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Grand slam propels Lake Norman

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Mark Williamson hit a grand slam and knocked in six runs to lead the Lake Norman River Pirates to a 12-1 win over Huntersville Sunday night in Area Four American Legion baseball. Williams went 4-for-4 to account for nearly half of Lake Norman’s hits. Trey Miller added two hits for…

Gastonia blanks Denver

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DENVER—Deven Harris and Matt Cavander combined to limit Denver to one hit over seven innings as Gastonia beat host Post 455 10-0 Sunday night at East Lincoln High. Colby Burgin collected Denver’s only hit in the sixth inning. Justin Frady hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and Tyler…

Another frustrating loss

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BELMONT–The Gaston Braves rallied from a five-run deficit in the middle innings to beat Cherryville Post 100 10-8 Sunday night at South Point High School stadium. Trailing 7-2 after three innings, the Braves chipped away at the deficit and finally took the lead for good with three runs in the…

Sports Briefs

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Drag racing ENGLISHTOWN, N.J.— After two qualifying days of heat and humidity at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, the warm weather was replaced by cooler temperatures and the result was tire smoke from a lot of Top Fuel dragsters in the opening round, including Doug Herbert`s Snap-on Racing entry. Herbert…

Post 100 overcomes errors to come from behind

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Brian Ebert slides home as a Lake Norman player attempts to tag him out at home. Ebert, who was 4-for-5 on the night, was safe on the play. Justin Keever worked four innings giving up six runs. However, only one of the runs he gave up was earned as Post…

Braves beat Denver

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The Gaston Braves defeated Denver Post 455 12-7 Thursday night led by Jay McConnell. McConnell, a Gardner-Webb signee, was 2-for-5 on the night with three RBIs. His biggest shot of the night was a solo homer that soared over the right-centerfield fence in the third for a 4-0 lead. McConnell…

Pineville dominant in 8-2 win

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CHERRYVILLE—As Post 100 coach Bobby Reynolds noted, Pineville came into Fraley Field Tuesday night with a “little bit of a chip on their shoulder.” Actually, it was more than a little chip considering Post 337`s lack of success against Cherryville. Pineville was swept by Cherryville in last year`s Area Four…

Sports Briefs

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NL open gym North Lincoln is having an Open gym for all boys interested in playing basketball. Anyone interested is invited whether they played last year or not. The Open gym will be on June 15 and 22 as well as July 6 and 13 from 6 – 8 pm.…

Rained out

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Midwest 2A announces All-Conference teams

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The Midwest 2A Conference announced Spring All-Conference teams on Monday. In men’s baseball, East Rutherford’s Chad Flack and Lincolnton’s Justin Keever garnered Midwest 2A Player of the Year honors. Wolves head coach Bobby Martin, who led his team to 2A State Playoffs for the first time since 1999, was named…