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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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Sports Briefs

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WL Optimist signups The West Lincoln Optimist Fall baseball/softball and soccer signups are every Monday and Wednesday from 6-7:30p.m. beginning today till August 27. Contact Jeff Adams at (704) 913-3299 for more information. LHS soccer tryouts Tryouts for men interesting in playing soccer for the fall will be August 4-8.…

Local team wins state tourney

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MORGANTON — The Boger City United Methodist Church men’s softball team won the USSSA North Carolina Class D state championship on July 19 in Morganton. The double elimination tournament featured 15 teams from across the state competing at the Catawba Meadows Park. The Boger City UMC team played with poise…

Father, son win bass event

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Night bass fishing had slowed some the past few weeks but was back this last weekend, as Mike Queen and his son, Josh Queen from Lincolnton, won the Friday Night Fishin’ Friends regular weekly tournament last Friday with an impressive five-fish limit catch weighing a total of 14.31 pounds. Trailing…