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WHATS UP WITH 139 STRAIGHT LOSSES?

By Calvin Hastings - KTC Broadcasting, Inc
By Calvin Hastings - KTC Broadcasting, Inc

Local Sports with Calvin

How would you like for your school to lose 139 straight games?  That’s what happened at York Chester.  The school had lost 139 straight girls softball games before pulling out a big 20-8 win over Grier.  The win broke the longest streak in Gaston County history as reported by Gaston Gazette reporter Richard Walker.  Their last girl’s softball win came on August 29th, 2000 when the girls downed Bessemer City 18-17.  On one other note, the York Chester baseball team lost 105 baseball games between 1994 and 2005.  Yes, streaks are made to be broken!

Two Gastonia natives have been inducted into the North Carolina A&T Sports Hall of Fame.  James Bowden of Ashbrook and Barry Turner of Hunter Huss were both inducted.   Bowden was the Aggie’s leading receiver in 1995 and is sixth in school history with career receiving yardage.  Turner played  from 1990 to 1992 and was the team’s leading rusher in 1991 and leading receiver in 1993.  Turner is fourth in school history in career rushing yardage.

Former Forestview basketball star Kelsey Harris has been selected to take part in the Sport Changes Life Foundation.  Harris is an Elon graduate and will take part in a 10 month program in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  She was an All-Southern Conference selection at Elon and scored over 1000 career points.

Shelby lost a baseball legend last week in the passing of 87 year old Roger McKee.  Some say he was the best left handed pitcher to come out of the Shelby area.  McKee pitched in the 1940s for the Philadelphia Phillies and is member of the Cleveland County Sports Hall of Fame.  McKee played on the Shelby Post 82 state championship team in 1942 and was the winning pitcher in the state championship game.

Several area teams were in the Top Ten Associated Press High School Football Poll.  Butler was the top ranked 4A team.  The Crest Chargers are the top ranked 3A team with Forestview 10th.  Shelby is the top ranked 2A team with East Lincoln 6th and Newton-Conover 10th.  Wallace Rose Hill was the top ranked 1A team.

Former Lincolnton football star C.J. Wilson was cut last week by the Chicago Bears.  Wilson was signed as a free agent in 2013.

The sites have been set for this year’s High School State Finals.  Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh will host the 1A, 1AA, 3A and 3AA games.  BB&T Field in Winston-Salem will host the 2A, 2AA, 4A and 4AA games.  One game will be played on Friday night, December 12th with the all the other games on Saturday.  Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill will not be available this year because of work that is being done on the field.  It will be the first time since 1989 that Chapel Hill has not hosted a state playoff final game.

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WHATS UP WITH PREP FOOTBALL!

WHAT’S UP PREP FOOTBALL?

By Andrey S Bush

There was some good action last week in prep football.  South Point avoided a change in history books of a 0-3 start by knocking off defending State Champs Shelby Golden Lions, delivering Shelby their first loss of the season.  My predictions took a beating last week.  The loss to South Point was definitely an upset to my predictions along side the Mountaineers, Rebels and Huskies winning. I finished the week 5-4, over the magic crystal ball of knowledge.  But, last week is behind us and a new slate of games are on the board. For those who are active social media buffs feel free to tweet any disagreements (tweet me at @AndreySBush) in my predictions week to week and compete against my guesses  Below, you will find my predictions for this weeks games, winners in BOLD/ALL CAPS!

Fred T Foard Tigers @ WEST LINCLOLN REBELS

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The West Lincoln Rebels had an explosion last week on offense against the Cherryville Ironmen beating them 60-38 on the road.  The Rebels will be home in front of their fans and student body to try and repeat in the win column.  The Tigers will have their problems cut out trying to stop Charles Mack George who carried the ball 33 times for 268 yards against the Ironmen.  George proved that he’s a load to bring down with arm tackles.  It will be a running affair in West Lincoln.  Look out for the the “Mack” truck.

Stuart Cramer Storm @ BESSEMER CITY YELLOW JACKETS

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Its hard to win games when you have turnovers.  The Yellow Jackets last week turned the ball over to the opposing team four times.  They had six fumbles but managed to recover three of them, and also added a interception to get to the four turnovers.  This week they will be home against the newly started program Stuart Cramer.  The experience of the defending Yellow Jackets should coast them to a easy win over the Storm behind the legs of Cedric Mackey who despite the loss last week managed to finish the game over the century mark carrrying the ball 23 times for 118 yards.  Mackey’s teammate, Tyler Bess came close to crossing the mark finishing with 87 yards.

