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Sweep of Jackets needed

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The North Lincoln Knights let a golden opportunity fall by the wayside Tuesday against Polk County, losing 12-9. The loss forces the Knights (8-12, 7-3) to have to win both games at Bessemer City on Thursday in order to claim the Southern Foothills’ championship. After a 13-0 dismantling of Maiden…

Sports Roundup

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North softball playing for title The North Lincoln Lady Knights’ chances to win the 1A Southern Foothills’ Championship are still alive after a 4-0 victory over Polk County. North Lincoln junior Nicole Baxter (11-5) went the distance, striking out 10 batters and allowing five hits. Leadoff spark plug McKenzie Harkey…

Lions handle Wolves

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The tone for Friday night`s game between the Wolves of Lincolnton and the Shelby Golden Lions was set on the very first pitch. Centerfielder Garrett Alexander drove freshman pitcher Nate Wright`s first offering deep over the left field fence to give the Golden Lions a lead they would not relinquish…

Knights trounce Rams

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The North Lincoln Knights blasted the Highland Tech Rams 14-3 Friday. T.J. Skidmore earned the win, pitching six innings and scattering five hits. Skidmore struck out four and gave up two earned runs. The Knights hit early and often versus the Rams. For the game, the home team tallied 17…

Mustangs control own destiny

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The East Lincoln Mustangs find themselves tied with South Point and East Gaston for the final two Big South 3A State Playoff berths. The Mustangs, Warriors and Red Raiders are all 8-4 heading into the final week of the season. Ashbrook has already clinched the BS 3A title. It’s been…

Knights` boys track team tops Southern Foothills

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The North Lincoln Knights’ men’s track team proved they were the best runners in the Southern Foothills last week at the conference meet. Part of any successful team is finding the right mix of veterans and youthful enthusiasm. The Knights are no exception. Senior Todd Eaton, who is a regional…

Astros take championship

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Sports Roundup

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Mustangs beat Wildcats The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs won 7-6 over Big South 3A opponent North Gaston Tuesday. The Mustangs were up 4-0, but an eight-error fourth inning led to the Wildcats scoring five runs. East Lincoln drew even in the fifth inning, stringing together four-consecutive hits. North Gaston scored…

Lincolnton advances to regional

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A trip to the 2A West Regional is nothing new for the Lincolnton Wolves under the direction of head coach Scott Cloninger. Including this season, the Wolves have made it to golf’s post-season nine of the past 10 years. What is the key according to Cloninger? “I would have to…

Not so fast Lady Ironmen

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What was supposed to be a pitcher’s duel between juniors Abby Walls and Nicole Baxter never materialized as North Lincoln (14-3, 8-2) beat Cherryville (13-2, 8-1) 8-3 on Wednesday. Baxter at one point retired 12 straight batters and ended the game with six strikeouts. She only walked one, demonstrating excellent…