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Cherryville gets back on track

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PINEVILLE — They say that all good things must come to an end. For the Pineville Post 337 American Legion baseball team, it meant giving up its first loss in the playoffs this season, a 19-6 defeat in eight innings at Ardrey Kell High School Sunday. The loss evened the…

Thanks for the memories

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MAIDEN — For many years most people had never heard of Maiden, North Carolina – that is until Tom Brown came along. With his passion for the game of football and his stubborn attitude toward losing, Brown is responsible for putting Maiden on the map as “the biggest little football…

White leads all the way

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STANLEY, N.C. — Ronnie White (Charlotte) started on the pole and romped to victory in the 20-lap Late Model Modified-Sportsman main event at East Lincoln Speedway tonight. It was the third win of the year for the Monte Carlo driver. White finished two car lengths in front of runner-up Jeff…

Sports Briefs

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LHS mini-camp The Lincolnton High School football team will hold its football mini-camp beginning July 28 through July 30 beginning at 6 p.m. This camp is voluntary for interested players in the ninth through 12th grade. Sports physicals offered Carolinas Medical Center- Lincoln is offering sports physicals Tuesday, July 29…

Post 100 advances to Area IV finals

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With a 2-1 series lead over Shelby Post 82, Cherryville American Legion Post 100 head coach Bobby Reynolds went to his ace Jake Watts, who shutdown Shelby 11-1 in eight innings Thursday night at Veteran’s Field at Hoyt S. Keeter Stadium. Watts limited the Shelby batters to one run on…

Golfers swing for success

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Golf can be your best friend one day and your worst enemy the next. That’s simply the nature of the game, but what about the younger generation? Fifteen Lincoln Country Club junior golfers took their aim at becoming a junior club champion Monday through Wednesday, but came away with more…

Russ gives Post 100 2-1 lead

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After rained washed out an initial Game 3, Shelby Post 82 and Cherryville Post 100 had a decision to make about whom to start the Game 3 makeup on Wednesday. Both managers went with surprise starters which turned out to be a pitchers dual. Philip Russ pitched a gem as…

Rain washes out Game 3

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CHERRYVILLE — Just when things were beginning to look up for the Cherryville American Legion Post 100 baseball team Tuesday – leading Shelby 5-4 in the fourth inning – the rain poured down again. Mother Nature was determined to slow the Cherryville and Shelby Post 82 series as umpires called…

Softball tourney good for all

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WEST LINCOLN — We’ve all heard the phrase “girls just want to have fun,” but some girls and young ladies want to win and have fun doing so. At 5 p.m. today, four softball teams will be crowned the North Carolina Dixie state softball champion for their age division. The…

Shelby evens series

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SHELBY— Shelby American Legion Post 82 baseball team evened the best of five series at one game apiece Monday with an 8-6 home win. Brett Wease’s second inning grand slam proved to be the difference as Shelby struck for six runs on two hits and four walks in the inning.…