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Future appears bright for North Softball program

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights had quite a run in 2004 going 20-8 and finishing third in the state. “It was a great season and I was glad I was on the team. I’m really excited we made it to the final four and that we got third,” sophomore pitcher…

Lady Knights finish third in the state

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It was a memorable, milestone achievement for the North Lincoln Lady Knights softball team. The first year school finished third in the state with a victory over Camden County in the double elimination tournament. By doing so, the Lady Knights joined the 2004 golf team as top state finishers. The…

Lady Knights have 1A Crown on their mind

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The road to a 1A State softball crown will not be an easy one for the North Lincoln Lady Knights. But the Lady Knights have shown they don’t really care about ‘who’s favored win.’ They care more about who does win. So far in the 2004 1A Softball Playoffs that…

Wise’s timely hit ends Post 100’s 16-inning affair

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After playing a four-hour game on Wednesday, Cherryville Post 100 went 16 innings with Area Four-Eastern Division leader Pineville on the road Thursday night. And even though it was 2:15 a.m. when the team arrived back in Cherryville, no one was complaining. Cherryville scored a solo run in the top…

It’s a slam dunk

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When you are a back-to-back Midwest 2A Conference Player of the Year, the question is not if you’ll play college basketball, the question is where. Such was the case for recently graduated star Eric Wilson. UNC-Pembroke, Pfeiffer, Appalachian State and Montreat College all were vying for Wilson’s services during his…

Post 509 cruises to victory over Post 262

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Lake Norman Post 509’s Legion Team stormed back down 4-1 in the third to win 16-6 in seven innings Bandys High School on Tuesday. Tyler Boyles pitched six full innings earning the victory striking out nine batters. Josh Barker suffered the loss. It was a hit parade for Post 509…

Lady Knights advance to 1A Softball Final Four

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The odds were stacked against the North Lincoln Lady Knights playing the Maiden Lady Blue Devils, but odds don’t decide the outcome. The Lady Knights behind Nicole Baxter’s right arm and execution at the plate by Debbie Jackson and Jenna Torbert beat the Lady Blue Devils 7-2 in the third…

Alexander leads Cherryville past Gaston Braves

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CHERRYVILLE—Even though the American Legion baseball season is just now getting cranked up, Sunday night`s Gaston Braves-Cherryville game was played with a sense of urgency. Both teams went at it as if they were in the deciding game of a best-of-seven playoff series. So it was somehow appropriate that the…

Post 455 suffers tough 10-inning loss

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Post 455 was one strike away from snapping a three-game losing streak against Lake Norman. But Kyle Lawerence had a different ending in mind, stroking a double to left-center to knock in the winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning. Through four innings of play, Post 455 appeared…

Herbert advances to semi-finals

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TOPEKA, Kan.— Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Racing Top Fuel team accomplished several important things during Sunday`s Summer Nationals at Heartland Park. They went three round during eliminations, losing to eventual race winner Brandon Bernstein in the semifinals; they qualified in the top half of the field again; and, perhaps…