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Post 100 tops Caldwell for division lead

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CHERRYVILLE — Needing a solid outing to give a taxed pitching staff a break, Cherryville Post 100 got what it asked out of Jonathan Carpenter. Carpenter took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and pitched eight innings of four-hit, one-run ball as Post 100 defeated Caldwell…

Hall to get six new inductees on Saturday

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS The Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame will induct six new members on Saturday. This year’s class, the hall’s 13th, is a diverse one. It includes basketball standouts Mike Littlejohn and Casey Potts, a coach in Butch Richardson, football standout Stan Goodson, track star Dr. Bill Ward and…

Bradley signs with Red Hawks

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Surratt switches commitment from Duke to UNC

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor The thing that kept Chazz Surratt from committing to North Carolina is the same thing that has caused him to change his mind. Oh, and a guaranteed spot on its men’s basketball team helped sweeten the deal. Surratt, the two-sport East Lincoln star who committed to…

Love of Lincolnton drives Wilson

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor C.J. Wilson isn’t rich, nor is he famous. But he sure feels that way, because all that matters to him is how proud he makes those from his hometown. Fresh off Tampa Bay’s mandatory three-day minicamp, the 2008 Lincolnton High graduate and Buccaneers 53-man roster hopeful…

Scoggins’ above-average vision makes him above-average hitter

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RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Medical professionals consider 20/20 vision to be the standard, and a good hitter is measured against a .300 average. Nathaniel Scoggins is well above average. By both standards. The Lincoln County Post 455 slugger has hit safely in all 12 of its games this season, and…

Locals help lead Spinners to 16-game win streak

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  LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS The Mooresville Spinners are on a roll, and a local contingent of players has played a big part in their success. The Spinners lead the Carolina Virginia Collegiate League Western Division by 2 1/2 games, have won 16 of their last 17 — all 16 wins came…

Down goes Post 100

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Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News Cherryville Post 100 catcher Hunter Jackson looks to make a play on the bunt attempt of Caldwell County’s Tre Harper during their Area IV Western Division contest on Sunday. Post 29 halts Cherryville’s win streak at 8 RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor GRANITE FALLS — Cherryville…

Local Notebook — 6-22-15

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Local notebook for June 22, 2015. RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor NFL CB Wilson headlines staff at youth football camp The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department helped send C.J. Wilson on his way. Now the NFL cornerback gets to return the favor. Wilson, a former Lincolnton High football standout…

Lincoln County Cardinals drops 2 of 3

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  LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS The Lincoln County Cardinals dropped two of its three games over the weekend. Post 455 defeated Huntersville Post 321 10-2 on Friday, then lost back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday. Maiden beat the Cardinals 14-4 in seven innings on Saturday, and Union County won 12-3 on Sunday. J.T.…