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home : sports : e-sports May 21, 2022

5/11/2022 9:51:00 AM
Scores & Schedule

Wayne Howard
Reporter


GOLF
The Lincoln Charter boys golf team finished 6th in the NCHSAA 2A state championships at Foxfire Golf Club near Pinehurst. Bandys finished in a tie for 8th place.

In individual scoring, Atley Gabriel of Bandys finished tied for 16th. Dyanni Rhyne was Lincoln Charter's best with a two-day total of 167, 15 over par, finishing 32nd in the field. Lincoln Charter's Joseph Bruce shot 180, and Sam Bruce shot 185. Lawson Harkey from West Lincoln shot a 77 on the second round and finished with a score of 158 for the two days, tying for 11th place. Ethan Hayes from East Gaston tied for 6th place.

In the 1A tournament at Longleaf Golf Club in Southern Pines,
Blake Tedder from Cherryville shot 189 and finished tied for 45th.

In the 3A tournament on Pinehurst #6 course, Nick Norman of Gastonia's Forestview High School was the individual medalist with a two-day total of 149. Max Cranford from Fred T. Foard tied for 19th.

Cranford was named the Western Foothills Conference Player of the Year in post-season awards announced Tuesday. East Lincoln coach Jon Hancock was named Coach of the Year.

East Lincoln won the conference golf championship; Foard was second; and North Lincoln, third.

All-Conference selections included Cranford, Jay Busic and Preston Setzer of Foard; Trent Wharton, Drew Coppin, Will Faulkenberry, Landon Jay and Jared Meyers of East Lincoln; North Lincoln's Conley Killian; Jack Tomlinson and Cole Boggs of Hickory; Taylor Gregory and Chance Barnes of West Iredell; North Iredell's Brixon Burgess; and Statesville's Sam Buckner.

SOFTBALL
They're now 22-0! The East Lincoln girls overwhelmed first round opponent West Charlotte in the NCHSAA 2A playoffs winning Tuesday's game 16-0. East scored two runs in the first inning, then a dozen more in the second. The game ended after four-and-a-half innings because of the margin.

Great as the hitting was, the pitching was even better. Madison Currence and Leah Correll combined for a no-hitter. Currence walked just one batter over three innings while striking out seven. Currence walked none and stuck out three in her two innings.

Taliyah Thomas had a home run and a triple and Jaelyn Freeston also homered. Hailey McFadden went 2 for 2, had two rbi's and scored two runs.

The Mustangs will host East Rowan in the second round this Thursday.

North Lincoln also won a first round game Tuesday, 6-0 over Enka. They'll play at North Buncombe (Weaverville) Thursday.

Both Lincoln Charter and West Lincoln lost their first round games on Tuesday. The Lincoln Charter girls fell to Wilkes Central 6-2. They finished the season with a 14-5 overall record.

West Lincoln was eliminated by R-S Central 5-1. The Rebels finish with a 19-7 overall record.

Bandys advanced to the second round of the 2A playoffs with a 16-0 win over East Gaston. The Trojans will host North Stanly on Thursday.

Fred T. Foard was also eliminated in the 3A playoffs, losing to Central Cabarrus 18-4.

BASEBALL
North Lincoln beat North Iredell for the third time this season. This time the 7-4 win by the Knights was in the NCHSAA 3A baseball playoffs. They'll host Crest in the second round on Friday. The Chargers advanced with an 11-4 win over Rockingham County.

East Lincoln beat Forestview in the first round and will now travel to Gibsonville to play Eastern Guilford on Thursday.

Isaac Armstrong struck out 11 batters, allowed just four hits--only one double an extra base hit, and walked just two over six-and-two-thirds innings. He also helped his own cause with a solo home run. Trey Spees batted 3 for 3, had two rbi's and scored two runs. Armstrong was 2 for 3 at the plate. Forestview chose to stay away from powerful Garrett Michel; the home run hitter with 20 this season walked three times. Graham Smiley went 2 for 4 including a double and an rbi.

Fred T. Foard was also a winner in the first round, 8-2 over North Davidson. The Tigers will host North Henderson on Friday.

In the 2A playoffs, Lincolnton lost to Randleman 15-0. The Wolves finished the season with a 13-9 record. Bandys won its first round game 10-1 over Shelby. Terick Bumgarner got the win on the mound, striking out 10 over four-and-two-thirds innings; he also batted 2 for 3. Colby Edwards went 2 for 2 including a double and batted in four runs. The Trojans will host Mt. Pleasant in round two on Thursday.  Lincoln Charter beat Surry Central 7-5 taking advantage of five errors by the visitors and 9 bases on balls by their pitchers.  The Eagles will host Forbush on Thursday.  

Cherryville opened the 1A playoffs with a 10-0 win over Piedmont Community Charter.  The Ironmen will host Mtn. Island Charter on Thursday.  

[NOTE: Since the forecast is calling for rain Friday, most of the softball and baseball second round games will likely be moved up to Thursday. The softball games involving East Lincoln, North Lincoln and Bandys; and the East Lincoln vs Eastern Guilford, Lincoln Charter vs Forbush, Foard vs West Henderson, and Bandys vs Mt. Pleasant baseball games are already set for Thursday.]

TENNIS
Lincoln Charter will play Pine Lake Prep in the semi-final round of the NCHSAA 2A team playoffs at Spartan Park on Beatties Ford Road (Huntersville). Coach Scott Fowler says Tyler Ramanata from PLP is the best 2A player in the state, so the Eagles will need strong performances in the other singles matches and (if the match goes that far) in doubles. The two teams split their meetings during the regular season.

SOCCER
The Lincolnton girls soccer team hasn't lost since they suffered a 1-0 shutout against Newton-Conover in late March. They've now won 11 games in a row and have a season record of14-5 and a Catawba Valley Conference record of 12-1, tops in the league. They beat second place Maiden 4-1 Monday. The Wolves will host West Lincoln in their final regular season match at 6:30 Wednesday evening. West lost at East Burke 2-0 Monday. Maiden finishes the regular season at Newton-Conover Wednesday (5 PM).

Bandys downed West Caldwell Monday 7-0. The Trojans host Bunker Hill Wednesday (6 PM).

East Lincoln is now 10-1-2 in the Western Foothills Conference and in first place in the conference after knocking off Hickory 3-1 last Thursday and beating Statesville 7-1 Tuesday. The Mustangs have one regular season match left--at home against Hickory on Thursday (6 PM). Hickory, which had been tops in the league, is in 2nd place with an 11-2 conference record.

North Lincoln finished the regular season last Thursday with an 8-0 win over Statesville. Fred T. Foard beat West Iredell 9-0 Monday in the Tigers' last regular season game.



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