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Heafner undrafted, continues dream

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Fifty rounds of the Major League Baseball draft went by and Jay Heafner’s name was never called. Heafner, who was projected as a second baseman , heard mixed reviews. “It’s hard to explain because some people said, yeah I would and some said probably not. It’s something that I’ve wanted…

Legends come to Lincolnton

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The messages uttered by members of 2XSalt Ministries present in Lincoln Charter School’s gym on Thursday were heeded by those in attendance. Listen to your parents, work hard in school, be a good teammate, don’t let your basketball collect dust. But the biggest message they brought to the kids was…

Herbert hopes for 2nd straight

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LINCOLNTON – Doug Herbert spent the first weekend off from NHRA POWERade Drag Racing in a month doing what he knows best: Working. Herbert and his Snap-on Tools team were the feature attraction at Saturday’s 30th annual Snap-on Tools Night of Thrills at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown,…

Knights’ award winners

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Barker’s 3-hitter stymies Post 100

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CHERRYVILLE–Not even the triumphant return of former star Chris Mason could lift Cherryville Post 100 out of its funk. Hours after his selection as the 56th player taken in Major League Baseball’s 2005 draft, Mason made an appearance in the middle innings of Cherryville’s home game Tuesday night against Charlotte.…

Braves beat Denver

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The Gaston Braves rallied for the second time in three nights Tuesday night with a 2-1 victory over Denver. Lenoir-Rhyne baseball signee David Bumgardner and Post 455’s Mitchell Lynch were locked in a pitcher’s duel for most of the game. Through five innings, each pitcher had allowed only one hit…

Post 100’s win streak snapped at 5

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CHARLOTTE–Post 100 coach Bobby Reynolds hinted that he may shake up his lineup for tonight’s home game against Kannapolis after a lackluster weekend at the plate. Cherryville managed only four hits Sunday night in a 4-1 loss to Charlotte Post 262 in an Area Four-Eastern Division game at Jack H.…

Senior trio reflects

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Seniors Nicole Hall, Calah Bynum and Lindsey Smith played their final high school game Saturday and, justifiably so, were overwhelmed with emotions. “It’s really hard to come out here and lose because we really thought we would be in the championship game tomorrow. It’s really hard to take the loss,…

Panthers outlast Knights

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With the game deadlocked at four, North Johnston’s Whitney Parrish, who had only one hit her previous four at-bats, ended the North Lincoln Lady Knights’ season with a hit to right field that drove in the game-winning run. Despite trailing 4-0 at one point, the Panthers refused to surrender. Instead…

Lady Knights finish third

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In the same way a pastor would address the masses to remember someone’s life, North Lincoln Lady Knights head coach Rick Brown did the same of the Lady Knights’ run over the past two seasons. By holding a vigil of sorts after North Johnston eliminated them Saturday night from the…