×

5-16-24 roundup: Pro hockey, football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The 2024 American Legion baseball season gets its start on Friday in the area for a year in which 2 of the 3 state and national tournaments are in the area. On Friday, Gastonia hosts Asheville in a 6:30 p.m. doubleheader at Sims Legion Park and the Gaston Braves host Queen City […]

American Legion update (thru May 15)

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

American Legion baseball update (thru May 11)

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

Legion update (through April 30)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Missing schedules: Cald, Union Area Overall Queen City 0-0 0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 0-0 0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-0 0-0 Shelby Post 82 0-0 0-0 Cherryville Post 100 0-0 0-0 Asheville Post 70 0-0 0-0 Rutherford County Post 423 0-0 0-0 Burke County Post 21 0-0 0-0 Caldwell County Post 29 […]

Legion baseball update (through April 29)

N.C. Area IV 2024 Missing schedules: Caldwell, Hickory, Union Area Overall Queen City 0-0 0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 0-0 0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-0 0-0 Shelby Post 82 0-0 0-0 Cherryville Post 100 0-0 0-0 Asheville Post 70 0-0 0-0 Rutherford County Post 423 0-0 0-0 Burke County Post 21 0-0 0-0 Caldwell County Post […]

3-2-24 roundup: Legion baseball, Pro basketball and soccer, College basketball, High school basketball and baseball, Middle school basketball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker N.C. American Legion Area IV baseball will have a new league setup for the 2024 season. For the first time since 1979, there will be one division with all teams as 11 teams will compete for the 2024 title -Asheville Post 70, Burke County Post 21, Caldwell County Post 29, Cherryville Post […]

12-12-23 roundup: Pro football, basketball and soccer, College football and basketball, High school basketball, Legion baseball

By Richard Walker (Special from Mike Powell) State legislators, City of Cherryville officials, and American Legion brass gathered on Thursday, Dec. 7 for a check presentation to Cherryville American Legion Post 100 for improvements at Fraley Field in advance of the 2024 state Legion baseball tournament. The $158,272 state-funded check will be used toward the […]

8-2-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Cleveland County Post 82-155 pitcher-shortstop Colby Putnam and Cherryville pitcher Joseph Webb were the top statistical performers among Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties for the 2023 American Legion baseball season. Putnam, a Burns High sophomore in the spring, led the area in batting average (.415) and ERA (0.66) and was 2nd in […]

7-29-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Fuquay-Varina Post 116 overcame an early deficit to rally for a 5-2 victory over Wayne County Post 11 to win the championship game of the 2023 North Carolina American Legion baseball state tournament at Campbell University’s Jim Perry Field. Post 116 trailed 2-0 before scoring 2 times in the 5th inning to […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 29)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (FINAL standings) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/7-2/0-2 State Cherryville Post 100 […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 27)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (FINAL standings) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/7-2/0-2 State Cherryville Post 100 […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 26)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (FINAL standings) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/7-2/0-2 State Cherryville Post 100 […]

7-26-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, College football, NASCAR

By Richard Walker For the second straight day, early leads didn’t hold up for Cleveland County or Cherryville in North Carolina American Legion baseball state tournament games at Campbell University. Cleveland County Post 82-155 lost 13-5 to Wilmington as Post 10 used 14 hits, 3 walks, 1 hit batter and 3 fielding errors to win […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 25)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 20) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/7-2/0-1 State Cherryville […]

7-25-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, College football, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Cleveland County Post 82-155 started the day with a heartbreaking defeat and Cherryville Post 100 ended the day with a disappointing loss as both N.C. Area IV teams lost their opening games on Tuesday at the N.C. state American Legion baseball tournament at Campbell’s Jim Perry Stadium. Both teams now will have […]

7-22-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Cherryville Post 100’s Joseph Webb led two of the statistical categories in final 2023 North Carolina Area IV regular season baseball. Webb, a 2022 Burns High graduate, led Area IV in ERA (0.48) and strikeouts (45). Webb also led Area IV in strikeouts in 2022. Other statistical Area IV leaders were Queen […]

