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Herbert wants repeat in Reading

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This weekend Doug Herbert and the Snap-on team will travel to Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa., for the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals. Herbert is the defending event champion at Reading where last year he secured a spot in the Countdown to the Championship by earning another Wally for his…

Rebels show promise in scrimmage

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WEST LINCOLN — West Lincoln scrimmaged Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday night and came out with several positive signs, the biggest one being no one was injured during the scrimmage. New West Lincoln head football coach Mark Latham said he was pleased with getting lots of reps and some game film…

Local teams prepare for next season

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MAIDEN — The high school football season is just around the corner, but both Cherryville and Maiden football fans got to see their respective teams bump heads in Tuesday’s scrimmage at Maiden High School. “Overall it’s a scrimmage, and it is what it is,” new Maiden Blue Devil head football…

Golf tournament, charity dinner will benefit BRAKES

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LINCOLNTON — Speedway Children’s Charities will host a charity golf tournament and dinner the week of the NHRA Nationals at zMAX Dragway with proceeds benefiting BRAKES, a non-profit organization founded by NHRA Top Fuel drag racer Doug Herbert in memory of his two sons who were killed in a car…

Sports Briefs

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LHS meeting Lincolnton High School will hold a mandatory sportsmanship meeting for all fall athletes Thursday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Any questions, contact Scott Cloninger at Lincolnton High School or call (704) 735-3089. LHS sports tickets Season tickets for all sports at Lincolnton High School are…

Season ends with bitter defeat

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GASTONIA — The Cherryville American Legion Post 100 baseball team ended its season earlier than it wanted to Saturday after losing 7-4 to Randolph Post 45 in the North Carolina American Legion state baseball championship game. “We had a tremendous season,” Cherryville head coach Bobby Reynolds said. “I have nothing…

Cherryville still alive after big win

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GASTONIA — North Carolina American Legion state baseball tournament host Gastonia Post 23 had the chance to knock off both of last year’s American Legion baseball state champions, Wayne County and Cherryville Post 100, but it wasn’t meant to be. Cherryville (41-7) defeated Gastonia 12-1 in an elimination game Thursday…

Watts, Martin lead Cherryville

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GASTONIA — Cherryville American Legion Post 100 starting pitcher Jake Watts pitched well for six innings and Korey Martin sparked the offense in Cherryville’s 12-1 first-round win in seven innings over Wilmington Post 10 at Sims Legion Park in Gastonia. Watts admitted he was a little shaky early, and he…

Twist and Tuck gets special visitor

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