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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…

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…

Click It or Ticket campaign nabs ’em

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Drivers heading into and out of Lincolnton Wednesday were greeted by flashing lights and a simple request: license and registration. Local law enforcement agencies conducted a traffic checkpoint Wednesday afternoon in conjunction with the statewide “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Officers with the Lincolnton Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s…

Barker’s 3-hitter stymies Post 100

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CHERRYVILLE–Not even the triumphant return of former star Chris Mason could lift Cherryville Post 100 out of its funk. Hours after his selection as the 56th player taken in Major League Baseball’s 2005 draft, Mason made an appearance in the middle innings of Cherryville’s home game Tuesday night against Charlotte.…

Braves beat Denver

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The Gaston Braves rallied for the second time in three nights Tuesday night with a 2-1 victory over Denver. Lenoir-Rhyne baseball signee David Bumgardner and Post 455’s Mitchell Lynch were locked in a pitcher’s duel for most of the game. Through five innings, each pitcher had allowed only one hit…