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Same team, new faces for Denver

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Denver Post 455 will look to rebuild this season after finishing its best eve in 2007, losing in the semi-final round to rival Caldwell County three games to none. A series win would have put Denver in the state championship. Heavy losses from last year’s squad include five-year player short…

Quesada signs school’s first soccer scholarship in history

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Senior Angelo Quesada could be putting Lincolnton High School soccer on the map for years to come. The former Wolves team captain became the first student-athlete in Lincolnton’s school history to sign a soccer scholarship. The men’s program is currently going into it’s seventh year of existence. Quesada will attend…

Seniors grow during learning experience last season at LHS

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Seniors Brandon Locklin and Nate Wright didn’t get the season they wanted this year, but both said they learned a valuable lesson in terms of life. “Hard knocks — I learned about hard knocks my first year, and the whole thing was a good learning experience to have,” Lincolnton senior…

Post 100 earns win

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CHERRYVILLE — Nate Wright hit a two-run home run and Trey Drewery won his first Legion pitching start as Cherryville Post 100 beat Hickory 12-2 Sunday night in its home opener. Wright`s two-run shot in the sixth inning gave Cherryville a 10-run lead, and Hickory failed to score in the…

Iromen in 1A baseball state finals

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The team that started the season 1-4 will play for a state championship. Cherryville, which has won 22 of its last 25 games, will face Topsail in the best-of-three 1A state championship series that has yet to be scheduled. To earn their first trip to the championship series since 2001,…

Denver Post 455 loses in extra innings

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Steve Dyson of Burke County Post 21 led Post 21 to an 11-8 win over Denver Post 455 (1-4) Sunday as the team has now lost three straight this season. Dyson led his team in hitting as he went 4-for-5 with two RBI. Denver’s Tripp Miller led Post 455 with…

Lincolnton Spring Sports Banquet

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Denver Post 455 suffers first loss

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Lake Norman Post 509 jumped out to an early 8-2 lead against Denver Post 455 American Legion baseball Thursday and went on to defeat Denver 17-7 in seven innings. Lake Norman added a nine spot on the board in the sixth inning completing the 10-run rule. Denver (1-1) scored two…

Ironmen take Game 1

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CHERRYVILLE—Cherryville held serve at home in game one of the class 1A Western Regional championship baseball series Tuesday night at Fraley Field. The Ironmen (21-7) turned the series opener into a one-sided affair with a five-run fifth and ended it in the sixth on Tyler Buff’s two-run home run, closing…

McCray leaves trail of leadership

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Track and field is both an individual and team sport, but for East Lincoln Mustang Josh McCray it was a valuable life lesson learned both on, and off the track. “Track is an individual sport and it’s a different kind of motivation because you don’t have anybody to fall back…