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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…

Merrikan’s homer lifts Caldwell Co.

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Sometimes the baseball gods can be cruel and for the contingency of Post 455 fans who made the trip to Granite Falls Tuesday night. Not even a week after Greyson Schram hit a walk-off grand slam to beat Charlotte Post 262, this time Denver was on the other end of…

Sports Briefs

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WL Optimist sign-ups West Lincoln Optimist will hold its sign-ups for football, baseball and softball through Aug. 1. The sign-ups will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Optimist Clubhouse. For more information, please contact Jeff Adams at (704) 913-3299. Stingray tryouts The USSSA…

Post 100 finishes off Shelby

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SHELBY–A designated hitter as a high school senior at Burns, Phillip Russ figured he would fill the same role this summer for Cherryville Post 100. But coach Bobby Reynolds had other ideas. Reynolds turned the former Burns offensive lineman into a pitcher, and Saturday night Russ came through in a…

Denver takes series 3-1, now in semis

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Thanks in large part to the trio of Greyson Schram, Aaron Dishman and Trent Hopkins, Denver Post 455 finished off Charlotte Post 262 at home Saturday night, 12-6. Schram, Dishman and Hopkins all went 3-for-4 at the plate. Schram, who has been torrid at the plate, hit his second homer…

Norman takes title

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