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Kids learn how to kick it

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Hide the children. The British are coming! The British are coming! Well, at least to teach soccer. Mark Duffield of Chichester, England, near West Sussex, taught three different age groups of children the world’s fastest growing sport – futbol, or as we call it in America, soccer. Duffield is camp…

Knights teach football

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As young children, we watched athletes whom we wanted to grow up like and in whose footsteps we one day hoped to follow. A number of children ages 6-10 got to experience that same feeling at the fourth annual North Lincoln High School Knights Youth Football Camp. “We understand that…

Cherryville wins close games

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The Cherryville Post 100 American legion baseball team won its second consecutive game by one-run as it defeated Rutherford County on the road 7-6 Thursday night. Jake Watts had a big two-run homer, his eighth of the year and Al Benson led Post 100 with two hits offensively as Cherryville…

Sports Briefs

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Youth b-ball league The Lincoln County Family YMCA is currently accepting registration for the 2008 Youth Basketball League. The league is for boys and girls ages 7-15. Registration is June 2-August 2. First practice will be August 11. First games will be August 23. Season ends on October 18. Cost…

Boger City Red Sox finish first

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Queen is no joker

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CORNELIUS, N.C. – The home-state team finished 1, 2 and 3 at The Bass Federation Southern Divisional on North Carolina’s Lake Norman, as day-two leader Joshua Queen of Lincolnton, N.C., took the top spot with a three-day catch of 32 pounds, 10 ounces. That put him in front of No.…

Herbert wants to win one ‘For His Boys’

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ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. —When asked about his years of racing at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Doug Herbert, owner and driver of the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster, first mentions his son James. “Every time we came to Old Bridge,” said Herbert, “James wanted to go to the motocross track. He competed…

Mustangs push basketball even during summer

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Usually summer is a time for baseball, hot dogs and beer. That is certainly not the case in Denver, as the East Lincoln Mustang basketball team is involved with a summer basketball league designed to give players an opportunity to improve. “What we’re trying to do here is give [the…

Sports Briefs

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Youth bball camp The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation and the Lincolnton High School Athletic Department is now taking registration for a Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls grades The camp is for children grades 2 – 8 will be held Monday – Thursday, June 16 – 19…

Summer camp teaches more than b-ball

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Having little fundamental basketball skills but tons of speed, I made the C-team in middle school when I was younger. I could’ve benefited from programs like the Summer Basketball Camp put on by the City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department. Some unmentionable years later, I had that opportunity and…