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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…

Record crowds watches Smith win

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DENVER— In front of a record crowd at East Lincoln Speedway, Buddy Smith showed his veteran savvy by scoring the $1,000 win in the GM Performance Late Model Special Saturday night. Forest Acres, SC’s Jordan Anderson jumped out to the early lead with Smith in tow. On lap two Anderson…

West Lincoln Optimist Dixie Darlings are District Champs

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Summer Shootout I starts today

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DENVER — The East Lincoln boys varsity basketball team are continuing their annual Mustangs Summer Shootout. The Mustang Summer Shootout I will begin today and Thursday as eight teams will play in a friendly tune-up tournament before the regular high school basketball season begins in the fall. East Burke will…

County baseball players honored

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LINCOLN COUNTY — Baseball is strong in Lincoln County as evident by last year’s baseball season. Two teams made the playoffs and shared a close race for the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference title. Both East and West Lincoln got off to a great 11-0 start then met each other in…

Wrestling grabs attention

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LINCOLNTON — A wrestling camp was offered in Lincolnton from Monday to Wednesday for what was believed to be the first time as 16 campers took part in learning the fundamentals of a strong sport in Lincoln County. “This is our first year and I don’t know because I grew…

East girls bring home gold

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It’s amazing what a year can do for a team. Last year the North Carolina West All-State girls soccer team finished last, but with the help of East Lincoln girls head varsity coach Jason Dragoon, Rebekka Glass and Kasi Benskin, the West took home the gold this year. Dragoon had…

Richardson resigns as Lady Wolves coach

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LINCOLNTON — He’s been the face of Lincolnton High School volleyball for 29 years, coached nearly 600 varsity and 200 junior varsity matches, won three conference championships, earned three Coach of the Year honors. But after a long haul it’s finally time to take the net down. Butch Richardson is…

West Lincoln All-Star Optimist win tournament

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