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7-13-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Former Lincolnton High standout Lane Hoover recently became the 16th area product who is playing professional baseball this season. A 2018 Lincolnton High graduate, Hoover just completed his career at East Carolina before signing a free agent contract with the Florence, Ky., Y’alls of the independent Frontier League. Hoover signed with the […]

7-12-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, College athletics, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Cherryville Post 100 and Cleveland County Post 82-155 took wins in the openers of their best-of-7 North Carolina Area IV semifinal series in convincing fashion on Wednesday night. Cherryville had a 7-run 3rd inning to spur it on to a 9-2 victory over Rutherford County at Cherryville’s Fraley Field. Starter and winner […]

6-29-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, College baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Former Crest High standout Riley Cheek earned College Sports Communicators Academic All-America honors while also helping Queens in its first season of NCAA Division I baseball. Also named the Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Cheek was a third team honoree after maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. A 2018 […]

5-26-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball and soccer, High school baseball, softball and soccer, Legion baseball, College baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker East Lincoln High School’s softball team set history on Friday night as it defeated Rockingham County 2-1 to win the best-of-3 Western N.C. 3A championship series 2 games to 1. It advances the Mustangs (23-2) to the state finals for the first time in the school’s 56-year history. Here is the area’s […]

5-21-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school football, baseball, softball and soccer, Legion baseball, Middle school athletics, College softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Belmont Abbey College’s baseball team moved within one victory of becoming the winningest team in school history in Saturday’s come-from-behind 10-9 victory at Newberry that wrapped up a NCAA Division II Southeast Regional 2 title. Coach Chris Anderson’s team improved to 41-16 entering a best-of-3 Southeast Super Regional at Conference Carolinas rival […]

5-20-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school football, baseball, softball and soccer, Legion baseball, Middle school athletics, College softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker When the 2023-24 athletic season begins at Mount Holly Middle School, a familiar face will be missing. Mike Nixon, who has coached softball, volleyball, boys soccer and boys track at the school he once attended announced earlier this month that he was retiring after a long, successful coaching career. Nixon’s teams have […]

5-18-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer, High school football, baseball, softball and soccer, Legion baseball, College baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Area college baseball is having possibly its best season ever as a second-year junior college (Gaston College) has advanced to the NJCAA World Series, a NCAA Division II school (Belmont Abbey) is making its second straight regional tournament appearance and NCAA Division I schools Charlotte, Davidson, Gardner-Webb and Queens are enjoying varying […]

5-7-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school baseball, softball, tennis, College baseball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Wyndham Clark closed out strong to take his first PGA win in his career on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Championship. Clark shot a final round 68 to win by four strokes of second place Xander Schauffele. Clark’s previous best PGA finish came in 2020 when he lost a playoff to Brian […]

5-6-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school baseball, softball, tennis, College baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Wyndham Clark holds a 2-shot lead after three rounds of the 2023 Wells Fargo Championship at Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club. Clark seeks his first PGA victory as his best finish came in 2020 when he lost a playoff to Brian Gay in the Bermuda Championship. Here are the scores following Saturday’s third […]

5-5-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school baseball, softball, tennis and soccer, College baseball and softball, Middle school baseball, soccer and track, NASCAR

By Richard Walker There’s a three-way atop the leader board at the Wells Fargo Championship at Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club. Tyrrell Hatton, Nate Lashley and Wyndham Clark are tied at 8-under-par 134 after two rounds of the tournament. Here are all of Friday’s scores following the second round: 1 Tyrrell Hatton -8 69 65 134 […]

5-4-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school baseball, softball, tennis and soccer, College baseball, softball and golf, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Former North Gaston High golfing star and Gaston County Sports Hall of Fame inductee Larry Penley is among 11 members of the 2023 Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame. Penley, who played and coached golf at Clemson, will be honored with 10 others during the Sept. 23, 2023 weekend that coincides with the […]

5-3-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school baseball, softball, tennis and soccer, College baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Defending champion Belmont is the top seed in both the Gaston County Conference baseball and girls soccer middle school playoffs as they begin on Thursday. In baseball, Belmont (9-1) seeks its fourth title since 2017 – the Wildcats won in 2017, 2018 and 2022 – when it opens on Thursday at home […]

5-2-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school baseball, softball, tennis and soccer, College baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Pro-am play continues on Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Golf Championship at Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club. The tournament will feature six of the 10 highest-ranked players in the world – Rory McIlroy (No. 3), Patrick Cantlay (No. 4), Xander Schauffele (No. 5), Matt Fitzpatrick (No. 6), Max Homa (No. 7) and Jordan […]

