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Reynolds leads team past Shelby

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CHERRYVILLE — Drew Reynolds played the role of a utility man, going 4-for-4 at the plate and working three innings of relief on the mound to earn a save for starter Jake Watts as Cherryville American Legion Post 100 defeated Shelby Post 82 handily 20-8 in seven innings. “I thought…

Volleyball camp delivers promise

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Some local rising middle school and high school girls were netting knowledge about volleyball this past week. Lincolnton High School, along with the City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation, put on a youth volleyball camp Wednesday at the Wolves’ high school gym. Butch Richardson, camp director and Lincolnton High School…

League teaches safety

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PUMPKIN CENTER — A lot of parents worry about their kids not getting enough playing time in their respective sport, but one local football league may have the solution to that problem: mandatory playing time. Yes, I said mandatory playing time. Pop Warner football, the nation’s largest and oldest football…

Pitching power

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2008 West Lincoln Optimist Angels

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2008 West Lincoln Optimist Ponytails

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2008 West Lincoln Optimist Belles

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Cherryville wins series, advances to semifinals

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FOREST CITY—After Rutherford County banged out 41 hits in three games, Cherryville needed someone to stop the hemorrhaging Thursday night in Game 4 of the Area 4 American Legion quarterfinals. Seth Freeman did that and more. In his first pitching appearance of the series, Freeman restored some integrity to Post…

Rutherford Post 423 gets revenge

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After losing a 9-1 lead Tuesday and eventually losing 11-10, Rutherford reaked its revenged Wednesday at John L. Buck Fraley Field in Cherryville by defeating Post 100 14-4 in seven innings. “Last night [Tuesday] feels even better tonight [Wednesday]. They came out and swung the bats,” Cherryville American Legion Post…

Blue Devils make an impact

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Eighty-three kids got a National Football League rookie-like experience this past week at Maiden High School. Campers’ eyes protruded out of their skulls and their mouths dropped as they entered the Blue Devils locker room, weight room and field entrance before taking the field to learn from Maiden players and…