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Herbert endures loss but clinches playoff spot

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In the first round of eliminations on Sunday, Doug Herbert and the Snap-on team lost to Dave Grubnic at Maple Grove Raceway during the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals. Although disappointed with the loss, Herbert and the team were happy to know they had clinched their spot in the 10-driver field…

White dominates at EL Speedway

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STANLEY, N.C.— Ronnie White (Charlotte) dominated Saturday’s 20-lap Late Model Modified-Sportsman feature at East Lincoln Speedway in commanding fashion. White moved through traffic from his fourth starting position and passed pole sitter Steve Capps for the top spot in the second circuit. From that point on he was in command…

Sports Briefs

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LHS sports tickets Season tickets for all sports at Lincolnton High School are now on sale at two locations, The Drug Store and Kate McCalls. Football season tickets are $25 and all sports passes, which include every home game, are $75. For more information call (704) 735-3089. WLHS golf Any…

COMING THROUGH

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Herbert wants repeat in Reading

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This weekend Doug Herbert and the Snap-on team will travel to Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa., for the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals. Herbert is the defending event champion at Reading where last year he secured a spot in the Countdown to the Championship by earning another Wally for his…

Rebels show promise in scrimmage

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WEST LINCOLN — West Lincoln scrimmaged Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday night and came out with several positive signs, the biggest one being no one was injured during the scrimmage. New West Lincoln head football coach Mark Latham said he was pleased with getting lots of reps and some game film…

Local teams prepare for next season

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MAIDEN — The high school football season is just around the corner, but both Cherryville and Maiden football fans got to see their respective teams bump heads in Tuesday’s scrimmage at Maiden High School. “Overall it’s a scrimmage, and it is what it is,” new Maiden Blue Devil head football…

Golf tournament, charity dinner will benefit BRAKES

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LINCOLNTON — Speedway Children’s Charities will host a charity golf tournament and dinner the week of the NHRA Nationals at zMAX Dragway with proceeds benefiting BRAKES, a non-profit organization founded by NHRA Top Fuel drag racer Doug Herbert in memory of his two sons who were killed in a car…

Sports Briefs

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LHS meeting Lincolnton High School will hold a mandatory sportsmanship meeting for all fall athletes Thursday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Any questions, contact Scott Cloninger at Lincolnton High School or call (704) 735-3089. LHS sports tickets Season tickets for all sports at Lincolnton High School are…

Season ends with bitter defeat

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GASTONIA — The Cherryville American Legion Post 100 baseball team ended its season earlier than it wanted to Saturday after losing 7-4 to Randolph Post 45 in the North Carolina American Legion state baseball championship game. “We had a tremendous season,” Cherryville head coach Bobby Reynolds said. “I have nothing…