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Lady Knights move to 3-1 in conference play

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The Lady Knights softball team moved to 3-1 in the conference and freshmen pitcher Addy Pound (3-2) earned her third win of the season as North Lincoln (4-4, 3-1) defeated Southern Piedmont Conference foe Highland Tech 7-5 on Thursday. “The players showed a lot of fortitude and determination to finish…

‘No Bull’ Herbert reflects on career win

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Returning to Houston Raceway Park brings fond memories to Doug Herbert, owner and driver of the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster. In 1999 at this historic track known for record-setting performances, Herbert became the first and only Top Fuel team to win the $100,000 Winston “No Bull” Challenge. “Winning the ‘No…

Sports Briefs

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Softball tourney March 29 Hooters of Gastonia/SSO /Elite Sportswear softball tournaments will hold the following tournaments: Saturday March 29th , TAI Sports/Elite Sportswear Softball tournament at Ferguson Park in Gastonia for Class D and E. Saturday April 5th the Spring Fling Softball tournament at Ferguson Park in Gastonia for Class…

Third time’s the charm for Lady Rebels

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The Lady Rebels softball team had a successful Spring Break after winning the Spartans Invitational in South Caldwell Wednesday. “Winning the game against South Caldwell really helped with the girls’ confidence. The girls were very excited,” West Lincoln head coach Mia Cooke said. West Lincoln (7-2) defeated 4A host South…

Errors hurt Wolves in 5-1 title loss

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The Lincolnton Wolves were limited to one run on three hits by Hopewell’s Adam Waters in the championship game as the Titans went on to a 5-1 win in the Carolina Trust Bank Easter tournament championship game. “I thought West Iredell was very competitive. Their pitcher kept us off stride.…

Successful baseball camp helps children, community

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As the high school athletes took the field Monday and Tuesday for the Carolina Trust Bank Easter tournament, it was 70 young future baseball players who grabbed the attention of the Lincolnton Wolves coaches and players. The Lincolnton Wolves baseball staff along with the Lincolnton city recreational department put on…

Rebels lose 14-2, rebound 11-4 against Freedom High School

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The West Lincoln Rebels opened up their Easter baseball tournament with a 14-2 loss to West Henderson Monday but rebounded Tuesday with a 11-4 victory over Freedom High School. Jake Watts earned the loss for the Rebels as the team gave up 14 runs on 12 hits and committed two…

Lady Knights prevail late 2-1

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The Lady Knights earned a close 2-1 victory over South Iredell Tuesday in nine innings as Addy Pound (2-2) had a solid pitching performance with 11 strikeouts. “This was a game that had intensity from the first pitch until the last pitch,” North Lincoln head coach David Johnson said. “I…

Knights finish fourth

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The North Lincoln Knights had a rough Easter tournament as they finished fourth in the Cliff Peeler Easter baseball tournament in Salisbury, which began Friday. “It was a great tournament for the boys to play in. They definitely faced some really good competition,” North Lincoln head coach Sean Andrews said.…

Wolves win using Wright stuff

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Down three runs in the bottom of the seventh the Lincolnton Wolves had to get something started if they wanted to play in the championship. Somehow they found a way using four unearned runs in their last at-bat as they came back from three runs down to beat Bandy’s 4-3…