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Falcons take Game 1

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EAST BEND — When the West Lincoln Rebels have lost this season, more times than not it’s been because of errors. While that wasn’t the case in Thursday night’s game one of the 2A State Baseball Playoffs semifinals, what was the problem was Forbush bats or pointedly the long ball…

ELHS honors outstanding athletes

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Hundreds of family and friends filled the ELHS gym last night to honor a year of athletic triumphs and the people who contributed to them. “We’ve had an outstanding year,” said Carl Robertson, East Lincoln sports boosters president. “It’s great to be a Mustang.” The return of old rivalries and…

Wolves hand out awards

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Seniors Zack Gibson and Jessie Cline came away as the Male and Female Harris Spirit Award recipients at Lincolnton’s spring sports award banquet. Fellow senior Matt Wright was named the winner of the Richard Smith Award. In JV Football, Hayden Smith took MVP honors, while Jed Downs was named Spark…

Sports Briefs

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Lifeguard training Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is offering a lifeguard training class May 22 – June 8 to be held at the W.M. Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. The cost for the course is $130, which includes training, books, pocket mask, certification cards and…

Sports Briefs

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Lifeguard training Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is offering a lifeguard training class May 22 – June 8 to be held at the W.M. Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park in Lincolnton. The cost for the course is $130, which includes: training, books, pocket mask, certification cards and…

Road Warriors

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NEW LONDON — Entering Tuesday night’s quarterfinal match-up versus North Stanly (21-9) West Lincoln head coach Allan Chapman hoped to get three innings out of ace Chris Henderson. He got a lot more. On only three and a half days rest, and after throwing in excess of 100 pitches Friday…

Spartans end Lady Knights season

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After back-to-back third place finishes in the state, Central Davidson made sure the North Lincoln Lady Knights wouldn’t reach their third consecutive Final Four in the second round of the 2A State Softball Playoffs. North Lincoln’s journey ended 3-1 Tuesday. Back-to-back RBIs by Chelsea Leonard by Alison Bennett put Central…

Schram provides spark

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Denver downed Lake Norman 11-5 Monday night behind a strong performance from T.J. Skidmore. Skidmore threw four innings, struck out two batters and gave up just three hits in a solid relief stint. Zack Pou allowed one hit in working the ninth inning and facing four batters. Dustin Weaver led…

Miracle play lifts Rebels

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Trailing by one run and with men on second and third with no outs, the Salisbury Hornets appeared to be poised to advance to the third round of the 2A state baseball playoffs. That was before West Lincoln sophomore Jake Watts authored likely the biggest play of his career. David…

See Thome jump

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About the only thing that kept East Lincoln senior Thomas Huntley from three state titles at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state track meet was the meet officials. Huntley very nearly missed the long jump because he was being retained in the awards tent, causing Mustangs track coach…