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Lady Knights roll in round one

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Freshman Kayla Alexander made her mark in the North Lincoln Knights’ 9-0 victory over Hayesville (11-6) in the first round of the 1A State Playoffs. Alexander went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Two of Alexander’s hits were inside-the-park homeruns. “We made some minor adjustments of what she…

Wise poised for breakout season

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CHERRYVILLE — Cherryville Post 100 opens its 2005 American legion baseball season tonight at Hickory, and no one has been looking forward to it more than Evan Wise. Everything Wise has done in baseball for the past dozen years has groomed him for the summer of 2005. “To prepare for…

Custer a Mustang

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When the North Lincoln Knights meet the East Lincoln Mustangs this football season, there will a familiar face on the sideline. No, not that sideline, the other one. Lonnie Custer, who coached the Knights to five wins last season, has accepted a position as an assistant coach for rival East…

Eliminated in the seventh

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Senior Ryan Pendleton seemed to have authored a play he would remember forever. With a fierce pitching dual taking place between Rosman’s Shane Galloway and North Lincoln’s Josh Belk, Pendleton’s solo homer in the top of the fifth inning over the 305-foot sign in right-center appeared to be the game…

Sports Roundup

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Beeker headed to Boone West Lincoln cross-country and track star Brittany Beeker will continue her running career at Appalachian State University. Beeker nixed Wingate University, Lenoir-Rhyne College and Brevard in favor of Boone. “I had to look at the whole picture. I’m not going to college to just run track…

Mustangs fourth in the state

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The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs’ track team capped off quite a season with a fourth place finish at the 3A State Track and Field Championship this weekend. The Lady Mustangs earned 28 points, finishing just two points shy of High Point Central. Durham Hillside ran away with the state title…

Knights will try to tame Tigers

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The unknown can be a very scary thing for coaches. Be that as it may, North Lincoln Knights baseball coach Sean Andrews has yet to learn a lot about his 1A State Playoff opponent, Rosman. Despite numerous phone calls to Big Smoky Mountain Conference coaches to learn of his opponent,…

Rojo and Thornburg are big winners at banquet

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Katie Thornburg and Antonio Rojo better make some extra room on their trophy shelves at home. The two senior athletes both walked off with a armful of awards Sunday at the 2004-2005 West Lincoln High School athletic awards ceremony at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Thornburg, who played a…

Knights host round 1

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It’s a clichй in sports, but it’s oh so true. No matter how the regular season finishes out, what truly matters is a team peaking at the right time. The North Lincoln Lady Knights seem to be doing just that. After beating Maiden 9-2 and Cherryville 5-1 to win the…

Mustangs` season ends

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T.C. Roberson ended the East Lincoln Mustangs’ season, beating them 8-1 in the first round of the Dual Team State Tournament. Alex Willhite and Kendall Law recorded the only victory for the Mustangs beating Phillip Collins/Matt Whitehead 9-8. They fought back from a 6-2 deficit. “Although the season is over,…