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home : sports : local sports June 29, 2022

5/4/2022 1:32:00 AM
Softball, Baseball, Soccer & Tennis

Wayne Howard
Reporter


SOFTBALL

Harlie Burton gave up just four hits, no walks, and struck out three batters as West Lincoln downed West Caldwell 6-0 in the  Catawba Valley Conference tournament Tuesday.  Chloe Norman batted 2 for 4 and scored two runs; Etta Godfrey had two rbi's.  Bandys beat Maiden 9-0.  West will face the Trojans in the CVAC championship game Thursday evening at 7 PM at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory.  

East Lincoln goes after win #20 without a defeat as they host Fred T. Foard in the semi-finals of the Western Foothills Conference Touranment on Wednesday evening at 6:30.  North Lincoln will host the other semi-final game, also Wednesday at 6:30, against St. Stephens.  North finished the season in second place in the league.  They're now 11-3 in the conference, 17-7 overall.  The winners of Wednesday's games will play Friday evenng for the tournament championship.  

BASEBALL

The CVAC Baseball Tournament semi-finals will be played Wednesday at Henkel-Alley Field adjacent to the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds.  Newton-Conover and Bunker Hill will play at 5 PM, and regular season champ Bandys will play Maiden at 7 PM. The winners will play Friday for the tournament championship.  

After that exciting final regular season game on Monday won by North Lincoln over East Lincoln 8-7, both those teams will be in action in the Western Foothills Conference Tournament on Wednesday.  Both will play at home at 7 PM.  Their opponents are St. Stephens and Fred T. Foard.  The winners will play for the tournament championship on Friday.  

SOCCER

The Lincolnton girls soccer team won their 10th conference match of the season, scoring 8 goals in an 8-1 win over West Caldwell on Tuesday.  The LHS team is #1 in the Catawba Valley Conference with a 10-1 conference record. They are 12-4 overall.  They'll play at home against East Burke Thursday evening at 6:30; then play at Maiden on Monday (May 9th) and host West Lincoln next Wednesday (May 11th).

Maiden, #2 in the CVAC, tied Bandys Tuesday 1-all.  The Blue Devils are now 8-2-1 in the league, 11-3-1 overall.  They will play at Bunker Hill Thursday, host Lincolnton Monday, and visit Newton-Conover next Wednesday.

West Lincoln lost at Newton-Conover Tuesday 3-0.  They'll host West Caldwell Thursday, play at East Burke Monday, then host Lincolnton next Wednesday.  

East Lincoln beat North Lincoln 4-0 Monday.  Deana Poteat had three goals for the Mustangs, who are now 13-3-2 overall, 8-1-2 in the Western Piedmont Conference and in second place behind Hickory (11-1).  East will visit Hickory on Friday, play at Statesville next Tuesday, then host Hickory next Thursday.  North will play at Statesville Thursday.

The Lincoln Charter girls lost their game with Christ the King 1-0 on Monday.  They'll play at Mtn. Island Charter Wednesday (May 4th) at 6 PM, at Community School of Davidson Monday and at home against Pine Lake Prep next Wednesday.  

Cherryville lost to Highland Tech 9-0 Tuesday.  They'll play at home against East Gaston next Tuesday.

TENNIS

Lincoln Charter's boys tennis team is just three wins away from a state championship  The Eagles advanced to the third round with a 5-4 win over West Stokes on Tuesday.  

Jacob Reis, Connor Milligan, and Ryan Hughes won singles matches; Reis and Hughes took their doubles match and Milligan teamed with Noah Cochran for another. Noah Shelton lost his singles match but only on a tiebreaker after winning the second set 6-3 after losing the first 7-5.

The Eagles will play at Salisbury Monday at 4 PM. A win there will put them in the semi-finals next Wednesday. The state 2A championship is scheduled for next Saturday (May 14th).



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