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Post 100 off to hot start

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CHERRYVILLE — Cherryville Post 100 got off to a flying start in the opening weekend of the 2006 American Legion baseball season. Post 100 swept a doubleheader Saturday at Mocksville and dispatched Kings Mountain Sunday night in seven innings in its Fraley Field opener. The 3-0 weekend generated eight home…

Denver hosts Lake Norman

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Denver Post 455 went 2-1 on the weekend after beating Lake Norman and splitting a double-header with Mooresville on Sunday. Friday, Lake Norman’s southpaw Brandon Williams exited in the seventh with his team ahead 6-4 before watching Denver (3-1) rally for seven runs in the seventh on its way to…

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…

Knights end season

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West Henderson ended North Lincoln’s season 6-4 Tuesday night. With two men on for West, a walk loaded the bases in the bottom of the third with the Knights up 3-0. After cutting the lead to 3-1, a two-RBI single by Grant tied the game. On the play, Grant attempted…

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…

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…