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On the comeback trail

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CHERRYVILLE—Ryan Rhodes took another step forward Friday night in his reclamation as a pitcher. After asking for the starting nod against Denver Post 455, the embattled Rhodes allowed two hits and two runs in four innings and was credited with the win in Cherryville Post 100’s 15-5 victory. Rhodes, who…

Cadenhead is SPC player of the year

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Jesse Cadenhead of East Lincoln was named Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference player of the year in baseball. Cadenhead, who is bound for Charleston Southern in the fall, played key dual roles as a catcher and pitcher in leading the Mustangs to a third-place finish (10-4) in the final SPC standings.…

Post 455 goes 0-2 for the weekend

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One bad inning proved costly for Denver Post 455 in Sunday afternoon’s game against Shelby at Keeter Field at Veteran’s Stadium in Shelby. Post 82 capitalized on three Denver errors in a three-run fourth inning and held on for a 4-3 non-divisional victory. Denver (5-7 overall) led 2-0 going into…

Pineville ekes out tight win in nail-biter extra inning

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CHERRYVILLE — The final play of the game summed up Pineville`s 6-4 win over Cherryville Thursday night. And for Post 337, it was fitting that third baseman Jason Poker closed the door on a Post 100 rally in the bottom of the 10th inning. With runners at second and third…

Honbaier to take year off

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West Lincoln’s women’s head varsity basketball coach Jaime Honbaier, who guided the Lady Rebels to the Southern Piedmont Conference crown last season, will not be on the sideline this season. Honbaier is resigning her post for one year as she and her husband try to start a family. Assistant coach…

What a catch!

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Williams wins Junior Bassmasters

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Khris Williams of Mt. Holly won the BC Junior Bassmasters tournament held recently on Lake James. Williams also won the big fish prize for the day with a 3-pound largemouth. In a close second place was Brett Barlowe from Hickory with a little over two pounds. The Junior club was…

Denver plays long ball in 10-4 win

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Denver Post 455 put on a hit parade Tuesday night at ‘The Corral’ en route to a 10-4 win over Huntersville. Post 455 pounded out 15 hits and hit two homeruns as part of its power display. Down 3-0, Jesse Cadenhead’s two-run homer put Denver on the scoreboard in the…

Post 100 rallies in the ninth, wins 5-2

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MORGANTON–Burke County always seems to raise the level of its play when Cherryville Post 100 pays a visit to Shuey Field. And so it was again Tuesday night in an American Legion Area Four-Western Division game. Post 21 outplayed Cherryville for eight innings and took a 2-1 lead into the…

Wright leaving Rebels

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In the end, it came down to Chad Wright’s faith and devotion to being the best man he can be that prompted him to leave his post at West Lincoln as head basketball coach after just four seasons at the helm. Wright, who lives just outside of Hickory, didn’t have…