CHERRYVILLE IRONMEN @ North Gaston Wildcats

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Its one thing to lose to your rival but its another situation to lose in the fashion that the Ironmen did last week 60-38 at home.  The defense really had problems trying to control Mack George who just ran the ball with malice.  This week they will be going to Wildcat country to tame the cats.  The Ironmen’s bright spot week to week has definitely been their ability to pass the ball, a different look from last year when they were more of a running team with RJ Abernethy.  Short term memory is the name of the game so for the Ironmen, get last week out their heads and take it to the Wildcats.

Chase Trojans @ BURNS BULLDOGS

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The Bulldogs are looking for their first win this week against the Trojans.  The Bulldogs are still in the process of building their identity on offense, which puts a lot on the back of the defense.  The defense has been the formula for success for the bulldogs over the past few years but with the graduating of seniors and the loss of some key players its needed more than ever.  Last week they appeared to have found some momentum on offense to build on for this weeks action at home.  Beware of the dogs running loose in their backyard this week against the Trojans.

RS Central Hilltoppers @ SHELBY GOLDEN LIONS

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Well what can be said for the Golden Lions losing to South Point last week at home.  The Red Raiders were a struggling team on the ropes coming into last week but left out of Shelby with a great feeling, a victory.  Last weeks victory kept the Raiders from the worst school start since 1996.  The Golden Lions watched another opportunity to defeat the Red Raiders fall through their fingers, losing to them the year before while on their way to a State Championship.  This week the Golden Lions will be back at home to get things back on track against the Hilltoppers.  I expect execution on offense and discipline on defense for Shelby after losing last week at home.

CREST CHARGERS @ Draughn Wildcats

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The Chargers had a bye week last week to rest some early season bruises and iron out the wrinkles in the game plan.  The Chargers, coming off the bye, will be on the road to take on the win-less Draughn Wildcats.  This will be a early exit for the starters and some playing time for the bench players.  The Wildcats in three games has surrendered 125 points, and this Crest team (currently ranked #1 in the State) has one its best all-around offensive attacks that they’ve suited up in years.

OTHER LOCAL AREA GAMES

Ashbrook Greenwave @ TC ROBERSON RAMS

Forestview Jaguars @ EAST LINCOLN MUSTANGS

LINCOLNTON WOLVES @ East Gaston Warriors

HUNTER HUSS HUSKIES @ Rocky River Ravens

Highland Tech Rams @ LAKE NORMAN KNIGHTS

KINGS MOUNTAIN MOUNTAINEERS @ East Rutherford Cavailiers

What’s Up With Local Golf?

By Calvin Hastings - KTC Broadcasting, Inc
By Calvin Hastings - KTC Broadcasting, Inc

Local Sports with Calvin

It’s that time of the year when many area golf tournaments are underway.  I, myself will be participating next Wednesday in the 34th annual Paul Porter Memorial for the Cleveland/Rutherford Kidney Association.  The event will be played at the Riverbend YMCA Golf Crouse.  It is held in memory of River Bend Acres founder Paul Porter.  You still have time to enter.  Just call Phil Wallace at River Bend at 704-482-4286.

Shelby golfer Tripp Boinest has qualified for the U.S. Senior Amateur  Championship September 13-18 at the Big Canyon Golf Club in Newport Beach, California.  Boniest shot a 69 to earn his shot at the Duke University Golf Club.

Ashbrook placed first in a non conference golf match at the Kings Mountain Golf Club.  Kings Mountain’s Madison Lutz took medalist honors with a 41.

The Gaston County Amateur Golf Tournament is set for September 19-21 at the Catawba Creek Golf Club and the Gaston Country Club.  Entry forms are available at Cancer Services in Gastonia, the Catawba Creek Golf Club, the Gaston Country Club and Pine Island Country Club.  For more information you can contact Stephanie Roberts at 704-864-1271.

Lincolnton defensive end Darian Roseboro announced last week that he is headed to Michigan to play football.  Roseboro is a four star recruit and selected Michigan over Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina, N.C. State and Tennessee.  He was named last year’s defensive player of the year after recording 125 tackles and 10 sacks.  Lincolnton coach Scott Cloninger said Roseboro was the most highly recruited player in school history.

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What’s Up With 11 In A Row?

