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Boger City Optimist All-Stars win district title

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The Boger City Optimist All-Stars, an 8-under coach-pitch baseball team, won the District 3AA tournament held in Boger City last week by winning all five of its games. The team will compete in the state tournament Saturday-Tuesday with a chance to advance to the Dixie Youth AA Coach Pitch World…

West Lincoln Optimist Darlings win district title

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The West Lincoln Optimist 7-8 year-old Darlings won the 2014 District 2 all-star tournament in Cherryville on Saturday.…

NL Black downs Shelby for third straight win

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Gabe Ellis drove in two runs and Mitchell Keener held Shelby to four hits as North Lincoln Black ended the Junior American Legion regular season Tuesday with a 2-1 win. Ellis’ double in the fourth inning was the difference in the five-inning game, and it helped North Lincoln…

Calendar — 7/2/14

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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 Area IV playoffs, opening round, Game 2: Cherryville at Lincoln Co., 7 p.m. Thursday, July 3 Sr. Legion baseball Area IV playoffs, opening round, Game 3: Lincoln Co. at…

LHS football coach/AD announces retirement

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor Scott Cloninger has done nearly everything a high school football coach can do in 14 years of coaching. The second-winningest coach in Lincolnton High history has one season left to add to his resume. Cloninger, who’s been the Wolves’ head coach since 2000, officially announced…

Wrong direction

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Cherryville drops its fifth straight By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CHERRYVILLE –– Things keep going downhill for Cherryville Post 100, and at the wrong time. Shelby Post 82 broke things open with a four-run seventh inning Saturday en route to an 8-0 win, and Rutherford County Post 423 added insult…

Six softball players make all-state teams

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Six Lincoln County prep softball players were selected the N.C. Softball Coaches Association 2014 All-State teams, which were announced over the weekend. West Lincoln’s Katie Hively, Madison Ferguson, Cassidy Wise and Kylee Leonhardt made the 2A team, and North Lincoln’s Sidney Russell and Hollyn Franklin made the 3A…

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’…