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Denver skid now at seven games

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Denver could not put the brakes on its current slide in two weekend games. Post 455`s losing streak stretched to seven games with an 8-6 Friday home loss to Pineville and a 17-12 Saturday loss on the road to Charlotte Post 262. After an 8-1 start, Denver is now 2-7…

Lincoln team is state AAU champs

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LES CANIPE Special to the LTN ———————————— GREENSBORO — Playing with heart and determination, the Lincoln Flight 11 year-old and under AAU Girls Basketball Team accomplished something that just three months ago, upon its founding, seemed improbable. The Lincolnton-based team recently captured the USSSA Division III North Carolina State Basketball…

Orcas come home with the gold, along with orther medals at Special Olympics

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MELODY GEER Special to the LTN ———————————— The Lincoln County Orcas participated in the 2006 Special Olympics Summer Games held in Raleigh June 3 and 4 and picked up 14 medals and a number of ribbons. Individual team members earned three gold, nine silver and two bronze medals. They also…

Sports Briefs

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Veteran coach leaving W. Lincoln Mike Harrill, an assistant football coach for the last four seasons at West Lincoln High School, has accepted the position of defensive coordinator at Cherryville. The announcement was made last week at a press conference at Cherryville. Harrill, 49, will join a staff headed by…

Braves take two

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BELMONT–Given Cherryville`s current hitting slump, it`s a good thing Thursday night`s doubleheader against the Gaston Braves had no bearing on Post 100`s standing in the Western Division of Area Four. Cherryville dropped a pair of non-division games to the Braves, losing 14-4 in the completion of a suspended game from…

Heafner a Texas Ranger

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Jay Heafner thought something was wrong with his vision. The same vision he uses to pick up rotation on a curveball was showing him the Texas Rangers had picked him in the 23rd round in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Wednesday afternoon. But he was not hallucinating, as…

Whiteside lives on through tourney

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Trey Whiteside always had a smile on his face and was always laughing, so it’s likely he was smiling down on his First Annual Trey Whiteside Memorial Golf Tournament held at Lincoln Country Club. A basketball player at North Lincoln, Whiteside was involved in tragic car accident after leaving a…

Rebels hand out sports awards

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Seniors Matt Avery and Sara Elmore took home Male and Female Athlete of the Year Sunday afternoon at the West Lincoln Rebels sports awards ceremony. Elmore’s highlight was a basketball game that saw her net 42 points and rip down 15 boards. She was a Southern Piedmont All-Conference performer in…

Mustangs headed to UNC-Pembroke

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(Photo left) Left to right, head coach Neil Hodges and assistant Chip Ashley stand behind Trishtan Johnson as he signed his National Letter of Intent to play for UNC-Pembroke. Johnson is flanked by his parents Charlene and Arthur. (Photo right) Left to right, assistant coach Chip Ashley and Neil Hodges…

Post 100 disposes of Caldwell Co. 7-1

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CHERRYVILLE–Thanks to a conflict with a high school sports banquet, Caldwell County could not give Cherryville its best shot. The players from state 4A runnerup South Caldwell did not report to Post 29 Monday night as expected, electing instead to attend the school`s year-ending sports banquet. As a result, Post…