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Cherryville Roadrunners ranked third in the nation

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Spectacular senior sendoff

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VALE — There must have been something in the air Friday night in Vale as the West Lincoln Rebels baseball team set several records after a 24-0 win over Highland Tech in four innings. Everything seemed to go the Rebels way on Senior Night as the upperclassmen set the school…

Angle signs on with Brevard

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LINCOLNTON — He holds perhaps the most talked about interception in Lincolnton High School football history. That’s right. I’m talking about Lincolnton High School senior Jimmy Angle. Despite his size Angle made up for plays with his heart and determination. “Jimmy is one of those football players I classify that…

Martin signs with Upstate

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VALE — He’s been described as the one of the fastest players to ever don a West Lincoln baseball jersey. His defense can be described as unparalleled. “He’s been valuable to our program for four years. When he first came in defensively he was as good as any outfielder we’ve…

Ironmen beat Wolves 14-5

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CHERRYVILLE — The Ironmen exploded for eight runs in the fifth inning of a close contest Friday night to pull away from the Wolves for a 14-5 victory at Fraley field in Cherryville. Seven consecutive Ironmen reached base safely to start the inning before sophomore Thomas Bess cleared them with…

Sports Briefs

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Friday Night Fishin` The Friday Night Fishin’ Friends (FNFF) tournament trail will soon start its 21st consecutive year. The events are open to the public and regularly draw new comers to the sport of night bass fishing. The low cost relaxed atmosphere series has proven to be an excellent way…

Sports Briefs

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Pitch, Hit & Run Competition The Lincolnton Athletic Department and City of Lincolnton Recreation will host a free Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for area youth at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lincolnton High School Baseball field. Competitors are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10,…

Wolves beat rival for top

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LINCOLNTON — Last year the Lincolnton Wolves tennis team managed four victories all season long. This year they have flipped that number with a current 8-4 overall record as they captured the No. 1 seed in the Dual Teams state playoffs after defeating 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference rival North Lincoln…

Crisson signs with CVCC

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LINCOLNTON — Lincolnton senior Tripper Crisson got a nice 18th birthday present this past Saturday when he received his letter of intent to play baseball for the Catawba Valley Central College Buccaneers. “It was like a early birthday present,” Crisson said. “I’ve always wanted to play college baseball, and baseball…

Lady Wolves split 2-game home stand

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LINCOLNTON — The Cherryville Lady Ironmen softball team rallied in the fourth inning and put up five runs in the seventh to keep their 15-game winning streak alive as they defeated 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference rival Lincolnton 8-1 Thursday at Betty G. Ross Park. “We showed a little bit of…