By Calvin Hastings - KTC Broadcasting, Inc
By Calvin Hastings - KTC Broadcasting, Inc

Local Sports with Calvin

The Forestview Jaguars won the Gazette Cup Soccer Championship last Friday with a 3-2 overtime win over Hunter Huss.  It was the 11th tournament championship for Forestview.  Jeff Friday of Forestview was named the Most Valuable Defensive Player.  Seth Jones of Hunter Huss was named the Most Valuable Offensive Player and Michael Mosk of Ashbrook was named the Braxton Award Sportsmanship winner.

The dust has finally settled after New Jersey ripped Michigan in the American Legion World Series last week by an 18-0 score.  The 18 run difference was the biggest in the history of the World Series.  The Big Stick Award went to Sean Breen of Brooklawn, New Jersey.  The Slugger Award went to Sean Breen who hit .575.  The RBI award went to Jordan Mopas of Hawaii.  The Pitching Award went to Jake Meyers of Nebraska with 29 strikeouts.  The Leadership Award went to the New Jersey coaching staff.  The Sportsmanship Award went to Tanner Gross of Michigan and the American Legion Baseball Player of the Year Award was presented to Sean Breen of New Jersey.

Statistic leaders for the top hitters and pitchers in Area IV were released in the Gaston Gazette and Shelby Star last week.  Jha’Qui Adams of Kings Mountain led the way in hitting with a .455 average.  Jackson Mims of Shelby and Mitchell Painter of the Gaston Braves each hit five home runs.  Jackson Mims of Shelby led the Area IV with 56 RBI’s.  Ethan Carpenter was the top pitcher going 14-0 with one save in 96 innings pitched.  He also led in strikeouts with 125.  Jared Wallace of the Gaston Braves had the lowest earned run average at 1.01.

There were six inductions last Saturday night in the Mt. Holly Sports Hall of Fame.  They included Tracy Leroy Black, Richard Dill, A.C. Hollar, Larry George Lawning, Lois Herring Parker and George Edward Wilson.  Buddie Hodges won the Community Spirit Award.

Jody Clary won the 52nd annual Cleveland County Amateur Golf Tournament in a sudden death playoff with Eric Spicer.  It was Clary’s third straight championship.  Terry Abercrombie, Sr. took home the Senior Division with Trip Boinset finishing second.  Mike Boatwright won the Super Senior Division followed by Henry Jones and Roger Vassey.  The Kings Mountain Country Club was the winner of the Dan Allen Cup.

Former Lincolnton baseball player Evan Wise has been promoted to head coach of the Gastonia Grizzlies.  He served last summer as the team’s pitching coach.

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WHATS UP WITH PREP FOOTBALL!

ANY GIVEN FRIDAY!

By Andrey S Bush


Week 1 is in the book and there was some excitement in the air.  My predictions faired pretty well aside from a couple upsets derailing me from a perfect Friday.  There are some big early season matchups this Friday that will make it tough on me predicting a winner.  There’s no true formula to deciding who will come out victorious contrary to what some may say.  Every teams puts there pants, helmets, pads and cleats on the same way so any given Friday can be an upset. you just have to play the game out and let the ball determine the winner.  This week I will be at Crest High School for their matchup with the Ashbrook Greenwave and it should be an exciting one. For those who are active social media buffs feel free to tweet any disagreements (tweet me at @AndreySBush) in my predictions week to week and compete against my guesses  Below, you will find my predictions for this weeks games, winners in BOLD/ALL CAPS!

NORTH LINCOLN KNIGHTS @ West Lincoln Rebels

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The North Lincoln Knights came out last week and left the Lincolnton Wolves fans, coaches and players shocked as they controlled the game from beginning to end despite one of the areas top prospects on the other side of the ball.  I was in attendance and let me be the one to say the Knights played with a lot heart with the student section and fans behind them cheering them on the whole way, and it was a packed house.  Keep the impressive play on offense and the intensity on defense and they should have no problem taking down the Rebels.

Clover Eagles @ FORESTVIEW JAGUARS

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The Forestview Jaguars will be taking time away from local play and hosting the Clover Eagles from SC.  The Eagles will be coming into Gastonia looking to get their first win of the season while the Jaguars will look to defend their home and improve their record to (2-0).  The Jaguars are one of my teams that I have finishing the season in the playoffs, Moe Neal and that lightning speed will have an impact on this game out of the backfield both receiving and carrying the ball.

