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Nancy Black Benefit Softball Tournament The Nancy Black Benefit Softball Tournament will be held August 18-20 at Hills Chapel and Mt. Pleasant in Denver. It will be Class C, USSSA rules and USSSA distance softballs will be used. There is a five homerun limit per ballgame. Awards will be given…

Asheville evens up series 1-1

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ASHEVILLE–Cherryville was three outs away from taking a commanding 2-0 lead over Asheville in the opening round of the Area Four Legion playoffs. But Post 100 could not close the deal in the bottom of the ninth inning, and now the best-of-five series goes back to Cherryville tonight tied 1-1.…

Putting down the racquet

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Every once in a while a coach comes along that is truly special. Not only does he want to direct, encourage and teach your kids; he wants to stay. New opportunities may manifest themselves, temptation may call, but they remain committed. For 30 years Chris Hoffman has done just that…

Denver down 1-0

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There’s no cause to panic for Denver Post 455. Despite dropping Saturday’s opener 8-4, they’re only down 1-0. Things could have been a lot worse for Post 455, but Sunday night’s game was rained out in the bottom of the fourth with Henderson holding a 9-3 advantage. Henderson jumped out…

Denver falls to Greenbelt

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Denver Post 455 fell to Greenbelt 14-3 Thursday night in a rain-delayed game. Greenbelt, from Maryland, surged out to an 8-0 lead courtesy of five hits and two bases on balls. They followed the big inning by scoring six runs in the next two innings. Mitchell Lynch, Trent Thornburg and…

Aren’t they Darlin?

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Campbell becomes a Bulldog

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Back-to-back Southern Foothills’ championships, three all-conference nods, two team MVPs and a top-10 finish in the state. That’s what golfer Will Campbell will take with him to Gardner-Webb University. With Campbell’s parents, Donna and Grady, along with North Lincoln Athletic Director Mark Lackey on hand, Campbell signed a National Letter…

Say it ain’t so: win streak ends

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CHERRYVILLE–Area Four officials will meet Thursday at Hickory Post 48 headquarters to determine pairings for the first round of the Legion playoffs. Despite its 18-2 pounding Monday night by Pineville in a showdown for first place in the Eastern Division of Area Four, Cherryville is assured of home field advantage…

Post 455 beats Huntersville in finale 8-4

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Denver put the cap on a turnaround season, from last year, with an 8-4 victory over Huntersville Friday night in their regular season finale. With the win, Post 455 finishes fifth in the Eastern Division of Area Four just behind Charlotte, who was 9-6 in the division. Last season, the…

Sports Briefs

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NL women’s tennis Any young lady interested in playing tennis for the North Lincoln Lady Knights can pick up a hit-around schedule in the school’s main office. Recreation programs Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is currently taken registration for the following Summer programs: summer playground program, tennis clinic, basketball camp,…