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6-23-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer, basketball and baseball, Legion baseball, High school athletics, College baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Two Lincoln county schools and one Gaston County school finished among the top 10 in their respective classifications in the 45th annual N.C. High School Athletic Association Wells Fargo Cup all-sports standings for the 2023-2024 academic year. The awards recognize the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 23)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 14-4 14-4 Cherryville Post 100 13-5 16-6 Asheville Post 70 12-7 12-7 Gaston Post 144-266 12-7 12-7 Union Post 535 12-7 12-7 Shelby Post 82 10-6 15-6 Gastonia Post 23 9-9 9-9 Caldwell County Post 29 7-10 7-10 Burke County Post 21 5-14 5-14 Hickory […]

6-22-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer, basketball and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Friday’s 14-11 win at Hickory ended a historic streak of pitching excellence by the Gastonia Post 23 pitching staff. It’s because earlier this week, Gastonia had back-to-back shutouts of Burke County (6-0) and Caldwell County (3-0). It was Post 23’s 1st back-to-back shutouts since 2017. Gastonia starters and winners Caleb Cloninger and […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 22)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 14-4 14-4 Cherryville Post 100 12-4 15-5 Gaston Post 144-266 11-6 11-6 Union Post 535 11-6 11-6 Shelby Post 82 10-6 14-6 Asheville Post 70 10-7 10-7 Gastonia Post 23 9-9 9-9 Caldwell County Post 29 7-10 7-10 Burke County Post 21 5-12 5-12 Queen […]

6-21-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer, basketball and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker When Leo Mazzone became Atlanta Braves’ pitching coach in 1990, the franchise had won only 2 division titles in its history. By the time Mazzone left the organization after the 2005 season, the Braves had won 14 straight division titles in addition to 5 National League titles and the 1995 World Series […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 21)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Cherryville Post 100 12-3 15-4 Rutherford County Post 423 12-4 12-4 Union Post 535 11-6 11-6 Shelby Post 82 10-6 14-6 Gaston Post 144-266 10-6 10-6 Asheville Post 70 9-7 9-7 Gastonia Post 23 9-8 9-8 Caldwell County Post 29 7-8 7-8 Burke County Post 21 4-12 4-12 Queen […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 20)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Cherryville Post 100 12-3 15-4 Rutherford County Post 423 11-4 11-4 Union Post 535 11-6 11-6 Shelby Post 82 10-6 13-6 Gaston Post 144-266 10-6 10-6 Asheville Post 70 9-7 9-7 Gastonia Post 23 8-8 8-8 Caldwell County Post 29 7-8 7-8 Burke County Post 21 4-12 4-12 Queen […]

6-20-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer, basketball and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Carolina Panthers will celebrate their 30th season beginning with special events during the team’s upcoming training camp presented by Ticketmaster and highlighted by Fan Fest presented by Daimler Truck North America. The team will host its 2024 training camp at the Carolina Panthers Practice Fields on 705 West 4th Street in […]

6-19-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer, basketball and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker After a 3-month offseason program, the Carolina Panthers will take a break before the start of training camp late next month. And 1st-year head coach Dave Canales thinks he has laid a foundation for improvement. Of course, following 6 straight losing streaks including last year’s low-water 2-15 record, the bar isn’t extraordinarily […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 19)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Cherryville Post 100 11-3 14-4 Rutherford County Post 423 10-3 10-3 Shelby Post 82 10-6 13-6 Union Post 535 10-6 10-6 Gaston Post 144-266 9-6 9-6 Asheville Post 70 8-6 8-6 Gastonia Post 23 8-8 8-8 Caldwell County Post 29 7-7 7-7 Burke County Post 21 4-11 4-11 Queen […]

6-18-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer, basketball and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Could Gaston County add another U.S. Olympian or even 2 this summer? A pair of former Gaston County standouts are currently pursuing spots on Team USA as former East Gaston High diver Kyndal Knight and former Belmont Middle School and Highland Tech sprinter Lauren Tolbert are competing in their respective U.S. Olympic […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 18)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Cherryville Post 100 10-3 13-4 Rutherford County Post 423 9-3 9-3 Gaston Post 144-266 9-5 9-5 Shelby Post 82 10-6 13-6 Union Post 535 9-6 9-6 Asheville Post 70 8-6 8-6 Caldwell County Post 29 7-6 7-6 Gastonia Post 23 7-8 7-8 Burke County Post 21 4-10 4-10 Hickory […]

