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Lincoln County teams fall

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Both Lincolnton and East Lincoln were eliminated in the Dixie Majors state baseball tournament over the last two days. Lincolnton fell to Bladen County 11-0 Monday. Jonathan Benson went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI to lead Bladen. Crae White was 2-for-3 with two stolen bases. Robinson led Lincolnton,…

Going the distance

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Welcome to the semis

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Cherryville to square off against Pineville (25-5) in area IV semifinals CHARLOTTE–Chris Henderson did his part to make sure Cherryville advanced to the next round of the Area Four American Legion playoffs. Monday night at Cherryville`s Fraley Field, in a game for the ages, Henderson hit three home runs, including…

Newell ends Post 100 run, evens playoff series at 1-1

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CHARLOTTE–The winning streak is over for Cherryville. Post 100 saw its run end at 14 games Sunday night with a 5-2 loss to Newell in the quarterfinals of the Area Four American Legion playoffs. Newell pulled even at 1-1 in the best-of-five series, which returns to Cherryville`s Fraley Field tonight…

Lincolnton, East still alive in Dixie Majors Tournament

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Stevens notches first Modified win at EL

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STANLEY—At East Lincoln Speedway Saturday night, Buck Stevens of Statesville started in ninth place in the Open Wheel Modified main event. But the Statesville driver worked his way to the front, taking the lead on the eighth lap of the 20-lap event and pulling out to a six-car lead on…

Post 100 completes 3-0 sweep

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CHERRYVILLE—Cherryville should be well-rested going into this weekend’s Area Four American Legion quarterfinal series against Newell. Post 100 wrapped up its first-round series with Charlotte Post 262 Wednesday night, completing a three-game sweep with an 8-0 win at Buck Fraley Field. Newell, the No. 4 seed from Area Four’s Eastern…

Denver falls in game five

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One big inning made all the difference Thursday night as Asheville defeated Denver 19-8 to win a first-round series in the Area Four American Legion playoffs. At A.C. Reynolds High School, Asheville (14-9) erupted for eight runs in the eighth inning to win the best-of-five series 3-2. The game was…

Sports briefs

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Heafner goes 3-for-4 in game for Spokane Former West Lincoln standout Jay Heafner went 3-for-4 with three doubles on Tuesday in a game for the Spokane (Wash.) Indians of the class A Northwest League. After a slow start, Heafner had raised his batting average to .294 at mid-week. Heafner, who…

Post 100 on a tear!

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Game three of the Area Four American Legion playoff series between Cherryville and Charlotte Post 262 was rained out Tuesday night at Fraley Field. The game has been rescheduled for tonight at 7. Cherryville (20-8) leads the best-of-five series 2-0 and can complete a sweep tonight. If Charlotte (8-14) extends…