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NL Sports meeting North Lincoln will host a mandatory meeting for all athletes and parents Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the main gym. For more information, please contact the school at (704) 736-1969. NL soccer North Lincoln will host its varsity soccer tryouts on Aug. 6 from 5-7 p.m.…

Post 100 blanked in Game 2

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CHERRYVILLE–It was no surprise that Caldwell County evened the Area Four Legion championship series Tuesday night at Fraley Field. Many observers figured the matchup of elite programs would go four games at least, and probably five. But the final score in game two was a shocker: Caldwell County 15, Cherryville…

WL Optimist comes in as runner-up

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Post 100 in Finals

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CHERRYVILLE–No one knows the white-hot intenisty of the Cherryville-Caldwell County rivalry better than Post 100 coach Bobby Reynolds. As Cherryville`s outspoken and highly visible coach, he is at the center of the vortex. Friday night at Fraley Field, before his team took the field against Asheville in game three of…

White picks up fifth victory at Speedway

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STANLEY—Ronnie White (Charlotte) scooted past the ailing car of leader Brandon White (Stanley) with seven laps remaining and won a close 20-lap Late Model Modified-Sportsman feature at East Lincoln Speedway, Saturday night. It was the fifth win of the season for the Chevrolet Monte Carlo driver. Ronnie White started second…

Herbert qualifies first, records semifinal finish

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SONOMA, Calif.– With his second semifinal appearance of the season, Doug Herbert, driver of the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel dragster, considers his weekend at the FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals a success. Herbert began the weekend by qualifying in the No. 1 position with a solid 4.55 second pass at 315 mph,…

Gilleland wins Jr. Club Championship

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Post 100 one win away from finals

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ASHEVILLE–Cherryville got the pitching performance it needed from lefthander Jake Watts Thursday night in game two of the Area Four Legion semifinals. Watts came within one out of throwing a complete game as Post 100 defeated Asheville 9-3 to take a 2-0 lead in the best-three-of-five series. In a matchup…

Caldwell Co. sweeps Post 455

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Caldwell County reached the Area IV Finals Thursday night, completing a 3-0 sweep of Denver Post 455. A night after pounding out 16 hits and hitting six homers, Caldwell continued to live by the long ball Thursday in a 7-3 victory. The win will likely set up a much-anticipated match-up…

Off to a good start

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CHERRYVILLE–Asheville`s Blaine Howell came in with the pedigree from BYU, an unbeaten record (7-0) and a reputation as the premier pitcher in Area Four. But Cherryville`s Chris Henderson was not one to be overshadowed. In a head-to-head matchup of staff aces Tuesday night at Fraley Field, Henderson led Cherryville to…