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Indians scalp Rebels

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West Lincoln opened its season Friday night on the road at St. Stephens high school. The Rebels won the toss and that was about all that went right for them in the first half of the game. St. Stephens took the opening possession and drove 48 yards in 11 plays…

Wolves crush the Cavs

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For three quarters of play Friday night, the Lincolnton Wolves dominated the Cavaliers of East Rutherford in all three areas of the game. The starters on offense, defense and special teams played very well in overwhelming temperatures in Forest City en route to a 50-39 opening season win. Quarterback Adam…

Wildcats take opener

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The North Lincoln Knights fell to Lake Norman in both team’s season opener, 28-13. North Lincoln actually led the Wildcats 13-7 at the half, but the Zach Connell to Tyler McRorie proved to be too much in the second stanza. Connell hooked up with McRorie for a 12-yard score before…

Making a statement!

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On Wednesday at an American Legion banquet, Post 100 lost a coin toss to determine if it would be the home team against host Albany, Georgia Thursday. If Cherryville’s players keep playing the way they did versus the three-time defending state champion from Georgia, that may be the only loss…

Wilson’s time to shine?

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The rivalry behind the title

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The Caldwell County vs Cherryville rivalry in American Legion Baseball has always been one of the most intense rivalries in all of sports for its size. But lately, I just wonder if anyone is seeing things the way that I have. The games between the two perennial powers this season…

Opening with host Albany

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North Carolina champion Cherryville (40-8) will open the Southeast Regional Legion tournament in Albany, Ga., on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against Albany, the host team. The eight-team, double-elimination tournament runs through Monday, and the champion will move on to the American Legion World Series in Bartlesville, Okla. Even though Albany…

Taking time out for the Fans

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Sport Briefs

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Lincolnton Optimist Lincolnton Optimist is currently hosting its fall sign-ups through Sept. 1. The soccer sign-ups are for kids ages 4-13, while the baseball/softball sign-ups are for kids ages 4-12. The sign-ups will be held at Kate McCall on 317 E. Pine Street Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and…

Post 100 wins state crown

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GARNER–Cherryville Post 100 players stormed the field after Chris Henderson struck out the last batter and hoisted the pitcher on their shoulders for a victory ride. The sight of Henderson waving in triumph to his fans was the defining moment in Cherryville`s 6-1 win over Wayne County in Sunday`s N.C.…