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Post 100 snaps five-game skid

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CHERRYVILLE–Cherryville and Denver were two teams badly in need of a win going into Sunday night`s Area Four-Eastern Division American Legion matchup. Denver had lost five division games in a row after a 3-0 start, and Cherryville was likewise in a five-game tailspin that included four division losses. The largest…

Sports Briefs

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Recreation programs Lincolnton/Lincoln County Parks and Recreation is currently taken registration for the following Summer programs: summer playground program, tennis clinic, basketball camp, cheerleading clinics, fast-pitch softball clinics, youth soccer clinics and league, swimming lessons, guard start program and lifeguard training. For more information, please contact the recreation office at…

Post 100 falls in 12

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CHARLOTTE–Slumping Cherryville Post 100 dropped its fourth straight Thursday night at South Mecklenburg, falling 4-3 to Pineville in 12 innings. Pineville loaded the bases in the 12th and scored the winning run on an infield grounder. After a 5-1 start, Post 100 has plummeted to 1-3 in the Eastern Division…

Click It or Ticket campaign nabs ’em

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Drivers heading into and out of Lincolnton Wednesday were greeted by flashing lights and a simple request: license and registration. Local law enforcement agencies conducted a traffic checkpoint Wednesday afternoon in conjunction with the statewide “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Officers with the Lincolnton Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s…

Heafner undrafted, continues dream

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Fifty rounds of the Major League Baseball draft went by and Jay Heafner’s name was never called. Heafner, who was projected as a second baseman , heard mixed reviews. “It’s hard to explain because some people said, yeah I would and some said probably not. It’s something that I’ve wanted…

Legends come to Lincolnton

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The messages uttered by members of 2XSalt Ministries present in Lincoln Charter School’s gym on Thursday were heeded by those in attendance. Listen to your parents, work hard in school, be a good teammate, don’t let your basketball collect dust. But the biggest message they brought to the kids was…

Herbert hopes for 2nd straight

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LINCOLNTON – Doug Herbert spent the first weekend off from NHRA POWERade Drag Racing in a month doing what he knows best: Working. Herbert and his Snap-on Tools team were the feature attraction at Saturday’s 30th annual Snap-on Tools Night of Thrills at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown,…

Knights’ award winners

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Barker’s 3-hitter stymies Post 100

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CHERRYVILLE–Not even the triumphant return of former star Chris Mason could lift Cherryville Post 100 out of its funk. Hours after his selection as the 56th player taken in Major League Baseball’s 2005 draft, Mason made an appearance in the middle innings of Cherryville’s home game Tuesday night against Charlotte.…

Braves beat Denver

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The Gaston Braves rallied for the second time in three nights Tuesday night with a 2-1 victory over Denver. Lenoir-Rhyne baseball signee David Bumgardner and Post 455’s Mitchell Lynch were locked in a pitcher’s duel for most of the game. Through five innings, each pitcher had allowed only one hit…