6-17-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer, basketball and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball, High school football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker There’s clearly been a lot of turmoil around Gastonia’s Atlantic League of Professional Baseball’s franchise almost from its birth in 2021. It started with playing games while the COVID-19 pandemic was still going on and continued with the controversy that followed that led to the ouster of the Brandon Bellamy ownership group […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 17)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Cherryville Post 100 10-3 13-4 Rutherford County Post 423 9-3 9-3 Gaston Post 144-266 9-5 9-5 Shelby Post 82 9-6 12-6 Caldwell County Post 29 7-5 7-5 Union Post 535 8-6 8-6 Asheville Post 70 8-6 8-6 Gastonia Post 23 6-8 6-8 Burke County Post 21 4-9 4-9 Queen […]

6-16-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer, basketball and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball, High school football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker With its slated starting pitcher Johan Domínguez placed on the injured list just before the game, the Charlotte Knights’ bullpen knew it would be the pitchers for Sunday’s finale of a 6-game series at Durham. Did they ever come through as 7 Knights’ relievers combined for a 2-0 no-hit win at the […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 16)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Cherryville Post 100 10-3 13-4 Rutherford County Post 423 9-3 9-3 Gaston Post 144-266 9-5 9-5 Union Post 535 8-5 8-5 Caldwell County Post 29 7-5 7-5 Shelby Post 82 8-6 11-6 Asheville Post 70 8-6 8-6 Gastonia Post 23 5-8 5-8 Burke County Post 21 4-9 4-9 Queen […]

6-15-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer, basketball and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball, High school football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker High school football season begins in two months. Here are the 2024 schedules for the high schools of Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties: Game times at 7:30 p.m. unless noted ALL CAPS indicate conference games Ashbrook Aug. 23 at Forest Hills Aug. 30 BYE Sept. 6 at West Meck Sept. 13 East […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 15)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 8-3 8-3 Cherryville Post 100 10-3 13-4 Caldwell County Post 29 7-4 7-4 Gaston Post 144-266 8-5 8-5 Union Post 535 8-5 8-5 Shelby Post 82 8-6 11-6 Asheville Post 70 8-6 8-6 Gastonia Post 23 5-8 5-8 Burke County Post 21 4-8 4-8 Queen […]

6-14-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer, basketball and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The N.C. Area IV American Legion baseball season is less than 2 weeks from the end of the regular season. And Rutherford County Post 423’s Wednesday night doubleheader sweep at Cherryville has it atop the standings with an 8-1 record. Post 423 now has 11 games scheduled in a 10-day period to […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 14)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 8-1 8-1 Cherryville Post 100 10-3 13-4 Caldwell County Post 29 6-3 6-3 Shelby Post 82 7-5 10-5 Gaston Post 144-266 7-5 7-5 Asheville Post 70 8-6 8-6 Union Post 535 6-5 6-5 Gastonia Post 23 5-8 5-8 Burke County Post 21 3-8 3-8 Queen […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 13)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 8-1 8-1 Cherryville Post 100 10-3 13-4 Caldwell County Post 29 6-3 6-3 Shelby Post 82 7-5 10-5 Gaston Post 144-266 7-5 7-5 Asheville Post 70 8-6 8-6 Union Post 535 6-5 6-5 Gastonia Post 23 5-8 5-8 Burke County Post 21 3-8 3-8 Queen […]

6-13-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer, basketball and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Cherryville’s Dalton Pence and North Lincoln’s Matt Heavner are pursuing College World Series glory starting this weekend for their respective ACC teams. Pence and the North Carolina Tar Heels meet league rival Virginia on Friday at 2 p.m. in their CWS opener in Omaha and Heavner and the N.C. State Wolfpack face […]

6-12-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer, basketball and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball and track, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Former Belmont Middle School and Highland Tech standout Lauren Tolbert concluded her sophomore season at Duke University with a second straight NCAA All-American honor in the 800-meter run. Tolbert, a 2022 Highland Tech graduate, earned the honor by finishing in the top 8 of the recent NCAA championships that gives her 3 […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 12)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 8-1 8-1 Cherryville Post 100 10-3 13-4 Caldwell County Post 29 5-3 5-3 Shelby Post 82 7-5 10-5 Gaston Post 144-266 7-5 7-5 Asheville Post 70 8-6 8-6 Union Post 535 6-5 6-5 Gastonia Post 23 5-8 5-8 Burke County Post 21 3-7 3-7 Queen […]

