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NL women’s tennis Any young lady interested in playing tennis for the North Lincoln Lady Knights can pick up a hit-around schedule in the school’s main office. Recreation programs Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is currently taken registration for the following Summer programs: summer playground program, tennis clinic, basketball camp,…

No. 5 for Kuntz

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STANLEY–Jamie Kuntz (Concord) collected his fifth win of the season in I.M.C.A. Modified competition at East Lincoln Speedway last Saturday night. Starting fourth, Kuntz inherited the lead on lap two when pole sitter Tom Kinney (Vale) experienced mechanical problems requiring an unplanned pit stop. Once out front Kuntz was never…

Mitile in at East

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East Lincoln Principal Todd Black knew exactly what qualities he was looking for to fill the Mustangs’ baseball head coaching vacancy. Chris Mitile, who played four years of college baseball at Concord College, embodied all of them. “We were obviously looking for somebody that had the coaching philosophy that feels…

Denver drops 2

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Pineville surged out to a 10-0 lead in the first two innings. Post 455 rallied, scoring eight unanswered runs, before succumbing 18-8 Saturday night at Brookins’ Memorial Field. Aaron Bray, an UNC-Charlotte signee, went 4-for-5 and pitched the final two innings in scoreless relief. Pineville’s first baseman Ryan Morris also…

Gaston Lincoln Club host tourney

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Left, Rich Cherry watches his drive Friday as part of the Western Carolina Golf Tournament at Lincoln Country Club. Right, Shane Beal tees off during the tournament, which has raised over $10,000 in the past eight years. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Post 100 snaps five-game skid

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CHERRYVILLE–Cherryville and Denver were two teams badly in need of a win going into Sunday night`s Area Four-Eastern Division American Legion matchup. Denver had lost five division games in a row after a 3-0 start, and Cherryville was likewise in a five-game tailspin that included four division losses. The largest…

Sports Briefs

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Recreation programs Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is currently taken registration for the following Summer programs: summer playground program, tennis clinic, basketball camp, cheerleading clinics, fast-pitch softball clinics, youth soccer clinics and league, swimming lessons, guard start program and lifeguard training. For more information, please contact the recreation office at…

Heafner undrafted, continues dream

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Fifty rounds of the Major League Baseball draft went by and Jay Heafner’s name was never called. Heafner, who was projected as a second baseman , heard mixed reviews. “It’s hard to explain because some people said, yeah I would and some said probably not. It’s something that I’ve wanted…

Legends come to Lincolnton

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The messages uttered by members of 2XSalt Ministries present in Lincoln Charter School’s gym on Thursday were heeded by those in attendance. Listen to your parents, work hard in school, be a good teammate, don’t let your basketball collect dust. But the biggest message they brought to the kids was…

Post 100 falls in 12

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CHARLOTTE–Slumping Cherryville Post 100 dropped its fourth straight Thursday night at South Mecklenburg, falling 4-3 to Pineville in 12 innings. Pineville loaded the bases in the 12th and scored the winning run on an infield grounder. After a 5-1 start, Post 100 has plummeted to 1-3 in the Eastern Division…