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Cross country practice opens Aug. 9 at West Lincoln West Lincoln High School boys and girls cross country practice will open Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 8:30 a.m. at the high school. All prospective runners should have a current physical exam prior to practice. Contact coach Jim Harkey at 704-538-8787 with…

Third place in the state

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Staying Alive
Post 100 advances in loser`s bracket of Jr. Legion tourney

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Cherryville Post 100 stayed alive in the N.C. State American Legion Junior tournament Sunday at the Catawba County Fairgrounds in Hickory. Cherryville advanced in the loser’s bracket with a 12-1 victory over Rowan County but will have to win twice today to reach the championship round on Tuesday against South…

Tennis Anyone?

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Above, Gabby Godfrey (left) and Taylor Houk both vie for a tennis ball at a summer tennis day camp at Betty G. Ross Park. Below, Elizabeth Sisk shuts her eyes as she smacks a forehand return. Former Lincolnton High School tennis coach Chris Hoffman was the instructor for the camp.…

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UMCA sponsors dodge ball tourney The Lincoln County Family YMCA Co-ed Dodge Ball Tournament is set for Aug. 27 starting at 10:30 a.m. Registration will run through Aug. 22 with a $100 entry fee per team. Each team must have a 10-player roster with at least two female players. To…

Southern man

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Burgin, Weaver pace Post 455

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Colby Burgin and Dustin Weaver emerged as the offensive leaders for the Denver Post 455 Legion team in the final team statistics released by coach Bruce Bolick. Burgin, a former Lincolnton High School standout, led Post 455 in batting average (.393) and hits (33) and was second on the club…

Seven of eight teams finalized for state Legion tournament

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The field is nearly set for the N.C. State Legion baseball tournament July 29 through Aug. 2 at Cherryville’s Fraley Field. Seven of the eight teams have qualified either by reaching an area championship series or by earning an automatic bid. The only slot to be filled is that of…

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WL Optimist hold registration for fall sports The West Lincoln Optimist Club has announced its sign-up dates for fall youth sports. The sports are football, grades second through seventh; fall baseball and softball, K-12; and soccer, ages 4-14. Registration will be held at the West Lincoln Optimist Park Monday, Tuesday,…

WL team ousted in state

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The West Lincoln Belles saw their bid for a state softball title fall short with a semifinal loss in the N.C. State Dixie Youth Softball tournament at Shallotte. The Belles, playing in the 13-15 year-old division, finished 2-2 for the tournament Tuesday after a 9-4 loss to Brunswick in an…