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Youth b-ball league The Lincoln County Family YMCA is currently accepting registration for the 2008 Youth Basketball League. The league is for boys and girls ages 7-15. Registration is June 2-August 2. First practice will be August 11. First games will be August 23. Season ends on October 18. Cost…

Sports Briefs

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Youth b-ball league The Lincoln County Family YMCA is currently accepting registration for the 2008 Youth Basketball League. The league is for boys and girls ages 7-15. Registration is June 2-August 2. First practice will be August 11. First games will be August 23. Season ends on October 18. Cost…

NFL alumni gives back

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Remember when Michael Jordan tried to play baseball? It was both hilarious and sad at the same time. Now picture this. Imagine former Carolina Panthers linebacker Kevin Greene trying to play golf. OK stop laughing, it really did happen. In fact, it happened at Verdict Ridge in Denver over the…

Haynes leads Post 100

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CHERRYVILLE — Cherryville Post 100’s game Sunday against Lake Norman Post 509 was canceled due to rain and was rescheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bandy’s High School. However, Post 100 had no trouble with the rain on Saturday night at Fraley Field. The team merely had to play with…

Denver earns big win

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DENVER — Denver’s Post 455 American Legion baseball team scored a run in every inning and every hitter but two in the starting lineup had a hit as Post 455 defeated Kings Mountain 18-4 in seven innings Friday. “Some of the young players that really struggled the first 10 games…

Herbert mourns loss of friend

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ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. — Tragedy marked Saturday’s qualifying action for the Lucas Oil NHRA SuperNationals in Englishtown, N.J. Scott Kalitta, a long time competitor in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing series, succumbed to injuries sustained in a crash during the fourth funny car qualifying session. Doug Herbert, owner and driver of…

Johnson signs with Chipola Junior College

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Boger City Optimist all-stars finish second

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Duffield learns while teaching

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Literally thousands of miles away from home, Mark Duffield of Chichester, a small town in West Sussex England, said he is living the “American Dream.” Duffield was the Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp coach here in Lincolnton. He coached three different age levels of kids on the world’s fastest growing…

Kids learn how to kick it

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Hide the children. The British are coming! The British are coming! Well, at least to teach soccer. Mark Duffield of Chichester, England, near West Sussex, taught three different age groups of children the world’s fastest growing sport – futbol, or as we call it in America, soccer. Duffield is camp…