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Wolves Mini-Camp The Lincolnton High School football team will have a 3-day mini camp beginning today through Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at the high school for any persons interested in trying out for the team. EL Optimist Baseball The East Lincoln Optimist Club will is having baseball sign-ups at the club…

Experience will help Post 100

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GREENVILLE, N.C. — They’ve set a record by becoming one of two teams to make six state tournament appearances in the 10-year history of the event, but will once again look at getting to the North Carolina American Legion baseball state tournament finals. The Cherryville Post 100 baseball team’s experience…

Cloninger takes lesson from All-Star loss

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GREENSBORO — His team may not have won the game or scored but Lincolnton High School head football coach Scott Cloninger said he was not disappointed with his West All-Star Football team’s 6-0 defeat Wednesday at the 2009 East-West All-Star Football game at Jamieson Stadium at Grimsley High School. “It’s…

Jr. Club champions full of surprises

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LINCOLNTON — Who will be the next Tiger Woods? That question wasn’t totally answered Wednesday, but a local country club championship did shed some light on the up-and-coming young golfers of tomorrow in the Lincoln County area. Seventeen local competitors battled it out in the Lincoln Country Club Junior Club…

Dave Despain gets dirty at East Lincoln Speedway

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DENVER — These days, you won’t find Ray Evernham on a pit box or walking the NASCAR Sprint Cup garage. Instead, most Saturdays you can find him running the show at East Lincoln Speedway, the 3/8 mile dirt track he owns in Stanley, NC. On this Sunday’s, “Wind Tunnel with…

Hoover, Scott compete well in Pitch, Hit & Run

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Pop Warner Sign-ups Lincoln County Pirates Pop Warner football and cheerleading signups Saturday at Hibbetts Sports in Lincolnton from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Signups will be Saturday at the new Wal-Mart in Denver from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ages 5-13. Cost is $55. Contact Marty Houser at (704)…

Sports Roundup

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Basketball Former East Lincoln standout Keith Rendleman scored 14 points as he aided the West in setting a scoring record in a 124-92 win in the East-West All-Star boys’ basketball game Monday at the Greensboro Coliseum. Rendleman, the 2009 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference player of the year and a UNC…

West Lincoln Dixie Darlings win state tournament

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Cherryville Sign-ups There will be sign-ups for Cherryville’s Pop Warner football and cheerleading for ages 5-12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday at Aaron Moss Park (located behind cemetery). Mini camp and the last sign-up date will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. August 1st at Cherryville High…