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10-13-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football and volleyball, College football, Middle school football, volleyball, softball and boys soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Cherryville American Legion Post 100 has had a tough last couple of weeks. Just this past week, a former star baseball player and a former player and longtime baseball official have died. It comes a month after longtime Fraley Field scoreboard operator Darise Hartman died at 89 on Sept. 15 Former star […]

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 […]

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 […]

BRUSH WITH HISTORY: Belmont’s Lineberger and Dallas’ Friday a part of Queen Elizabeth’s visit to 1957 North Carolina-Maryland football game

By Richard Walker As the world remembers Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom following her death on Thursday, much of the local sports world recalls her historic trip to an ACC football game in 1957 in which two Gaston County men were involved. With Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip among 43,000 in attendance at […]

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 […]

8-6-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Gastonia’s Chandler Meeks, the Gaston Braves’ Caleb Burr and Chase Stewart and Cherryville’s Joseph Webb led American Legion baseball statistical leaders from Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties: Note: Statistics provided by area coaches and/or statisticians. Batting average (minimum: 30 at-bats) Chandler Meeks, Gastonia (25-53) .472 Austin Parker, Gastonia (22-51) .431 Logan Agosta, […]

Legion baseball update (through July 28)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 28) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/7-5/2-1 State Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/8-5 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-4 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit […]

7-28-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, Legion baseball and softball, High school basketball, Auto racing, Hall of Fame

By Richard Walker Cherryville concluded an impressive N.C. state American Legion tournament run on Thursday with a 7-3 victory over previously unbeaten Randolph County at Campbell University. But Post 100’s 2-1 record in pool play left it in a tie with Randolph County and host Fuquay-Varina – and Cherryville lost a tiebreaker that ends its […]

Legion baseball update (through July 27)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 27) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/7-5/1-1 State Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/8-5 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-4 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit […]

7-27-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, Legion baseball, Auto racing, Hall of Fame

By Richard Walker Cherryville lost 10-3 to Fuquay-Varina in the second day of the N.C. American Legion baseball state tournament at Campbell University. Post 100 (26-13) meets Randolph County at 1 p.m. on Thursday and can advance with a win or loss but may need help in either circumstance to advance into Friday’s state semifinals. […]

Legion baseball update (through July 26)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 26) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/7-5/0-1 State Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/8-5 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-4 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit […]

7-26-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, Legion baseball and softball, College football, Auto racing, Hall of Fame

By Richard Walker Cherryville held off pesky Hope Mills 6-4 in Tuesday’s opening day of the 2022 N.C. American Legion baseball state tournament at Campbell University. It was Post 100’s first of three games in the eight-team, pool-play tournament pitting two teams apiece from areas I, II, III and IV. Cherryville overcome a 2-0 deficit […]

Area IV Legion statistical leaders: Gaston County, Cleveland County Legion standouts lead in 6 of 7 statistical categories

By Richard Walker Caleb Burr of the Gaston Braves and Tyler Smart of Cleveland County lead in two statistical categories and Gastonia’s Chandler Meeks and Cherryville’s Joseph Webb lead in one apiece in the final 2022 N.C. Area IV final regular season statistics. In numbers provided by Area IV coaches, Meeks was the leading batter, […]

7-25-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, Legion baseball and softball, Auto racing, Hall of Fame

By Richard Walker Burns set history on Monday with a 2-0 Junior American Legion baseball state championship victory over Western Forsyth at High Point’s Finch Field. Burns, which is sponsored by Cherryville Post 100, took its first state title and the eighth by a N.C. Area IV team in the 21-year history of the event. […]

Cherryville Post 100 begins N.C. Legion baseball state tournament title bid on Tuesday at Campbell

By Richard Walker Cherryville Post 100 begins its bid for an eighth N.C. American Legion baseball state title on Tuesday at Campbell University when it meets Hope Mills at 4:30 p.m. Post 100 enters as the Area IV champion for a record 20th time and is playing in its 13th state tournament in the event’s […]

7-24-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, Legion baseball and softball, Auto racing, Hall of Fame

By Richard Walker Burns is one win away from history after winning Sunday’s N.C. Junior Legion state tournament semifinal game 5-4 over South Caldwell in nine innings at High Point’s Finch Field. Burns (21-4), which is sponsored by Cherryville Post 100 and coached by Burns High coach Alex Leonhardt, faces Western Forsyth on Monday at […]

7-23-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, Legion baseball and softball, Auto racing, Hall of Fame

By Richard Walker Burns is two wins away from a N.C. Junior Legion state title after a heartbreaking 11-10 loss to host High Point-Thomasville in its pool play finale on Saturday at High Point’s Finch Field. Both teams had already clinched berths in Sunday’s semifinals before Saturday’s contest between the top teams in the Stars […]

