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Same team, new faces for Denver

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Denver Post 455 will look to rebuild this season after finishing its best eve in 2007, losing in the semi-final round to rival Caldwell County three games to none. A series win would have put Denver in the state championship. Heavy losses from last year’s squad include five-year player short…

Quesada signs school’s first soccer scholarship in history

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Senior Angelo Quesada could be putting Lincolnton High School soccer on the map for years to come. The former Wolves team captain became the first student-athlete in Lincolnton’s school history to sign a soccer scholarship. The men’s program is currently going into it’s seventh year of existence. Quesada will attend…

Seniors grow during learning experience last season at LHS

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Seniors Brandon Locklin and Nate Wright didn’t get the season they wanted this year, but both said they learned a valuable lesson in terms of life. “Hard knocks — I learned about hard knocks my first year, and the whole thing was a good learning experience to have,” Lincolnton senior…

Post 100 earns win

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CHERRYVILLE — Nate Wright hit a two-run home run and Trey Drewery won his first Legion pitching start as Cherryville Post 100 beat Hickory 12-2 Sunday night in its home opener. Wright`s two-run shot in the sixth inning gave Cherryville a 10-run lead, and Hickory failed to score in the…

Iromen in 1A baseball state finals

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The team that started the season 1-4 will play for a state championship. Cherryville, which has won 22 of its last 25 games, will face Topsail in the best-of-three 1A state championship series that has yet to be scheduled. To earn their first trip to the championship series since 2001,…

Denver Post 455 loses in extra innings

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Steve Dyson of Burke County Post 21 led Post 21 to an 11-8 win over Denver Post 455 (1-4) Sunday as the team has now lost three straight this season. Dyson led his team in hitting as he went 4-for-5 with two RBI. Denver’s Tripp Miller led Post 455 with…

Sports Briefs

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NLHS sports award night North Lincoln High School sports awards night will be held Wednesday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. Mustang boys bball camp Chip Ashley, Assistant Men’s Varsity Basketball Coach at East Lincoln High School, announces the dates for the 13th annual Mustang Boys Basketball…

Knights Lackey earns SPC golf Coach of the Year

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Golf is usually a game about making the most of a situation and staying focused on the task at hand. North Lincoln head coach Mark Lackey said his Knights golf team did that, as they won this years 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference title. Lackey received Conference Coach of the Year…

McCray leaves trail of leadership

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Track and field is both an individual and team sport, but for East Lincoln Mustang Josh McCray it was a valuable life lesson learned both on, and off the track. “Track is an individual sport and it’s a different kind of motivation because you don’t have anybody to fall back…

Marthers signs for softball

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Two years ago Sonny Marthers said she was almost ready to give up on softball. Now literally days before her high school graduation she sits as a signed junior college athlete as she recently signed to play softball at Walters State in Tennessee. “I think this is a great opportunity…