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Season ends with bitter defeat

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GASTONIA — The Cherryville American Legion Post 100 baseball team ended its season earlier than it wanted to Saturday after losing 7-4 to Randolph Post 45 in the North Carolina American Legion state baseball championship game. “We had a tremendous season,” Cherryville head coach Bobby Reynolds said. “I have nothing…

Cherryville still alive after big win

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GASTONIA — North Carolina American Legion state baseball tournament host Gastonia Post 23 had the chance to knock off both of last year’s American Legion baseball state champions, Wayne County and Cherryville Post 100, but it wasn’t meant to be. Cherryville (41-7) defeated Gastonia 12-1 in an elimination game Thursday…

Watts, Martin lead Cherryville

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GASTONIA — Cherryville American Legion Post 100 starting pitcher Jake Watts pitched well for six innings and Korey Martin sparked the offense in Cherryville’s 12-1 first-round win in seven innings over Wilmington Post 10 at Sims Legion Park in Gastonia. Watts admitted he was a little shaky early, and he…

Twist and Tuck gets special visitor

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Sports Briefs

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WL Optimist signups The West Lincoln Optimist Fall baseball/softball and soccer signups are every Monday and Wednesday from 6-7:30p.m. beginning today till August 27. Contact Jeff Adams at (704) 913-3299 for more information. LHS soccer tryouts Tryouts for men interesting in playing soccer for the fall will be August 4-8.…

Sports briefs

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USSSA baseball An 11-and-under USSSA baseball team will be holding tryouts soon. Call Jason Ellis at (980) 429-0041 for more information. LHS soccer tryouts Tryouts for men interesting in playing soccer for the fall will be August 4-8. The tryouts are from 9-11 a.m. Interested players must attend each day.…

Local team wins state tourney

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MORGANTON — The Boger City United Methodist Church men’s softball team won the USSSA North Carolina Class D state championship on July 19 in Morganton. The double elimination tournament featured 15 teams from across the state competing at the Catawba Meadows Park. The Boger City UMC team played with poise…

Father, son win bass event

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Night bass fishing had slowed some the past few weeks but was back this last weekend, as Mike Queen and his son, Josh Queen from Lincolnton, won the Friday Night Fishin’ Friends regular weekly tournament last Friday with an impressive five-fish limit catch weighing a total of 14.31 pounds. Trailing…

Cherryville ready for tournament

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After capturing back-to-back Area IV titles and its 12th overall, the Cherryville American Legion Post 100 baseball team will look to win the North Carolina state tournament, which begins Tuesday at Sims Legion Park in Gastonia. The double elimination tournament will take place Tuesday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. 9.…

Wolves show promise

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North Carolina defending 2A football state champion head coach Scott Cloninger and his Lincolnton Wolves are going to have a target on their backs this year, but that doesn’t mean teams should count them out. After a 7-on-7 scrimmage against Chase, the Wolves’ defense looked good picking off passes and…