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Knights repeat

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The North Lincoln Knights’ golf team had two goals in mind entering this season. Goal one was to repeat as Southern Foothills’ champions. Goal two was to win a state 1A championship. This week they’ve inched closer to achieving both, beating Hendersonville by four strokes to earn their second-consecutive conference…

Sports Roundup

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Mustangs beat Wildcats The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs won 7-6 over Big South 3A opponent North Gaston Tuesday. The Mustangs were up 4-0, but an eight-error fourth inning led to the Wildcats scoring five runs. East Lincoln drew even in the fifth inning, stringing together four-consecutive hits. North Gaston scored…

Alexander the great

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The East Lincoln Mustangs beat North Gaston 9-3 Tuesday behind the strength of Seth Alexander’s right arm. Seth Alexander (4-1) worked four innings, gave up no hits and had five strikeouts. He also allowed no walks. “Seth was just dominating. He was just sharp. Everything was working for him,” Mustangs’…

Thornburg signs with Brevard

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Katie Thornburg began playing tee-ball when she was just three-years old and growing up dreaming of one day playing college softball. Those dreams were realized in February when she signed a national letter of intent to go to Brevard College and play for the Tornadoes. Her choice came down to…

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Wildcats clinch Eastern Division The Lincolnton Middle School Wildcats clinched the Eastern Division championship of the Tri-County Conference by beating Lincoln County rivals West Lincoln and East Lincoln. In the Wildcats’ 4-0 victory over West Lincoln, Nance Barrantes led all scorers with two goals. Olivia Thompson and Sarah Freeman scored…

Peeler dedicates book to West

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Teachers and parents help weave our future and destinies more than we ever know at the time. When Tim Peeler was 14-years old and in the ninth grade, Gilda Mervine, an English and language arts teacher at West Lincoln, instilled in him a love for writing. More than the love…

Knights split at Hendersonville

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Hendersonville beat North 5-4 in the second game of a quasi-double header, so the Knights remain in second place in the Southern Foothills. Had the Knights won both games against the Bearcats, they would’ve been sole possession of first place in the conference, moving ahead of Bessemer City. “I would’ve…

Watts spectacular, Rebels beat Shelby

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The West Lincoln Rebels rebounded from their 5-2 loss at the hands of Newton-Conover with a 7-1 victory at Shelby Tuesday. Freshman Jake Watts (5-2) continues to garner notice as he pitched a complete game two-hitter. Watts demonstrated excellent control and location, while getting ahead in the count. “He got…

Lady Rebels crush Devils

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels pounded Newton-Conover 12-0 on Thursday. The Lady Rebels were led by seniors Katie Thornburg and Paula Jarrett. Jarrett went 2-for-3 at the plate and hit a two-run homer. She also scored two runs. Thornburg was also 2-for-3 with three RBIs, a sacrifice and run scored.…

Panthers draft Davis at No. 14

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As I’m sure many of you die-hard Carolina Panthers did this weekend, I also watched or kept a close eye on the NFL draft Saturday and Sunday to see what needs the team was going to fill. Watching the draft can be one of two experiences: it’s either like going…