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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…

‘Other’ Torbert makes presence known at NL

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights won their season opener versus Bandys 6-3. North Lincoln got on the board with a two-out single by senior Nicole Baxter. In the top of the fifth, Jenna Torbert had a two out RBI-single followed by the freshman debut of her sister Emily. Emily immediately…

Sweden in North Lincoln

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Wolves fall in opener

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Monday, the Lincolnton Wolves fell 11-3 to South Point in their season opener. Lincolnton was behind 2-0 entering the fifth, but the Red Raiders scored four (three of them unearned) to take a 6-0 lead. The Wolves scored two in the bottom of the fifth, whittling the lead to 6-2,…

Rhodes pitches a gem

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The West Lincoln Rebels are off to a quick 2-0 start after beating Maiden Monday and Fred T. Foard. Junior Ryan Rhodes and Trent Rothlin, a Clemson-signee engaged in a pitching duel that will be remembered for quite some time. Rhodes threw all nine innings, struck out eight batters, walked…

Avery raises the bar for Rebels

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One hundred and 58 times West Lincoln senior Matt Avery took the mat… And 158 times, he was better than his opponent and emerged with the win. When Antonio Rojo, currently a wrestler for Appalachian State, set the Rebels school record for career victories with 154, conventional wisdom said it…

Make that a five-peat for Blum

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Oh, what a career

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No matter how you slice it, the impact Mustang seniors Thomas Huntley, Trishtan Johnson and Jamelle Lowery have had on the East Lincoln basketball program is undeniable. The two-headed scoring machine, named ‘TJ,’ averaged a combined 35 points per contest, setting numerous school records along the way. Johnson’s school records…