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Post 100 knocks off Denver 8-3

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Dylan Anthony sends dirt flying at second base, while Denver second baseman Jeffrey Hurt tries to maintain his footing in Thursday night’s contest. Post 100 was aided by a two-run homer by Josh Glover in the series-tying win. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo CHERRYVILLE—Denver got Cherryville’s attention Tuesday night when…

Area Four to announce playoff pairings

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Pairings for the Area Four Legion playoffs will be determined tonight at a meeting of Area Four coaches and officials in Hickory. Eight teams from the Eastern Division and Western Divisions make up the 16-team bracket. Denver and Huntersville did not qualify in the Eastern Division, while McDowell County was…

Denver upsets Cherryville behind Gates

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Brent Gates was not lacking in motivation when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth with the game on the line. Gates was batting against Cherryville Post 100, the team he played for until about three weeks ago. Also in the opposing dugout was Gates’ good…

Sports Briefs

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Tennis club to offer jr. summer camps Indian Creek Tennis and Swim Club will sponsor tennis camps for ages 6-17 on July 6-8 and July 19-23. The fee for the full-day camp is $90 for club members and $100 for non-members. The morning camps are $45 for members and $50…

Hooping it up

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Steven White, Kennan Ballard and Gracie Turner helped cheer on their team during a relay race at the First Basketball Camp on Tuesday. Reverend Franklin Lowery, the camp’s originator, and North Lincoln head basketball coach David Johnson are among the counselors at the event. Camp sessions will run through Friday.…

Wachovia standings released

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CHAPEL HILL—The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced the final standings in the Wachovia Conference Cup competitions for the 2003-2004 academic year. The best finish by a Lincoln County school was Lincolnton’s third-place showing in the Midwest 2A Conference standings. In most conferences, points are awarded based on…

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…

Post 100 overcomes errors, beats Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE—Cherryville Post 100 overcame seven errors on defense to defeat Charlotte 4-2 Sunday night behind the complete-game pitching of Steven “Red” Justice. Justice scattered seven hits and struck out six in running his season record to 4-1. Chris Cook went 3-for-3 with a double and a RBI lead an 11-hit…

State runner-up

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The Lake Norman 9-under tournament baseball team finished as runner-up in the 2003 North Carolina USSSA State Championship in Charlotte June 18-20. Team members are: Jacob Stegal, Joshua Bottenfield, Austin Williams, Craig Sutton, Grayson Carroll, Brett Huff, Ryan Long, Justin Pace, David Scoggins, Andrew Locklear, David Gibbons. Members of the…