CHERRYVILLE IRONMEN @ Bessemer City Yellow Jackets

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Best matchup of the Night will be the always intense rivalry of last years Conference Champs.  The Ironmen and Yellow Jackets last year both had a share of the Conference Championship, so this game will be some what of a swing at who is really the top dog.  Yes, its early in the season but this game still has the feel of a late season matchup with a lot on the line.  The Ironmen had a shootout last week with Bunker Hill both teams combing to put 94 points on the board.  Cherryville ultimately scored with 13 seconds on the clock to walk away with a 50-44 victory.  The newly introduced spread offense has already proven to be beneficial for Ironmen, mostly for quarterback Grant Henderson who passed for 260 yards and connected with six different receivers.

Ashbrook Greenwave @ CREST CHARGERS

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The Crest Chargers last week backed up their #1 state ranking by spanking the South Point Red Raiders.  The Chargers have added a new element to the offensive side of the ball, like a lot of teams in the area, switching over to the spread offense.  The offense was impressive behind the arm of Willie Green and the running of Tre Harbison.  The passing of Willie Green connecting to Cameron Peeler earned honors of being nominated as play of the week.  The offense of Crest will be the least of worries for the Greenwave. The concern should come trying to stop the studs that the Chargers have on defense led by Omar Brooks.  Tough to block and tough to stop, Crest Chargers with a easy win.

SHELBY GOLDEN LIONS @ AC Reynolds Rockets

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The Golden Lions had a big win over Polk County last week.  They played sure to my prediction winning big 50-20.  The Lions undoubtedly has nothing on their minds besides returning to the stage of State Champions.  Though the defense surrendered 20 points that doesn’t over shadow the fact that they coasted with a 50 point offensive output.  RJ George continues to put up great numbers after leading his team last year to the State Championship and being honored with the MVP award.  This will be just another stepping stone towards to defending the title.

OTHER LOCAL AREA GAMES

Hunter Huss Huskies @ VANCE COUGARS

HIGHLAND TECH RAMS @ Central Academy Cougars

Lincolnton Wolves @ SOUTH POINT RED RAIDERS

Q-Foundatin Falcons @ EAST LINCOLN MUSTANGS

East Gaston Warriors @ KINGS MOUNTAIN MOUNTAINEERS

North Gaston Wildcats @ East Rutherford Cavaliers

RS CENTRAL HILLTOPPERS @ Stuart Cramer Storm


What’s Up With the Shopper Poll?

By Calvin Hastings - KTC Broadcasting, Inc
By Calvin Hastings - KTC Broadcasting, Inc

Local Sports with Calvin

It’s that time of year again for me to put together the brand new 2014 Pre-Season What’s Up Shopper Football Poll.  This year was one of the hardest to decide who should be number one.  There are plenty of contenders including last year’s State 2A champions the Shelby Golden Lions along with a much improved Crest Chargers.  You never count the South Point Red Raiders out and then there is Chaz Sarratt at East Lincoln and the much improved Lincolnton Wolves.  So after looking over pages of stats and considering a coin flip I decided to name this year’s number one team with a saying from wrestler Rick Flair.  “To be the MAN, you got to beat the MAN”.  So with that said,  we’ve awarded the Shelby Golden Lions the number one spot on this year’s What’s Up Shopper Pre-Season Football Poll.  They are the defending State 2A champions with many returners coming back from that team.  So check out this week’s poll and follow it throughout the year.

Now here is the criteria that makes up the poll.  And this year there is going to be a change in how we decide teams with identical records.  We’re going to take a page out of the American Legion Baseball Pool Play tiebreaker process.  This year, instead of ranking teams by the point differential (points scored against points given up), we’re going with points given up only.  This awards the defense instead of teams “piling” up points against weaker opponents.  Of course, the main determination  is win/loss records.  We’ll see how it goes this year.

We want to thank all of our schools for allowing us to do video of the games again this year.  I believe this adds excitement to our broadcasts.   We’ll also continue our radio coverage as well.  WOHS-1390 AM will again carry the Shelby Golden Lions.  WLON-1050 AM will carry the Lincoln County Game of the Week and WCSL-1590 AM will again carry the Cherryville Ironmen.  You can watch video games this year of Crest, Burns, Shelby, the Gaston County Game of the Week and the Lincoln County Game of the Week.

