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Ironmen walk past Mustangs 5-3

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Cherryville edged East Lincoln 5-3 Tuesday night at the Corral in an early-season meeting of what many feel will be two contenders in the Southern Piedmont Conference. Seth Freeman threw six innings striking out seven batters and scattering seven hits for the victory, leaving Mustangs’ head coach Chris Matile impressed.…

Sports Roundup

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Lady Rebels win SPC opener 2-1 Sophomore Ashley Rhyne pitched a complete game gem with 16 strikeouts, allowing five hits, no walks, a run scored and no earned runs scored to lead the Lady Rebels over South Iredell in West Lincoln’s Southern Piedmont conference opener Tuesday. “The girls played a…

Denver man finds himself on cover of national magazine

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Adam Yarbrough of Denver isn’t necessarily a celebrity, but he sure felt like one after he received a phone call from a friend in Clover, South Carolina who asked for his autograph. Yarbrough received an early birthday present when he found out he was on the cover of the April…

Sports Briefs

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Lifeguard training The Lincoln County American Red Cross is sponsoring a lifeguard training class that will begin on Tuesday, March 25. The class will run through April 24 and will meet at the Lincoln County Family YMCA in Lincolnton. The cost for the course is $170, which includes: training, books,…

Seneca headed to Wingate

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A couple of seasons ago, North Lincoln head coach Matt Beam raved about a transfer from West Palm Beach, Florida. He told anybody within earshot about how good he was. That player was Brandon Seneca. Although Seneca flew under the radar for much of his career, he was nonetheless an…

Patterson sparks Lady Knights win

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Sweden Patterson nearly opted to go try out for a 16-and-under AAU basketball team Monday night. Good thing she didn’t. The junior forward scored a career-high two goals, including the game-winner to lift the North Lincoln Lady Knights over West Mecklemberg 3-2. After seeing junior West Meck Ashley Erskine net…

East Lincoln holds off late rally by rival

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The Lady Mustangs survived a late last inning rally by Southern Piedmont Conference rival North Lincoln as Megan Keller finished what she started and prevented a one-out rally with the possibly tying run 60 feet away as East Lincoln defeated the Lady Knights 5-4 at home Tuesday. “To go ahead…

Rebels still perfect in conference

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The West Lincoln/Bessemer City game wasn’t the only game going on Friday night, but it was certainly an exciting one. The Rebels came away with a 7-3 win over the Yellow Jackets. With the score deadlocked at two, Chris Taylor’s groundout RBI followed by RBI singles off the bats of…

Thompson lifts Wolves

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The Lincolnton Wolves edged South Iredell 5-4 Thursday night on the road for their first win in the Southern Piedmont. Senior Paul Robinson worked five and two-thirds, gave up two earned runs, scattered seven hits and struck out four batters in a no-decision, leaving his head coach Cole Sigmon impressed…