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10-5-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College football and baseball, Middle school golf, football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The 2022 Gaston County Conference middle school football championship game has been set after an upset in Division I. Unbeaten Belmont (7-0) will host Holbrook (5-1) next Wednesday at 6 p.m. with gates opening at South Point’s Lineberger Stadium at 5:15 p.m. Belmont recorded its fifth straight shutout to finish 5-0 in […]

10-4-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, boys soccer, volleyball and girls tennis, College football, Middle school golf, football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Cramerton won its fifth Gaston County Conference middle school golf championship in six seasons on Tuesday at Green Meadows Golf Course in Mount Holly. Belmont’s Will Monteith was the individual medalist for the second straight year with a 37 that was one shot ahead of five other golfers in the field. Cramerton […]

10-3-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Former Burns High and Cherryville American Legion Post 100 standout Christopher Proctor was a part of a professional baseball championship team. Proctor and the Lancaster Barnstormers won the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball title following series wins over Southern Maryland and High Point. A 2015 Burns High graduate, Proctor hit .243 […]

10-2-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker On a day dedicated to the memory of Sam Mills to honor his recent Pro Football Hall of Fame induction, Carolina Panthers’ fans abandoned Bank of America Stadium in droves during the fourth quarter of their 26-16 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Those who did stay – and 69,810 tickets were distributed […]

10-1-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker After snapping its NFL-worst 9-game losing streak and a 7-game home losing streak, the Carolina Panthers look to even their record in Sunday’s home game against the Arizona Cardinals. The Panthers are 1-2 for the 13th time in franchise history and only four times have they won the fourth game after having […]

9-30-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, Middle school football and softball, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Cherryville American Legion Post 100 baseball family has had a rough couple of weeks following the death of longtime scoreboard operator Darise Hartman. Hartman died on Sept. 15 at 89 with one of the greatest attendance streaks in Legion baseball history; Hartman attended the American Legion World Series for 34 straight […]

DEVELOPING TALENT: Former Grier, Ashbrook star seeks to expand game for “hometown” Hornets

By Richard Walker For much of Isaiah Whaley’s basketball life, he’s been the tallest and most effective defensive player on the court. After a five-year college career at Connecticut, the 6-foot-9, 225-pound Whaley is being asked to make changes in his game in hopes he can one day make an impact for the Charlotte Hornets. […]

9-29-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, boys soccer and volleyball, Middle school football and softball, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Kings Mountain and South Point set up the area’s biggest game of the regular season for next week with impressive Thursday night victories in Big South 3A Conference play. With games moved up from Friday to Thursday due to Hurricane Ian’s projected Friday rainfall in the area, Kings Mountain routed Forestview 48-7 […]

9-28-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, Middle school football and softball, College football and baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker When Crest visits South Point on Friday, it’ll again be a game with huge Big South 3A Conference title implications. It also reminds us of one of the first huge football meetings between the two schools that came on a day when another sport shined just as brightly. When Crest played and […]

9-27-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, boys soccer and volleyball, Middle school football and softball, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Local standouts continue having impressive college football seasons last Saturday, including one that set a league record. Former Shelby High record-setting quarterback Isaiah Bess completed the longest touchdown pass in Big South Conference history for Charleston Southern in last Saturday’s 24-19 home loss to Furman. Bess, who set the Shelby High and […]

9-26-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, Middle school football and softball, College football and basketball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets are back – and so is former head coach Steve Clifford. Clifford, hired for a second tenure as the team’s head coach earlier this summer, begins training camp on Tuesday morning with its first practice as the team prepares for a 5-game preseason slate that begins Sunday at 1 […]

9-25-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, Middle school football and softball, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Two long losing streaks are over the Carolina Panthers. A league-worst nine-game losing streak? Done. A seven-game home winning streak that dated to Sept. 19, 2021 and made it the second-longest in franchise history? Also ended. Carolina wiped those streaks away with a defensive-minded 22-14 victory over the New Orleans Saints at […]

