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Benefield, DaCanal lead way Monday

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CHERRYVILLE — Cherryville Post 100 avoided its recent woes, snapping a three-game losing streak as they defeated Gastonia 11-4 on Monday at Cherryville’s Fraley Field. The win set the tone for the series as Cherryville’s pitching was impressive. Cherryville took a 1-0 lead in the best of 3-out-of-5 series in…

Procita leads LHS future

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LINCOLNTON — With the resignation of former Lincolnton Lady Wolves Butch Richardson, the team will look to turn the pages into the next chapter of its storybook with Holly Procita as its leader. “I think it’s going to be a little harder for other people (not to see former Lady…

Sports Briefs

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Paul Knight Baseball Camp Lenior-Rhyne University head baseball coach Paul Knight will be having a hitting, pitchers and catchers and defensive specialty camp from now until July 2. The Pitchers/Catchers Camp will go from now until July 1 from 12:45 p.m. until 3 p.m. for ages 9-17. The cost is…

Post 100 can sweep series tonight

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GASTONIA — Korey Martin and Jake Watts each went 3-for-5 each as Post 100 pounded out 14 hits in a 7-6 win in Game 2 of the best 3-out-of-5 series Tuesday night at Sims Park in Gastonia. Cherryville took an early lead on a run-scoring double off the bat of…

Shelby splits title with Post 100

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SHELBY — Kyle Kendrick belted a two-out home run over the leftfield fence in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night to give Shelby Post 82 a thrilling 5-4 win over rival Cherryville at Veterans Field in Shelby. The Post 82 catcher’s homerun, his third of the season, not…

State tourney bound

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Sports Briefs

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First Baptist Church The First Baptist Church in Lincolnton is offering a Summer Basketball Camp today through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until Noon. The cost is $50. Call (704) 732-1101 for more information. West Lincoln B-ball Camp West Lincoln High School is having a 2009 Girls Basketball Camp hosted by…

B-ball camp brings unity

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DENVER — As the East Lincoln girls basketball camp began this Monday it was a new dawn in the Lady Mustangs era. Campers, players and coaches were all in attendance to become better acquainted with one another. The Lady Mustangs players turned to see a new head coach, Franklin Lowery.…

Post 423 pounds Post 100

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CHERRYVILLE — Rutherford County Post 423 pounded out 18 hits in a 19-9 drubbing of first place Post 100 Thursday night at Fraley Field in Cherryville. Will Thompson went 4-for-5 at the plate with three doubles and a homerun as Post 423 improved their record to 10-5 in the Area…

Post 455 gambles with their future, loses 7-1

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DENVER — Will Gamble held the Lincoln County Cardinals offense in check allowing one run on nine hits as he threw a 7-1 complete game win for Monroe. Monroe struck early and never looked back thanks to the early run support and the pitching prowess of Gamble who struck out…