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ESPN to feature Herbert NHRA 2Day will air a feature regarding Doug Herbert and the Snap-on team`s newly formed friendship with Marines across the country this weekend. In a way to give back, stemming from Herbert’s admiration for their duties, he has hosted more than 25 soldiers at the first…

Baseball Mini-Camp

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West riding high

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After losing five games straight, four-of-five of the one-run variety, West Lincoln’s baseball season at 2-6 looked to be in a tailspin. Rebels’ head coach Allan Chapman tried to encourage his players by telling them eventually things were going to turn around. His message got through and he proved to…

Mustangs take third place with 0-4 win

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The East Lincoln Mustangs avenged an earlier-season loss at the hands of the North Lincoln Knights with a 9-4 win in the Easter Tournament’s consolation game. The Mustangs surged out to a 5-2 advantage through three innings and didn’t look back. Pitcher Seth Alexander earned the win, working four and…

Rebels win Easter Tournament

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It had been five years since the West Lincoln Rebels had won the Easter Tournament at Lincolnton High School. Winning their fourth-consecutive game, the Rebels used solid pitching and timely hitting to beat the Lincolnton Wolves 8-4 at Brookins’ Memorial Field. Junior Chris Henderson battled through a couple of rough…

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…

Wolves hold on

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The Lincolnton Wolves held off the North Lincoln Knights 9-7 in a game that lasted into Wednesday. Wolves pitcher Kenny Reed worked the final three innings, striking out four, allowing two earned runs for the win. The Knights scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh. After cutting the…

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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…