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YMCA baseball and hoops The Adrian Shuford Jr. YMCA is currently taking registration for youth T-ball and baseball. The following age groups and programs will be offered: T-ball (ages 3 & 4), Coed coaches’ pitch (ages 5 & 6), Rookie League (ages 7-9), Jr. League (ages 10-12), girls softball (ages…

Belk`s historic performance lifts North

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North Lincoln served notice on Friday that it may be more than a mere also-ran in the Southern Foothills 1A Conference baseball race. On a windy, sun-splashed afternoon at North Lincoln, the Knights knocked off second-place Cherryville 3-0 behind a historic pitching performance from Josh Belk. Despite their 3-9 overall…

Seniors make mark

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Both the Wolves and Rebels had seniors turn in two sensational defensive plays. In the bottom of the second, senior right-fielder Jeffrey Hurt robbed senior leadoff man Daniel Scronce of an extra base hit with a fully-extended catch. The play prevented an extra-base hit and possibly two runs, as the…

Rebels rally past county rival Lincolnton 8-6

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After losing to the West Lincoln Rebels 9-4 in the Easter Tournament Championship game, the Lincolnton Wolves were looking for some revenge. More than revenge, the Wolves were just looking for a win. Having lost four straight games, they knew how important Friday’s Midwest 2A game was. The Rebels did…

East first in county

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Lincoln County’s weather-delayed track meet came to an end Friday with the East Lincoln Mustangs taking both the men’s and women’s title. On the men’s side, East Lincoln bested the county competition with 118 points. Lincolnton came in second with 62 points. North Lincoln placed third with 54 points, while…

Racing at East Lincoln Speedway resumes

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The 16th season of weekly stock car racing got underway last Saturday night at East Lincoln Speedway in front of a packed grandstand. In I.M.C.A. action Jamie Kuntz took the checkers, but not without controversy. Pole sitter Tom Kinney jumped out front when the green waved only to lose the…

Cavs down Wolves

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Lincolnton fell to East Rutherford 9-0 on Thursday. Kyle Campfield hit a solo-homerun in the top of the fifth, making the score 2-0. The Cavaliers then reeled off six runs in the seventh, aided by two Wolves’ errors. Sophomore Tyler Smith worked six innings and struck out seven to earn…

Davis` triple lifts Lady Rebels

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels defeated the Lincolnton Lady Wolves 3-2 in an eight-inning softball game Thursday. Sheana Black and Santana Edwards each pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts and allowed five hits. The only difference in their stat line was Black earned the win. In the top of…

Sports Roundup

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Knights slam Bears The North Lincoln Lady Knights crushed Hendersonville Thursday 16-0 in three and-a-half innings. Junior Jenna Torbert was 3-for-3 with an inside-the-park homerun, a single and a triple with four RBIs to lead the Lady Knights. Nicole Baxter had a single, double and three RBIs. Senior Nicole Hall…

Mustangs hold on to third place

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The East Lincoln Mustangs beat the South Point Red Raiders 6-5 Thursday. The win was significant because it allows the Mustangs to hold onto third place in the Big South 3A heading into their second cycle of conference games. Seth Alexander (2-1) earned the win for East Lincoln, working one…