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Fast break opportunity

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Jesse Borja beats defender Lorenzo Carter in a drive to the basket during last week’s summer youth basketball camp at W.M. Lentz Center gym. The camp was sponsored by the recreation department. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Big inning lifts Post 23 past Denver

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It would be an understatement to call Gastonia’s outburst against Denver Sunday night a big inning. Playing at Sims Legion Park, Post 23 exploded for 13 runs in a very long third frame to beat Post 455 16-2 in seven innings. Tyler Leach hit a grand slam and Devin Harris…

Gastonia pitcher blanks Post 100

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CHERRYVILLE—Not even a change of venue could help Cherryville solve Gastonia pitcher Wes McCall. Thursday’s Area Four Eastern Division game was moved to Cherryville’s Fraley Field after a rain delay at Sims Legion Park in Gastonia. The game finally got underway close to 9 p.m., but Post 100 did not…

Waiting his turn

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Cody Dellinger is a study in concentration as he awaits his turn to practice free throw shooting during a session of the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Recreation Department’s summer youth basketball camp. The camp has been in session this week at the W.M. Lentz Center gym. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo…

Keever named all-state

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Recent Lincolnton High School graduate Justin Keever has added two postseason baseball awards to his list of honors. Keever has been named to the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association class 2A all-state team and also selected as a member of the Diamond Dozen All-Gazetteland team by the Gaston Gazette. In…

Undefeated season

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LakeMont Family Medicine, a team in the Lincolnton Optimist 7-8 year-old baseball league, went undefeated for the season and in tournament games. Team members are: James Roberts, Robby Bundy, Elijah Walker, Kaylin Campbell, Christian Brown, Isaiah Coleman, Rosalyn Jaramillo, Andrew Fea, Zachary Avery, Rondrea Coleman, Trevion Freeman and Kevin Aragon.…

Improved defense keys Post 100 win

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CHERRYVILLE—Post 100 picked the right time to clean up its act on defense. After averaging five errors through its first 14 games, Cherryville played flawless baseball Monday night in a 4-3 win over Newell at Fraley Field. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was rained out and rescheduled for…

Denver falls to Newell

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Newell got seven strong innings from starting pitcher Zack Farry and held off Denver 5-2 Tuesday night in Area Four-Eastern Division American Legion baseball. At Lincolnton High’s Jonathan Brookins Memorial Field, Newell scored all the runs it would need in the first two innings, opening up a 3-0 lead. Farry…

Couple celebrate 40th anniversary at the ballpark

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CHERRYVILLE—Not many women would be thrilled to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary at a ballpark. But Judie Eaker is an exception. There is no place she would rather be, even on an occasion as momentous as a milestone anniversary. Instead of going out for the evening, Judie and her husband,…

Baxter, Taffi make all-state in softball

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Two Lincoln County players have been named to the 2004 coaches/iHigh.com all-state high school softball teams. Pitcher Nicole Baxter of North Lincoln was named to the first-team 1A squad, and outfielder Kristen Taffi of East Lincoln earned first-team honors in class 3A. Two other East Lincoln players, Nicole Shoemaker and…