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Six local sports legends honored for their achievements By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Johnny Colvard summarized the entire 2014 Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame class in 12 short words. “I have had a great, great career as far as sports goes,” he said. Colvard, along with Sheila Barker, Mike…

Norton, Cardinals end skid, top Carolina Heat

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS The Lincoln County Cardinals needed Justin Norton to come through, and he did. Norton tossed seven solid innings and retired 14 of the last 15 he faced to lead the Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Carolina Heat on Sunday evening. The win snapped a small two-game…

Calendar — 6/23/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Sr. Legion baseball Cherryville at Burke Co., 7 p.m. Lincoln Co. at Alexander Co., 7 p.m. Jr. Legion baseball Lincolnton Post 30 at Shelby, 7 p.m. S. Caldwell B at N. Lincoln…

Six new inductees enter Saturday

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Saturday will be a day to remember for six local sports legends. The Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame will induct its newest class during a ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center. This year’s class includes Sheila Barker, John Colvard,…

Learnin’ the game

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The Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Department held a youth tennis camp recently at Betty G. Ross Park.…

Wilmington rallies past Cherryville

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor SHELBY –– Cherryville Post 100 was one strike away from knocking off the two-time defending American Legion baseball state champion, but Jon Kuebler wasn’t about to go down swinging again. Kuebler, who struck out three times in his first four at-bats, bounced back with a…

Post 30 sweeps South Caldwell

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lane Hoover had four hits, and Frank Hatchett and Adam Campbell combined for a pair of shutouts as Lincolnton Post 30 downed South Caldwell B 5-0 and 4-0 in a Junior American Legion doubleheader at Lincolnton on Wednesday. In Game 1, Hatchett scattered two hits across five innings,…

Calendar — 6/20/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Sr. Legion baseball Gaffney (S.C.) at Cherryville, 7 p.m. Summer league baseball Alexander Central at E. Lincoln, 6 p.m. (DH) Saturday, June 21 Sr. Legion baseball Cherryville at Caldwell Co., 7 p.m.…

Pitchers rule

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Arms dominant in county twinbill By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor PUMPKIN CENTER –– Gabe Ellis picked up where Mitchell Keener left off. The North Lincoln Black right-hander tossed a two-hit gem to come away with a 2-0 win over Lincolnton Post 30 on Monday. It was the second time in…

NL Black splits DH with South Caldwell B

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS North Lincoln Black’s pitching continued to roll in its split of a doubleheader with South Caldwell B on Tuesday. Mitchell Keener gave up one hit and struck out six in three scoreless innings for the win, and Chris Jorgensen allowed a run on two hits and fanned one…