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All-stars win state championship

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The West Lincoln Optimist 11 and 12-year old girls’ all-star softball team won the North Carolina State Championship last weekend in Stanfield, N.C. The Tournament began last Friday and went through Tuesday night. West Lincoln went 4-1 beating Sampson, 7-4, then losing to Dunn 3-0. In the loser’s bracket they…

Cherryville B team eliminated by Steele

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The Cherryville Post 100 B team lost in three games to Steele Creek in the quarterfinals of the Area III/IV Junior Legion playoffs. Steele Creek won game one 17-7, Cherryville won game two 11-4, and Steele Creek won game three 12-10 to take the series 2-1. Steele Creek advances to…

Post 100 bows out to Shelby in Game 5

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SHELBY–American Legion baseball rivals Cherryville and Shelby just seem to bring out the best in each other. At least, Shelby coach Mike Grayson thinks so. “We knew it would be a tough series because of the rivalry,” Grayson said Friday night after Post 82 beat Cherryville 2-1 in game five…

Dockery repeats

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STANLEY – Ray Dockery of Mooresville Saturday collected the Late Model cash the second week in a row at East Lincoln Speedway. When the green flag waved, Denver’s Tim Sigmon jumped out front from the pole position only to be overtaken two laps later by Denver’s Dan Yarbrough, who started…

Shelby forces deciding Game 5

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CHERRYVILLE—Which pitching staff has the most left in the tank? That question will be answered in the decisive game five of the Cherryville-Shelby series tonight at Shelby’s Veterans Field. Shelby (17-10) shredded Cherryville’s pitching for 17 hits Thursday night in a 11-5 victory that evened the Area Four first round…

Smith to row in Athens

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A member of the U.S. Olympic Rowing Team who will be competing in Athens, Greece Aug. 13-29 has some Lincolnton connections. Matthew S. Smith of Woodbridge, Va., is the son of Chris and Celia (Costner) Smith of Lake Ridge, Va. He is the grandson of Carolyn Costner and the late…

Popular Mooresville restaurant burns

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MOORESVILLE — A popular Mooresville Restaurant went up in flames Thursday evening due to electrical wiring problems. The 104 year-old structure of Kudzu Restaurant on South Broad Street was a total loss. Officials placed the value at $185,000. No injuries were reported but occupants and two customers were in the…

Post 100 beats Shelby 9-4 to even series

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CHERRYVILLE — Post 100 coach Bobby Reynolds thinks his team should be up 2-0 over Shelby in the opening round of the Area Four playoffs, but he will settle for 1-1. After losing a 1-0 heartbreaker Monday at Shelby, Cherryville evened the best-of-5 series Tuesday night with a 9-4 victory…

Bolick reflects on Post 455`s season

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When Post 455’s Bruce Bolick recollects his 2004 American Legion team he won’t remember their 2-16 record. He’ll remember how hard his team played the game. “They are a good bunch of kids and I thought we got good effort all summer. They were competitive every game except three or…

Post 100 to face Shelby in Area Four playoffs

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Cherryville Post 100 coach Bobby Reynolds has mixed emotions about playing Shelby in the first round of the Area Four American Legion baseball playoffs. “As far as the fan interest and the gate, this is real pleasing. As far as the team we are playing, that might not be too…