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Mustangs triumph despite odds

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After winning the Southern Piedmont Conference last year and earning a share of the conference title this year, East Lincoln head coach Jason Dragoon said he didn’t imagine his team finishing any better than third. “Considering what we had lost from last year’s team and how young we would be…

Rebels rewarded

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Athletes of the Year

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Roadrunners finish second

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The Cherryville Roadrunners USSSA 9-and-under boys traveling baseball team took runners-up in the state championship in Charlotte Sunday. The team was formed in November of 2007 and is comprised of players from Lincoln and Gaston Counties. The Roadrunners are a local USSSA baseball team made up of 9-year-old boys from…

Seventh heaven

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The Cherryville Ironmen won their seventh 1A high school baseball state championship title with a 11-0 mercy rule victory over the Hampstead Topsail Pirates Saturday and a 2-0 victory Friday after beginning the season 1-4. “I was ready for the dog pile,” junior Cory Parks said. “That’s the greatest feeling…

Ironmen blank Topsail for title

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The Cherryville Ironmen swept and shut out the Hampstead Topsail Pirates for their seventh high school 1A state baseball championship title and first since 2001. Cherryville did it using pitching, defense and hitting — something that was their strong suit all season long. The Ironmen finished the season with a…

Mustangs sign for soccer

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East Lincoln men’s soccer former teammates Taylor Morgan and Raven Hasian were more than just teammates, they were also friends. So they each decided to announce their signings together. Morgan decided to sign with Queens University of Charlotte while Hasian plans on attending Methodist University. Taylor said he is going…

Denver Post 455 earns second victory

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Saturday Denver Post 455 American Legion baseball got back into the win column after losing six straight. Denver (2-6) defeated Newell 8-4 behind T.J. Skidmore’s seven innings of four-hit ball in which he gave up only one run. Jessie Guice came in of relief for Skidmore, as he pitched the…

Post 100 moves to 3-0

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Cherryville Post 100 continued to swing the bats well and win in the absence of head coach Bobby Reynolds and several Cherryville High School players as Post 100 defeated rival Denver Post 455 12-5 Thursday night at “The Corral.” Cherryville used a four-run third and ninth inning to propel its…

Custer wins SPC coach of year

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Almost two years ago East Lincoln men’s head track coach Lonnie Custer was coaching by himself. Now after three straight Southern Piedmont Conference championships and three consecutive conference coach of the year awards, Custer finds himself improving his Mustang team each year in and out. “Our program has had a…