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Hopkins records first hole in one

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Routine golf outing turns into lasting memory for father and son One swing with a five iron was all it took for 15-year old Trent Hopkins to do the improbable — record a hole in one. “I started jumping up and down. Everybody that was with me did too—nobody had…

Loggerheads win the championship

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Matt Kolb of the Loggerheads slides into third base as Zack Dellinger, of the Shooters, awaits the throw in Tuesday’s Recreational Softball Playoffs. The Loggerheads defeated the Shooters 19-11, then defeated the Benchwarmers to capture the Recreational Softball Championship. Shannon Hebb went 6-for-6 with a homerun in the clinching victory.…

Unique weekend for Herbert

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MORRISON, Colo— Call it an interesting weekend for Doug Herbert and his Snap-on Racing/DougZilla Goes to Denver Top Fuel dragster at the Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. He was the No. 1 qualifier for several hours and started fourth overall (4.757 seconds) in the 16-car field, and then he lost…

Heafner makes mark

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Former West Lincoln and Post 100 standout Jay Heafner is hitting around .300 and is near the top of the Gastonia Grizzles team statistics in home runs and RBI. Based on statistics through Friday`s games, Heafner was hitting .298 with 19 home runs and 50 RBI. He was three off…

Lackey named North AD

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Men’s golf coach, women’s basketball coach, father and husband. Mark Lackey of North Lincoln High School can add Athletic Director to that list. The Lincoln County School Board approved Lackey last Thursday. North Principal Rick Freeman feels that Lackey is proven and felt ultimately he was the best person for…

Watson Camp a YMCA success

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The ‘Doc Watson’ Basketball Camp concluded last Friday. The camp was held at the Lincoln County Family YMCA with 33 campers from rising sixth graders to rising eighth graders attending along with several high school athletes. The numbers are not the most important result. The YMCA, as it’s known for…

The buzz at the YMCA

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Caleb Russell is all smiles as he shakes the Charlotte Sting’s mascot’s hand at the ‘Doc Watson’ Basketball camp on Wednesday. The camp is an annual event at the YMCA. Diane Turbyfill / LTN Photo…

Post 100`s season: success or failure?

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CHERRYVILLE—Depending on your point of view, there are two ways to look at the recently completed season of Cherryville Post 100. The pessimist would say that Cherryville underachieved with a seventh place finish in a 10-team division and a barely above .500 overall record (15-14). The optimist would say that…

All-stars win state championship

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The West Lincoln Optimist 11 and 12-year old girls’ all-star softball team won the North Carolina State Championship last weekend in Stanfield, N.C. The Tournament began last Friday and went through Tuesday night. West Lincoln went 4-1 beating Sampson, 7-4, then losing to Dunn 3-0. In the loser’s bracket they…

Herbert geared up for Denver

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DENVER— Doug Herbert can truthfully say the second half of the 2004 POWERade Series season will be all downhill following the Mopar Mile-High Nationals, Friday through Sunday at Bandimere Speedway. Because this is the only track with an elevation in excess of 5,000 feet – to the delight of every…