6-11-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer, basketball and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker For the first time in College World Series history, only two conferences will be represented in the 8-team field as the ACC and SEC have 4 teams apiece. The ACC will be represented by Florida State, North Carolina, N.C. State and Virginia with the ACC represented by Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 11)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Cherryville Post 100 10-1 13-2 Rutherford County Post 423 6-1 6-1 Caldwell County Post 29 5-2 5-2 Shelby Post 82 7-3 10-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-5 6-5 Asheville Post 70 6-6 6-6 Gastonia Post 23 5-7 5-7 Union Post 535 5-5 5-5 Burke County Post 21 3-7 3-7 Queen […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 10)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Cherryville Post 100 9-1 12-2 Rutherford County Post 423 5-1 5-1 Asheville Post 70 6-5 6-5 Caldwell County Post 29 4-2 4-2 Shelby Post 82 6-3 9-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-5 6-5 Gastonia Post 23 5-6 5-6 Union Post 535 4-7 4-7 Queen City 2-5 2-5 Burke County Post […]

6-10-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer, basketball and baseball, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Last week, former Gardner-Webb Junior College star Artis Gilmore added another honor to a career filled with them while also enjoying somewhat of a full circle moment. Gilmore was in the 4th induction class of the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame during a June 6 ceremony at Charlotte’s University […]

6-9-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, College football, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The 2024-25 college football bowl schedule was announced this week with the dates and times for the 12-team College Football Playoff as well as the full listing of other bowl games that includes the latest Duke’s Mayo Bowl in Charlotte in the history of the event. Here’s the full 2024-25 college football […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 9)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Cherryville Post 100 7-1 10-2 Rutherford County Post 423 4-1 4-1 Asheville Post 70 6-3 6-3 Caldwell County Post 29 4-2 4-2 Shelby Post 82 5-3 8-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 6-4 Gastonia Post 23 5-6 5-6 Union Post 535 4-5 4-5 Queen City 2-5 2-5 Burke County Post […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 8)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Cherryville Post 100 7-1 10-2 Rutherford County Post 423 4-1 4-1 Asheville Post 70 6-3 6-3 Caldwell County Post 29 4-2 4-2 Shelby Post 82 5-3 8-3 Gaston Post 144-266 5-4 5-4 Gastonia Post 23 5-6 5-6 Union Post 535 4-5 4-5 Queen City 2-5 2-5 Burke County Post […]

6-7-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school softball, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Cherryville’s Dalton Pence and North Lincoln’s Matt Heavner helped North Carolina and N.C. State last weekend to regional titles and prepare to pursue Super Regional wins that would advance them to the College World Series. Pence, a 2021 Cherryville High graduate, pitched the final 3 2/3 innings of the Tar Heels’ come-from-behind […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 7)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Cherryville Post 100 7-1 9-1 Rutherford County Post 423 4-1 4-1 Asheville Post 70 6-3 6-3 Gaston Post 144-266 5-3 5-3 Shelby Post 82 5-3 6-3 Caldwell County Post 29 3-2 3-2 Gastonia Post 23 5-6 5-6 Union Post 535 4-5 4-5 Queen City 2-5 2-5 Burke County Post […]

6-6-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, High school baseball, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Seven players from Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties were honored on the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association’s all-state teams and 23 others were named to the All-Region 6 team. The all-region selections came from those 3 counties as well as Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union counties. Here are the NCBCA all-state selections from […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 6)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Cherryville Post 100 7-1 8-1 Rutherford County Post 423 3-1 3-1 Asheville Post 70 6-3 6-3 Gaston Post 144-266 5-3 5-3 Shelby Post 82 5-3 5-3 Caldwell County Post 29 3-2 3-2 Gastonia Post 23 5-6 5-6 Union Post 535 4-5 4-5 Queen City 2-4 2-4 Burke County Post […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 5)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 3-0 3-0 Cherryville Post 100 7-1 8-1 Gaston Post 144-266 5-2 5-2 Shelby Post 82 5-3 5-3 Caldwell County Post 29 3-2 3-2 Asheville Post 70 4-3 4-3 Gastonia Post 23 4-6 4-6 Union Post 535 3-5 3-5 Queen City 2-4 2-4 Burke County Post […]

6-5-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, High school baseball, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Former Gardner-Webb Junior College All-American Artis Gilmore will be inducted into the 4th class of the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Charlotte University Place. Gilmore led Gardner-Webb to a 61-8 record and its 1st 2 NJCAA Region 10 titles in 1968 […]

