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Bess finishes second
The Lenoir-Rhyne College Men’s Cross Country Team won the NCAA Division II race Saturday morning at The Citadel Invitational in Charleston, S.C.
The squad placed first out of seven NCAA Division II teams. Perrell Bess, a former Lincolnton High School runner, was the Bears’ No. 2 competitor, placing sixth after running a 27:09 on the 8K course.
The Bears will run in the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational this Saturday at Southside Park in Newton. The run is scheduled for 10 a.m.

Brookins Memorial Golf Tournament
The sixth annual Jonathan Brookins Golf Tournament will be Oct. 11 at Verdict Ridge Country Club.
Registration will be at 10:30 a.m. with lunch following at 11 a.m. The shotgun start is scheduled for noon.
The cost to play is $100 per player. Every dollar raised goes to Lincoln Co. schools as a senior baseball player is selected to receive scholarship money.
The tournament is named for Jonathan Brookins who was a standout baseball player at Lincolnton High School.
For more information, contact Jody Rhyne at 704-736-0388.

Lady Vipers softball
The Lady Vipers (14-under) AAU fastpitch softball team are hosting tryouts at City Park on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 3-6 p.m.
Must be less than 15 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2004. For more information, contact Reggie at 704-735-7590 after 7 p.m.

Recreational basketball meetings
The Lincolnton/Lincoln Co. Parks and Recreation Department will hold organizational meetings for both industrial and open men’s basketball leagues on Wednesday Oct. 13 at the Lentz Recreation Center at Betty G. Ross Park.
Representatives for industrial teams will meet at 7 p.m. and open teams will meet at 7:45 p.m.
For more information on either league, contact the recreation office at 704-735-2671.

Fore the Love of Baseball Golf Event
The North Lincoln baseball team will host their first golf tournament fundraiser at Glen Oaks Golf Club in Maiden on Saturday, Oct. 16.
All proceeds from the tournament will go toward lighting at the athletic complex as well as supplies needed for the Knights first season on their home field.
The tournament will be a four-man team, captain’s choice. Registration fees include green fees, cart, lunch and one raffle ticket per golfer.
Additional raffle tickets and mulligans will be sold for $5 each (one mulligan per person) at the time of registration.
Registration will be at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start of 1:30 p.m. The cost is $65 per golfer or $225 for a four-man team. Registration is due by Sep. 30.
For more information, to donate or volunteer, please contact Sean Andrew’s wife Carmen at 704-822-3154 or cmbolius@carolina.rr.com.

Donkey Basketball Game
The North Lincoln High School Physical Education department will be hosting a Donkey Basketball Game on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.
Members of community organizations, student athletes, and coaches/faculty will be participating in the fun-filled game.
Free donkey rides for children 12 years old and under will be offered at halftime. Tickets for the event are $5 presale and $8 at the door. Advanced tickets will be sold at North Lincoln High School.

Lincoln County Hall of Fame Induction
Tickets are now on sale for the Nov. 13 Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet.
Priced at $25, tickets may be purchased at the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Center, the Lincoln County Senior Center, Byrd Sundries and from members of the Hall of Fame board of directors.
The banquet starts at 6 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. Ten new members of the class of 2004 will be inducted

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