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Lincolnton advances to regional

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A trip to the 2A West Regional is nothing new for the Lincolnton Wolves under the direction of head coach Scott Cloninger. Including this season, the Wolves have made it to golf’s post-season nine of the past 10 years. What is the key according to Cloninger? “I would have to…

Not so fast Lady Ironmen

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What was supposed to be a pitcher’s duel between juniors Abby Walls and Nicole Baxter never materialized as North Lincoln (14-3, 8-2) beat Cherryville (13-2, 8-1) 8-3 on Wednesday. Baxter at one point retired 12 straight batters and ended the game with six strikeouts. She only walked one, demonstrating excellent…

Wolves beat Devils in Marathon

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The Lincolnton Wolves knew Wednesday’s game versus Newton-Conover was going to be a dogfight. Despite their dismal record, the Red Devils are considered a scrappy baseball team. The 12 innings the Wolves had to play to earn a key 12-8 victory provided further evidence that assessment was true. Lincolnton received…

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…

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…

Sports Roundup

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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…

Beeker and others break school records

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The West Lincoln Lady Rebels may have lost to East Rutherford’s track team last Wednesday, but they had plenty to celebrate. Two West Lincoln school records were broken at the meet. The 800-meter relay team of Allison Goins, Molly Richard, April Norman and Kristin Beeker posted a time of 2:00.37…