West Lincoln 5, Smoky Mountain 2: Chris Moxley threw 84 pitches, allowed only two hits while striking out seven as West Lincoln downed Smoky Mtn. by a 5-2 score. Brandon Lail went 3-for-4 and Brett Mason had two hits for the Rebels who advanced to the fourth round of the NCHSAA 2A playoffs. They'll play at home again on Friday against Oak Grove from Winston-Salem. Oak Grove (17-8) finished third in the Central Carolina Conference. They beat Madison 8-4 on Tuesday to advance to the game against West Lincoln. If the Rebels can beat Oak Grove, they'll advance to the semi-finals of the playoffs against the winner of the North Lincoln vs North Davidson game.
North Lincoln 4, West Stokes 0: North Lincoln advanced to round four with a 4-0 shutout of West Stokes as Joey Cobb tossed a two-hitter, striking out nine and walking just one. At the plate, Matt Heavner went 3-for-4 and Tanner Brumfield 3-for-3 including a solo home run. The win puts the Knights up against the Central Carolina Conference champ, North Davidson (21-8), a 4-0 winner over West Wilkes on Tuesday. That game will be played Friday evening at North Lincoln. Like the Rebels, the Knights need just two wins to make it to the state championship game.
West Lincoln came in third and East Lincoln fourth after the second and final day of play in the NCHSAA 2A Golf State Championship at Longleaf Golf Club in Southern Pines. The Rebels had a combined score of 672, while East Lincoln finished with a 675.
East Lincoln’s Lance Rowe finished tied for ninth with a 10-over 154 over 36 holes, after shooting a 79 on Tuesday. West Lincoln’s Bauer Galloway had a 75 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 156, which left him tied for 12th.
Logan Patrick of Midway, who had a 71 on Monday, shot 74 on Tuesday to take the individual crown, but Lake Norman Charter took the team championship. Ian Johnson had a 78 Tuesday for the Knights, giving him a two-day total of 151 and a tie for third place.
The NCHSAA 2A Track & Field Championships are scheduled for this Friday (May 17th) at North Carolina A & T University in Greensboro.
Emily Shain of Lincolnton will compete in the girls shot put and discus throw competition. Jake Soorus of North Lincoln will compete in the boys competition of those events. He will be joined in the discus throw by Landon Beard of North who earned second seeding in the event. Nash Shook from Bandys will compete in the boys shot put.
Emma Matz from East Lincoln and Laci Paul from Bandys are seeded #1 & #2 in the girls high jump. Dani Brown of Bandys is seeded #4. Also competing in that event will be Lauren Taylor from East Lincoln.
Angie Allen of North Lincoln is seeded #1 in the girls 1600-meter run. Michaela Gammon of East Lincoln is seeded fifth. In the boys 1600-meter run, North Lincoln's Jason Thomson is seeded third and Johnny Grant 10th.
Ania Mayner of North is seeded 7th in the girls 400-meter dash. She will also run in the girls 200-meter. Jalen Ward of North will compete in the boys 400-meter and 200-meter.
Landon Beard will compete in the boys 300-meter hurdles; Michaela Gammmon in the girls 800-meter run. North Lincoln has three runners in the boys 800-meter: Jason Thomson is seeded second, Johnny Grant & Jason Risse 5th & 6th.
Angie Allen from North is seeded #2 in the girls 3200-meter. Alyssa Galvin is seeded 5th and East Lincoln's Gammon 6th.
Brian Risse from North Lincoln is the top seed in the boys 3200-meter. Daniel Hopkins from Lincolnton is seeded #2. Miles Phillips from North is seeded seventh in that event.
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