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County tourney winners

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The Lincoln County All-Star Youth Basketball Tournament rounded up action last week with each organization having something to be proud of. The Lincolnton Optimist beat West Lincoln Optimist for the Boys 10th-12th grade age group. For the 7th-9th grade group, the Recreation Department beat East Lincoln in the championship game.…

Sports Roundup

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Wildcats begin on good note The Lincolnton Middle School Wildcats are off to a 2-0-1 record to begin their soccer season. The Lady Wildcats beat West Lincoln 3-0. Colleen Chapman, Olivia Thompson and Ashton Ritter scored goals for Lincolnton. Megan Wallace and Stephanie Brown split the shutout in goal. Cinthya…

Errors plague North

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The North Lincoln Knights fell to Kings Mountain 12-2 in six innings on Monday. The Moutaineers’ Josh Melton worked five and a third, striking out five batters and surrendered two earned runs. Kyle Baker was the losing pitcher. Top hitters for the Knights were: Chris Hogue who was 1-for-2, Michael…

Lady Knights start season strong

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The North Lincoln Knights softball team can’t help but to think of the future. Beginning the season 6-0, despite being saddled with large expectations, tends to do that. A year after finishing third in the state in 1A Softball, the Lady Knights are poised for what appears to be a…

Bait and tackle has solid season

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Herbert greets marines, still in top 10

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Doug Herbert was one of the busiest men in drag racing during the weekends NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. Herbert did more than just race this weekend. The veteran racer played host to a special group of Snap-on Tools employees on Thursday before he had a group…

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Knights throw second no-no The North Lincoln Knights continued their dominance of the Southern Foothills Friday with a convincing 12-0 victory over Highland Tech. Junior pitcher Nicole Baxter, who pitched a no-hitter earlier in the week, pitched four more no-hit innings. She also struck out nine batters. Nicole Hall pitched…

Wolves hammer Trojans in five

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The change of date, due to inclement weather, didn’t affect the Lincolnton Wolves on Saturday as they hammered the Chase Trojans 11-1 in five innings. Dustin Weaver pitched a complete game four-hitter. The senior southpaw also struck out four and allowed no walks. As good as Weaver was, his team’s…

Sports Briefs

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Easter Baseball Tournament The Easter Baseball Tournament, sponsored by Carolina Trust Bank, Lincoln Athletics and Pepsi, will be held on March 28th and 29th. The first game of the tournament will be East versus West Lincoln at 5 p.m. Lincolnton will play North Lincoln at 7:30 p.m. There will be…

Lassiter all-around champs

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