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Fall baseball begins at Cherryville’s Fraley Field this week. Here’s the schedule

Here is the Cherryville Post 100 Fall League 2021 baseball schedule with all games being played at Cherryville’s Fraley Field: Tues. Sept. 7 5 p.m. Burns/Post 100 7:15 p.m. East Rutherford/North Gaston Wed. Sept. 8 5 p.m. Crest/East Rutherford 7:15 p.m. Kings Mountain/Post 100 Mon. Sept. 13 5 p.m. East Rutherford/Burns 7:15 p.m. Crest/Kings Mountain […]

8-18-21 roundup: Youth softball, Legion baseball, High school football, boys soccer and volleyball, Pro football and baseball, College cycling

By Richard Walker Cherryville’s Dixie Angels All-Star softball recently won both the North Carolina state and the Dixie World Series tournament titles. In the N.C. state tournament held in Cherryville from July 9-13, Cherryville routed three opponents by a 33-0 cumulative score and yielded only one hit. In the Dixie World Series (Angels Division) held […]

Legion baseball update (final 2021 with full ALWS results)

Here are all results from the 2021 American Legion World Series: Pool play 4-team divisions (with records) Stars – Central Plains (Fargo, N.D. 0-3), Mid-Atlantic (Ridge St. Mary’s, Md. 2-1), Southeast (Tupelo, Miss. 2-1), Western (Honolulu Team Central, Hi. 2-1) Stripes – Great Lakes (Midland Berryhill, Mich. 1-2), Mid-South (Dubuque County, Ia. 2-1), Northeast (Beverly, […]

8-17-21 roundup: Legion baseball, High school football and boys soccer, Pro basketball and football

By Richard Walker Inclement weather wreaked havoc on the 2021 American Legion World Series for the third straight night Tuesday as the championship game matching defending champion Idaho Falls, Id., against Honolulu, Hi., will be played on Wednesday at a time to be determined. Here is the full schedule of games for the 2021 American […]

Legion baseball update (through Aug. 16)

American Legion World Series (at Shelby) Pool play 4-team divisions (with records) Stars – Central Plains (Fargo, N.D. 0-3), Mid-Atlantic (Ridge St. Mary’s, Md. 2-1), Southeast (Tupelo, Miss. 2-1), Western (Honolulu Team Central, Hi. 2-1) Stripes – Great Lakes (Midland Berryhill, Mich. 1-2), Mid-South (Dubuque County, Ia. 2-1), Northeast (Beverly, Mass. 1-2), Northwest (Idaho Falls, […]

8-16-21 roundup: Bessemer City Hall of Fame, Legion baseball, Pro football, High school football and boys soccer

By Richard Walker On Saturday night, Bessemer City inducted its inaugural Sports Hall of Fame class. In a ceremony held at First Baptist Church of Bessemer City, a class of four individuals and one team were officially inducted – Mike Mahaffey, Kevin Millwood, Jackson “Ace” Parker and Shameka Smith and the 1959 Bessemer City High […]

8-15-21 roundup: Pro football, basketball and baseball, High school football, Legion baseball, College athletics

By Richard Walker The Indianapolis Colts scored 11 points in the final 7:43 on Sunday afternoon to ruin the Carolina Panthers preseason opener. The Colts, who got six of those points on a 1-yard touchdown run by former Charlotte 49ers running back Benny LeMay, won the contest on Eddy Pinero’s 30-yard field with seven seconds […]

8-14-21 roundup: High school football and volleyball, Pro basketball, football and baseball, Legion baseball, College athletics

By Richard Walker Area high school football teams have completed preseason practices and scrimmages. And on Friday, the 2021 regular season will begin. Here’s the schedule for opening games for teams from Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties: Bessemer City at Community School of Davidson Burns at Forestview Cherryville at Avery County Cramer at Bunker Hill […]

8-13-21 roundup: Pro basketball, football and baseball, Legion baseball, College athletics

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets announced a four-game preseason schedule that features two home games at Spectrum Center. Charlotte opens its 2021-22 preseason at the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. before returning home to play the Mamphis Grizzlies on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. After visiting the Miami Heat on […]

