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OCTOBER 20, 2017 - NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Hats off to the Highland Tech girls golf team after capturing the Southern Piedmont 1A girls golf title. Highland Tec was followed by Thomas Jefferson, Cherryville, Lincoln Charter and Bessemer City. Ashley Lowry of Highland Tech was named the girls Golfer of the Year.

Two South Point Red Raiders have been named to the North Carolina Shrine Bowl Team. They are defensive end Matthew Robinson and defensive tackle Phillip Davis. This year’s Shrine Bowl is Saturday, December 16th at Wofford College.

The Cramerton Eagles won their 12th Gaston County Middle School golf championship after a 15 stroke win over second place Stanley at the Green Meadows Golf Course. Luke Cochran shot a two over par 37 to win the individual championship for the second straight year.

Forestview took home the girls Big South Golf Championship at the Kings Mountain Country Club. The Lady Jaguars were followed by North Gaston and Hunter Huss. Kasey Owenby of Forestview was named the Golfer of the Year. Tyler Helton of North Gaston was named the Coach of the Year.

West Lincoln baseball coach Allan Chapman is moving over to become the girls softball coach. Chapman has served as head baseball coach at the school since 1996 posting a 319-249 record. The Lady Rebels were 17-7 last season. No replacement has been made for the head baseball coaching position.

Hats off to Lincoln Charter’s Alyssa Wright. Wright was the winner of the NCHSAA Scholar Athlete essay contest. The topic was about the student’s different responsibilities being a student athlete. Wright competes in cross country and basketball.

The NCHSAA State womens’ tennis dual team tournament gets underway this week. Here’s the area teams involved. In state 1A, Lincoln Charter received a first round bye. In 2A play, Pisgah will be at South Point. Maiden is at East Burke. In 3A play, AC Reynolds is at Kings Mountain. Forestview travels to Asheville.

Congratulations to Brian Risse of North Lincoln High School. Brian was named the McDonalds/What’s Up Shopper/KTC Broadcasting Athlete of the Month for October. Brian runs cross country along with indoor and outdoor track at North Lincoln. He is seen here with McDonald’s representative Shaun Kauthen who sponsors the award each month to a local athlete for overall achievements in the classroom and on the athletic field along with school and community citizenship.


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