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Lincolnton Optimist goes 10-3

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Explosion in the first: Post 100 wins

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CATAWBA–Cherryville`s potent offense has generated some big innings this Legion season, but the explosive start to Monday night`s game at One River Stadium topped them all. In an inning that seemed to go on forever, Post 100 scored 10 runs on eight hits in its first at-bat and sent 15…

Experience pays off for Denver’s Loftin

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They say practice makes perfect… well Denver Post 455 shortstop Alex Loftin may not be perfect but he’s pretty dang close. Loftin, a four-year American Legion starter for head coach Bruce Bolick, is leading Post 455 in three different categories: batting average (.436), doubles (15) and runs scored (29). The…

Sports Briefs

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WL Optimist sign-ups West Lincoln Optimist will hold its sign-ups for football, baseball and softball through Aug. 1. The sign-ups will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Optimist Clubhouse. For more information, please contact Jeff Adams at (704) 913-3299. YMCA swimming lessons The…

Haynes sparks Post 100 win, 9-6

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HICKORY–Aaron Haynes came to the rescue in two critical situations to help Cherryville hold off Hickory 9-6 Sunday night in a Legion baseball game at the Catawba County Fairgrounds. In the role of relief pitcher, Haynes came on in the sixth inning and halted a five-run Hickory scoring spree. One…

Post 455 rebounds from loss in 6-5 win

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Denver Post 455 rebounded from a heartbreaking loss to Gastonia Sunday, holding off the Gaston Braves 6-5. With Saturday’s 11-9 loss firmly entrenched in its memory, Post 455 was able to exorcise the demons from the previous night with a solid performance from pitcher Chris Hogue and some timely hitting…

Sports Briefs

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WL Optimist sign-ups West Lincoln Optimist will hold its sign-ups for football, baseball and softball through Aug. 1. The sign-ups will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Optimist Clubhouse. For more information, please contact Jeff Adams at (704) 913-3299. YMCA swimming lessons The…

Sports Briefs

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WL Optimist sign-ups West Lincoln Optimist will hold its sign-ups for football, baseball and softball through Aug. 1. The sign-ups will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Optimist Clubhouse. For more information, please contact Jeff Adams at (704) 913-3299. YMCA swimming lessons The…

Post 455 hammers Newell, 9-1

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Riding the right arm of Derek Yow and the hot hitting of Trent Hopkins, Post 455 dealt Eastern Division foe Newell a 9-1 loss. Yow, who upped his record to 4-1 on the season, tossed seven and two-thirds, allowing no earned runs, scattering five hits and striking out eight batters.…

Severt shuts down Cherryville in win

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CHERRYVILLE–Josh Severt played the outfield exclusively for state 4A champion South Caldwell this spring. But Thursday night in front of the biggest crowd of the Legion season at Fraley Field, Severt showed off his other talent. A lefthanded pitcher, Severt fashioned a masterful five-hit shutout in Caldwell County`s 8-0 win…