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Veteran coach leaving W. Lincoln Mike Harrill, an assistant football coach for the last four seasons at West Lincoln High School, has accepted the position of defensive coordinator at Cherryville. The announcement was made last week at a press conference at Cherryville. Harrill, 49, will join a staff headed by…

Heafner a Texas Ranger

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Jay Heafner thought something was wrong with his vision. The same vision he uses to pick up rotation on a curveball was showing him the Texas Rangers had picked him in the 23rd round in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Wednesday afternoon. But he was not hallucinating, as…

Whiteside lives on through tourney

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Trey Whiteside always had a smile on his face and was always laughing, so it’s likely he was smiling down on his First Annual Trey Whiteside Memorial Golf Tournament held at Lincoln Country Club. A basketball player at North Lincoln, Whiteside was involved in tragic car accident after leaving a…

Braves take two

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BELMONT–Given Cherryville`s current hitting slump, it`s a good thing Thursday night`s doubleheader against the Gaston Braves had no bearing on Post 100`s standing in the Western Division of Area Four. Cherryville dropped a pair of non-division games to the Braves, losing 14-4 in the completion of a suspended game from…

Post 100 disposes of Caldwell Co. 7-1

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CHERRYVILLE–Thanks to a conflict with a high school sports banquet, Caldwell County could not give Cherryville its best shot. The players from state 4A runnerup South Caldwell did not report to Post 29 Monday night as expected, electing instead to attend the school`s year-ending sports banquet. As a result, Post…

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Summer Programs Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is currently taken registration for the following summer programs: summer playground program, tennis clinics, basketball camp, youth soccer clinic and league, swimming lessons, guard start program and lifeguard training. For more information, or to obtain a copy of the Recreation Program Guide, please…

Rebels hand out sports awards

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Seniors Matt Avery and Sara Elmore took home Male and Female Athlete of the Year Sunday afternoon at the West Lincoln Rebels sports awards ceremony. Elmore’s highlight was a basketball game that saw her net 42 points and rip down 15 boards. She was a Southern Piedmont All-Conference performer in…

Mustangs headed to UNC-Pembroke

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(Photo left) Left to right, head coach Neil Hodges and assistant Chip Ashley stand behind Trishtan Johnson as he signed his National Letter of Intent to play for UNC-Pembroke. Johnson is flanked by his parents Charlene and Arthur. (Photo right) Left to right, assistant coach Chip Ashley and Neil Hodges…

Farris to be a Bulldog

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Don’t let her small stature, model looks or ever-present smile fool you. Despite possessing those qualities as well as being extremely nice, North Lincoln senior Caroline Farris is a fierce competitor and she wants to beat you. Farris will take that competitive streak to Gardner Webb University, continuing her tennis…

Looking to regroup

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CHERRYVILLE–Cherryville Post 100 had one of those forgettable weekends. Sandwiched between two rainouts at home, Cherryville aborbed an 11-3 loss on the road against Asheville to fall below .500 again in Area Four-Western Division play. Friday night`s non-division home game against the Gaston Braves was suspended by rain in the…