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Watts simply sensational

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Heading into Tuesday night’s game versus East Lincoln, not many outside of the Rebels’ baseball community knew who Jake Watts was. After six innings of shutout baseball and five strikeouts in front of nearly 300 people, they do now. Watts, only a freshman, entered the game in the bottom of…

Rebels win in top of 11th

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The West Lincoln Rebels entered the game against the East Lincoln Mustangs having lost both season meetings. To say they were hungry would be an understatement. Tuesday’s game was a game neither team should’ve had to lose. It was a battle of wills and a battle of desire, with both…

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Stroup receives honor Pfeiffer University’s (9-0, 4-0) Andrea Stroup was named Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Player of the Week (March 19-26) for her outstanding tennis play. Stroup, a 2003 graduate of Lincolnton High School, recorded wins over Lenoir Rhyne and St. Andrews Presbyterian. The sophomore defeated Lenoir Rhyne’s No. 2 seed…

Battle for bragging rights — Lincoln County baseball teams to square off in Easter Tournament

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Rain, rain, go away… that’s what Lincoln Co. baseball fans are saying. The Easter Baseball Tournament, sponsored by Carolina Trust Bank and Lincoln Athletics, is scheduled to begin on Monday. Lincoln County’s four baseball teams: the Lincolnton Wolves, West Lincoln Rebels, East Lincoln Mustangs and North Lincoln Knights will be…

Food Country tourney champs

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Ironmen beat Lady Knights

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The North Lincoln Knights suffered their first loss of the season to Southern Foothills 1A Conference rivals Cherryville. The Lady Ironmen got a two-out RBI single from Abby Walls to rally past the Knights in the bottom of the seventh for a 3-2 win. The score was 0-0 until the…

Mustangs streak snapped at 37

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The North Lincoln Knights’ men track team finished first place on Wednesday. North Lincoln finished with a team score of 104. Bessemer City was in second with 39. Maiden was third with 37, with Highland Tech in fourth with 36. Cherryville finished last with 6. Many Knights’ runners came in…

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Tipton’s RBI beats Rebels The Lincolnton Lady Wolves beat West Lincoln 2-1 in softball on Wednesday. Lady Wolves pitcher Santana Edwards and Rebels’ pitcher Katie Davis both pitched well enough to win. Edwards threw a complete game, struck out 10 and allowed only four hits. Davis also threw a complete…

Mustangs hammer Wildcats 17-6

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The East Lincoln Mustangs dismantled North Gaston 17-6 in five innings on Thursday. Mitchell Lynch (4-2) worked three innings, striking out three and gave up three earned runs for his fourth victory of the season. Trent Hovis led the way for the Mustangs at the plate going 4-for-4 with a…

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…