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Belk to continue his career with Lenoir-Rhyne Bears

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Already a three-year starter on the varsity level, Josh Belk had a stellar senior season on the mound. The righthander recorded 116 strikeouts in 69 2/3 innings in his final prep campaign. Recently, he parlayed those numbers into baseball scholarship with Lenoir-Rhyne. Army and Montreat had inquired about Belk, who…

Post 455 falls

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Denver fell to Gastonia 12-7 Tuesday night at Brookins Memorial Field. Post 23 had two four-run innings—one in the fifth and one in the ninth. Gastonia assumed a 6-2 lead in the top of the fifth courtesy of two walks, one hit batsman, one error and two singles. Post 455…

Running for mom

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Alyssa Lowe always has loved running. But now as she watches the crippling effect Lou Gehrig’s disease has had on her 45-year-old mom Brenda– running has taken on a completely new meaning. A recent graduate of North Lincoln, Lowe shunned WCU, Appalachian, UNC-Charlotte, Wofford, Pembroke and Mars Hill among others…

Houser to the rescue

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HICKORY–A pitcher`s best ally is not always his fastball or breaking pitch. Sometimes it`s the defense which saves the day. Never was that baseball truism more evident than in Sunday night`s Cherryville-Hickory Legion game. Post 100 center fielder Peydon Houser saved Chris Cook`s complete game gem with a game-ending double…

What a weekend: Post 455 on three-game win streak

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Denver Post 455 has won back-to-back games, beating Huntersville Saturday and Newell Sunday in good ole’ fashioned slugfests. Down 11-8 in the bottom of the ninth, Denver’s Will Fox started the rally with his third hit of the night. Zach Pou followed with his third homer in two nights to…

Post 100 rallies for victory

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Cherryville Post 100 defeated Rock Hill, S.C., 11-7 Thursday night for its sixth win in its last seven games. At Winthrop University, Cherryville (13-8, 8-4) scored four runs in the ninth inning to break a 7-7 tie. Wayne McDonald (7-1) picked up the pitching win in relief. Chris Cook, Steven…

Denver drops two

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Denver lost back-to-back games by a score of 8-2 to Newell and Union County. Union County’s lefthander Drew Wallace limited Post 455 to just five hits Wednesday at East Lincoln. Dustin Weaver and Will Fox went 2-for-4 apiece, accounting for four of the five hits. Denver (9-11) will pay a…

Sports Briefs

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Homerun derby Hooters of Gastonia/SSO/Rush Energy Drinks will have a double elimination softball tournament for E teams plus a homerun derby at Ferguson Park in Gastonia on Saturday, June 24. For more information, please contact Shane Shuford at 704-445-8566. Basketball clinic Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is currently taking registration…

Sports Briefs

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Homerun derby Hooters of Gastonia/SSO/Rush Energy Drinks will have a double elimination softball tournament for E teams plus a homerun derby at Ferguson Park in Gastonia on Saturday, June 24. For more information, please contact Shane Shuford at 704-445-8566. Basketball clinic Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is currently taking registration…

Elmore signs with Brevard College

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Sara Elmore sure has come a long way since the fifth grade. Elmore, who was joined by assistant basketball coach Tom Sain and her parents, recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her basketball career at Brevard College. Tired of watching their daughter not try, Larry Elmore and…