9-24-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Carolina Panthers face their most frequent opponent on Sunday when they host the New Orleans Saints in the first game of a rare three-game homestand. Carolina hosts New Orleans this Sunday, then hosts Arizona on Oct. 2 and San Francisco on Oct. 9. How rare is a three-game homestand? It’s only […]

9-23-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, boys soccer, girls tennis and cross country, College football, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Four teams from Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties entered Friday’s sixth week of the high school football season with unbeaten records. After Friday’s results, three remain unbeaten as East Lincoln, Kings Mountain and South Point won comfortably to each improve to 4-0 while West Lincoln couldn’t hold a late lead before losing […]

9-22-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, volleyball and boys soccer, College football, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Lincolnton High faces its third-oldest existing rivalry when the Wolves host Newton-Conover on Friday. Lincolnton first met “Newton” in 1929 – or 12 years before “Newton-Conover” was formed. And the Wolves hold a 32-26-3 all-time lead in the series that includes a 20-0 win in that inaugural matchup at Love Field in […]

9-21-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football, basketball and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College football and golf, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker After blitzing Atlantic League of Professional Baseball opponents all season long, the Gastonia Honey Hunters will need to win twice this weekend to advance to the league championship series. The High Point Rockers evened the best-of-five Southern Division playoff series at one game apiece following Wednesday’s 11-4 victory at CaroMont Health Park […]

9-20-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, College football and athletics, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Gastonia Honey Hunters routed the High Point Rockers 12-1 on Monday night in the first game of the best-of-five Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Southern Division championship series at Gastonia’s CaroMont Health Park. Gastonia, which went 88-44 in the regular and won the first- and second-half divisional titles, snapped a 1-all […]

9-19-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football and athletics, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Gastonia Honey Hunters just completed one of the best seasons in the city’s long professional baseball history. On Tuesday at 6:15 p.m., the Honey Hunters open their bid for Gastonia’s seventh pro baseball league championship when they begin a best-of-five Atlantic League of Professional Baseball semifinal series against the High Point […]

9-18-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Carolina Panthers continue to confound their fanbase with different ways to lose. On Sunday, after taking a lead for the 17th time in its last 19 games, Carolina lost 19-16 at the New York Giants on Sunday. It means the Panthers now have a league-worst nine-game losing streak and are 5-12 […]

9-17-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Is the Carolina Panthers’ season on the line Sunday when it visits the New York Giants? Based on Carolina’s history, if the playoffs are the goal, it will be. In the franchise’s previous 27 seasons, only once in the 10 previous 0-2 starts have the Panthers rebounded to make the playoffs. That […]

9-16-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, volleyball and athletics, College football and basketball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Burns and Shelby opened their bids for a Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference title on Friday night with high-scoring road victories. Burns set a school record for single game scoring in a 74-0 win over Highland Tech in a game played at Gastonia’s Huss High School and Shelby won 70-0 at Cherryville as […]

9-15-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, boys soccer, volleyball and girls tennis, College football, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker When Cramer opened in 2013, since the school was so close to South Point, it seemed natural that the schools would soon become rivals. Well, as the ninth renewal of the series opens Big South 3A Conference play for both teams at Cramer on Friday night, the host Storm still seek its […]

9-14-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College football and basketball, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Gaston County Conference middle school football teams moved into their second week of divisional competition while the Tri-County Conference opened division play on Wednesday. Here are results from both leagues: GASTON COUNTY CONFERENCE Standings through Sept. 14 with division records followed by overall records: (Division I) Cramerton 1-0, 3-0 Southwest 1-0, 2-1 […]

9-13-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football and cross country, College football, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker With the Charlotte 49ers enduring the school’s second-worst start in the program’s brief college football history, head coach Will Healy remains confident better days are ahead. “You’ve got to maintain positivity in the building,” Healy said during Tuesday’s weekly news conference. “I have to believe we’re making positive strides. What you have […]

9-12-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, soccer and volleyball, College football, College athletics, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Former Grier Middle School and Ashbrook High standout Isaiah Whaley has been signed to a contract with the Charlotte Hornets, the team announced on Monday. Joining Whaley as Hornets signees to their upcoming training camp roster were Jalen Crutcher, Anthony Duruji and Charlotte’s Jaylen Sims. Whaley, who helped Ashbrook to the 2015 […]

