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Third place in the state

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Post 100 B team falls short

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Cherryville was eliminated Monday in the state Junior Legion baseball tournament at Hickory. Pitt County rallied for a 9-8 victory in the loser’s bracket semifinal to end Post 100’s season with a 19-12 record. Cherryville had taken an 8-6 lead in the top of the sixth inning on a three-run…

Tournament Time

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Pitt County and Caldwell County are the teams to beat. Cherryville has its rich tradition, the home-field advantage and the ghosts of Fraley Field. Lexington is in the Legion spotlight for the first time since 1948. Eastern Randolph returns to a ballpark that holds disappointing memories. Shelby has home run…

Sports Briefs

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Cross country practice opens Aug. 9 at West Lincoln West Lincoln High School boys and girls cross country practice will open Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 8:30 a.m. at the high school. All prospective runners should have a current physical exam prior to practice. Contact coach Jim Harkey at 704-538-8787 with…

Staying Alive
Post 100 advances in loser`s bracket of Jr. Legion tourney

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Cherryville Post 100 stayed alive in the N.C. State American Legion Junior tournament Sunday at the Catawba County Fairgrounds in Hickory. Cherryville advanced in the loser’s bracket with a 12-1 victory over Rowan County but will have to win twice today to reach the championship round on Tuesday against South…

Tennis Anyone?

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Above, Gabby Godfrey (left) and Taylor Houk both vie for a tennis ball at a summer tennis day camp at Betty G. Ross Park. Below, Elizabeth Sisk shuts her eyes as she smacks a forehand return. Former Lincolnton High School tennis coach Chris Hoffman was the instructor for the camp.…

Sports Briefs

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UMCA sponsors dodge ball tourney The Lincoln County Family YMCA Co-ed Dodge Ball Tournament is set for Aug. 27 starting at 10:30 a.m. Registration will run through Aug. 22 with a $100 entry fee per team. Each team must have a 10-player roster with at least two female players. To…

Sports Briefs

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WL Optimist hold registration for fall sports The West Lincoln Optimist Club has announced its sign-up dates for fall youth sports. The sports are football, grades second through seventh; fall baseball and softball, K-12; and soccer, ages 4-14. Registration will be held at the West Lincoln Optimist Park Monday, Tuesday,…

Southern man

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Burgin, Weaver pace Post 455

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Colby Burgin and Dustin Weaver emerged as the offensive leaders for the Denver Post 455 Legion team in the final team statistics released by coach Bruce Bolick. Burgin, a former Lincolnton High School standout, led Post 455 in batting average (.393) and hits (33) and was second on the club…