5-1-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school baseball, softball and tennis, College baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Former Carolina Panthers tight end Wesley Walls won the celebrity putting challenge as the Wells Fargo Golf Championship at Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club as week-long festivities began on Monday. In a tournament with six of the 10 highest-ranked players in the world – Rory McIlroy (No. 3), Patrick Cantlay (No. 4), Xander […]

4-30-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school baseball and softball, College baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Six of the top 10 golfers in the current World Golf Rankings will be in the field this week as the Wells Fargo Golf Championship at Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club. Rory McIlroy (No. 3), Patrick Cantlay (No. 4), Xander Schauffele (No. 5), Matt Fitzpatrick (No. 6), Max Homa (No. 7) and Jordan […]

4-29-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer, High school baseball and softball, College baseball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Gaston College and Belmont Abbey closed their regular seasons with impressive home victories on Saturday. Gaston College won 14-2 win over visiting Hosanna Bible College at Gastonia’s Sims Legion Park gave Gaston College its second straight 41-9 regular season record. The Rhinos honored 23 players on “Sophomore Day” before the game. Twelve […]

4-13-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball and soccer, College basketball, High school baseball and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker North Gaston moved into second place all-time in the Gaston County Baseball Tournament with its seventh championship in a 11-3 victory over East Gaston in Thursday’s title game at Sims Legion Park. The Wildcats had previously won GCBT titles in 1987, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2011 and 2018. South Point remains the all-time […]

3-31-23 roundup: Pro basketball, soccer and baseball, High school baseball and softball, College basketball, Middle school baseball and soccer

By Richard Walker The biggest surprise team of the 2023 Final Four has a Belmont Abbey and Charlotte connection. Florida Atlantic’s longest-tenured assistant, Kyle Church, is the son of former Belmont Abbey and Charlotte 49ers coach Robbie Church and Kyle Church played for the 49ers’ men’s basketball team. Born when his father was Belmont Abbey […]

3-27-23 roundup: Pro basketball and soccer, High school baseball, softball and soccer, College basketball and football, Middle school baseball and soccer

By Richard Walker Several former local products played or coached college basketball in the 2022-23 season and one of them is looking to play again at a higher level next season as we wrap up the season. Dame Adelekun, a 2019 Gaston Day product who has played at Dartmouth for four seasons, entered the transfer […]

3-6-23 roundup: Pro basketball and soccer, High school basketball, baseball, softball and girls soccer, Middle school basketball, College basketball

By Richard Walker Two teams will pursue unbeaten seasons when the Gaston County Conference’s boys and girls championship games are played on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The girls championship on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Ashbrook High gymnasium, Holbrook (11-0) looks to extend its winning streak to 25 games and complete a second […]

3-5-23 roundup: Pro basketball and soccer, High school basketball, baseball and softball, Middle school basketball, College basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker For the second time in school history, Gardner-Webb’s women’s basketball team will be playing in the NCAA tournament. The Runnin’ Bulldogs completed an unbeaten run through the Big South Conference on Sunday night with a 74-61 victory over High Point at Charlotte’s Bojangle’s Arena. Gardner-Webb improved to 29-4 overall with their 21st […]

3-4-23 roundup: Pro basketball and soccer, High school basketball, baseball and softball, Middle school basketball, College basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker It was a tough day for Lincoln County’s state championship basketball hopefuls on Saturday. East Lincoln’s girls saw their title hopes and pursuit of an unbeaten season vanquished in a 49-42 Western 3A finals loss to West Rowan at the McDowell High School gymnasium. Coach Jason Otey’s finishes 31-1 and with the […]

3-3-23 roundup: Pro basketball and soccer, High school basketball, baseball and softball, Middle school basketball, College basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker The two remaining area state playoff basketball hopefuls took as different a paths as you can take to reach today’s regional finals. But East Lincoln’s girls and Lincoln Charter’s boys are one step away from a March 11 date in their respective state championship games. East Lincoln’s girls entered the season with […]

3-2-23 roundup: Pro basketball and soccer, High school football, basketball, baseball and softball, Middle school basketball, College basketball

By Richard Walker Next week’s Gaston County Conference middle school basketball championship finals matchups have been set after Thursday’s semifinals saw three favorites and one underdog take victories. In the boys final, unbeaten Southwest (11-0) will host No. 3 seed Holbrook (9-2) next Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Huss High School gymnasium. And in […]

