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Mustangs` comeback falls just short as Red Devils hang on for win

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When Newton Conover’s senior quarterback Devon Danner punched in a one-yard touchdown and also ran in the two-point conversion, putting the Red Devils up 21-7 with 2:47 remaining, the season opener between Newton and East Lincoln appeared to be over. The Mustangs had other ideas. Two Josh Wilson to Keith…

Making a statement!

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On Wednesday at an American Legion banquet, Post 100 lost a coin toss to determine if it would be the home team against host Albany, Georgia Thursday. If Cherryville’s players keep playing the way they did versus the three-time defending state champion from Georgia, that may be the only loss…

Wilson’s time to shine?

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The rivalry behind the title

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The Caldwell County vs Cherryville rivalry in American Legion Baseball has always been one of the most intense rivalries in all of sports for its size. But lately, I just wonder if anyone is seeing things the way that I have. The games between the two perennial powers this season…

Opening with host Albany

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North Carolina champion Cherryville (40-8) will open the Southeast Regional Legion tournament in Albany, Ga., on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against Albany, the host team. The eight-team, double-elimination tournament runs through Monday, and the champion will move on to the American Legion World Series in Bartlesville, Okla. Even though Albany…

Taking time out for the Fans

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Post 100 wins state crown

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GARNER–Cherryville Post 100 players stormed the field after Chris Henderson struck out the last batter and hoisted the pitcher on their shoulders for a victory ride. The sight of Henderson waving in triumph to his fans was the defining moment in Cherryville`s 6-1 win over Wayne County in Sunday`s N.C.…

White gets third victory

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STANLEY– Brandon White (Stanley) zipped into the lead at the outset and led all the way to win the 20-lap Late Model Modified-Sportsman main event at East Lincoln Speedway. Saturday night. It was the third win of the season for the 18 year-old Chevrolet Monte Carlo pilot. “I had to…

Sport Briefs

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Lincolnton Optimist Lincolnton Optimist is currently hosting its fall sign-ups through Sept. 1. The soccer sign-ups are for kids ages 4-13, while the baseball/softball sign-ups are for kids ages 4-12. The sign-ups will be held at Kate McCall on 317 E. Pine Street Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and…

Boger City finishes third in tourney

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