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Basketball begins for Mustangs

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This summer the East Lincoln Mustangs basketball team is out to improve its game. Take a look at your calendar and yes, it says Friday the 13th, but more importantly it says June 13, 2008. What’s the importance of the date you ask? Well, it’s mid-June and the Mustangs are…

Haynes effort not enough for Post 100

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CHERRYVILLE — Two home runs and a solid pitching performance all by Aaron Haynes was not enough as Cherryville Post 100 suffered its first loss of the season to Pineville Post 337 Wednesday night at Fraley Field in Cherryville. Untimely errors by the Post 100 defense, coupled with clutch hitting…

Mustangs open with losses

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After opening their first summer game of the season against Forest Hills with a loss, the Mustangs looked to get back on track with a win over 4A opponent North Mecklenburg, but it wasn’t meant to be. The Vikings defeated the Mustangs 62-57 but East Lincoln showed they weren’t going…

Father, son enjoy day at the track

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It wasn’t even Father’s Day, but Mason Huitt got to share the experience of a lifetime with his father, Bryan Huitt. Bryan Huitt works as a front tire carrier on the pit crew of the No. 26 Crown Royal Raush-Fenway car driven by Jamie McMurray. He spent the day with…

Young woman has Tallent

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Too often in high school sports we hear about the numbers that student-athletes are producing on the field, but what about their numbers in the classroom? Do they matter? To West Lincoln Valedictorian Elle Tallent they did. “I’ve put in a lot of hours and stayed after practice then go…

North Lincoln Athletes

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Herbert sails past 500th NHRA elimination round

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JOLIET, Ill. — Doug Herbert, owner and driver of the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster, advanced to the semifinals of the Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals. Herbert scored a win in his 500th NHRA elimination round as he piloted past J.R. Todd. The Top Fuel driver with the quickest…

Sports Briefs

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Pittsburgh Pirates tryout The Pittsburgh Pirates will conduct a tryout camp at L.P. Frans Stadium (2500 Clement Blvd. NW) in Hickory, today. The tryout is open to amateur players ages 16 to 24. Players need only to bring their gloves, cleats and catcher’s equipment, if applicable. Registration will begin at…

Local brothers win big

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Two brothers in Lincoln County are slowly making a name for themselves in the sport of racing. Just like Kyle and Kurt Busch, Zach and Nick Stroupe have certainly made a name for themselves lately in the racing world, as both seem to keep winning at the next level. Fifteen-year-old…

Post 100 powers past Charlotte

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CHERRYVILLE — Cherryville American Legion Post 100 put up 14 runs in back-to-back games as they defeated Hendersonville 14-3 on Thursday and defeated Charlotte Post 262 Sunday night at home 14-4 in a seven inning non-conference match up. Post 100 put on a power display as they belted five home…