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Knights teach football

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As young children, we watched athletes whom we wanted to grow up like and in whose footsteps we one day hoped to follow. A number of children ages 6-10 got to experience that same feeling at the fourth annual North Lincoln High School Knights Youth Football Camp. “We understand that…

Cherryville wins close games

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The Cherryville Post 100 American legion baseball team won its second consecutive game by one-run as it defeated Rutherford County on the road 7-6 Thursday night. Jake Watts had a big two-run homer, his eighth of the year and Al Benson led Post 100 with two hits offensively as Cherryville…

Sports Briefs

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Youth b-ball league The Lincoln County Family YMCA is currently accepting registration for the 2008 Youth Basketball League. The league is for boys and girls ages 7-15. Registration is June 2-August 2. First practice will be August 11. First games will be August 23. Season ends on October 18. Cost…

Herbert wants to win one ‘For His Boys’

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ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. —When asked about his years of racing at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Doug Herbert, owner and driver of the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster, first mentions his son James. “Every time we came to Old Bridge,” said Herbert, “James wanted to go to the motocross track. He competed…

Mustangs push basketball even during summer

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Usually summer is a time for baseball, hot dogs and beer. That is certainly not the case in Denver, as the East Lincoln Mustang basketball team is involved with a summer basketball league designed to give players an opportunity to improve. “What we’re trying to do here is give [the…

Sports Briefs

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Youth bball camp The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation and the Lincolnton High School Athletic Department is now taking registration for a Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls grades The camp is for children grades 2 – 8 will be held Monday – Thursday, June 16 – 19…

Summer camp teaches more than b-ball

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Having little fundamental basketball skills but tons of speed, I made the C-team in middle school when I was younger. I could’ve benefited from programs like the Summer Basketball Camp put on by the City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department. Some unmentionable years later, I had that opportunity and…

Denver can’t hold on

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The Denver Post 455 American Legion baseball team jumped out to an early 4-1 lead Tuesday over the Area IV Eastern division-leading Union County after three innings, but it wasn’t meant to be as Denver would go on to lose 17-7. Union County responded with five runs in the fourth…

Cherryville cruises 18-3 despite missing head coach

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CHERRYVILLE — Cherryville Post 100 head coach Bobby Reynolds took some time off this week to travel to the College World Series in Omaha, not just to enjoy the spectacle but to watch a former player, Chad Flack, compete for North Carolina. And he just might extend his stay if…

Cooke represents Lincoln Co.

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Racquel Cooke has been selected to play softball in the state games of North Carolina this week in Greensboro. More than 40 girls from Lincoln and surrounding counties within District 6 tried out for 15 positions. Cooke is the only member of the team from Lincoln County. There are eight…