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Hopkins has career day, Wolves win North Lincoln crushed Maiden 17-5 Monday. Drew Belk (2-1) earned the win on the mound for the Knights, pitching four innings, giving up three hits and three earned runs. “He came out and threw some strikes. He got ahead of batters and was cruising…

Former All-Pro comes to St. James

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Lady wolves now 4-0

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Lincolnton defeated Hunter Huss in softball Monday 10-3. Harlie Roberts was the winning pitcher for the Wolves, pitching a complete game. Roberts faced 25 batters, had six strikeouts and only allowing one earned win in pitching a two-hitter. facing 25 batters. Angel Razza paced the Wolves at the plate going…

Rebels win opener 13-3

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West Lincoln beat South Iredell 13-3. Daniel Smith (2-1) recorded the win on the mound, working five innings, allowing three hits and striking out four Viking batters. “Daniel continues to do what he’s done all year, throwing scoreless innings and giving us a chance to win games,” West Lincoln head…

Knights win extra-inning thriller

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The fans who showed up for the Southern Piedmont Conference opener between Lincoln County rivals North Lincoln and East Lincoln got their money worth. For three hours and 45 minutes, both teams matched each other hit-for-hit and heart-for-heart. But in the end, squandered Mustang opportunities and a clutch hit off…

Mustangs runner-up

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East Lincoln finished second in the Freedom Invitational last week, going 1-1-1. On Monday, the Lady Mustangs beat South Caldwell 3-0. Krista Abernathy scored first to put the mustangs on top. Rebekka Glass scored her second of the season on an assist from Jessica Glenn then Glenn added her fourth…

Ironmen outlast Wolves

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After falling behind 3-0 in the first inning, Cherryville scored eight unanswered runs and held on to beat Lincolnton 8-5 Tuesday night at Buck Fraley Field in a Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference baseball opener. Nate Wright gave the Wolves (1-4,0-1) an explosive with a three-run homer in the top of…

Knights split pair over weekend

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North Lincoln beat West Iredell 8-7 Friday thanks to the speed of senior Michael Gibson. Gibson, who went 2-for-5 had the game-winning RBI on an infield single in the seventh, scoring freshman Johnny Walker. “Michael is one of the fastest guys on our team. I tell him to try to…

Sports Briefs

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Denver Dazzle tryouts The Denver Dazzle 12U fastpitch softball team is having tryouts on Saturdays in March from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Dates and location are posted on their website:// www.denverdazzle.com. The Dazzle was established in 1997 and is affiliated with the AAU and NSA organizations. They are looking for…

Lady Knights now 4-0

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North Lincoln beat rival Maiden 8-6 Friday night. The Lady Knights pounded out 13 hits, including 5 doubles. Senior pitcher April Wilson had five strikeouts and only one walk as she continues to demonstrate excellent control. Wilson ups her record to 4-0 on the season. The Knights begin Southern Piedmont…