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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…

Seven of eight teams finalized for state Legion tournament

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The field is nearly set for the N.C. State Legion baseball tournament July 29 through Aug. 2 at Cherryville’s Fraley Field. Seven of the eight teams have qualified either by reaching an area championship series or by earning an automatic bid. The only slot to be filled is that of…

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,…

WL team ousted in state

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The West Lincoln Belles saw their bid for a state softball title fall short with a semifinal loss in the N.C. State Dixie Youth Softball tournament at Shallotte. The Belles, playing in the 13-15 year-old division, finished 2-2 for the tournament Tuesday after a 9-4 loss to Brunswick in an…

Junior Legion tournament opens

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Apex will be Cherryville Post 100’s opening game opponent Friday in the state Junior Legion tournament at the Catawba County Fairgrounds in Hickory. Cherryville and Apex play the final game of opening day at 7 p.m. If Post 100 wins Friday, it will play again in the winner’s bracket on…

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Former E. Lincoln soccer star leads West team to win Former East Lincoln goalkeeper Erin Smith recorded two saves and allowed one goal as the West beat the East 2-1 in the 2005 North Carolina Coaches Association Women’s Soccer All-Star game Tuesday at UNCG. Smith, the Big South 3A Conference…

Pitcher at work

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Ayers returns to LHS Lady Wolves tennis coach

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After a four-year hiatus from coaching, Phil Ayers will be back this fall as women’s tennis coach at Lincolnton High School. Ayers announced Friday that he has accepted the position, which was made vacant by the retirement of Chris Hoffman. Ayers, a West Lincoln High School and Western Carolina University…

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Duo wins Norman bass tournament With a five fish limit catch weighing 13.20 pounds, the team of Roy Winkler from Charlotte and Chris Curtis of Conover took first place honors in Friday’s Friday Night Fishin’ Friends group (FNFF) team bass tournament on Lake Norman. Finishing second was the team of…

Caldwell ends jinx

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CHERRYVILLE–With the pitching staffs of both teams wearing thin, Sunday night`s game four of the Area 4 semifinal series between Caldwell County and Cherryville figured to be a high-scoring affair. The problem for Cherryville was that Caldwell County did most of the scoring. Post 29 battered Cherryville pitching for 15…