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Summer camp teaches more than b-ball

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Having little fundamental basketball skills but tons of speed, I made the C-team in middle school when I was younger. I could’ve benefited from programs like the Summer Basketball Camp put on by the City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department. Some unmentionable years later, I had that opportunity and…

Denver can’t hold on

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The Denver Post 455 American Legion baseball team jumped out to an early 4-1 lead Tuesday over the Area IV Eastern division-leading Union County after three innings, but it wasn’t meant to be as Denver would go on to lose 17-7. Union County responded with five runs in the fourth…

Cherryville cruises 18-3 despite missing head coach

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CHERRYVILLE — Cherryville Post 100 head coach Bobby Reynolds took some time off this week to travel to the College World Series in Omaha, not just to enjoy the spectacle but to watch a former player, Chad Flack, compete for North Carolina. And he just might extend his stay if…

Cooke represents Lincoln Co.

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Racquel Cooke has been selected to play softball in the state games of North Carolina this week in Greensboro. More than 40 girls from Lincoln and surrounding counties within District 6 tried out for 15 positions. Cooke is the only member of the team from Lincoln County. There are eight…

Boger City Red Sox finish first

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Queen is no joker

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CORNELIUS, N.C. – The home-state team finished 1, 2 and 3 at The Bass Federation Southern Divisional on North Carolina’s Lake Norman, as day-two leader Joshua Queen of Lincolnton, N.C., took the top spot with a three-day catch of 32 pounds, 10 ounces. That put him in front of No.…

Herbert wants to win one ‘For His Boys’

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ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. —When asked about his years of racing at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Doug Herbert, owner and driver of the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster, first mentions his son James. “Every time we came to Old Bridge,” said Herbert, “James wanted to go to the motocross track. He competed…

Lincolnton native making a splash

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A local Lincolnton native is making a splash around the country. Thirty-nine-year-old Derek Correll competes in the American Power Boat Association racing his No. 269 XPL 99 and 01 Sea-Doo watercraft. With only three years of limited experience, he is quickly becoming a rising star in the sport. Correll took…

Cherryville defeats Denver 18-8

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Twenty-six runs, thirty-two hits, eight errors and eleven pitchers. Those are just some of the numbers that were produced at Fraley Field in Cherryville Sunday night as Post 100 defeated Denver Post 455 18-8 in a game that lasted three hours and ten minutes. Tripp Miller`s grand slam in the…

E. L. Speedway race postponed

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STANLEY — Heavy late afternoon rain Friday forced East Lincoln Speedway officials to postpone the scheduled auto racing program at the 3/8-mile clay oval until next Saturday, June 21. The rescheduled program will include Late Model Modified-Sportsman, Open Wheel Modified, Micro-Sprint, Stock Four, Rookie Four, Grand American Stock Car and…