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Lincoln Optimist Basketball
Sign-ups are underway for basketball through Nov. 26 for Lincoln Optimist Basketball.
On Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon at Byrd’s Sundries is one location and another option is on weekdays at Kate McCall (located at 317 E. Pine Street) from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Boys and girls kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible. If you would like to sponsor or coach a team, contact Chris Brogden at 704-732-1987 before 9 p.m.

Golf tourney
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Shelby will hold its first annual Golf Tournament on Oct 22 at Pine Grove Golf Club in Shelby.
The tournament will be a four-player captain’s choice format with a shotgun start. Prizes will be awarded for first and second place teams along with longest drive, closest to the pin, most accurate drive and longest putt.
There will also be door-prize drawings. The entry fee is $40 per player or $160 per team with up to two mulligans per player available for $5 each.
For more information, contact Jerry Webster at 704-482-4629 or Alan Hamrick at 704-472-2879.

EL Alumni Tourney
The Diversity Awareness Club of East Lincoln High School is sponsoring an Alumni Basketball Tournament at East Lincoln on Saturday, Oct. 22 beginning at 9 a.m.
If you would like to enter a team, please send your information to the high school, ATTENTION: Lisa Frazier or you can fax it to 704-483-6751.
The cost will be $10 per player. East Lincoln is asking that each team has at least seven players and no more than 10.
For more information, pleast contact Lisa Frazier at 704-736-1860 ext. 25110. All East Lincoln alumnus are eligible to participate.

Donkey Basketball
For the second straight year, the physical education department at North Lincoln will host a basketball game featuring ‘Honey Pot,’ a comedy donkey.
Donkey basketball is played with four donkeys and four riders on each team. Rules are necessary, but since the donkeys can’t read and players will be too excited to remember them, the referee will make up rules as the game is played.
The Community Organization team will attempt to defend their title after defeating the Student Blue team 8-6 in the championship last year.
At halftime, there will be free donkey rides to kids 12-and-under. Children with a paid admission ticket in hand, accompanied by a paying parent or guardian will be eligible for the ride.
Presale tickets can be purchased for $5 at the North Lincoln High School main office. At the gate, tickets will be $8. Proceeds will benefit the Knights’ athletic programs.

YMCA Events
The Lincoln County YMCA is currently taking registration for a men’s 16-and-up basketball league to be held in the YMCA Gym being Nov. 5.
The registration deadline is Oct. 19. You do not have to be a YMCA member to join the league.
Cost is $280 per team (includes game official and team shirt). For more information contact Melony Hipp at 704-748-9311.
The YMCA is also currently taking registration for a co-ed dodgeball tournament that will take place Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. The deadline is Oct. 24.
Cost is $100 per team for a 10-player squad. You do not have to be a YMCA member.
The YMCA also is taking registration for the ‘Lil Dribblers’ Basketball.
The 3-6 year old youngsters will practice the fundamentals of basketball while being encouraged to grow spiritually, mentally and physically in a fun, safe environment.
‘Lil Dribblers’ will meet Saturdays, Oct. 15-Nov. 12 from 9-10 a.m. in the YMCA gym. The cost is $35 for members and $50 for non-members.

Fatz tailgate party changed
There will be a tailgate party sponsored by Fatz before the Cherryville/Lincolnton game at Lincolnton on Oct. 28, which is Parents’ Night.
The party will be held on the practice field with each plate costing $10.
Tickets can be purchased through any Lincolnton coach, fall athlete or through Lincolnton High School.
For any inconvenience the change may have caused, contact Lincolnton High School.

Lincoln Co. Hall of Fame tickets
The Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame will be held Nov. 12 at the James W. Warren Citizen Center at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $25 apiece and can be purchased at Byrd’s Sundries, Lentz Recreation Center and from any Sports Hall of Fame board member.

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