3-1-23 roundup: Pro basketball and soccer, High school basketball, baseball and softball, Middle school basketball, College basketball

By Richard Walker South Point, Huss and Crest lead the 2023 All-Big South 3A Conference boys basketball selections in voting by league coaches. The Red Raiders, who took their first conference regular season title in school history, were represented by first team selection Greyson Kines and second team selections Sean Gore, Jaquis Rumph and Dylan […]

2-28-23 roundup: Pro basketball and soccer, High school basketball, baseball and softball, Middle school basketball, College basketball

By Richard Walker A pair of Lincoln County schools are the area’s last remaining playoff teams after Tuesday’s regional semifinals. And both will pursue Western titles on Saturday. Lincoln Charter’s boys advanced to the Western final for the fifth time in eight years after knocking off East Gaston 73-57. The Eagles (25-11) previously finished as […]

2-27-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school basketball, baseball and softball, Middle school basketball, College basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker East Gaston High’s historic boys basketball playoff run continues on Tuesday when they face the area’s most experience postseason team in the Western N.C. 2A semifinals. East Gaston (25-2), which has never been this far in the playoffs in school history, will host Lincoln Charter (24-11) at 7 p.m. The Warriors’ historic […]

2-26-23 roundup: Pro basketball and soccer, High school basketball, baseball and softball, Middle school basketball, College basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker Gardner-Webb’s women’s basketball team completed a historic run through the Big South Conference on Saturday. The Runnin’ Bulldogs defeated USC Upstate 83-58 on “Senior Day” to complete the first 18-0 run through the league by a men’s team or women’s team in Big South Conference history. In fact, only seven other team […]

2-25-23 roundup: Pro basketball and soccer, High school basketball, Middle school basketball, College basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker Five area high school basketball teams advanced to next Tuesday’s Western semifinals. In Class 3A boys, Crest won 85-70 at South Point to advance the No. 13-seeded Chargers into a matchup at top-seeded Central Cabarrus. In Class 2A boys, East Gaston won its first-ever third round game 58-40 over visiting Hendersonville and […]

2-24-23 roundup: Pro basketball and soccer, High school basketball, Middle school basketball, College basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker Eight area high school basketball teams enter Saturday’s third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association still in pursuit of state titles. Boys teams from East Gaston and South Point are in the midst of historic seasons while Crest and Lincoln Charter and in somewhat familiar situations. The girls team from […]

2-22-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school basketball, Middle school basketball, College basketball and football

By Richard Walker Former Forestview and Gaston Day standout Nate Hinton was invited to be a member of USA Basketball’s 12-man roster for the 2023 USA Men’s World Cup qualifying team. Hinton and his teammates have two games this week as the United State played Uruguay in Montevideo, Uruguay on Tuesday before playing Brazil in […]

2-21-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school basketball, Middle school basketball, College basketball and football

By Richard Walker The winningest basketball coach in Gaston County history had his career come to an end in Tuesday’s first round of the 2023 state playoffs. Cherryville’s Scott Harrill, who announced his retirement earlier this month, had his Ironmen eliminated 95-60 by No. 3-seeded Eastern Randolph in the Class 1A playoffs. A 1989 Cherryville […]

2-20-23 roundup: Pro basketball, High school basketball and wrestling, Middle school basketball, College basketball and football

By Richard Walker Whether you have state playoff experience or not, this week offers the opportunity to make history for 27 high school basketball teams from Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties as the N.C. High School Athletic Association tournament begins on Tuesday. Here are the pairings of area teams for Tuesday’s opening round games: -BOYS […]

2-19-23 roundup: Pro basketball, soccer and auto racing, High school basketball and wrestling, Middle school basketball, College basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker Cramer’s Charlie Sly was a superlative award from Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln counties area on Saturday as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) concluded its 87th annual individual wrestling state tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum. The event ended with four team champions and 56 individual champions in the state’s four classifications. […]

2-18-23 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school basketball, Middle school basketball, College basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker Twenty seven boys and girls high school basketball teams from Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties found out their 2023 N.C. High School Athletic Association tournament pairings for the upcoming playoffs. The tournament begins with opening round games on Tuesday, Thursday and next Saturday before regional semifinals on Feb. 28 and March 4 […]

2-17-23 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school basketball, Middle school basketball, College basketball, football and baseball

By Richard Walker Basketball teams from East Gaston and Cramer high schools set history with their conference tournament victories on Friday night. East Gaston’s boys edged Bessemer City 76-75 in overtime for the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference title on Friday. It was the Warriors first conference tournament title since 2005 and coach Gene Farrar’s team […]

