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Denver falls to Greenbelt

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Denver Post 455 fell to Greenbelt 14-3 Thursday night in a rain-delayed game. Greenbelt, from Maryland, surged out to an 8-0 lead courtesy of five hits and two bases on balls. They followed the big inning by scoring six runs in the next two innings. Mitchell Lynch, Trent Thornburg and…

Aren’t they Darlin?

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Campbell becomes a Bulldog

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Back-to-back Southern Foothills’ championships, three all-conference nods, two team MVPs and a top-10 finish in the state. That’s what golfer Will Campbell will take with him to Gardner-Webb University. With Campbell’s parents, Donna and Grady, along with North Lincoln Athletic Director Mark Lackey on hand, Campbell signed a National Letter…

Say it ain’t so: win streak ends

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CHERRYVILLE–Area Four officials will meet Thursday at Hickory Post 48 headquarters to determine pairings for the first round of the Legion playoffs. Despite its 18-2 pounding Monday night by Pineville in a showdown for first place in the Eastern Division of Area Four, Cherryville is assured of home field advantage…

Post 455 beats Huntersville in finale 8-4

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Denver put the cap on a turnaround season, from last year, with an 8-4 victory over Huntersville Friday night in their regular season finale. With the win, Post 455 finishes fifth in the Eastern Division of Area Four just behind Charlotte, who was 9-6 in the division. Last season, the…

Sports Briefs

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NL women’s tennis Any young lady interested in playing tennis for the North Lincoln Lady Knights can pick up a hit-around schedule in the school’s main office. Recreation programs Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is currently taken registration for the following Summer programs: summer playground program, tennis clinic, basketball camp,…

Moving his feet

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Rikard heads to Burns

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Reliable sources say former East Lincoln head football coach Matt Rikard has landed a job with Burns High School. After two seasons at the helm in Denver, Rikard will serve as an assistant coach for the 3A Bulldogs. Before his two-year stint for the Mustangs; Rikard was an assistant coach…

Reynolds picks up victory 403

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CHERRYVILLE–Cherryville Post 100 coach Bobby Dale Reynolds said it was just another night at the ballpark. But no matter how he characterized it, Reynolds achieved a new milestone in his storied Legion coaching career Sunday night as Post 100 defeated Steele Creek 17-2 in seven innings. Reynolds recorded his 403th…

Sports Briefs

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NL women’s tennis Any young lady interested in playing tennis for the North Lincoln Lady Knights can pick up a hit-around schedule in the school’s main office. Recreation programs Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is currently taken registration for the following Summer programs: summer playground program, tennis clinic, basketball camp,…