Legion baseball update (through July 22)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 22) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/7-5 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/8-5 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-4 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

7-22-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, Legion baseball and softball, High school basketball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Cherryville wrapped up its record 20th N.C. Area IV championship on Friday night with come-from-behind 5-4 victory over the Queen City Mustangs at Fraley Field. Post 100, which improved 25-12 with the win, next plays next week in the N.C. state tournament at Campbell University. Queen City (21-7) also advances to the […]

7-21-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, Legion baseball and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Two former local football standouts got national television exposure on Thursday during the ACC Kickoff media day at The Westin Hotel in Charlotte. North Carolina running back British Brooks, a former Ashbrook High standout, and Virginia Tech linebacker Dax Hollifield, a formsr Shelby High standout, were interviewed on the ACC Network during […]

Legion baseball update (through July 21)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 21) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/7-4 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/8-5 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-4 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

7-20-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football, basketball and soccer, Legion baseball and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Landon Hahn scored the winning run and pitched four innings of relief for the pitching victory in Cherryville American Legion Post 100’s 8-7 come-from-behind win over the Gaston Braves in a weather-delayed playoff game. The victory gave Cherryville 4-2 win in the best-of-seven N.C. Area IV semifinal series and Post 100’s 13th […]

Legion baseball update (through July 20)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 20) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/6-3 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/8-5 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-4 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

Legion baseball update (through July 19)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 19) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/6-3 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/8-4 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-4 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

7-19-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, Legion baseball and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Shelby’s Isaiah Lowe set local sports history on Tuesday when he was selected in the 11th round of the major league draft (330rd pick overall) by the San Diego Padres. Lowe, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound right-handed pitcher, is the first player ever selected from Lincolnton’s Combine Academy. He has committed to play collegiately […]

Legion baseball update (through July 19)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 19) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/6-3 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/8-4 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-4 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

7-18-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, Legion baseball and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Shelby Post 82 will open its bid for a N.C. Legion softball championship on Tuesday as it opens its Area IV playoff schedule with a single game elimination contest against Hickory Post 48 at Crest High School at 7 p.m. Hickory is 8-6 overall and went 6-6 in the Area IV North […]

Legion baseball update (through July 18)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 18) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/5-2 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/8-4 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-4 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

Legion baseball update (through July 17)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 17) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/4-2 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/8-3 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-4 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

7-17-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Cherryville forged a 2-all series tie with an 11-8 road victory in the N.C. Area IV best-of-seven semifinal series against the Gaston Braves at South Point’s Raider Field. The fifth game of the series moves to Cherryville’s Fraley Field at 7 p.m. on Monday. Trailing 5-3 after four innings, Cherryville scored two […]

Legion baseball update (through July 16)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 16) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/4-2 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/8-2 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-4 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

7-16-22 roundup: Pro baseball, basketball, football and soccer, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Cherryville American Legion Post 100 scored an unearned run in the fourth inning to edge the Gaston Braves 2-1 on Saturday night in the third game of their N.C. Area IV semifinal series. The Braves lead the series 2-1 with the fourth game slated for Sunday at 7 p.m. at South Point […]

7-15-22 roundup: Pro baseball, basketball, football and soccer, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Gaston Braves took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven N.C. Area IV semifinal series over Cherryville Friday night with a 3-2 victory at South Point High’s Raider Field. After Cherryville took a 1-0 lead in the third, the Braves scored three runs in the sixth inning on Caleb Burr’s solo home […]

Legion baseball update (through July 15)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 15) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/4-1 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/8-1 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-4 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

7-14-22 roundup: Pro baseball, basketball, football and soccer, High school basketball, soccer and football, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Shelby’s Kate Hollifield added to her family’s long, successful athletic heritage earlier this week in the annual N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star games. A 2022 Shelby High graduate, her 18 points helped lead the West to a 62-55 victory and earn her MVP honors. It also added to the Hollifield’s talented athletic […]

Legion baseball update (through July 14)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 14) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/4-1 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/7-1 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-4 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

7-13-22 roundup: Pro baseball, basketball, football and soccer, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The stakes will be high when Cherryville hosts the Gaston Braves in the opening game of a best-of-seven N.C. Area IV semifinal series at 7 p.m. Thursday at Cherryville’s Fraley Field. The winner of the series earns a berth into the upcoming eight-team July 26-30 N.C. state tournament at Campbell University. It […]

Legion update (through July 13)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 12) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/3-1 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/6-1 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-4 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

Legion baseball update (through July 12)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 12) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/3-1 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/6-1 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-4 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

