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Pitt Co. completes state quest

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Timely hitting, spectacular defense and solid pitching. Those were the ingredients Pitt County used to wrap up the 2005 American Legion baseball championship Wednesday night at Cherryville`s Fraley Field. The Area One champions won the tournament the hard way, winning five straight games out of the loser`s bracket, four of…

Bike for Like

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Football begins in Lincoln County

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Three—that’s the number of new football coaches in Lincoln County, as practice opened on Monday. While three maybe an interesting number to county football fans. One also has made a name of itself. One represents the 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference, the new conference Lincolnton, West Lincoln, East Lincoln and North…

Would-be senior headed to Iraq

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Second baseman Matthew Craig set many records at Limestone College, with a promising return next season. Instead, Craig will sit this season out and trade his baseball uniform for army fatigues. “It was something I always wanted to do since I was little,” Craig said of signing up for the…

Such good sports

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Going down swinging

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CHERRYVILLE–Only one of the favorites is still standing in the 2005 N.C. American Legion Baseball Tournament. Pitt County survived a late-inning rally by host Cherryville and dismantled a lifeless Eastern Randolph team in two loser’s bracket games Tuesday at Fraley Field. The pair of wins sends the Area One champions…

Sports Briefs

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“Teens Bike for Life” Charity Ride 20 teenage cyclists, all representatives of the Carolina Pathfinder clubs, will ride through downtown Lincolnton between 3-3:30 p.m. as they continue their 420 mile trek through central North Carolina. The club raises public awareness and funds for different community services each year. This year’s…

Littlejohn takes first

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Post 100 ousts Caldwell County

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CHERRYVILLE–The ghosts of Fraley Field haunted Caldwell County once again. In another dramatic chapter of the Cherryville-Caldwell County American Legion baseball rivalry, Cherryville rallied from a 7-0 deficit to win 11-8 Sunday and stay alive in the 2005 American Legion State Tournament. The stunning loss ended the season of Caldwell…

Sports Briefs

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NL Sports Boosters North Lincoln Sports Boosters will hold a meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the seminar room at the high school. Parents of freshmen athletes are encouraged to attend. Lincolnton football practice starts Aug. 1 Football practice at Lincolnton High School opens Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. Proof…