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Local brothers win big

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Two brothers in Lincoln County are slowly making a name for themselves in the sport of racing. Just like Kyle and Kurt Busch, Zach and Nick Stroupe have certainly made a name for themselves lately in the racing world, as both seem to keep winning at the next level. Fifteen-year-old…

Post 100 powers past Charlotte

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CHERRYVILLE — Cherryville American Legion Post 100 put up 14 runs in back-to-back games as they defeated Hendersonville 14-3 on Thursday and defeated Charlotte Post 262 Sunday night at home 14-4 in a seven inning non-conference match up. Post 100 put on a power display as they belted five home…

Denver drops two over the weekend

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Pineville Post 337 defeated Denver Post 455 Saturday night at Pineville 12-3. Post 337 took an early 5-0 lead after four innings but Denver (2-9, 1-6) rallied with three in the top of the fifth. Post 455 used five consecutive hits off All-State and Charlotte 4A Player of the Year…

North Lincoln Athletes

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Herbert sails past 500th NHRA elimination round

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JOLIET, Ill. — Doug Herbert, owner and driver of the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster, advanced to the semifinals of the Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals. Herbert scored a win in his 500th NHRA elimination round as he piloted past J.R. Todd. The Top Fuel driver with the quickest…

Sports Briefs

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Pittsburgh Pirates tryout The Pittsburgh Pirates will conduct a tryout camp at L.P. Frans Stadium (2500 Clement Blvd. NW) in Hickory, today. The tryout is open to amateur players ages 16 to 24. Players need only to bring their gloves, cleats and catcher’s equipment, if applicable. Registration will begin at…

Cherryville Post 100 continues win streak

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CHERRYVILLE — Even hard-to-please coach Bobby Reynolds is impressed with Cherryville Post 100’s fast start. “Obviously, it is a great start,” Reynolds said after Cherryville ran its season record to 8-0 (5-0 Western Division-Area Four) Thursday night with a 14-3 win over Henderson County. “We have a lot of kids…

Denver falls to last place

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American Legion baseball team Gastonia Post 23 defeated Denver Post 455 Wednesday 12-6 at ‘The Corral’ pushing Denver to last place in the Area IV Eastern Division standings. “They out-hustled us, out-played us and particularly out-hustled us,” Denver Post 455 head coach Bruce Bolick said. Post 23 (2-3, 3-6) lashed…

Co-ed flag football coming this fall

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Children who didn’t quite excel or like football for one reason or another will have their shot at a different type of football this fall. The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation is announcing it will have a youth co-ed flag football program in place by September, Lincolnton Parks and…

Brian Brown replaces father

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MAIDEN — For Maiden High School, an upcoming change could be good or bad. On Wednesday, the Blue Devils held a press conference at the school to announce that former offensive coordinator Brian Brown would be the school’s head football coach for next season. “We’re very proud of Brian. Brian’s…