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Cherryville wins series, advances to semifinals

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FOREST CITY—After Rutherford County banged out 41 hits in three games, Cherryville needed someone to stop the hemorrhaging Thursday night in Game 4 of the Area 4 American Legion quarterfinals. Seth Freeman did that and more. In his first pitching appearance of the series, Freeman restored some integrity to Post…

Reynolds saves the day

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RUTHERFORDTON— Drew Reynolds picked the perfect time to play the game of his life. Reynolds, the son of Cherryville Post 100 head coach Bobby Reynolds, saved Cherryville from what looked like certain defeat Tuesday night in Game 2 of an Area IV American Legion quarterfinal playoff series against Rutherford County.…

Campers and players learn from one another

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Baseball isn’t the only sport taking place this summer as the future queens of the diamond are learning the fundamentals of softball at the North Lincoln High School softball camp this week. “We want them to learn the basics. Some girls play Optimist or travel ball and some do not,”…

Cherryville squeaks by

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The first game between Rutherford County Post 423 and Cherryville American Legion Post 100 started much like its first series against Denver — it was filled with good pitching, low scoring and good defense. Cherryville came out on top with a 3-1 win Monday at home as they earned a…

Cheerleading duo makes history

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Sports Briefs

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NLHS sports meeting There will be a fall sportsmanship meeting 7 p.m. July 31 in the main gym for all persons interested in participating in fall sports. This meeting is mandatory for all athletes who wish to participate in fall sports. Those who attended the meeting should bring at least…

Fox and Wingate win team bass event

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The Friday Night Fishin’ Friends group bass tournament on Lake Norman witnessed a continuation of good limit catches. Winning the event last Friday with a total weight of 13.42 pounds was Michael Fox and his partner Rick Wingate both from Statesville. In second was the team of Scott Beatty and…

Cherryville completes sweep

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The Major League Baseball All-Star Home Run Derby starts tonight, but for the Denver American Legion Post 455 players, some of them had to feel like it started early on Friday, as Post 455 lost 22-5 in seven innings and was swept by Cherryville American Legion Post 100 at the…

Mustangs lose final shootout

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A first, second and third place isn’t too shabby by any standards – especially when it comes to finishing in three summer basketball tournaments. That’s exactly what the East Lincoln Mustangs boys basketball team accomplished over the summer as team members simply set out to better themselves before the regular…

Roseman ropes Micro-Sprint field at East Lincoln Speedway

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STANLEY — Brian Roseman (Conover) was in command most of the way and breezed to a victory in the Keith Hawthorne Ford Tarheel Classic for Micro-Sprints at East Lincoln Speedway Saturday night. The $1,000 triumph was his fifth win of the season. Roseman started from outside the front row, took…