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Post 100 opens Saturday

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The return of four college-seasoned players and three other veterans bolsters Cherryville Post 100`s hopes for another competitive season in 2006. The American Legion season opens Saturday with Post 100 playing Mocksville and Asheboro in a doubleheader at Mocksville. Game times are 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. After Saturday`s doubleheader,…

Sports Briefs

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Post 455 fundraiser There will be a Post 455 fundraising car wash Saturday at Auto King in Denver. The car wash will start at 8 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. Post 455 opened their season with an 11-4 victory over Burke County Thursday. Will Fox led a 10-hit attack,…

See you in the second round

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On a field more suitable for monster trucks the North Lincoln Lady Knights staged an improbable comeback to advance in the 2A State Softball Playoffs with an 8-3 win. Through the game’s first four innings, West Stanly’s Chelsea Morton had allowed one hit in seeing her team take a 3-0…

Hamilton looks to come away as state champ

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Lincolnton High School junior Charity Hamilton is hungry. After finishing as the 2A state runner-up a year ago in the shot put, Hamilton has her eyes on winning a state championship tomorrow at North Carolina A & T, the site of this year’s 2A State Track Championship. “I think I’ll…

Bethea honored at state

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Senior Kenny Bethea was determined to make his third trip a charm. He did just that. Making his third trip to the state golf championship in as many years, Bethea recorded his best ever finish, by shooting a two-day, two-round four-over par 148 Monday and Tuesday at Keith Hills Country…

Rebels moving on to second round

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Freshman second baseman Ethan Beck fielded a ground ball and threw to first. With that, West Lincoln (21-7) did something it hasn’t done in four years – win a state playoff game. Despite being in hostile territory, the Rebels came away with a hard-fought 5-4 victory over Bandys (15-7) Tuesday…

Reaching the State

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The duo of George Lampron and Daniel Paulk advanced to the 2A State Tennis Championships after finishing fourth in the region in Salisbury Saturday. “Winning the conference tournament last week gave our guys a lot of confidence going into the regionals,” North Lincoln head coach Gary Crouse said. “These are…

Mustangs’ season ends

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Despite outshooting Albemarle 26-6, East Lincoln was unable to capitalize on several excellent scoring opportunities and fell 2-1 in overtime last Saturday. Just before the end of the first half, East Lincoln star striker Jessica Glenn went down with a severe ankle sprain and had to be taken to the…

Keener wins SP tourney

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It was an outstanding run for East Lincoln’s Drew Keener in the Southern Piedmont Conference Tennis Tournament. Keener defeated Lincolnton’s William Avilla in straight sets and West Lincoln’s Noah Lopez in straight sets to reach the finals versus SP Player of the Year Matt Limone from West Lincoln. Keener fashioned…

Sports Briefs

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Softball tourney Hooters of Gastonia/SSO/Rush Energy Drink Softball will have a three-game guaranteed softball tournament for D and E teams this Saturday at Ferguson Park in Gastonia. The entry fee is $155. For more information, please contact Shane Shuford at 704-445-8566. Masters of the Amateurs Tourney The Abernethy Dealerships are…