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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 11)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 11) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/5-1 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-3 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 […]

7-10-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Little League baseball, Pro basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville American Legion Post 100 moved within one victory of the North Carolina Area IV semifinals after shutting out Lincoln County 3-0 on Saturday night at The Corral at East Lincoln High School. Zane Brockman pitched a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and helped himself at the plate with two hits as Cherryville […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 10)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 10) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/4-1 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-2 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/4-2 Queen City 5-4 5-4/5-0 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 […]

7-9-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Pro baseball, Local Hall of Fame

By Richard Walker Cherryville had to wait a week to play its first American Legion baseball playoff game but Post 100 shook off the rust quickly in a 6-2 win Friday night over visiting Lincoln County in the opener of a best-of-five N.C. Area IV quarterfinal series. Cherryville (12-5) visits Lincoln County (4-3) at East […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 9)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru July 9) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Mint Hill Post 555 8-2 8-2/3-0 Lincoln County Post 455 4-2 4-2/0-1 Gaston Post 144-266 6-6 6-6/3-2 Queen City 5-4 5-4/4-0 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 […]

7-8-21 roundup: College baskeball and cross country, Legion baseball, Pro baseball

By Richard Walker A major college basketball tournament will be held at Charlotte’s Spectrum Center with ties to the current ownership tenant of the building and his alma mater. The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced on Thursday a three-year agreement with Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Oklahoma to plau men’s and women’s basketball tournaments called the […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 8)

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

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 7)

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

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

By Richard Walker A Wednesday rainstorm turned the Gaston Braves N.C. Area IV American Legion baseball playoff game into a Thursday morning series-clincher at M.S. Deal Stadium in Granite Falls. In a game that didn’t finish until 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, the Braves won 9-8 to take their best-of-five series three games to one over […]

7-6-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Pro baseball, basketball and soccer

By Richard Walker The Charlotte FC Major League Soccer expansion team now has its first coach, according to The Athletic and Associated Press. The franchise, which begins play in 2022, will hire 36-year-old Miguel Angel Ramirez. Ramirez will join Charlotte FC after coaching the Brazilian club Porto Alegre International to an 11-7-4 record to start […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 6)

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

7-5-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Pro baseball

By Richard Walker The Gaston Braves moved within one victory of a North Carolina Area IV first round playoff victory over Caldwell County on Monday night with a 7-6 win at M.S. Deal Stadium in Granite Falls. The Braves (8-6) can advance into a quarterfinal series with one more win in the best-of-five series. The […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 5)

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

7-4-21 roundup: High school baseball, Legion baseball, Pro baseball

By Richard Walker N.C. High School Athletic Association Region 6 came away as the baseball champion of the 2021 State Games on Saturday. The team, whose head caoch was Burns’ Alex Leonhardt with assistant coaches John Markley of West Lincoln, Windell Robertson of Cox Mill and Terry Tucker of South Stanly, had a 20-player roster […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 4)

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

2021 N.C. Area IV playoffs begin: Cleveland County, Cherryville Mint HIll are top-seeded teams

By Richard Walker Cleveland County, Cherryville and Mint Hill are the top-seeded teams as the North Carolina Area IV playoffs begin on Sunday. Cleveland County and Cherryville shared the Western Division title with 10-4 divisional records and Mint Hill took the Eastern Division title with an 8-2 record. A late start to the season caused […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 3)

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

7-3-21 roundup: Pro baseball, Legion baseball, Pro basketball

By Richard Walker Blake Lalli, Gardner-Webb University’s first major league baseball player, is making a name for himself as a minor league manager. Lalli got another honor on Thursday when he was named the National League team’s bench coach for the upcoming SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on July 11 at 3 p.m. ET on the […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 2)

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

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru July 1)

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

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru June 30)

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

6-29-21 roundup: Legion baseball, College baseball and basketball and Pro baseball

By Richard Walker Lincoln County American Legion Post 455 exploded for 10 runs in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 13-3, mercy-rule-shortened 5-inning win over visiting Gastonia to move into first place of the Eastern Division of N.C. Area IV. The Cardinals (4-1) trailed 2-1 before their late surge as starter Ben Carpenter […]

N.C. Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 29)

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

6-28-21 roundup: Legion baseball, College baseball and Pro hockey and baseball

By Richard Walker Cleveland County American Legion Post 82-155 dropped a 5-4 heartbreaker at Asheville on Monday night in N.C. Area IV Western Division baseball. Post 82-155, which was led by Blake Davis (two hits) and Jeb Bridges (one hit, two RBIs), fell to 9-2 overall but remains atop the divisional standings. Cherryville 8, Rutherford […]

