of him, Brett and the entire team for their…

Knights win fourth straight

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PUMPKIN CENTER — The North Lincoln Lady Knights softball team rallied back from a 7-0 deficit to comeback and defeat 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference rival Lincolnton 8-7 Tuesday at home in their final at-bat. “I think it was our season so far. (We had) one bad inning with all errors…

Ironmen try to keep pace in SPC race

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PUMPKIN CENTER —The Cherryville Ironmen baseball team defeated 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference rival North Lincoln 5-2 Monday behind a four-hit pitching performance by sophomore Thomas Bess. “We got good pitching again. Thomas threw great, Corey came in and threw well to save it up. I’m proud of the way we…

Driscoll delivers late for North

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PUMPKIN CENTER — The North Lincoln Lady Knights softball team rallied back from a 7-0 deficit to comeback and defeat 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference rival Lincolnton 8-7 Tuesday at home in their final at-bat. “I think it was our season so far. (We had) one bad inning with all errors…

Sports Briefs

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LCC Jr. Golf Program Lincoln County Club is now accepting applications for our Junior Golf Program. Please call (704) 735-1382 for more information. Denver B-ball League The Denver Basketball League is starting a new spring basketball league for boys and girls 5th grade through high school in the area. Evaluations…

Sports Roundup

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Baseball Tues. Lincolnton 9, Bessemer City 5 Leading Hitters: Rob Fox 2-3 Ryan Shrum 2-4, 2B Jordan Wright 2-4 Tripper Crisson 2-5 Caleb Lail, 2B Record: Overall 4-6, Conference (4-2) Next game: Friday vs. South Iredell, 7 p.m. West Lincoln 11, South Iredell 1 (5 inn.) Trey Drewery and Brennen…

Knights awaiting approval for coach

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PUMPKIN CENTER — With the departure of former North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam heading to coach the Burns Bulldogs, the Knights have been in search of a replacement for Beam. Both The Gaston Gazette and The Hickory Daily Record have reported that Fred T. Foard running backs coach Scott…

Important SPC showdowns this week

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The latest 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference baseball standings are: Team Overall W L E. Lincoln 7-0 5 0 W. Lincoln 7-0 4 0 Lincolnton 3-6 3 2 Bess. City 5-2 2 2 Cherryville 2-3 2 2 N. Lincoln 2-6 2 3 Draughn 1-5 0 4 Highland Tech 0-7 0 5…

CV Storm to tournament greatness

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