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Rebels win one by one 5-4

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In a season where the West Lincoln Rebels had come out on the short end of the stick in one-run ballgames, the trend continued Thursday. The game was decided in the eighth inning, but fortunately for the Rebels this time they were on the right side beating Shelby 5-4. In…

Fox completes 7th inning rally 4-3

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The Lincolnton Wolves are proving home-field advantage does count. For the second time this season, the Wolves at Brookins Memorial Field used their last half of inning to win a game. Newton-Conover was ahead 3-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh before the Wolves rallied to score two to…

Petition pushes to change Stanley addresses

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Residents who have a Stanley address can now sign a petition to try and get a Denver address. The area covered by the petition is Cowan’s Ford along N.C. 73 to Killian’s Road; Killian’s Road to Sifford Road; Sifford Road to N.C. 16; N.C. 16 to Little Egypt; and Little…

County tourney winners

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The Lincoln County All-Star Youth Basketball Tournament rounded up action last week with each organization having something to be proud of. The Lincolnton Optimist beat West Lincoln Optimist for the Boys 10th-12th grade age group. For the 7th-9th grade group, the Recreation Department beat East Lincoln in the championship game.…

Sports Roundup

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Wildcats begin on good note The Lincolnton Middle School Wildcats are off to a 2-0-1 record to begin their soccer season. The Lady Wildcats beat West Lincoln 3-0. Colleen Chapman, Olivia Thompson and Ashton Ritter scored goals for Lincolnton. Megan Wallace and Stephanie Brown split the shutout in goal. Cinthya…

Errors plague North

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The North Lincoln Knights fell to Kings Mountain 12-2 in six innings on Monday. The Moutaineers’ Josh Melton worked five and a third, striking out five batters and surrendered two earned runs. Kyle Baker was the losing pitcher. Top hitters for the Knights were: Chris Hogue who was 1-for-2, Michael…

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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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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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…