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Youth get their kicks at soccer camp

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With the 2008 European Championship airing on TV, Americans are getting a chance to see how exciting the sport of soccer can be. Here in Lincolnton, children ages 6-14 got the opportunity to play the world’s fastest growing sport. It was the first time the City of Lincolnton Parks and…

Foothills Grading West Lincoln Optimist win division

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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…

NFL alumni gives back

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Remember when Michael Jordan tried to play baseball? It was both hilarious and sad at the same time. Now picture this. Imagine former Carolina Panthers linebacker Kevin Greene trying to play golf. OK stop laughing, it really did happen. In fact, it happened at Verdict Ridge in Denver over the…

Haynes leads Post 100

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CHERRYVILLE — Cherryville Post 100’s game Sunday against Lake Norman Post 509 was canceled due to rain and was rescheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bandy’s High School. However, Post 100 had no trouble with the rain on Saturday night at Fraley Field. The team merely had to play with…

Denver earns big win

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DENVER — Denver’s Post 455 American Legion baseball team scored a run in every inning and every hitter but two in the starting lineup had a hit as Post 455 defeated Kings Mountain 18-4 in seven innings Friday. “Some of the young players that really struggled the first 10 games…

Herbert mourns loss of friend

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ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. — Tragedy marked Saturday’s qualifying action for the Lucas Oil NHRA SuperNationals in Englishtown, N.J. Scott Kalitta, a long time competitor in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing series, succumbed to injuries sustained in a crash during the fourth funny car qualifying session. Doug Herbert, owner and driver of…

Johnson signs with Chipola Junior College

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Boger City Optimist all-stars finish second

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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…