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Quarterfinals start tonight at Fraley

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Denver falls to Henderson 3-1

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A thorn in the side, an Achilles’ heel, a pain in the…. Er, well you get the picture. Whatever you want to call it, that’s exactly what Henderson’s Alex McMahan turned out to be to Denver Post 455 in the first round of the Area IV American Legion Baseball Playoffs.…

Kids rule Valley

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T.J. Carter, a 12-year old from Cherryville, won his first career race at Nitro Valley last week. Carter raced his 1/8 scale stock buggy between 60-65 MPH for the victory. He’s the son of Tim Carter, Tonda Fowler and Sally Carter. Cody Dellinger, 10, finished second in a solid showing.…

Glover lifts Cherryville, Up next Gastonia for Post 100

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ASHEVILLE–Post 100 coach Bobby Reynolds predicted Asheville would be a tough out in the first round of the Area Four Legion playoffs. How prophetic his words proved to be. Cherryville, the No. 2 seed in the west, had to hold on for dear life to beat the No. 7 seed…

Storm takes state title

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Denver splits, scene changes

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It’s been that kind of season for Brandan Jones. Not known for his power, Jones delivered a three-run homer to right center field putting Denver ahead to stay in a 6-5 victory Tuesday afternoon. Trailing by one game, in the best-of-five series, there was a possibility Denver’s season could have…

Sports Briefs

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Nancy Black Benefit Softball Tournament The Nancy Black Benefit Softball Tournament will be held August 18-20 at Hills Chapel and Mt. Pleasant in Denver. It will be Class C, USSSA rules and USSSA distance softballs will be used. There is a five homerun limit per ballgame. Awards will be given…

Denver down 1-0

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There’s no cause to panic for Denver Post 455. Despite dropping Saturday’s opener 8-4, they’re only down 1-0. Things could have been a lot worse for Post 455, but Sunday night’s game was rained out in the bottom of the fourth with Henderson holding a 9-3 advantage. Henderson jumped out…

Asheville evens up series 1-1

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ASHEVILLE–Cherryville was three outs away from taking a commanding 2-0 lead over Asheville in the opening round of the Area Four Legion playoffs. But Post 100 could not close the deal in the bottom of the ninth inning, and now the best-of-five series goes back to Cherryville tonight tied 1-1.…

Putting down the racquet

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Every once in a while a coach comes along that is truly special. Not only does he want to direct, encourage and teach your kids; he wants to stay. New opportunities may manifest themselves, temptation may call, but they remain committed. For 30 years Chris Hoffman has done just that…