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Knights open with Cardinals

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Post 455 loses heartbreaker

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Denver Post 455 suffered their first loss of the season Tuesday night in heartbreaking fashion. Leading 6-4, Kings Mountain scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to snatch what would’ve been Denver’s fifth win of the season. It was deja vu all over again as Curt Hall and…

Herbert jumps two spots

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Doug Herbert jumped up two positions in the NHRA POWERade point standings Sunday at the O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka. Herbert moved into the No. 7 spot in the points, leaping up two positions. “It’s great moving up two positions,” Herbert said. “The competition is real tough…

No longer a Cinderella

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The North Lincoln Lady Knights had one goal entering their third round playoff match-up against the Cherryville Lady Ironmen — to ‘git-r-done.’ The Lady Knights did just that enroute to a 7-3 victory Friday at Cherryville and sending them back to Walnut Creek for the 1A Final Four for the…

Post 455 off to a hot start

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Post 455 has started the American Legion season hot. How hot? Denver (3-0) has already surpassed last season’s win total which was two. Denver pounded out 23 hits Saturday night en route to a 14-1 win in eight innings over Steele Creek. Shane Brackett, a former Lincolnton product, continued his…

Git-r-done Knights

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The Lady Knights proved last year’s trip to the 1A Final Four was not a fluke. With Friday’s Quarterfinal victory, it’s believed North Lincoln becomes the first school to make it to the Final Four in the first two years of existence. Also by returning to Walnut Creek, North Lincoln…

Hoyle impresses in Post 100 debut

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CHERRYVILLE–A year of college has put some pop into Dylan Anthony`s bat. Anthony, a West Lincoln alumnus who played junior varsity baseball this spring at Limestone College, continued his hot-hitting in American Legion baseball Wednesday night as Cherryville pounded Hickory 11-2. Anthony, who has added some weight since last year…

Who will it be in Final Four?

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The Cherryville Lady Ironmen’s spirits are soaring after a 6-0 win over Murphy in the second round of the 1A State Softball Playoffs. North Lincoln’s spirits aren’t far below. The Lady Knights reached the third round with a hard-fought 8-6 win over the Swain County Devils in eight innings. Tonight…

Heafner named P.O.Y.

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It’s not surprising Jay Heafner is focusing on the people that have been instrumental in helping him become Southern Conference Player of the Year, instead of the award itself. After batting .286 with seven homeruns and 30 RBIs as a sophomore, Heafner dramatically improved each mark. The Wildcats’ third baseman…

Mustangs sign with CVCC

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A pair of East Lincoln Mustangs have signed to play at Catawba Valley Community College next season. Carlos Marquez-Sykes and Wayne White will join the Buccaneers as part of the National Junior College Athletic Association next fall. Marquez-Sykes averaged a double-double this season for the Mustangs. He was named all-county…