2-16-23 roundup: Pro basketball, High school basketball, Middle school basketball, College basketball, football and baseball

By Richard Walker In Friday night’s Big South 3A and Southern Piedmont 1A/2A boys and girls basketball title games, the regular season seeds mostly held in the first two rounds as history will be set in all four championship games. In the Big South 3A boys game at Huss, South Point will seek its first […]

2-15-23 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school basketball, Middle school basketball, College basketball

By Richard Walker Gardner-Webb basketball pioneer Laurence “Sonny” Johnson will be honored by his hometown in August. Johnson, the first African-American basketball player in Gardner-Webb history during the 1966-67 season, is part of the 2023 induction class of the Real Harlem Basketball Hall of Fame with 14 others on Aug. 12 at Salem United Methodist […]

2-14-23 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school basketball and swimming, Middle school basketball, College basketball

By Richard Walker East Lincoln High’s boys and girls swimming teams won the Western Foothills 3A Conference titles and its all-conference teams. Here are the league championship results and all-conference selections and top honors: (Boys) Final Team Standings: 1. East Lincoln 373 2. St. Stephens 365 3. North Lincoln 262 4. Hickory 139 5. Statesville […]

2-13-23 roundup: Pro basketball and soccer, High school basketball, Middle school basketball, College basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker Regular season champion Gaston Christian and fourth-place finisher Gaston Day comprised five of the 16 players honored by the Metrolina Athletic Conference boys high school basketball all-league team. Gaston Christian, which went 12-2 in league play, was represented by Corey Gaines, Makoi Mabor Marier and Cameron Newman. And Gaston Day, which went […]

2-12-23 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school basketball and swimming, Middle school basketball, College basketball

By Richard Walker Lincoln Charter repeated as girls Class 1A/2A N.C. High School Athletic Association champion on Friday. Also, Burns’ Jacob Jensen won top honors as the Most Outstanding Performer in the meet. He set a new 1A/2A State Meet Record in the 50 Freestyle with a 20.33-second clocking to win the event. He also […]

2-11-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school basketball, Middle school basketball, College basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker N.C. High School Basketball Association regular seasons ended on Friday all across the state and conference tournaments are slated to begin on Monday. Once the league tournaments are completed the NCHSAA will announce state playoff pairings on Feb. 18 and begin play in that tournament on Feb. 21. Here’s the final regular […]

2-10-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school basketball, Middle school basketball, College basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker South Point, East Gaston and Huss set basketball history for their respective high school programs on Friday night with convincing victories. South Point’s boys (21-3, 11-3) rolled past North Gaston 83-45 on Friday to wrap up the Red Raiders’ first regular season conference title in school history. Coach Kody Kubbs’ team will […]

2-9-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school basketball, Middle school basketball, College basketball and football

By Richard Walker The N.C. High School Athletic Association basketball regular seasons come to a close tonight and two Gaston County boys teams and one Gaston County girls team are on the cusp of history. South Point’s boys (20-3, 10-3) needs only to win at North Gaston on Friday night to clinch at least a […]

2023 COLLEGE BASEBALL PREVIEW: 89 area products on rosters, including 4 preseason All-SAC selections

By Richard Walker Eighty-nine Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln county products begin college baseball seasons all over the country this year, including four preseason All-South Atlantic Conference selections, two players from the defending NCAA Division II championship team and a member of the country’s second-ranked team in a preseason ranking. At Wingate, the 2021 NCAA Division […]

2-8-23 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school basketball, Middle school basketball, College basketball, baseball and softball

By Richard Walker A former Shelby High football standout will be at the Super Bowl LVII as a coach – and extending a family legacy started by his father 23 years ago. Jeremiah Washburn, an offensive lineman at Shelby High from 1991 to 1993, is in his fourth season as defensive ends/outside linebackers coach for […]

2-7-23 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school basketball, Middle school basketball, College basketball

By Richard Walker The coach who helped lead the Carolina Panthers into playoff contention has found a new home after the organization picked another coach to take the job on a full time basis. Steve Wilks, a 1987 West Charlotte High graduate, will become the new defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers. Wilks will […]

HOMETOWN HERO: Art Shoemaker “blessed” and “honored” for his 80th birthday

By Richard Walker Since most who know Belmont’s Art Shoemaker have either witnessed one of his pranks, been a victim of them or both says a lot that about 200 of his closest friends were able to surprise him last Friday. Shoemaker, who turned 80 last weekend, was honored as a Gaston County Hometown Hero […]

