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Lady Knights start season strong

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The North Lincoln Knights softball team can’t help but to think of the future. Beginning the season 6-0, despite being saddled with large expectations, tends to do that. A year after finishing third in the state in 1A Softball, the Lady Knights are poised for what appears to be a…

Copperheads are runner-ups

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Sports Roundup

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Knights throw second no-no The North Lincoln Knights continued their dominance of the Southern Foothills Friday with a convincing 12-0 victory over Highland Tech. Junior pitcher Nicole Baxter, who pitched a no-hitter earlier in the week, pitched four more no-hit innings. She also struck out nine batters. Nicole Hall pitched…

Wolves hammer Trojans in five

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The change of date, due to inclement weather, didn’t affect the Lincolnton Wolves on Saturday as they hammered the Chase Trojans 11-1 in five innings. Dustin Weaver pitched a complete game four-hitter. The senior southpaw also struck out four and allowed no walks. As good as Weaver was, his team’s…

Sports Briefs

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Easter Baseball Tournament The Easter Baseball Tournament, sponsored by Carolina Trust Bank, Lincoln Athletics and Pepsi, will be held on March 28th and 29th. The first game of the tournament will be East versus West Lincoln at 5 p.m. Lincolnton will play North Lincoln at 7:30 p.m. There will be…

Bait and tackle has solid season

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Herbert greets marines, still in top 10

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Doug Herbert was one of the busiest men in drag racing during the weekends NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. Herbert did more than just race this weekend. The veteran racer played host to a special group of Snap-on Tools employees on Thursday before he had a group…

Sports Roundup

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Mustangs romp Ironmen The Southern Foothills 1A Conference released their all-conference basketball teams recently for both the men and women. Player of the Year honors went to Adam Lawing. Other selections included Ty Carter, Bessemer City, Craig Carter, Hendersonville, Brandon Thomas, Kalem Johnson and Antonio Griggs, both from Cherryville. Jarvis…

Top Dawgs spur Rebels` success

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Things have come full-circle for the West Lincoln-based Top Dawg Wrestling Organization. The first group of Top Dawg kids are graduating this summer, having added to the mystique that is Rebels’ wrestling. Rebels’ athletic director Wayne Navey and wrestling head coach Butch Ross developed the organization eight years a go.…

Pearson enjoys stellar season

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Point guard Mark Pearson put some mind-boggling numbers for Lincoln Christian Academy leading the Lions to a co-championship in the conference. The 5’10” Pearson was the Carolina Christian Athletic Association Conference MVP. Looking at his statistics, it’s not hard to see why. On a game predicated by athleticism and court…