7-11-22 roundup: Pro baseball, basketball and soccer, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Cherryville Post 100 and Gaston Post 144-266 advanced to the N.C. Area IV semifinals on Monday with series-clinching road victories. Cherryville, the No. 1 seed from the Western Division, rallied for a 9-6 victory at Matthews to complete a three-game sweep in their best-of-five series. And the Gaston Braves, the No. 2 […]

Legion baseball update (through July 11)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 11) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/3-1 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/6-1 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-4 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

7-10-22 roundup: Pro baseball, basketball and soccer, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Cherryville Post 100 and Gaston Post 144-266 moved within one victory of N.C. Area IV quarterfinal best-of-five series victories on Sunday night. Cherryville took a 3-1 win over visiting Matthews as Ashton Pope had two hits and three RBIs highlighted by a first-inning two-run home run to take a 2-0 series lead. […]

Legion baseball update (through July 10)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 10) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/2-1 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/5-1 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-3 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

7-9-22 roundup: Pro baseball, basketball and soccer, College baseball, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Former Hunter Huss High and Gastonia American Legion Pos 23 standout Josh Jordan has a new coaching job. After 10 years as the top assistant at Duke University where he was honored as the top assistant in the country, Jordan has been hired as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at LSU, Tigers head coach […]

Legion baseball update (through July 9)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 9) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/2-0 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/4-1 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-2 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

7-8-22 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets opened their Las Vegas Summer League schedule on Friday with a 96-84 loss to the Indiana Pacers. The Hornets led only at 2-0 and trailed by as many as 26 points in the first of a four-game schedule; Charlotte plays the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. […]

Legion baseball update (through July 8)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 8) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/3-0 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-2 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

Legion baseball update (through July 6)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 6) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/3-0 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-3 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/3-1 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

Legion baseball update (through July 5)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 5) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-2/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/2-0 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-2 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/1-1 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

Legion baseball update (through July 4)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 4) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-1/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/2-0 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/2-1 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/1-1 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-3 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

Legion baseball update (through July 3)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 3) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-1/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/1-0 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/1-1 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/1-1 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-2 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

Legion baseball update (through July 2)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of July 2) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 11-1 14-1/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3/1-0 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7/1-0 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11/1-0 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7/0-0 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12/DNP Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13/DNP (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

7-1-22 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Four area American Legion playoffs will be in the N.C. Area IV playoffs that begin on Saturday. Two teams earned first round byes while two teams will begin action on their respective home fields. No. 1 Western Division seed Cherryville and No. 3 Western Division seed Cleveland County got byes while No. […]

6-30-22 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, College cross country, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Gaston College didn’t have to look far for its new cross country coach. The Rhinos, whose 2021 cross country team was the school’s first athletic team in 50 years, have hired title-winning South Point High coach Kody Kubbs as their second head coach. Kubbs replaces Jamie Rosser, who in May was promoted […]

Legion baseball update (through June 30)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of June 30) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall Queen City 11-1 14-1 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12 Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13 (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball playoff pairings set

By Richard Walker Cherryville and Queen City are the top seeds for the N.C. Area IV playoffs that will begin on Saturday. Cherryville Post 100 won its Area IV-record 24th regular season title when it shared the West Division title with Rutherford County; Both teams had 12-2 divisional records. Cherryville gets the top seed by […]

6-29-22 roundup: Pro baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker East Lincoln High senior Keandre Walker announced his commitment to play for the University of Virginia on Tuesday. A 6-foot-3, 180-pounder, Walker is rated a 3-star cornerback by 247sports.com. Virginia first offered Walker on June 16 and he visited the Charlottesville, Va., campus on June 19. He chose the Cavaliers over other […]

Legion baseball update (through June 29)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of June 29) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall Queen City 11-1 13-1 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3 Gastonia Post 23 8-4 8-7 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12 Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13 (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]

6-28-22 roundup: Pro baseball, basketball and soccer, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets made their rehiring of Steve Clifford as head coach official during a Tuesday news conference. Clifford, who guided the franchise for five years from 2013 to 2018, said he expected to use the same kind of up-tempo offense that plays to the skills of 2021 NBA Rookie of the […]

Legion baseball update (through June 28)

American Legion 2022 (through Games of June 28) Area IV standings Eastern Division Division Overall Queen City 10-1 12-1 Gaston Post 144-266 10-2 12-3 Gastonia Post 23 8-3 8-6 Matthews Post 235 6-6 7-11 Mint Hill Post 555 5-7 5-7 Statesville Post 113 2-10 2-12 Lincoln County Post 455 0-12 1-13 (Includes ALL forfeit losses […]