9-11-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Carolina Panthers’ 2022 season-opener ended in disappointment on Sunday. After a late rally had the Panthers ahead by a point with 1:13 to play, the Cleveland Browns took a 26-24 victory on rookie Cade York’s 58-yards field goal with eight seconds to play. It ruined the debut of Panthers’ quarterback Baker […]

9-10-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Carolina makes its 2022 debut and the storyline is obvious with quarterback Baker Mayfield makes his Panthers’ debut against the team that traded him to Carolina in July. Also in the 1 p.m. game, Cleveland will start former N.C. State standout Jacoby Brissett at quarterback since former Clemson standout Deshaun Watson was […]

9-9-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, cross country and girls tennis, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Shelby was off to only the fifth 0-3 start in that school’s history. The Golden Lions made sure they wouldn’t fall to 0-4 with an offensive outburst in a 57-21 win at Hibriten on Friday night. Shelby quarterback Daylin Lee completed 11 of 17 passes for 248 yards and four touchdowns, Izay […]

9-8-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, baseball, girls tennis, volleyball and boys soccer, College football and basketball, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker One of the area’s oldest rivalries highlights the lightest regular season playing date of the high school football season as most teams are off in preparation of starting league play next week. At Cherryville’s Rudisill Stadium, the Ironmen will host Chase in the 46th renewal of a rivalry that began in 1959. […]

9-7-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, College football and baseball, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Local history was made on Wednesday when the first East Lincoln High product was called up to the major leagues. Alec Burleson, a 2017 East Lincoln graduate, was promoted to the St. Louis Cardinals major league roster after having the best season of his professional baseball career. Ranked the No.5 prospect in […]

9-6-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, volleyball and boys soccer, College football, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Charlotte 49ers could have a third starting quarterback in three games later this week. But after an 0-2 start and the starters on each of the first two games limited in practice, 49ers head coach Will Healy wouldn’t name a starter for Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. home game against Maryland. “I don’t […]

9-5-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Basketball Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson will be at Gastonia’s CaroMont Health Park on Friday for a meet and greet with fans from 5 to 6 p.m. before the Gastonia Honey Hunters’ game against Lexington. Johnson, who led Michigan State to the 1979 NCAA championship and the Los Angeles Lakers to […]

9-4-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker There was so much to unpack from Friday’s Crest-Shelby thriller that it’s hard to know where to start in this week’s “Monday Morning Quarterback” high school edition for this week. Crest’s dramatic 54-49 victory in the 54th matchup of a series marked by defense fell just two points shy of a Cleveland […]

9-3-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, College football and cross country, Middle school softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Five former local standouts were involved the highest-scoring NCAA Division I football game in the history of both programs on Saturday when North Carolina outlasted Appalachian State 63-61. In front of a record Kidd Brewer Stadium crowd of 40,168, the teams combined for 62 points and 504 yards in the fourth alone. […]

9-2-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Many call the Crest-Shelby rivalry the best in the state given how many times each school has won state championships. It’s most often been a defensive struggle over the years. That wasn’t the case in Friday’s renewal in the series. In the highest-scoring game in the 54-game history of the series, Crest […]

9-1-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football and girls tennis, College football, Middle school softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The second-oldest rivalry in Lincoln County resumes on Friday when East Lincoln visits Lincolnton. It’s rivalry that began in 1974 when Lincolnton left the old Western N.C. Activities Association to join the N.C. High School Athletic Association and came in the same season when Lincolnton also started playing West Lincoln; East Lincoln-West […]

8-31-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College football and basketball, Middle school softball and football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Two of the five NFL players from Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties survived Tuesday’s cut day – and one who didn’t was retained on his team’s practice squad on Wednesday. Two of the three who survived cuts are on the Minnesota Vikings roster – seventh-year defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard (Crest 2012 graduate) […]