8-12-21 roundup: Pro basketball, football, Legion baseball, College athletics

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets fell to 0-3 in the Las Vegas Summer League after losing a 106-105 shootout to the San Antonio Spurs. Tre Jones scored 34 points to lead the Spurs to the win. Charlotte was led by James Bouknight (23 points, 8 assists), Vernon Carey, Jr. (19 points, 8 rebounds), Grant […]

8-11-21 roundup: Middle school football, Legion baseball, Pro basketball, football and baseball, College athletics

By Richard Walker After the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the Gaston County Conference football schedule and altered the Tri-County Conference football schedule, both leagues will run full slates for the 2021 season. In Gaston County, it’ll mark the first action since the 2019 season. And in Cleveland and Lincoln counties, the teams will play a full […]

8-10-21 roundup: Pro basketball and baseball, Legion baseball, High school football, College athletics

By Richard Walker During Tuesday’s offseason media session, Charlotte Hornets president and general manager Mitch Kupchak said his team had finished its offseason roster decisions, had high hopes for the upcoming season and felt the contract extension the team gave head coach James Borrego indicated he would be able to meet those expectations. Charlotte added […]

8-9-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Pro basketball and baseball, College athletics

By Richard Walker The schedule has been set for the 2021 American Legion World Series that returns for the 10th straight time and 11th time overall to Shelby’s Keeter Stadium at Veterans Field. Defending champion Idaho Falls, Id., and runner-up Fargo, N.D., are two of the six teams who will comprise the eight-team field. Midland […]

Legion baseball update (with full regional results and ALWS pairings)

American Legion 2021 Region 1 – Northeast at Shrewsbury, Mass. (Wednesday) New York (Hamburg Post 527) vs. Rhode Island (Newport Post 18) – Hamburg 5-1 New Hampshire (Portsmouth Post 6) vs. Connecticut (Windsor Locks Post 36) – Windsor Locks 6-0 Maine (Bangor Post 12) vs. Massachusetts (Beverly Post 331) – Beverly 12-0 Vermont (Essex Junction […]

Legion baseball update (thru Aug. 7 with regionals scores)

American Legion 2021 Regional pairings (Games run through Sunday) Region 1 – Northeast at Shrewsbury, Mass. (Wednesday) New York (Hamburg Post 527) vs. Rhode Island (Newport Post 18) – Hamburg 5-1 New Hampshire (Portsmouth Post 6) vs. Connecticut (Windsor Locks Post 36) – Windsor Locks 6-0 Maine (Bangor Post 12) vs. Massachusetts (Beverly Post 331) […]

Legion baseball update (thru Aug. 6 regionals)

American Legion 2021 Regional pairings (Games run through Sunday) Region 1 – Northeast at Shrewsbury, Mass. (Wednesday) New York (Hamburg Post 527) vs. Rhode Island (Newport Post 18) – Hamburg 5-1 New Hampshire (Portsmouth Post 6) vs. Connecticut (Windsor Locks Post 36) – Windsor Locks 6-0 Maine (Bangor Post 12) vs. Massachusetts (Beverly Post 331) […]

FINAL American Legion baseball statistics for Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties

American Legion 2021 statistical leaders Note: Statistics provided by area coaches and/or statisticians. Batting average (minimum: 30 at-bats) Cole Irby, Cherryville (26-54) .481 Samuel Duncan, Cherryville (16-36) .444 Will Heavner, Cherryville (28-67) .418 Zach Wilson, Cherryville (41-101) .416 Caleb Burr, G-Braves (25-65) .385 Ryan Emery, Cleveland (21-55) .382 Luke Reynolds, Cleveland (18-51) .353 Joseph Webb, […]

American Legion baseball update (thru Aug. 5 regionals)

Regional pairings (Games run through Sunday) Region 1 – Northeast at Shrewsbury, Mass. (Wednesday) New York (Hamburg Post 527) vs. Rhode Island (Newport Post 18) – Hamburg 5-1 New Hampshire (Portsmouth Post 6) vs. Connecticut (Windsor Locks Post 36) – Windsor Locks 6-0 Maine (Bangor Post 12) vs. Massachusetts (Beverly Post 331) – Beverly 12-0 […]

