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Wolves Rebels set to square off, again

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This was not the way the Lincolnton Wolves or West Lincoln Rebels had pictured their season playing out. Both teams had hoped to have already clinched one of the top three spots in the Midwest 2A. By doing so, the conference tournament would be for nothing more than bragging rights.…

Knights complete turnaround

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The North Lincoln Knights (9-13, 8-4) wrapped up their regular season in second place in the Southern Foothills Conference after splitting with the Bessemer City Yellow Jackets Friday. In the second game, junior pitcher Josh Belk dominated for the Knights, hurling a two-hit complete game. Belk struck out 11 and…

Sports Briefs

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Conference tourney schedule West Lincoln will host Lincolnton at 8 p.m. North Lincoln will host Highland Tech at 4:30 p.m. East Lincoln will visit South Point. The Rebels, Wolves and Mustangs all have to win their conference tournaments to gain entry into the state playoffs. North Lincoln has already qualified…

Mallary meets Mickelson

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Maybe it was her big brown eyes and sweet demeanor, or maybe it’s because Phil Mickelson has two daughters of his own. Whatever the reason, when the No. 3 golfer in the world, ol’ Lefty himself, gave four-year old Mallary Harkey his Callaway HX Tour Prototype ball, he authored a…

Sports Briefs

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EL Optimist sign-ups The East Lincoln Optimists will hold early sign-ups for football and cheerleading on the following dates: May 14 from 9-noon and May 17 and 19 from 6-8 p.m. Boys (football) and girls (cheerleading) ages 7 to 12 are eligible to participate. Football cost is $65. Cost during…

Rockets first in state

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Sports Roundup

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Mustangs fall to Raiders The East Lincoln Mustangs fell 10-0 at the hands of South Point on Thursday in their Big South 3A regular season finale. Aaron Horne hit a three-run homer for the Red Raiders. Donny McCaskill and Johnny DeMarsico also hit homeruns. Horne went 2-for-4 with three RBIs…

North bedeviled in final SF 1A game

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Playing for a share of the Southern Foothills 1A softball crown was all the North Lincoln Knights could ask for. The Lady Knights beat Cherryville 8-3 last week to hand them their first loss. They then got some help as the Ironmen lost another SF 1A game, giving North Lincoln…

Sweep of Jackets needed

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The North Lincoln Knights let a golden opportunity fall by the wayside Tuesday against Polk County, losing 12-9. The loss forces the Knights (8-12, 7-3) to have to win both games at Bessemer City on Thursday in order to claim the Southern Foothills’ championship. After a 13-0 dismantling of Maiden…

Sports Roundup

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North softball playing for title The North Lincoln Lady Knights’ chances to win the 1A Southern Foothills’ Championship are still alive after a 4-0 victory over Polk County. North Lincoln junior Nicole Baxter (11-5) went the distance, striking out 10 batters and allowing five hits. Leadoff spark plug McKenzie Harkey…