8-30-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football, golf and soccer, High school football and boys soccer, College football and basketball, Middle school softball and football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker If the Charlotte 49ers are to break into the win column in Friday’s 2022 home opener, they’ll be doing it without their school-leader in quarterback starts and quarterback victories. Charlotte head coach Will Healy announced Chris Reynolds wouldn’t play in Friday’s 7 p.m. home opener against William & Mary due to an […]

TITLE-CHASER? Gardner-Webb has high hopes entering 2022 Big South Conference season

By Richard Walker Gardner-Webb was a third-place pick in the six-team Big South Conference in a preseason league poll. And while the preseason projection is higher than the last-place finish the Bulldogs had in 2021 when it was a nine-team league, it doesn’t match the optimism many in the GWU family feel entering the season. […]

8-29-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College football and baseball, Middle school softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker A former Kings Mountain High standout made his collegiate reception in North Carolina’s season-opening win and a former Huss standout was a defensive leader for Charlotte in its season-opening loss in a pair of games last Saturday. Kobe Paysour, a Kings Mountain football and basketball standout from 2018 to 2021, caught one […]

8-28-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football and boys soccer, College football, Middle school softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker This week will start a segment called “Monday Morning Quarterback” that wraps up the recent high school football games. And some trends are emerging in high school football for Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties after two weeks of the season. In Gaston County, Justin Rocquemore is poised for a record-setting career during […]

8-27-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football and boys soccer, College football, Pro golf, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Golf Channel and ESPN reported on Saturday that Gastonia’s Harold Varner III is expected to among the next wave of PGA Tour players who will join the LIV Golf tour. A 2008 Forestview High graduate, Varner has qualified for the FedEx Cup playoff all seven years he’s been a PGA touring […]

8-26-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football and boys soccer, College football, Middle school softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker South Point continued its recent dominance in the oldest rivalry in Gaston County history with a 16th straight victory over East Gaston on Friday night. The Red Reiders rolled to a 48-6 victory in the 73rd renewal of a rivalry that began in 1923 as Belmont against Mount Holly; Belmont and Cramerton […]

8-25-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, boys soccer, JV football and volleyball, Middle school softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker One week after the state’s oldest rivalry continued in Cleveland County, the oldest Gaston County rivalry continues in the second week of 2022 high school football. East Gaston visits South Point in the 73rd meeting between them when you include their predecessors. Like last week’s Kings Mountain-Shelby rivalry, the Gaston County rivalry […]

8-24-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, boys soccer, volleyball and girls tennis, Middle school football, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker A rematch of one of the 2021 championship game highlighted the opening day of Gaston County Conference middle school football season. And Belmont snapped a Southwest’s county-record 31-game winning streak with a 10-8 road victory on Jake Layman’s 23-yard field goal with 11 seconds left. The Southwest win streak that began in […]

8-23-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, boys soccer, cross country and volleyball, Middle school football, College basketball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Both Surratt brothers are shining so far this preseason in the NFL. Chazz Surratt, a 2016 East Lincoln High graduate, has made 11 tackles with a half-sack in two games for the Minnesota Vikings. And Sage Surratt, a 2017 Lincolnton High graduate who also played at East Lincoln, has caught four passes […]

HOMETOWN HEROES: Former Grier Middle School, Mountain Island High star on national award watch list

By Richard Walker Elijah Burris, a former Grier Middle School and Mountain Island Charter star, was last week named to the Black College Football Player of the Year 2022 Watch List. A sophomore at Hampton University, Burris rushed for 640 yards and six touchdowns last season for the Pirates to win Big South Offensive Freshman […]

8-22-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker After holding a quarterback competition between Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold for the entirety of his 2022 training camp, Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule announced what most people expected on Monday. That’s when Rhule announced top offseason trade acquisition Mayfield would be his starting quarterback. Mayfield will make that debut on […]

8-21-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, College baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Cherryville’s Dalton Pence received a top honor last week in the Coastal Plain League. A 2021 Cherryville High graduate and former Cherryville Post 100 Legion standout, Pence was named Pitcher of the Year for the CPL, a summer collegiate wood bat league, for his efforts playing for the Forest City Owls this […]