8-4-21 roundup: Pro basketball and baseball, Legion softball

By Richard Walker Gastonia’s current three NBA products have had big summers. Former player and longtime coach Darrell Armstrong will remain with the Dallas Mavericks after new head coach Jason Kidd kept him on his new staff. Former Ashbrook, Forestview and Huss student Hassan Whiteside will be joining his fourth NBA team in four years […]

American Legion update (with Aug. 3 results from regionals)

Regional pairings/results (Games run through Sunday) Region 1 – Northeast at Shrewsbury, Mass. (Wednesday) New York (Hamburg Post 527) vs. Rhode Island (Newport Post 18) – Hamburg 5-1 New Hampshire (Portsmouth Post 6) vs. Connecticut (Windsor Locks Post 36) – Windsor Locks 6-0 Maine (Bangor Post 12) vs. Massachusetts (Beverly Post 331) – Beverly 12-0 […]

N.C. American Legion regional baseball update (thru Aug. 3)

American Legion 2021 Regional pairings (Games run through Sunday) Northeast at Shrewsbury, Mass. (Wednesday) New York (Hamburg Post 527) vs. Rhode Island (Newport Post 18) New Hampshire (Portsmouth Post 6) vs. Connecticut (Windsor Locks Post 36) Maine (Bangor Post 12) vs. Massachusetts (Beverly Post 331) Vermont (Essex Junction Post 91) vs. HOST (Shrewsbury Post 397) […]

8-3-21 roundup: High school athletics, Legion softball, Pro basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker East Lincoln and Crest are among the Wells Fargo Conference Cup award winners for conferences with Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln and Mecklenburg counties. The Wells Fargo Conference Cup award, sponsored by Wells Fargo and the N.C. High School Athletic Association, is a companion to the statewide Wells Fargo Cup. The Conference Cup is […]

8-2-21 roundup: Legion baseball and softball, College athletics, Pro basketball

By Richard Walker After a year off due to the coronavirus, American Legion baseball begins national playoff competition on Wednesday with start of regional play among 64 teams in eight regions across the country. Those 64 teams came out of 3,045 teams that registered to play this season. All state champions will participate along with […]

8-1-21 roundup: Legion baseball and softball, High school football, Pro basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker Fuquay-Varina scored early, survived a rain delay, then held off Wilmington 8-6 to take its first N.C. American Legion state tournament championship on Sunday afternoon at Fraley Field in Cherryville. Post 116 scored once in the bottom of the first, then scored four times after a 20-minute rain delay in the second […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru Aug. 1 with full N.C. tournament results)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 31) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/6-4 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-4 Queen City 5-4 5-4/7-3 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

N.C. Area IV Legion update (thru July 31 state tournament results)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 31) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/6-4 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-4 Queen City 5-4 5-4/7-3 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

7-31-21 roundup: Legion baseball and softball, High school track and field, Pro baseball

By Richard Walker It’ll be a repeat matchup for the North Carolina American Legion baseball state championship game on Sunday at 3 p.m. Fuquay-Varina knocked off Rowan County 12-5 in the first semifinal on Saturday at Cherryville’s Fraley Field, then Wilmington rallied past host Cherryville 17-10 in the second semifinal. Wilmington defeated Fuquay-Varina 11-5 in […]

N.C. Area IV baseball update (with state tournament results thru July 30)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 30) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/6-4 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-4 Queen City 5-4 5-4/7-3 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

7-30-21 roundup: Legion baseball and softball, High school football, College football, Pro basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker Rowan County meets Fuquay-Varina at 4 p.m. and Cherryville meets Wilmington at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Cherryville’s Fraley Field in the semifinals of the North Carolina American Legion state baseball tournament. Saturday’s winners will advance to Sunday’s championship game that sends its winner to the Mid-Atlantic Regionals in Asheboro that starts […]

N.C. Area IV Legion update (thru July 29 with state tournament results)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 29) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/6-4 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-4 Queen City 5-4 5-4/7-3 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

7-29-21 roundup: Legion baseball and softball, College football, Pro baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville and Fuquay-Varina clinched their spots in Saturday’s semifinals with wins on Thursday in the N.C. American Legion baseball state tournament at Cherryville’s Fraley Field. Cherryville routed Rowan County 17-1 in six innings by the 10-run mercy rule in the final game of pool play. It came a few hours after Fuquay-Varina […]

