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Post 100 takes opener, ends skid By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CHERRYVILLE –– Cherryville Post 100 ended the regular season in a rut, but smoothed things out to open the Area IV playoffs. Chandler Jenkins dazzled for seven strong innings, and Josh Beam and Jonathan Carpenter combined for five of…

Players need no motivation for series

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CHERRYVILLE –– The managers didn’t have to say anything. The players already knew. When the pairings were announced Monday for the opening round of the Area IV playoffs, neither Bobby Dale Reynolds of Cherryville Post 100 nor Bruce Bolick of Lincoln County Post 455 needed…

Boger City Optimist All-Stars win district title

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The Boger City Optimist All-Stars, an 8-under coach-pitch baseball team, won the District 3AA tournament held in Boger City last week by winning all five of its games. The team will compete in the state tournament Saturday-Tuesday with a chance to advance to the Dixie Youth AA Coach Pitch World…

West Lincoln Optimist Darlings win district title

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The West Lincoln Optimist 7-8 year-old Darlings won the 2014 District 2 all-star tournament in Cherryville on Saturday.…

NL Black downs Shelby for third straight win

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Gabe Ellis drove in two runs and Mitchell Keener held Shelby to four hits as North Lincoln Black ended the Junior American Legion regular season Tuesday with a 2-1 win. Ellis’ double in the fourth inning was the difference in the five-inning game, and it helped North Lincoln…

Calendar — 7/2/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Sr. Legion baseball Area IV playoffs, opening round, Game 2: Cherryville at Lincoln Co., 7 p.m. Thursday, July 3 Sr. Legion baseball Area IV playoffs, opening round, Game 3: Lincoln Co. at…

LHS football coach/AD announces retirement

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Scott Cloninger has done nearly everything a high school football coach can do in 14 years of coaching. The second-winningest coach in Lincolnton High history has one season left to add to his resume. Cloninger, who’s been the Wolves’ head coach since 2000, officially announced…

A rising motocross star

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer Most 15-year-old girls have hobbies like cheerleading, soccer or horseback riding. But ask Melanie Hansen what she would rather be doing on any given day and the answer is surprising — motocross. The rising junior at West Lincoln High School has been riding since she was…

Policy changes coming for students, teachers

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer A new technology policy could alter the digital landscape of classrooms in Lincoln County. During a June 25 policy committee meeting, the Lincoln County Board of Education voted to approve revisions to Policy 3220, Technology in the Education Program, and added a “Bring Your Own Technology…

McHenry praises Lincoln County Library

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ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) spent his Tuesday morning touring the Charles A. Jonas Public Library in Lincolnton. During his visit, McHenry spoke with Lincoln County Public Library director Jennifer Sackett about the library’s current initiatives, as well as the programs being offered, including job-training and…