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Tennis camp serves up fun

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LINCOLNTON — Hitting a tennis ball is harder than it looks. Playing it for fun is one thing and playing it competitively is another. And that’s just what Lincolnton Tennis Camp Director Chris Hoffman is trying to teach his approximate 25 children as they attend the Lincolnton Parks and Recreation…

Camp could’ve helped me with my golf game

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Summer is a time to relax. It’s a time for parents to get a break from work and kids a vacation from school. But a lot of parents and children don’t realize they could be spending their time honing their skills in an activity or sport they love and hope…

Weather denies county game

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CHERRYVILLE — Tuesday’s game between American Legion county rivals Cherryville Post 100 and Lincoln County Post 455 were postponed due to weather. Approximately an hour before the game threats of a tornado, hail, strong winds and heavy rain surrounded the area and forced both teams to reschedule. For Post 100…

Cherryville has tough weekend

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SUMTER, SC — Cherryville Post 100 posted a 1-2 record at the North-South Challenge in Sumter, S.C. over the weekend. On Friday night, Post 100 fell to defending Southeast Regional champion Sumter Post 15 by a score of 9-8. Cherryville took an 8-7 lead into the sixth inning, but Sumter…

Rowan Co. blanks Post 455

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SALISBURY — Rowan County clobbered Lincoln County Post 455 17-0 Sunday led by Rowan County’s designated hitter Taylor Shive. Shive led the team going 2-for-2 with a grand slam in the first inning and a two-run homer in the third. Lincoln County was led by Spencer Gardner’s 2-for-2 night. The…

Roundup

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Baseball Junior Legion (Friday) Cherryville 2, West Lincoln 1 — Taylor Braun tossed a five-inning no-hitter for Cherryville in Game 2 of a doubleheader. Dylan Hastings had three hits for Cherryville (5-2), which hosts A.C. Reynolds tonight. Cherryville 8, West Lincoln 3 — Blake McLeymore got the win for Cherryville…

Homers, Locklin pace Post 455

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DENVER — With Wednesday’s doubleheader against Gastonia Post 23 the Lincoln County Cardinals Post 455 baseball team, formerly known as Denver Post 455, has already surpassed its win total from last season when the team went 5-21 and did not make the playoffs. Lincoln County won the first game 8-1…

Lackey resigns as AD

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PUMPKIN CENTER — North Lincoln High School Athletic Director Mark Lackey resigned as the school’s athletic director last week. He said the main reason was due to spending more time with his family, including his wife and 8-year-old son. “I’d like to have more time to spend with (my family).…

Racing life consumes family

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LINCOLNTON — If there’s one area of the country for racing to be, North Carolina is it. The area has so many different kinds of racing for children and adults alike to choose from. The quarter midget racing world however, has surrounded the lives of one family in Lincolnton. Meet…

Gymnastics

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Gwynith Brooks, 8, of Lincolnton won a gold medal in the trampoline competition, silver in tumbling and silver in double mini for Twist and Tuck at a recent competition this past spring. Contributed Photo Jade Brooks, 10, of Lincolnton won a gold medal in the tumbling competition, bronze in the…