N.C. Area Legion update (thru July 28)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 28) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/6-4 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-4 Queen City 5-4 5-4/7-3 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland […]

7-28-21 roundup: Legion baseball, High school basketball, Pro basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker The top seeds won all four games on the opening day of the N.C. American Legion baseball state tournament at Cherryville’s Fraley Field. Area III champion Rowan County scored in the fifth inning and held on to beat Port City 3-2 in the opening game. The No. 1 Area II seed Wilmington […]

7-27-21 roundup: Legion baseball, College football and baseball, Olympics, Pro basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker Perennial North Carolina American Legion baseball powers will descend on Cherryville’s Fraley Field this week for the 21st state championship tournament. All-time N.C. state championship winner, state tournament participant and area champion Wilmington (12-0) is one of two unbeaten teams in the eight-team field. Wilmington 10 has won 12 state titles, 13 […]

State champions: Cherryville Junior Legion coach says early-season win gave him hope of the history his team would eventually set

By Richard Walker A former Cherryville American Legion player himself, Stan Haynes knows much about Post 100’s long successful history. This season as head coach of the first Cherryville Junior Legion team since 2018, Haynes guided Post 100 to another chapter in that success. On Monday, Cherryville won its first Junior Legion state tournament title […]

7-26-21 roundup: Legion baseball, College football, Pro baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville American Legion Post 100’s baseball program has long been successful. On Monday around 5 p.m., Post 100’s Junior American Legion team added to that history by wrapping up its first N.C. state title. Cherryville rallied from deficits of 2-1 and 3-2 with an eight-run top of the sixth inning as it […]

7-25-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Pro basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville Post 100’s Junior American Legion program will go after its first state championship on Monday at 2 p.m. Coach Stan Haynes’ team knocked off Carson 10-4 on Sunday in the semifinals to advance into the state title game against Area IV rival Matthews. Carson entered the game 3-0 in pool play […]

N.C. Area IV Legion update (thru July 23) – WITH 2021 state tournament pairings

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 23) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/6-4 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-4 Queen City 5-4 5-4/7-3 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

2021 N.C. American Legion baseball pairings announced; Tourney starts on Wednesday

By Richard Walker Four former state champions and seven with state tournament experience are in the field for this week’s N.C. American Legion baseball state tournament that will be held at Cherryville’s Fraley Field. Wilmington (12-0), with a record 12 state titles, is one of two unbeaten teams in the field in a year that […]

7-23-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Pro basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville American Legion Post has another North Carolina Area IV championship. Post 100 defeated Rutherford County 10-0 in six innings at Cherryville’s Fraley Field to sweep the best-of-three area final. It gives Post 100 its 19th Area IV title – a record – and sends Cherryville into next week’s state tournament with […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 23)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 23) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/6-4 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-4 Queen City 5-4 5-4/7-3 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

NC Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 22)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 22) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/6-4 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-4 Queen City 5-4 5-4/7-3 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

7-22-21 roundup: Legion baseball, High school football and baseball, Pro basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker Off for six days after sweeping its first six North Carolina Area IV playoff games, some wondered if the time away would make Cherryville American Legion Post 100 rusty. Not a chance. Cherryville rolled to a 15-0 victory over Rutherford County by the five-inning, 10-run mercy rule to move within one victory […]

7-21-21 roundup: College football, Legion baseball, High school football, Pro baseball

By Richard Walker After going 2-4 last season with nine games postponed and/or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Charlotte 49ers coach Will Healy and his players are eager for the 2021 season. “It’s exciting to talking about football again,” Healy said during Wednesday’s Ryan’s Conference USA Kickoff zoom news conference. “I know my job […]

7-20-21 roundup: Legion baseball, College baseball and cross country, High school sports, Pro baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville American Legion Post 100’s Junior team will make its fourth N.C. state tournament appearance starting on Thursday when High Point Post 87 hosts the event at three fields – High Point’s Finch Field and Truist Point and Lexington’s Holt-Moffitt Field. Cherryville (15-3), the No. 1 seed in Area IV, already knows […]

