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Cherryville completes sweep

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The Major League Baseball All-Star Home Run Derby starts tonight, but for the Denver American Legion Post 455 players, some of them had to feel like it started early on Friday, as Post 455 lost 22-5 in seven innings and was swept by Cherryville American Legion Post 100 at the…

Mustangs lose final shootout

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A first, second and third place isn’t too shabby by any standards – especially when it comes to finishing in three summer basketball tournaments. That’s exactly what the East Lincoln Mustangs boys basketball team accomplished over the summer as team members simply set out to better themselves before the regular…

Roseman ropes Micro-Sprint field at East Lincoln Speedway

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STANLEY — Brian Roseman (Conover) was in command most of the way and breezed to a victory in the Keith Hawthorne Ford Tarheel Classic for Micro-Sprints at East Lincoln Speedway Saturday night. The $1,000 triumph was his fifth win of the season. Roseman started from outside the front row, took…

Sports Briefs

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NLHS softball camp North Lincoln High School will be having a softball camp July 14-18 from 9-11 a.m. for rising sixth through ninth-graders. The cost is $50 if paid before the camp and $60 day of camp. Registration forms located at North Lincoln High or online at North Lincoln’s webpage,…

Haynes homers, throws one-hitter

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CHERRYVILLE — Two hits are better than one, and so on and so forth. But one hit was all Denver American Legion Post 455’s baseball team could manage against Cherryville American Legion Post 100 starter Aaron Haynes over eight innings, in a 7-0 loss in Game 2 of a best-of-five…

Camp teaches fun, family atmosphere

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Basketball is a game of five players playing unselfishly to achieve a goal. West Lincoln Lady Rebel head basketball coach Tom Sain likes to think of his team as a family, and that’s exactly how his girls basketball camp was run this weekend. “Our goal is to plant the seed…

Campers learning in leaps

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Volleyball is a game of leaps and bounds. And that’s exactly what East Lincoln head volleyball coach J.T. Spanos wants his campers to learn to do – play at their highest level that is. “We always see improvement and that’s important. I like that they’re listening and trying to do…

37-pound whopper!

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Watts, Post 100 win pitchers duel

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CHERRYVILLE — Jake Watts and the Cherryville Post 100 American Legion baseball team came out on the winning side of 3-1 pitchers duel against rival Denver Post 455 Tuesday at John L. Buck Fraley Field. “It wasn’t one of our vintage outings but we got a good outing from Jake…

Camp teaches hard work

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Sometimes it’s said that players and coaches take sports too seriously, but assistant head basketball coach Chip Ashley doesn’t believe that’s the case at the 13th annual East Lincoln Mustang boys basketball camp. Ashley is hoping that he can show his campers the “fun” in fundamentals as they learn the…