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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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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…

Post 100 picks up first win 8-0

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Pitching has been a strong point so far for Cherryville Post 100 in the first week of the 2005 season. Four pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout Thursday night in Cherryville`s 8-0 win over Burke County at Morganton`s Shuey Field. The win evened Post 100`s record at 1-1 after a…

Heafner second in NCAA in batting

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Trying to get Davidson junior third baseman Jay Heafner to toot his own horn is as difficult as it is for opposing pitchers to get him out. Heafner has wreaked havoc on Southern Conference pitchers all season and finds himself with the second highest batting average in the country at…

Lady Knights roll in round one

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Freshman Kayla Alexander made her mark in the North Lincoln Knights’ 9-0 victory over Hayesville (11-6) in the first round of the 1A State Playoffs. Alexander went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Two of Alexander’s hits were inside-the-park homeruns. “We made some minor adjustments of what she…

Wolves hand out year-end awards

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Santana Edwards and Kyle Snyder walked away with the Harris Spirit Awards in honor of the female and male athletes of the year Thursday night at the Lincolnton High School Sports Banquet. Edwards and Snyder were recognized by athletic director Scott Cloninger as the only two athletes in the senior…

Sports Briefs

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Softball tournament Hooters in Gastonia, Mizuno Sports will hold SSO D & E Tournament Saturday. There is a five homerun limit per game. 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 for the following Summer…

Wise poised for breakout season

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CHERRYVILLE — Cherryville Post 100 opens its 2005 American legion baseball season tonight at Hickory, and no one has been looking forward to it more than Evan Wise. Everything Wise has done in baseball for the past dozen years has groomed him for the summer of 2005. “To prepare for…