N.C. Area IV American Legion update (thru July 19)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 17) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/6-4 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-4 Queen City 5-4 5-4/7-3 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

7-19-21 roundup: Mount Holly Sports Hall of Fame, Legion baseball, College football, Pro baseball

By Richard Walker The Mount Holly Sports Hall of Fame will induct seven new members on Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. during its 14th annual ceremony at the Mount Holly Municipal Complex. The 2020 event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but 2021 event tickets are available for $20 apiece at Moose’s Pharmacy and […]

7-18-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Pro basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker There’s a familiarity between Cherryville Post 100 and Rutherford County Post 423 when it comes to American Legion baseball as the two teams prepare to meet for the N.C. Area IV championship. After all, they’ve played in the same division every year since 2006. Additionally, Post 100 head coach Bobby Reynolds coached […]

7-17-21 roundup: Pro basketball, Legion baseball, Pro baseball

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets continued pre-NBA Draft workouts on Saturday with six more prospects, including former Belmont Abbey standout Romeao Ferguson. The Hornets, who have had seven workouts with 43 different prospects, also worked out Derrick Alston, Jr., of Boise State, Ian Dubose of Wake Forest, Ariel Hukporti of Nevezis (Lithuania), Carlik Jones […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 17)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 17) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/6-4 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-4 Queen City 5-4 5-4/7-3 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

7-16-21 roundup: Legion baseball, College football, Pro football and baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville American Legion Post 100 will get a chance to increase its record for N.C. Area IV titles after finishing off a three-game sweep in the semifinals on Friday. Post 100 shutout Mint Hill 9-0 as starter and winner Noah Huss struck out five in six innings and Noah Ingle (three hits, […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 16)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 16) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/6-4 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-4 Queen City 5-4 5-4/7-2 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

7-15-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Pro football and baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville American Legion Post 100 took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five N.C. Area IV semifinal series on Thursday at Fraley Field against Mint Hill Post 555 by making a mid-game comback. Trailing 5-3 after 4 1-2 innings, Cherryville scored four times in the bottom of the fifth to propel Post 100 […]

N.C. Area IV Legion update (thru July 15)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 15) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/6-3 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-4 Queen City 5-4 5-4/7-1 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

7-14-21 roundup: Legion baseball and softball, Pro football and baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville American Legion Post 100 started its N.C. Area IV semifinal series in impressive fashion with a 10-2 win over Mint Hill Post 555 at Independence High School. Cherryville (15-5) got six-hit, one-run, four-strikeout pitching from starter and winner Zach Wilson and Zane Brockman had two of Post 100’s 11 hits. Game […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 14)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 14) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/6-2 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-4 Queen City 5-4 5-4/7-0 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

7-13-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Pro baseball, Little League baseball, Amateur golf

By Richard Walker Cherryville American Legion Post 100 will continue a Gaston County summertime tradition on Wednesday when it begins a North Carolina Area IV semifinal series against Mint Hill at Charlotte’s Independence High School at 7 p.m. It’ll mark the 63rd time in 68 years since Area IV adopted its current playoff format that […]

7-12-21 roundup: College baseball, Pro baseball, Legion baseball

By Richard Walker Gardner-Webb’s Mason Miller became the school’s second-highest player chosen in the major league draft on Monday when the Oakland Athletics selected him No. 97 overall in the third round. The highest pick in program history is Zach Ward in 2005 when he was selected No. 92 overall by the Cincinnati Reds in […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 12)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 12) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/6-1 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-4 Queen City 5-4 5-4/6-0 Pineville Post 337 4-5 4-5/1-3 Union County Post 535 1-3 1-3/DNP Gastonia Post 23 2-8 2-8/1-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs […]

7-11-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Little League baseball, Pro golf and baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville American Legion Post 100 wrapped up another N.C. Area IV semifinal appearance Sunday night after defeating the Lincoln County Cardinals 12-2 in six innings at Fraley Field to complete a 3-0 sweep of their best-of-five quarterfinal series. Noah Ingle’s bases-loaded walkoff single in the bottom of the sixth inning wrapped up […]