6-4-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, High school baseball, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Gastonia’s Darrell Armstrong is back in the NBA finals. A 1986 Ashbrook High graduate, Armstrong advanced to the finals once in his 14-year playing career and has now advanced for the 2nd time in his 16-year coaching career. A 2006 NBA runner-up as a guard for the Dallas Mavericks in a 4-2 […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 4)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 3-0 3-0 Cherryville Post 100 6-1 7-1 Asheville Post 70 4-2 4-2 Gaston Post 144-266 4-2 4-2 Shelby Post 82 5-3 5-3 Caldwell County Post 29 3-2 3-2 Queen City 2-3 2-3 Gastonia Post 23 4-6 4-6 Union Post 535 3-5 3-5 Burke County Post […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 3)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 3-0 3-0 Cherryville Post 100 5-1 6-1 Gaston Post 144-266 4-1 4-1 Asheville Post 70 4-2 4-2 Shelby Post 82 5-3 5-3 Caldwell County Post 29 3-2 3-2 Queen City 2-3 2-3 Gastonia Post 23 4-6 4-6 Union Post 535 3-5 3-5 Burke County Post […]

6-3-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, High school baseball, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Gastonia’s Nick Clinard last Wednesday guided Auburn’s golf team to history. A 15th-year Tigers’ head coach and 1991 Ashbrook High graduate, Clinard’s team edged Florida State 3-2 on May 29 to win the program’s 1st NCAA title on the Omni La Costa Champions Course located in the California hills between San Diego […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 2)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 3-0 3-0 Cherryville Post 100 4-1 5-1 Gaston Post 144-266 4-1 4-1 Asheville Post 70 4-2 4-2 Shelby Post 82 4-3 4-3 Caldwell County Post 29 2-2 2-2 Queen City 2-2 2-2 Gastonia Post 23 4-5 4-5 Union Post 535 3-5 3-5 Burke County Post […]

6-2-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, High school baseball, softball and soccer, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker A former local standout who sparked Gaston College to another historic season as we wrap up the area’s 2024 college baseball players. Mason Smith, a 2022 Lincoln Charter graduate, was Region 10 pitcher of the year for the Rhinos (51-8, 20-4 Region 10 Division I), who were ranked No. 1 in the […]

American Legion baseball update (thru June 1)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 3-0 3-0 Cherryville Post 100 4-1 5-1 Gaston Post 144-266 3-1 3-1 Asheville Post 70 4-2 4-2 Queen City 2-1 2-1 Shelby Post 82 3-3 3-3 Caldwell County Post 29 2-2 2-2 Gastonia Post 23 4-5 4-5 Union Post 535 3-5 3-5 Burke County Post […]

American Legion baseball update (thru May 31)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 3-0 3-0 Cherryville Post 100 4-1 5-1 Gaston Post 144-266 3-1 3-1 Queen City 2-1 2-1 Shelby Post 82 3-3 3-3 Union Post 535 3-3 3-3 Asheville Post 70 2-2 2-2 Caldwell County Post 29 2-2 2-2 Gastonia Post 23 4-5 4-5 Burke County Post […]

5-30-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, High school baseball, softball and soccer, Legion baseball, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker If and when Cherryville’s Dalton Pence decides he wants to play pro baseball, he’ll have no bigger supporter than his University of North Carolina baseball coach Scott Forbes. “I think he’s going to get the opportunity to sign and we want all of our kids to realize their ultimate dream of playing […]

American Legion baseball update (thru May 30)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 3-0 3-0 Cherryville Post 100 4-1 5-1 Gaston Post 144-266 3-1 3-1 Asheville Post 70 2-1 2-1 Shelby Post 82 3-3 3-3 Union Post 535 3-3 3-3 Caldwell County Post 29 2-2 2-2 Queen City 1-1 1-1 Gastonia Post 23 4-5 4-5 Burke County Post […]

American Legion update (thru May 29)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 3-0 3-0 Gaston Post 144-266 3-1 3-1 Cherryville Post 100 3-1 4-1 Asheville Post 70 2-1 2-1 Caldwell County Post 29 2-1 2-1 Shelby Post 82 3-3 3-3 Queen City 1-1 1-1 Gastonia Post 23 4-5 4-5 Union Post 535 2-3 2-3 Hickory Post 48 […]

