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Baxter impresses
Junior right-hander earns nickname with brilliant pitching performance

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The SAT is designed to gauge a student’s classroom ability. It’s sometimes frustrating, to other students plain hard, and to all students stressful. So is Nicole Baxter’s pitching. The junior battled through some rough spots in Tuesday’s second round game to finish with 14 strikeouts. While she’s pitched no-hitters numerous…

Can somebody say rematch?

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It took one broken-down bus and a two-and-a-half hour game for the North Lincoln Lady Knights to advance to the elite eight in the 1A State Softball Playoffs Tuesday. The Lady Knights scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning for a thrilling 8 – 6 victory over…

Denver impressive in season opener

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Post 455 started the summer with a bang. After only winning two wins a season ago, Denver beat Burke 14-2 in seven innings Monday night at Brookins’ Memorial Stadium. Shane Brackett, who until this season wore No. 18 in memory of Jonathan Brookins, turned in a career night. Brackett had…

Post 455 excited for new start

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After doubts as to whether they would or not, Post 455 fielded an American Legion baseball team last season. That was, perhaps, a highlight. The Denver-based team finished 2-14 on the summer, with the brightest spot being an upset of perennial powerhouse Cherryville Post 100. While the season wasn’t stellar…

Post 100 reels off third straight win

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CHERRYVILLE–Cherryville Post 100 coach Bobby Reynolds wasn`t taking any chances in his team`s Area Four-Eastern Division opener Sunday night against Huntersville. He went with pitching experience on the mound in a game that will count in the seeding for the playoffs at the end of June. Steven “Red” Justice, who…

Sports Briefs

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Softball tournament Hooters in Gastonia, Mizuno Sports will hold SSO Tournament at Ferguson Park in Gastonia this Saturday. The tournament will feature E, EE and church teams. The cost is $130. For more information, contact Shane Shuford at 704-445-8566. Recreation programs Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is currently taken registration…

Hamilton state runner-up

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Lincolnton’s Charity Hamilton finished as state runner-up in the shot put event at the 2A Track and Field Championship held on Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A & T University. Hamilton turned in a throw of 37’10”, bested only by Bunn’s Nakisha Stewart.by Staff Reports…

Elkins regroups after win

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Clint Elkins made his first stop in victory lane of 2005 two Saturdays ago at Lancaster Speedway, following a dominating flag to flag victory. Clint aboard his Bugg Busters/Squeak`s Motorsports/A-1 Exhaust/P&W Grill/Trull Amusements/Monte Carlo, took off from his pole position and led all 25 laps of the main event. “We…

Herbert wins round one

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KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio – The day started out real well. Doug Herbert drove the Snap-on Tools dragster to a first round victory over the No. 1 qualifier, Larry Dixon, Sunday at the Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals. Herbert drove the Snap-on dragster to a 4.629-second pass at 327.19 mph to beat Dixon’s…

Express wins state title

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