7-21-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, High school softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker East Lincoln High School softball coach Roger Wilson was named N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A coach of the year during a N.C. Coaches Association meeting in Greensboro on Wednesday. Wilson has been Mustangs’ head coach for two years and guided the team to a 49-4 overall record that includes 24-1 […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 21)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 20) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/7-2 Cherryville Post […]

7-20-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Cherryville Post 100 wrapped up a best-of-3 American Legion baseball series sweep on Thursday night for its record 21st North Carolina Area IV championship following a 3-2 victory over Cleveland County Post 82-155 at Cherryville’s Fraley Field. Cherryville, which won 2-1 in Wednesday’s series opener at Shelby, won its 5th Area IV […]

7-19-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The 23rd annual North Carolina American Legion baseball state tournament will return for a second straight to Barker-Lane Stadium at Campbell University. Since 2023 was Area II’s year to host and no team from that area is hosting, Area I gets 3 teams in this year’s 8-team field with Area III and […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 19)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 19) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/7-1 Cherryville Post […]

7-18-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, Legion baseball, College football, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Cherryville’s Fraley Field hosts the final day of the North Carolina Junior American Legion baseball tournament on Wednesday. And host Cherryville and South Caldwell are poised to continue a streak of excellence for N.C. Area IV teams in the event. Area IV teams have won the last two state titles and have […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 18)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 16) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/7-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-17-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The most frequently played North Carolina Area IV series resumes on Wednesday and the stakes are a higher seed in next week’s state tournament. Both Cherryville Post 100 and Cleveland County Post 82-155 are guaranteed berths in the July 25 through 29, 8-team, double-elimination state tournament to be played at Campbell’s Barker-Lane […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 17)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 16) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/7-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-16-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Cherryville will be heading to its 14th North Carolina American Legion baseball state tournament after closing out its Area IV semifinal series against Rutherford County on Sunday. Post 100 lost 4-1 earlier Sunday in the completion of a game that was suspended on Saturday night, then won 7-3 in the 5th game […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 16)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 16) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/7-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-15-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Cleveland County punched its ticket to the 2023 North Carolina American Legion state tournament at Campbell University as Post 82-155 completed a 4-game sweep of Asheville in an Area IV semifinal series. Cleveland County improved to 24-7 on the season – and 7-0 in the playoffs – with Saturday’s 10-3 victory in […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 15)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 15) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/7-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-14-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, College soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Cherryville Post 100 and Cleveland County Post 82-155 each moved within one victory of clinching N.C. American Legion state tournament appearances on Friday. Both lead their respective Area IV best-of-7 semifinal series by commanding 3-0 margins. Cherryville downed visiting Rutherford County 4-1 as Zane Brockman (home run, double, 2 RBIs) and Asheton […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 14)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 14) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/6-0 Cherryville Post […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 13)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 13) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/4-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-12-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, College athletics, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Cherryville Post 100 and Cleveland County Post 82-155 took wins in the openers of their best-of-7 North Carolina Area IV semifinal series in convincing fashion on Wednesday night. Cherryville had a 7-run 3rd inning to spur it on to a 9-2 victory over Rutherford County at Cherryville’s Fraley Field. Starter and winner […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 12)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 12) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/4-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-11-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, College baseball, Legion baseball, High school football, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Cherryville’s Fraley Field will host the 22nd North Carolina Junior American Legion baseball tournament starting on Saturday. Host Cherryville Post 100 and Area IV champion South Caldwell will be considered the “home teams” when the event begins with four games on Saturday. After four games on Sunday, three games are slated for […]

