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Braves take two

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BELMONT–Given Cherryville`s current hitting slump, it`s a good thing Thursday night`s doubleheader against the Gaston Braves had no bearing on Post 100`s standing in the Western Division of Area Four. Cherryville dropped a pair of non-division games to the Braves, losing 14-4 in the completion of a suspended game from…

Mustangs headed to UNC-Pembroke

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(Photo left) Left to right, head coach Neil Hodges and assistant Chip Ashley stand behind Trishtan Johnson as he signed his National Letter of Intent to play for UNC-Pembroke. Johnson is flanked by his parents Charlene and Arthur. (Photo right) Left to right, assistant coach Chip Ashley and Neil Hodges…

Post 100 disposes of Caldwell Co. 7-1

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CHERRYVILLE–Thanks to a conflict with a high school sports banquet, Caldwell County could not give Cherryville its best shot. The players from state 4A runnerup South Caldwell did not report to Post 29 Monday night as expected, electing instead to attend the school`s year-ending sports banquet. As a result, Post…

Sports Briefs

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Summer Programs Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is currently taken registration for the following summer programs: summer playground program, tennis clinics, basketball camp, youth soccer clinic and league, swimming lessons, guard start program and lifeguard training. For more information, or to obtain a copy of the Recreation Program Guide, please…

Rebels hand out sports awards

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Seniors Matt Avery and Sara Elmore took home Male and Female Athlete of the Year Sunday afternoon at the West Lincoln Rebels sports awards ceremony. Elmore’s highlight was a basketball game that saw her net 42 points and rip down 15 boards. She was a Southern Piedmont All-Conference performer in…

Farris to be a Bulldog

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Don’t let her small stature, model looks or ever-present smile fool you. Despite possessing those qualities as well as being extremely nice, North Lincoln senior Caroline Farris is a fierce competitor and she wants to beat you. Farris will take that competitive streak to Gardner Webb University, continuing her tennis…

Looking to regroup

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CHERRYVILLE–Cherryville Post 100 had one of those forgettable weekends. Sandwiched between two rainouts at home, Cherryville aborbed an 11-3 loss on the road against Asheville to fall below .500 again in Area Four-Western Division play. Friday night`s non-division home game against the Gaston Braves was suspended by rain in the…

McSwain, Henderson come up big

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CHERRYVILLE–Post 100 coach Bobby Reynolds made what he termed “a bad move” in the fourth inning of Wednesday night`s Area Four-Western Division game against Shelby. He ordered a baserunner to tag up on a fly ball to short center field, and the runner was out by a mile at home…

Seniors reflect on Rebels’ special 2006 season

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From 0-25 to third place in the state. That’s the journey West Lincoln’s eight seniors experienced over the last four years. In that span of time, it goes without saying the Rebels experienced the lowest of lows and nearly the highest of highs. Entering the season, the Rebels had high…

Knights hand out awards

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Kyle Baker and Alyssa Lowe were named Male and Female Athlete of the Year Tuesday night at North Lincoln’s spring sports award banquet Josh Belk was named MVP in varsity baseball, while Alex Loftin garnered the Golden Glove Award. Chris Hogue was chosen as Most Improved and Baker won the…