2-6-23 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school basketball and wrestling, Middle school basketball, College basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker Former Burns High state champion Scottie Montgomery has a new NFL coaching job. Montgomery, a 1996 Burns High graduate, has been hired as Detroit Lions assistant head coach and running backs coach. A 1994 Burns state championship player who earned All-ACC honors at Duke before playing in the NFL, Montgomery had been […]

2-5-23 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school basketball and wrestling, Middle school basketball, College basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker There’s been shift in the fortunes on three programs that have usually struggled in area high school basketball. East Gaston, Gaston Christian and South Point are enjoying historic seasons – and all three have either won or have a chance to win rare league titles. Gaston Christian clinched the first conference regular […]

2-4-23 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school basketball and wrestling, Middle school basketball, College basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker Gaston County’s all-time winningest basketball coach announced on Friday that he would be retiring from coaching at the end of this season. Cherryville High School coach Scott Harrill announced during the Ironmen’s 63-48 win over Highland Tech during “Senior Night” in their final game of the 2022-23 season at Nixon Gym. Harrill, […]

2-3-23 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school basketball, Middle school basketball, College football and basketball

By Richard Walker Two of the winningest basketball programs in the Carolinas reside 40 miles apart in the North Carolina Piedmont. Unbeaten Conference Carolinas leader Belmont Abbey has a 15-game winning streak and is ahead by two games in the loss column with three weeks to go in its regular season starting with Saturday’s 2 […]

2-2-23 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school basketball, Middle school basketball, College football and basketball

By Richard Walker Cleveland County’s winningest high school football coach is a member of the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association 2023 Hall of Fame induction class. Jim Taylor led Shelby High to a 201-54-2 record as head coach from 1977 to 1997. During his tenure, the Golden Lions won 11 conference championships, three state titles […]

2-1-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, High school basketball and wrestling, Middle school basketball, College football and basketball

By Richard Walker Cherryville High School added two more trophies last weekend when its cheerleading team won its 24th and 25th state championships. The Ironmen cheerleaders won the North Carolina Cheerleading Coaches Association on Saturday at North Raleigh Christian Academy. Cherryville took titles in the Varsity D2 Game Day Division and the Small Varsity D2 […]

1-31-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school basketball and wrestling, Middle school basketball, College football and basketball

By Richard Walker During the recent Carolina Panthers head coaching search, reports indicated team owner David Tepper was interested in an offensive-minded coach. At Tuesday’s news conference to officially introduce Frank Reich, Tepper confirmed them. “Every year we get in these NFL (owners) meetings and every year they put some new rule in to benefit […]

1-30-23 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school basketball, Middle school basketball, College basketball

By Richard Walker Less than a week after winning its first N.C. High School Athletic Association dual team wrestling match, Lincolnton High School will host the Western N.C. 2A regional on Wednesday night. And the Wolves will be hosting familiar opponents as all four Western N.C. 2A wrestling semifinalists are members of the Catawba Valley […]

1-28-23 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school basketball, wrestling and track, Middle school basketball, College football

By Richard Walker History was made and extended on Saturday during the opening two rounds of the N.C. High School Athletic Association dual team wrestling playoffs. Lincolnton won its first dual match in history and followed it up with a second straight win to advance into Wednesday’s Class 2A regional finals. The Wolves, who are […]

1-25-23 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school basketball and wrestling, Middle school basketball, College basketball, football and softball

By Richard Walker A pair of Gaston County schools won wrestling titles on Saturday as Cherryville won the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference title and Mountain Island Charter won the Catawba Shores 1A/2A Conference wrestling title. Here are Cherryville’s individual results: 113 Hunter Griffin (17-25) placed 2nd and scored 18.0 team points. Quarterfinal – Hunter Griffin […]

1-21-23 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school basketball, College football

By Richard Walker Belmont Abbey and Gardner-Webb recorded conference sweeps on Saturday to highlight the area’s college basketball. Belmont Abbey swept visiting North Greenville in a Conference Carolinas home doubleheader on Saturday afternoon with the men winning 91-72 and the women recording its 12th straight victory by an 80-44 margin. Gardner-Webb swept nearby rival Winthrop […]

1-18-23 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school basketball and football, College basketball and football

By Richard Walker Lincolnton High has a new head football coach after Jaden Angle was confirmed by the Lincoln County School Board on Tuesday night. Angle, a 2011 Lincolnton High graduate, has been a Wolves assistant football coach since 2017. A UNC Charlotte graduate, Angle teaches business and marketing classes at the school and also […]