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WL Optimist football The West Lincoln Optimist football team is signing up 7-12-year-olds beginning today, Wednesday July 14, July 16 and July 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. weekdays & 9 a.m.- Noon Saturday, July 26th The cost is $50. The West Lincoln Optimist Football Camp will be today and July 14…

Watts, Post 100 win pitchers duel

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CHERRYVILLE — Jake Watts and the Cherryville Post 100 American Legion baseball team came out on the winning side of 3-1 pitchers duel against rival Denver Post 455 Tuesday at John L. Buck Fraley Field. “It wasn’t one of our vintage outings but we got a good outing from Jake…

Camp teaches hard work

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Sometimes it’s said that players and coaches take sports too seriously, but assistant head basketball coach Chip Ashley doesn’t believe that’s the case at the 13th annual East Lincoln Mustang boys basketball camp. Ashley is hoping that he can show his campers the “fun” in fundamentals as they learn the…

East Coast Champs

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Rivals collide in Legion playoffs

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HICKORY — Even though Cherryville and Denver have met twice this season in American Legion baseball, Post 100 coach Bobby Reynolds has yet to see Post 455 play. But that will all change Tuesday night when Cherryville opens the Area IV playoffs by hosting Denver in game one of a…

Shelby 10, Denver 4

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SHELBY — Shelby Post 82 had two big innings against the Denver Post 455 American Legion baseball team in its 10-4 victory Saturday. Post 82 got on the board first with five runs in the second on four hits, a walk and an error. However, Denver (5-19, 4-12) responded with…

Sports Briefs

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WL Optimist football The West Lincoln Optimist football team is signing up 7-12-year-olds beginning today, Wednesday July 14, July 16 and July 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. weekdays & 9 a.m.- Noon Saturday, July 26th The cost is $50. The West Lincoln Optimist Football Camp will be today and July 14…

Cherryville sweeps Caldwell

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GRANITE FALLS — Cherryville American Legion Post 100 hung on to defeat Caldwell County Post 29 5-4 Thursday night at M.S Deal Stadium and complete a two game home and away sweep of their rival. With one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and runners at first and…

Post 100 defeats Caldwell for first

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CHERRYVILLE — University of North Carolina senior Chad Flack threw out the first pitch Wednesday at Cherryville’s Fraley Field as Aaron Haynes was on the receiving end of the toss. Perhaps the hot-hitting hand of Flack rubbed off from one catcher to another. After all, Haynes finished the night 3-for-4…

Denver suffers another late loss

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Charlotte Post 262 shortstop James Cerbie, a Davidson college baseball signee, had a good night offensively against Denver Post 455 Thursday. Cerbie went 3-for-5 with two home runs. He hit a two-run homer in the first and later added a three-run blast in the seventh to collect five RBI on…