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Cardinals split division contests

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– Lincoln County Post 455 was in need of something big, and Nick Savoie gave it just what it needed. Savoie threw six poised innings and hit a grand slam to help the Cardinals salvage their weekend, as they avenged Friday’s ugly division-opening loss to…

Calendar — 6/2/14

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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 Cherryville at Kings Mountain, 7 p.m. Summer league baseball E. Lincoln at N. Lincoln Black, 7 p.m. W. Lincoln at Maiden, 6 p.m. (DH) Tuesday, June 3 Sr. Legion…

LHS 2013-14 award winners

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS The following student-athletes were Lincolnton High’s trophy award winners for the 2013-14 athletic year, as reported by the school: Varsity football Co-Spark Plug: Tanner and Tate Cantrell Best offensive lineman: Joe Goodson Best offensive back: Jordon Easter Best defensive lineman: Tyron Roberts Best defensive back: Zoauntarrious Brunt MVP:…

Lincolnton Post 30 tops Gastonia

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lane Hoover went 4-for-5 with a triple and drove in a pair of runs and Lincolnton Post 30 scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning to down Gastonia Post 23, 11-7, in a Junior American Legion baseball game in Gastonia on Wednesday. T.J. Queen went…

Calendar — 5/30/14

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Upcoming games This schedule may not include cancellations, postponements or changes not reported to the Lincoln Times-News: Today Sr. Legion baseball Cherryville at Gastonia, 7 p.m. Gaston Braves at Lincoln Co., 7 p.m. Jr. Legion baseball Gastonia at Lincolnton Post 30, 7 p.m. N. Lincoln Blue at N. Lincoln Black,…

Back to basics

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EL’s Savoie signs with D-II Eagles By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor DENVER –– Nick Savoie really blossomed as a baseball player during his final two years at East Lincoln. He hopes to do the same at Carson-Newman University. The lone senior on this year’s Mustangs squad recently signed his national…

Cherryville drops its Senior Legion opener

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Clover (S.C.) Post 38 had a big sixth inning Monday and used it to hand Cherryville Post 100 a 12-6 loss in its Senior American Legion baseball season opener. Post 100 led 5-4 after scoring two runs in the fourth, but was outscored 8-1 the final five frames.…

Calendar — 5/28/14

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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 Cherryville at Gaston Braves, 7 p.m. Jr. Legion baseball Lincolnton Post 30 at Gastonia, 7 p.m. N. Lincoln Blue at Cherryville 4 p.m. N. Lincoln Black at Cherryville, 7…

Season’s over

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Spartans too much for Knights By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor MONROE –– Nearly 73 years ago Joe DiMaggio ran into Ken Keltner. On Friday, North Lincoln ran into Brittney Pickett. The hard-throwing left-hander gave the Knights something they hadn’t seen this season, and by the time their once-hot bats figured…

Eagles’ 1A run ends

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Lincoln Charter’s softball team made history last week when it became the school’s first softball team to reach the fourth round of the state playoffs. Thanks to its opponent, that’s where the run ended. Murphy Hiwassee Dam proved to be the only 1A team that could stop Lincoln…