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2008 West Lincoln Optimist Belles

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Cherryville wins series, advances to semifinals

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FOREST CITY—After Rutherford County banged out 41 hits in three games, Cherryville needed someone to stop the hemorrhaging Thursday night in Game 4 of the Area 4 American Legion quarterfinals. Seth Freeman did that and more. In his first pitching appearance of the series, Freeman restored some integrity to Post…

Rutherford Post 423 gets revenge

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After losing a 9-1 lead Tuesday and eventually losing 11-10, Rutherford reaked its revenged Wednesday at John L. Buck Fraley Field in Cherryville by defeating Post 100 14-4 in seven innings. “Last night [Tuesday] feels even better tonight [Wednesday]. They came out and swung the bats,” Cherryville American Legion Post…

Blue Devils make an impact

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Eighty-three kids got a National Football League rookie-like experience this past week at Maiden High School. Campers’ eyes protruded out of their skulls and their mouths dropped as they entered the Blue Devils locker room, weight room and field entrance before taking the field to learn from Maiden players and…

Reynolds saves the day

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RUTHERFORDTON— Drew Reynolds picked the perfect time to play the game of his life. Reynolds, the son of Cherryville Post 100 head coach Bobby Reynolds, saved Cherryville from what looked like certain defeat Tuesday night in Game 2 of an Area IV American Legion quarterfinal playoff series against Rutherford County.…

Campers and players learn from one another

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Baseball isn’t the only sport taking place this summer as the future queens of the diamond are learning the fundamentals of softball at the North Lincoln High School softball camp this week. “We want them to learn the basics. Some girls play Optimist or travel ball and some do not,”…

Cherryville squeaks by

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The first game between Rutherford County Post 423 and Cherryville American Legion Post 100 started much like its first series against Denver — it was filled with good pitching, low scoring and good defense. Cherryville came out on top with a 3-1 win Monday at home as they earned a…

Cheerleading duo makes history

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Sports Briefs

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NLHS sports meeting There will be a fall sportsmanship meeting 7 p.m. July 31 in the main gym for all persons interested in participating in fall sports. This meeting is mandatory for all athletes who wish to participate in fall sports. Those who attended the meeting should bring at least…

Fox and Wingate win team bass event

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The Friday Night Fishin’ Friends group bass tournament on Lake Norman witnessed a continuation of good limit catches. Winning the event last Friday with a total weight of 13.42 pounds was Michael Fox and his partner Rick Wingate both from Statesville. In second was the team of Scott Beatty and…