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Pineville ekes out tight win in nail-biter extra inning

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CHERRYVILLE — The final play of the game summed up Pineville`s 6-4 win over Cherryville Thursday night. And for Post 337, it was fitting that third baseman Jason Poker closed the door on a Post 100 rally in the bottom of the 10th inning. With runners at second and third…

Honbaier to take year off

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West Lincoln’s women’s head varsity basketball coach Jaime Honbaier, who guided the Lady Rebels to the Southern Piedmont Conference crown last season, will not be on the sideline this season. Honbaier is resigning her post for one year as she and her husband try to start a family. Assistant coach…

What a catch!

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Williams wins Junior Bassmasters

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Khris Williams of Mt. Holly won the BC Junior Bassmasters tournament held recently on Lake James. Williams also won the big fish prize for the day with a 3-pound largemouth. In a close second place was Brett Barlowe from Hickory with a little over two pounds. The Junior club was…

Denver plays long ball in 10-4 win

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Denver Post 455 put on a hit parade Tuesday night at ‘The Corral’ en route to a 10-4 win over Huntersville. Post 455 pounded out 15 hits and hit two homeruns as part of its power display. Down 3-0, Jesse Cadenhead’s two-run homer put Denver on the scoreboard in the…

Post 100 rallies in the ninth, wins 5-2

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MORGANTON–Burke County always seems to raise the level of its play when Cherryville Post 100 pays a visit to Shuey Field. And so it was again Tuesday night in an American Legion Area Four-Western Division game. Post 21 outplayed Cherryville for eight innings and took a 2-1 lead into the…

Wright leaving Rebels

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In the end, it came down to Chad Wright’s faith and devotion to being the best man he can be that prompted him to leave his post at West Lincoln as head basketball coach after just four seasons at the helm. Wright, who lives just outside of Hickory, didn’t have…

Rebels hand out annual athletic awards

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West Lincoln held its annual Sports Awards Banquet Sunday as Logan Shronce and Holly Hoover were named Male and Female Athlete of the Year as the day’s big winners. Shronce added to his hardware coming away as the Ron Hoyle Memorial Award winner. Fellow senior Eric Armstrong received the other…

Sports Briefs

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Martin invited to tryout West Lincoln’s Korey Martin has been invited to the Arizona Diamondbacks Area Code Baseball Team tryout on June 18 at Pensacola Junior College in Pensacola, Fl. Martin is among a select group of players who will have the opportunity to earn a spot on the special…

Houser sets eyes on next challenge

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Ever since Payden Houser was five-years-old, his parents have had one message for their son—hard work pays off. Boy were they right! Not blessed with great size, at 5’9” 165, Houser maybe had to work a little harder than the average baseball player to be great. But what the senior…