8-20-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Carolina Panthers got bad news on the injury to rookie quarterback Matt Corral in Friday’s 20-10 preseason loss at New England. Corral, a third-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft out of Mississippi, suffered what coach Matt Rhule called a “significant” injury and will be out of action a substantial amount […]

8-19-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football and girls tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The 101st “Battle of Buffalo Creek” was a thriller as Kings Mountain held off a late Shelby comeback for a 28-26 victory at Shelby’s Blanton Memorial Stadium to highlight area high school football openers. In the oldest rivalry in N.C., Kings Mountain won for the third time in four years, including two […]

8-18-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College soccer, volleyball and cross country, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The 2022 high school football season opens in Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties on Friday night. Here’s a look at the history of this week’s games: Anson County at Mountain Island Charter – cancelled Ashbrook at Concord – Last year’s game, the first scheduled between the two schools, was cancelled Avery County […]

8-17-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, boys soccer and volleyball, Auto racing, Hall of Fame

By Richard Walker Gastonia’s Harold Varner III is in a five-person class of those who will be inducted into the 44th annual East Carolina University Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 14 at Minges Coliseum. Varner will be joined by 1994 Liberty Bowl Alliance Co-Offensive Player of the Year and former Pirate quarterback Marcus Crandall, […]

2022 High School Football – Big South 3A Conference

By Richard Walker Expect one of the most competitive races in history this season in the Big South 3A Conference. How competitive? Three of the eight teams received first-place votes from rival coaches and four teams received second-place votes from rival coaches. Defending champion Crest, with new head coach Jim Sosebee, is picked to finished […]

8-16-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, Legion baseball, High school football, volleyball and boys soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Troy, Ala., made its third straight rally from a large deficit to win its first American Legion World Series title – and take the first title for Alabama in 55 years – on Tuesday with a 6-5 win over two-time defending champion Idaho Falls, Id. Idaho Falls was pursuing an unprecedented third […]

8-14-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, Legion baseball, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker When Chandler Redmond played baseball for Gardner-Webb University, he set single-season and career records for home runs. Last Wednesday night, he matched one of the rarest home run records in professional baseball history with a home run cycle. A 32nd-round pick in 2019 by the St. Louis Cardinals organization, Redmond hit a […]

NBA DREAMS BEGIN: Gastonia’s Isaiah Whaley begins Las Vegas Summer League with Charlotte Hornets

By Richard Walker When Isaiah Whaley grew up in Gastonia, he heard all the stories about the city’s NBA basketball players like Thomas “Bubba” Wilson, Eric “Sleepy” Floyd, Darrell Armstrong, Hassan Whiteside and specifically Basketball Hall of Famer James Worthy. Whaley’s chance to join those five – and current NBA player Nate Hinton – starts […]

6-24-22 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, College baseball and athletics

By Richard Walker Gastonia’s Isaiah Whaley has agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract with the Charlotte Hornets after he went undrafted in Thursday’s 2022 NBA Draft. A former Grier Middle School and Ashbrook High School standout, Whaley just completed a five-year career at Connecticut with averages of 6.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots […]

6-17-22 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, College baseball and basketball

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets continued their pre-NBA draft workouts on Friday with the six candidates, including Gastonia’s Isaiah Whaley for the second team. Involved in Friday’s workouts were the following: MarJon Beauchamp (G League Ignite) Malaki Branham (Ohio State) Kendall Brown (Baylor) Bryce McGowens (Nebraska) Isaiah Whaley (UConn) Trevion Williams (Purdue) Whaley, who […]

6-7-22 roundup: Pro football, basketball, baseball and soccer, High school football, softball and girls soccer, Legion baseball, College baseball and women’s lacrosse, Hall of Fame

By Richard Walker An East Gaston High player and a pitcher and coach that helped Burns to the league title top the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference’s top softball honors in voting by league coaches for the 2022 season. East Gaston’s Maddison York was named player of the year and league champion Burns was selected for […]