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West Lincoln still needs your help The state champion West Lincoln Optimist softball team has raised nearly half of the money needed for their 12 girls to get to play in the Dixie Youth Softball World Series. If you would like to donate money please contact Sharon Workman at (980)…

In the trenches

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The shirt said it all… in big bold white letters ‘Retired Athlete’ plastered on a burgundy t-shirt. The message was simple but oh so true. Six teams, 60 players, two referees (Luis Cortez and Mauricio Sing) and one Melony Hipp made Saturday’s YMCA Dodgeball Tournament a success. I’ve never been…

West Lincoln advances to Dixie Youth Softball World Series

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West Lincoln beat West Brunswick 9-1 Wednesday night at West Lincoln Optimist Park to win the Dixie Youth Softball State tournament and advance to the Dixie Youth Softball World Series to be held in Alexandria, Louisiana next week. West Brunswick beat West Lincoln 7-3 Sunday, but proving to be an…

Teaching the game

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All-Star champs

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Dupuy leaves Snap-On

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Doug Herbert received a surprising phone call while boarding his flight leaving Denver on Sunday evening. Wayne Dupuy called to let him know that he was overloaded and needed to take a leave of absence and would not be able to continue as crew chief on the Snap-on Tools race…

Post 455 season a roller coaster

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Denver Post 455 dedicated the season to fallen Athletic Director Jim Scott and if there are holes in the floor of heaven he was proud of what he saw. After winning just two games two seasons ago and 10 last season, Post 455 finished with 16 victories before falling 3-2…

Passing along knowledge

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Catamount star Wilson gives back to YMCA

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As a kid Eric Wilson went to many basketball camps. Wilson listened eagerly and received instruction from skilled basketball instructors. That was then… Now a junior starter for Western Carolina, Wilson, for the second consecutive year, will give back as he directs the Third Annual Doc Watson Basketball Camp put…

Lincoln County teams fall

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Both Lincolnton and East Lincoln were eliminated in the Dixie Majors state baseball tournament over the last two days. Lincolnton fell to Bladen County 11-0 Monday. Jonathan Benson went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI to lead Bladen. Crae White was 2-for-3 with two stolen bases. Robinson led Lincolnton,…