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USSSA baseball An 11-and-under USSSA baseball team will be holding tryouts soon. Call Jason Ellis at (980) 429-0041 for more information. LHS soccer tryouts Tryouts for men interesting in playing soccer for the fall will be August 4-8. The tryouts are from 9-11 a.m. Interested players must attend each day.…

Cherryville ready for tournament

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After capturing back-to-back Area IV titles and its 12th overall, the Cherryville American Legion Post 100 baseball team will look to win the North Carolina state tournament, which begins Tuesday at Sims Legion Park in Gastonia. The double elimination tournament will take place Tuesday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. 9.…

Wolves show promise

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North Carolina defending 2A football state champion head coach Scott Cloninger and his Lincolnton Wolves are going to have a target on their backs this year, but that doesn’t mean teams should count them out. After a 7-on-7 scrimmage against Chase, the Wolves’ defense looked good picking off passes and…

AREA IV CHAMPS, AGAIN!

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PINEVILLE — Coming into Tuesday’s series, Pineville Post 337 had never seen Cory Parks pitch – and probably never expected him to. Parks and his Cherryville Post 100 teammates were crowned Area IV title champions for the second year in a row with a 19-8 win in eight innings over…

Camp helps prepare players

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DENVER — As high school football players are just about ready to put on their pads and practice soon, their fans can’t wait for Friday nights in August. Forty-five children grades third through ninth got the opportunity to learn from East Lincoln High School football players and coaches from Monday…

White leads all the way

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STANLEY, N.C. — Ronnie White (Charlotte) started on the pole and romped to victory in the 20-lap Late Model Modified-Sportsman main event at East Lincoln Speedway tonight. It was the third win of the year for the Monte Carlo driver. White finished two car lengths in front of runner-up Jeff…

Sports Briefs

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LHS mini-camp The Lincolnton High School football team will hold its football mini-camp beginning July 28 through July 30 beginning at 6 p.m. This camp is voluntary for interested players in the ninth through 12th grade. Sports physicals offered Carolinas Medical Center- Lincoln is offering sports physicals Tuesday, July 29…

Cherryville gets back on track

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PINEVILLE — They say that all good things must come to an end. For the Pineville Post 337 American Legion baseball team, it meant giving up its first loss in the playoffs this season, a 19-6 defeat in eight innings at Ardrey Kell High School Sunday. The loss evened the…

Thanks for the memories

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MAIDEN — For many years most people had never heard of Maiden, North Carolina – that is until Tom Brown came along. With his passion for the game of football and his stubborn attitude toward losing, Brown is responsible for putting Maiden on the map as “the biggest little football…

Post 100 advances to Area IV finals

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With a 2-1 series lead over Shelby Post 82, Cherryville American Legion Post 100 head coach Bobby Reynolds went to his ace Jake Watts, who shutdown Shelby 11-1 in eight innings Thursday night at Veteran’s Field at Hoyt S. Keeter Stadium. Watts limited the Shelby batters to one run on…