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Lincoln County splits last-day doubleheader, finishes tied for fifth

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– The Lincoln County Cardinals had to win both of their final two games Sunday to open the Area IV playoffs at home, but it didn’t happen. Mint Hill Post 4039 benefited from two runs off a misjudged ball in center field, and the…

Calendar — 6-30-14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today No games scheduled Tuesday, July 1 Sr. Legion baseball Area IV playoffs begin, TBD Jr. Legion baseball Shelby at N. Lincoln Blue, 5 p.m. Shelby at N. Lincoln Black, 7 p.m. Wednesday,…

Cardinals fall

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Huntersville rallies past Post 455 By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– All the Lincoln County Cardinals need in order to improve their chances of having home-field advantage in next week’s opening round of the Area IV playoffs are wins. Huntersville Post 321 didn’t give them any help. The Cardinals’…

Shelby drops Post 100

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Shelby Post 82 rallied from a three-run deficit Thursday to defeat Cherryville Post 100 6-5 and clinch at least a share of the Area IV Western Division regular season title. Post 82 (23-2, 13-2) has three games remaining entering next week’s Area IV playoffs, including Saturday’s showdown with…

Calendar — 6-27-14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Sr. Legion baseball Haywood Co. at Cherryville, 5 p.m. (DH) Lincoln Co. at Mint Hill, 5 p.m. (DH) Jr. Legion baseball Rutherford Blue at N. Lincoln Blue, 5 p.m. Rutherford Red at…

Rollin’ Rebels

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WL sweeps Newton-Conover By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor NEWTON –– West Lincoln may have opened its Western Piedmont Instructional League season on a down note, but it’s making sure it ends on a high one. Charles Mack George was perfect at the plate, reaching base six times with three hits…

Cardinals ease by Post 170

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor TAYLORSVILLE –– The Lincoln County Cardinals got just what they needed at the right time. Brady Drennen had three hits and three RBIs, Alex Pickeral drove in three runs and Paul Cochrane breezed his way through five-plus innings as the Cardinals eased their way past…

Lincoln County lands 9 on all-district teams

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln County is well represented in this year’s N.C. Softball Coaches Association all-district awards. West Lincoln landed five on the 2A list, and North Lincoln had four on the 3A list for District 6. The Rebels, who went 22-4 and swept the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference…

Calendar — 6/25/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Sr. Legion baseball Huntersville at Lincoln Co., 7 p.m. Jr. Legion baseball Huntersville at N. Lincoln Black, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26 Sr. Legion baseball Cherryville at Shelby, 7 p.m. Summer league…

ENSHRINED

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Six local sports legends honored for their achievements By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Johnny Colvard summarized the entire 2014 Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame class in 12 short words. “I have had a great, great career as far as sports goes,” he said. Colvard, along with Sheila Barker, Mike…