N.C. Area IV Legion baseball update (thru June 28)

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

6-27-21 roundup: Prep wrestling and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball and Pro baseball

By Richard Walker Five local wrestlers advanced to championship matches in the N.C. High School Athletic Association, with two taking home state titles. Crest’s Rex Howard won the Class 3A 138-pound weight class by major decision over West Carteret’s Jacob Bennett. And Cramer’s Zack Karagias won the Class 3A 145-pound weight class by fall over […]

N.C. Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 27)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 27) Eastern Division Division Overall Lincoln County Post 455 3-1 3-1 Mint Hill 5-2 5-2 Gaston Post 144-266 5-3 5-3 Queen City 4-3 4-3 Pineville Post 337 2-4 2-4 Gastonia Post 23 2-7 2-7 Union County Post 535 0-1 0-1 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County […]

6-26-21 roundup: Prep track and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball and Pro baseball

By Richard Walker North Lincoln’s boys and girls won N.C. 2A track championships Saturday and Ashbrook freshman Camryn Massey set a state record in the 2021 championships held at the North Carolina A&T track complex. North Lincoln’s girls were led by MVP Angie Allen, who won three individual titles as the Knights racked up 69 […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 26)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 26) Eastern Division Division Overall Lincoln County Post 455 3-1 3-1 Mint Hill 4-2 4-2 Gaston Post 144-266 4-3 4-3 Queen City 4-3 4-3 Pineville Post 337 2-3 2-3 Gastonia Post 23 2-6 2-6 Union County Post 535 0-1 0-1 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County […]

6-25-21 roundup: Prep track and baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball and Pro baseball

By Richard Walker Mountain Island Charter’s boys track team won the school’s first team state championship on Friday and Highland Tech’s Lauren Tolbert was the most valuable girls performer in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1A championships at the North Carolina A&T track and field complex. The Raptors runners dominated the meet as […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 25)

  American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 25) Eastern Division Division Overall Mint Hill 3-1 3-1 Gaston Post 144-266 4-2 4-2 Lincoln County Post 455 2-1 2-1 Queen City 3-3 3-3 Pineville Post 337 2-3 2-3 Gastonia Post 23 1-5 1-5 Union County Post 535 0-0 0-0 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 24)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 24) Eastern Division Division Overall Gaston Post 144-266 4-1 4-1 Mint Hill 2-1 2-1 Queen City 3-2 3-2 Lincoln County Post 455 1-1 1-1 Gastonia Post 23 1-3 1-3 Union County Post 535 0-0 0-0 Pineville Post 337 0-3 0-3 Western Division Division Overall Burke County Post […]

6-23-21 roundup: Legion baseball, Prep baseball, College baseball and Pro baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville American Legion Post 100 swept visiting Asheville 4-2 and 2-0 on Wednesday night to improve to 5-1 in N.C. Area IV and 6-2 overall entering another huge home doubleheader on Thursday. Cherryville will host nearby rival Cleveland County Post 82-155 (3-0, 3-0) in a 5 p.m. doubleheader with first place in […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 23)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 23) Eastern Division Division Overall Gaston Post 144-266 4-1 4-1 Mint Hill 2-1 2-1 Queen City 3-2 3-2 Lincoln County Post 455 1-1 1-1 Gastonia Post 23 1-3 1-3 Union County Post 535 0-0 0-0 Pineville Post 337 0-3 0-3 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County Post […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 22)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 22) Eastern Division Division Overall Gaston Post 144-266 2-1 2-1 Mint Hill 2-1 2-1 Queen City 2-2 2-2 Lincoln County Post 455 1-1 1-1 Gastonia Post 23 1-2 1-2 Union County Post 535 0-0 0-0 Pineville Post 337 0-1 0-1 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County Post […]

Area IV American Legion baseball update (thru June 21)

American Legion 2021 Area IV standings (thru June 21) Eastern Division Division Overall Gaston Post 144-266 2-1 2-1 Mint Hill 2-1 2-1 Queen City 2-2 2-2 Lincoln County Post 455 1-1 1-1 Gastonia Post 23 1-2 1-2 Union County Post 535 0-0 0-0 Pineville Post 337 0-1 0-1 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County Post […]

6-21-21 roundup: Prep baseball, Legion baseball, College baseball and Pro baseball

By Richard Walker Cherryville and East Lincoln led their respective all-conference baseball teams after each team won or shared their league titles. In the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference, Cherryville’s Dalton Pence was named player of the year and Scott Heavner coach of the in voting by league coaches. Pence also was one of five Ironmen […]