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Calendar — 7/7/14

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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, second round: Cherryville vs. Gaston Braves at Belmont S. Point, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 Sr. Legion baseball Area IV playoffs, second round: Gaston Braves at…

End of an era

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Cloninger to retire at year’s end By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor An athletic department was recently described to Lincolnton High physical education teacher, head football coach, boys golf coach and Athletic Director Scott Cloninger as its school’s front porch. He’ll soon sweep it off one last time. Cloninger, who has…

Rain halts Game 3

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Will be resumed today By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CHERRYVILLE –– Cherryville Post 100 had its sight set on a series sweep and a 10th straight Area IV opening playoff series win while the Lincoln County Cardinals were just trying to live another day. The teams had to postpone their…

Jr. Legion playoffs begin Sat.

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincolnton Post 30, North Lincoln Black and North Lincoln Blue will open the Area IV Junior American Legion playoffs on Saturday. Post 30 (8-11) will face Dallas at 4 p.m. on Saturday at South Caldwell High School. North Lincoln Black (14-7) will face Mint Hill Army at 11…

Calendar – 7-4-14

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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, Game 3: Lincoln Co. at Cherryville, 7 p.m. (completion of Thursday’s suspended game due to rain) Jr. Legion baseball N. Lincoln Blue at Shelby, 5 p.m.…

Back on track

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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…