7-10-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, High school football, College football, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper announced on Monday they will be expanding their Hall of Honor when wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad and defensive end Julius Peppers are inducted at halftime of the Oct. 29 home game against the Houston Texans at Bank of America Stadium. “Muhsin Muhammad and Julius Peppers were drafted […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 10)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 9) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/3-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-9-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The North Carolina Area IV Final Four has been set after Cleveland County Post 82-155 completed a 3-0 quarterfinal series sweep over Matthews. Since the current playoff format was adopted in 1953, Cherryville is tops in Area IV with 39 Final 4 appearances and Cleveland County 2nd with 31. Cherryville is making […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 9)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 9) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/3-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-8-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Kings Mountain High School announced on twitter that it has a new head baseball coach. Wil Sellers was promoted from assistant coach and replaces Brad Melton after Melton spent five years as Mountaineers’ head coach. The KMHS athletic twitter account announced: “Kings Mountain High School proudly announces the appointment of Wil Sellers […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 8)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 8) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-2 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/2-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-7-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, College baseball, Museum exhibit, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The Cramerton History Society Museum this summer is hosting an exhibit that would appeal to major league baseball fans and New York Yankees’ fans in particular. Cramerton native and retired All-State insurance executive Art Shoemaker is sharing a part of his extensive sports memorabilia for an exhibit he calls, “The Boys of […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 7)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 7) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-2 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-1 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/1-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-6-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, College baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets made a huge financial commitment that will make LaMelo Ball the face of their franchise for years to come. Hornets president of basketball operations and general manager Mitch Kupchak announced on Thursday that it had reached a contract extension with Ball. The team didn’t disclose financial details but multiple […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 6)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 6) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-1 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-1 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/1-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-5-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, College football, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Ashbrook High School three-star offensive lineman Trent Mitchell announced on Wednesday that he was committing to play football at N.C. State. A 6-foot-6, 290-pound senior, Mitchell chose the Wolfpack after interest from Maryland, East Carolina, Appalachian State and Charlotte. Mitchell took his official visit to N.C. State in late June and was […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 5)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 5) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-0 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/0-0 Cherryville Post […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 4)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 4) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-2 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-2 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-0 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/0-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-4-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, Hall of Fame, NASCAR

By Richard Walker A 5th game will be played in one series on Wednesday after a Tuesday night result while a protest was filed in another American Legion game late Tuesday night that could be resolved on Wednesday. Mint Hill’s 9-6 victory at Hickory tied their best-of-5 opening round North Carolina Area IV series with […]

7-3-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Three of the five North Carolina Area IV opening round playoff series winners have been determined after three days of action. Asheville finished a 3-0 sweep of Gastonia on Sunday and Matthews (3-0 over Burke County) and Rutherford County (3-0 over Lincoln County) completed sweeps on Monday. Hickory leads Mint Hill 2-1 […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 3)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 3) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/1-2 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-2 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-0 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/0-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-2-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker After a quiet first two days for the Charlotte Hornets in free agency, ESPN reported on Sunday that restricted free agent Miles Bridges has signed $7.9 million qualifying offer for the 2023-2024 season. The move will allow Bridges to become an unrestricted free agent next summer and ESPN reports the restricted is […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 2)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 2) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/1-1 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-1 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/2-0 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-2 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/0-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-1-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, College athletics, NASCAR

By Richard Walker A pair of local products have made coaching news this week as the University of Tennessee extended the contract of track and field coach Duane Ross to the 2027-28 athletic year and LaQuanda Dawkins Prince was named head women’s basketball coach at Greensboro College. Ross, a 1991 North Gaston High graduate who […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 1)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 29) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/0-1 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-1 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-2 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/0-0 Cherryville Post […]

6-30-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Cleveland County Post 82-155 will enter the 2023 N.C. Area IV playoffs as the top seeded team and is one of three teams that will receive a first round bye. “The kids just came to play this year no matter what we faced,” said second-year Cleveland County Post 82-155 head caoch Charlie […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 30)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 29) Eastern Division Division Overall Queen City 8-2 12-6 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7 Cherryville Post […]

6-29-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, College baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Former Crest High standout Riley Cheek earned College Sports Communicators Academic All-America honors while also helping Queens in its first season of NCAA Division I baseball. Also named the Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Cheek was a third team honoree after maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. A 2018 […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 29)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 29) Eastern Division Division Overall Queen City 8-2 12-6 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7 Cherryville Post […]

6-28-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The pairings have been set for the 2023 North Carolina Area IV Junior American Legion baseball playoffs. Area IV has crowned champions since 2006 and defending Area IV and N.C. state champion Burns failed to make the 8-team field after the season began with 18 teams split into three divisions. The top […]