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Denver falls to Newell

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Newell got seven strong innings from starting pitcher Zack Farry and held off Denver 5-2 Tuesday night in Area Four-Eastern Division American Legion baseball. At Lincolnton High’s Jonathan Brookins Memorial Field, Newell scored all the runs it would need in the first two innings, opening up a 3-0 lead. Farry…

Couple celebrate 40th anniversary at the ballpark

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CHERRYVILLE—Not many women would be thrilled to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary at a ballpark. But Judie Eaker is an exception. There is no place she would rather be, even on an occasion as momentous as a milestone anniversary. Instead of going out for the evening, Judie and her husband,…

Grand slam propels Lake Norman

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Mark Williamson hit a grand slam and knocked in six runs to lead the Lake Norman River Pirates to a 12-1 win over Huntersville Sunday night in Area Four American Legion baseball. Williams went 4-for-4 to account for nearly half of Lake Norman’s hits. Trey Miller added two hits for…

Gastonia blanks Denver

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DENVER—Deven Harris and Matt Cavander combined to limit Denver to one hit over seven innings as Gastonia beat host Post 455 10-0 Sunday night at East Lincoln High. Colby Burgin collected Denver’s only hit in the sixth inning. Justin Frady hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and Tyler…

Another frustrating loss

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BELMONT–The Gaston Braves rallied from a five-run deficit in the middle innings to beat Cherryville Post 100 10-8 Sunday night at South Point High School stadium. Trailing 7-2 after three innings, the Braves chipped away at the deficit and finally took the lead for good with three runs in the…

Sports Briefs

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Drag racing ENGLISHTOWN, N.J.— After two qualifying days of heat and humidity at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, the warm weather was replaced by cooler temperatures and the result was tire smoke from a lot of Top Fuel dragsters in the opening round, including Doug Herbert`s Snap-on Racing entry. Herbert…

Post 100 overcomes errors to come from behind

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Brian Ebert slides home as a Lake Norman player attempts to tag him out at home. Ebert, who was 4-for-5 on the night, was safe on the play. Justin Keever worked four innings giving up six runs. However, only one of the runs he gave up was earned as Post…

Braves beat Denver

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The Gaston Braves defeated Denver Post 455 12-7 Thursday night led by Jay McConnell. McConnell, a Gardner-Webb signee, was 2-for-5 on the night with three RBIs. His biggest shot of the night was a solo homer that soared over the right-centerfield fence in the third for a 4-0 lead. McConnell…

Sports Briefs

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NL open gym North Lincoln is having an Open gym for all boys interested in playing basketball. Anyone interested is invited whether they played last year or not. The Open gym will be on June 15 and 22 as well as July 6 and 13 from 6 – 8 pm.…

Rained out

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