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Baseball American Legion Pineville 15, Lincoln Co. 13 Pineville Post 337 put up 11 runs in the first five innings and hung on for a 15-13 victory Thursday. Pineville scored three runs in the third and fourth to take a 6-0 lead but Lincoln County answered with six of their…

Sports Briefs

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Pop Warner football The Lincoln County Pirates Pop Warner football and cheerleading teams are having signup’s this year starting Saturday at two locations, Hibbetts Sports in Lincolnton from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and at the American Legion Hall in Maiden from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for interested children…

Stilwell, Knights grow at camp

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PUMPKIN CENTER — The Scott Stilwell era hasn’t officially begun yet but already he, his players and the youth surrounding Pumpkin Center and North Lincoln football is beginning to have a better understanding for one another. “We had a good turnout. I was very happy with our turnout. The kids…

B-ball Camp sees increase

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LINCOLNTON — Perhaps the biggest camp of the summer took place at Lincolnton High School where nearly 65 children enjoyed learning the game of basketball. “This is our second year and we’ve dramatically increased numbers, we have some repeaters from last year and some new (campers),” Lincolnton boys head varsity…

Team camp helps Wolves

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – A couple of days after coming back from its first-ever team camp at Wofford College, the Lincolnton High School Wolves football team showed great intensity, Wolves head varsity football coach Scott Cloninger said. “It was a demanding, working camp. We had to learn a new offense, new…

Girls summer b-ball league begins Monday

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LINCOLNTON — An exciting and new girl’s high school basketball league is coming to Lincolnton. Modeled after the East Lincoln boys varsity basketball team Mustang Challenge, all four Lincoln County girls varsity basketball teams and some other schools, will take part in a girls summer high school basketball league beginning…

Late models race returns to East Lincoln Speedway

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DENVER, N.C. – For the first time in over five years the fan favorite Late Models will return to East Lincoln Speedway this Saturday night June 20th. This will be the opening round of ‘Hot Summer Nights’ and will feature a $10 general admission ticket on Fan Appreciation Night. The…

Weather denies county game

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CHERRYVILLE — Tuesday’s game between American Legion county rivals Cherryville Post 100 and Lincoln County Post 455 were postponed due to weather. Approximately an hour before the game threats of a tornado, hail, strong winds and heavy rain surrounded the area and forced both teams to reschedule. For Post 100…

Tennis camp serves up fun

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LINCOLNTON — Hitting a tennis ball is harder than it looks. Playing it for fun is one thing and playing it competitively is another. And that’s just what Lincolnton Tennis Camp Director Chris Hoffman is trying to teach his approximate 25 children as they attend the Lincolnton Parks and Recreation…

Camp could’ve helped me with my golf game

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Summer is a time to relax. It’s a time for parents to get a break from work and kids a vacation from school. But a lot of parents and children don’t realize they could be spending their time honing their skills in an activity or sport they love and hope…