5-28-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, High school baseball, softball and soccer, Legion baseball, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker American Legion baseball is in its 3rd week of competition as long high school baseball playoff teams like 2A state title hopeful Burns have delayed 2 teams having their full rosters. A year ago, Cherryville Post 100 and Shelby Post 82 advanced all the way to the state tournament while the Gaston […]

American Legion baseball update (thru May 28)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 3-0 3-0 Gaston Post 144-266 3-1 3-1 Asheville Post 70 2-1 2-1 Cherryville Post 100 2-1 3-1 Gastonia Post 23 4-4 4-4 Shelby Post 82 3-3 3-3 Caldwell County Post 29 1-1 1-1 Queen City 1-1 1-1 Hickory Post 48 1-3 1-3 Union Post 535 […]

5-27-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Burns High’s baseball team and Kings Mountain’s softball team got their state championship series pairings for this weekend’s games. Here are the pairings for the baseball state championships: (4A at Burlington Athletic Stadium) West-1 Skyland Roberson (26-4) vs. East-1 Wilmington Ashley (26-4) Game 1: May 31, 8 p.m. Game 2: June 1, […]

American Legion baseball update (thru May 27)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 3-0 3-0 Gaston Post 144-266 3-1 3-1 Asheville Post 70 2-1 2-1 Cherryville Post 100 2-1 2-1 Gastonia Post 23 4-4 4-4 Caldwell County Post 29 1-1 1-1 Queen City 1-1 1-1 Burke County Post 21 1-2 1-2 Hickory Post 48 1-3 1-3 Shelby Post […]

5-26-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Duke put on an impressive offensive display on Sunday as the No. 17 Blue Devils routed No. 10 Florida State 16-4 to win the 2024 ACC baseball championship at Charlotte’s Truist Field. Duke is now a perfect 8-0 in ACC tournament games played in Charlotte with the only 2 ACC tournament titles […]

American Legion baseball update (thru May 26)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 3-0 3-0 Gaston Post 144-266 3-1 3-1 Asheville Post 70 2-1 2-1 Cherryville Post 100 2-1 2-1 Caldwell County Post 29 1-1 1-1 Queen City 1-1 1-1 Gastonia Post 23 3-4 3-4 Burke County Post 21 1-2 1-2 Union Post 535 1-2 1-2 Hickory Post […]

American Legion baseball update (thru May 25)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 3-0 3-0 Queen City 1-0 1-0 Gaston Post 144-266 3-1 3-1 Asheville Post 70 2-1 2-1 Caldwell County Post 29 1-1 1-1 Cherryville Post 100 1-1 1-1 Gastonia Post 23 3-4 3-4 Burke County Post 21 1-2 1-2 Shelby Post 82 1-2 1-2 Union Post […]

American Legion baseball update (thru May 23)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 3-0 3-0 Cherryville Post 100 1-0 1-0 Gaston Post 144-266 3-1 3-1 Asheville Post 70 2-1 2-1 Caldwell County Post 29 1-1 1-1 Union Post 535 1-1 1-1 Gastonia Post 23 2-4 2-4 Shelby Post 82 1-2 1-2 Queen City 0-0 0-0 Burke County Post […]

American Legion baseball update (thru May 22)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 3-0 3-0 Cherryville Post 100 1-0 1-0 Asheville Post 70 2-1 2-1 Gaston Post 144-266 2-1 2-1 Caldwell County Post 29 1-1 1-1 Union Post 535 1-1 1-1 Gastonia Post 23 2-3 2-3 Shelby Post 82 1-2 1-2 Queen City 0-0 0-0 Burke County Post […]

5-22-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The featured speaker for the 2024 Cleveland County Sports Hall of Fame may be from Ohio but he says his new job at Gardner-Webb came a few years after he and his wife fell in love with North Carolina. New Gardner-Webb football coach Cris Reisert is a Cincinnati native who played and […]

5-21-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker A pair of individuals stood out on a day in which area schools took 9 overall titles in the N.C. Class 1A and 3A track championships at the North Carolina A&T Complex on Monday. Mountain Island finished as 1A team runner-up behind the efforts of Reggie Daniel, who was named most outstanding […]

American Legion baseball update (thru May 21)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Area Overall Rutherford County Post 423 2-0 2-0 Caldwell County Post 29 1-0 1-0 Gaston Post 144-266 2-1 2-1 Gastonia Post 23 2-2 2-2 Asheville Post 70 1-1 1-1 Union Post 535 1-1 1-1 Cherryville Post 100 0-0 0-0 Queen City 0-0 0-0 Burke County Post 21 0-1 0-1 Hickory Post […]