The Witherspoon Insurance Pre-Game show with Sam Davis and Terry Rhinehardt returns this year from 5:30 pm till 7:00 pm on Friday nights.  You can call in and talk football with the guys.  And of course we have the all new Renaldo Post Game Show with Dennis Davis, Tom Centifonti and Lewis Carpenter, all engineered by Steve Roberts and Kevin Hastings.  The excitement returns this Friday night.  Be here by going to www.ktcbroadcasting.com.

The 22nd year of the Gaston Gazette Soccer Cup is going  on this week at Poston Park in Lowell.  The tournament will continue thru Saturday with the championship game set for 5:00 pm on August 23rd.  Forestview is the defending champion.

Former Crest Charger Temeshia Dawkins-Abney will be inducted into the Wingate University Sports Hall of Fame.  Dawkins-Abney was a three time All-South Atlantic Conference selection.  She finished her career with 1602 points and 992 rebounds and was named to Wingate’s All-Decade team.

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Whats Up With Prep Football!

FOOTBALL TIME HAS COME!

By Andrey S Bush

The smell of fresh cut grass and the smell of the locker room that only those who have played can relate to can only mean one thing, football season is upon us.  Teams in the area have finished up the last week of scrimmaging and preparation for the first week’s action of prep football.  Come playoff time there should be more than a handful of teams with a legitimate shot at state championships.  The Shelby Golden Lions are my favorite to repeat as champs this season.  They are returning key components to the team that last year swept through the playoffs ultimately landing them a spot at Chapel Hill where they finished business in a rainy and cold championship game.  Along with them there will be others that will have their shot at a championship like the Crest Chargers, East Lincoln Mustangs, Forestview Jaguars and South Point Red Raiders.  In the mix there will be the Lincolnton Wolves and surprise mention Ashbrook Greenwave.  If you are not familiar with what it is that I do week to week, I try and provide to you who I predict to walk away with the victory.  For those who are active social media buffs feel free to tweet any disagreements (tweet me at @AndreySBush) in my predictions week to week and compete against my guest.  Below, you will find my predictions for the opening week for our area, winners in BOLD/ALL CAPS!

LINCOLNTON WOLVES  @ North Lincoln Knights

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The Wolves are ready to make a statement this year and claim recognition in the SD-7.  Darian Roseboro will take most of the focus from the opposing teams so that will leave opportunity for teammates to step up.

KINGS MT MOUNTAINEERS @ Hunter Huss Huskies

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The Mountaineers Friday at Gardner-Webb during the Cleveland County Jamboree looked very impressive versus Polk County.  The offensive attack was very impressive from the start.  It will be a break out year for Senior wide out Tico Crocker.

BUNKER HILL BEARS @ Cherryville Ironmen

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The Bears will be up against a Ironmen team that has lost some key pieces (RJ Abernethy and Darius Wingate) to a strong run game and earned them a share of the Conference Championship with rival Bessemer City Yellow Jackets, last year.  With these pieces missing there’s nothing to stop another repeat victory by the Bunker HIll Bears.

CREST CHARGERS @ South Point Red Raiders

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The Chargers have revamped their offense adding a new element, the pass game.  Last year, they fell short in the State Championship game so Coach Mark Barnes has his goals set on returning with his kids and finishing what they left behind.  Dominique Roseboro will be back to the line up after sitting out all last year due to injury and with the addition of transfer Quarterback Willie Green look out for the Chargers.

Burns Bulldogs @ ASHBROOK GREENWAVE

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The Burns Bulldogs will be in a rebuilding process this year as they try and replace losses to key positions on both sides of the ball.  The Bulldogs will also be adjusting to the control of new head coach Greg Hill, so they are looking forward to a tough season.  This will be a break out game for Greenwave quarterback Austin Mitchell to show the area what they will have to deal with.

Polk County @ SHELBY GOLDEN LIONS

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The Golden Lions path to repeat as the State Championship will start with a easy pass through Polk County Wolverines.  The Wolverines didn’t fair well in the Cleveland County Jamboree and now they will be up against the Champs in Shelby at the Lions Den.  BIg game for RJ George and Buck Ussery.

OTHER LOCAL AREA GAMES

FORESTVIEW JAGUARS @ Nations Ford Falcons

East Gaston Warriors @ EAST LINCOLN MUSTANGS

WEST LINCOLN REBELS @ Draughn Wildcats

Bessemer City Yellow Jackets  @ NORTH GASTON WILDCATS

THOMAS JEFFERSON GRYPHONS @ Stuart Cramer Storm

CCC Awards Practical Nursing Pins

Seventeen students in the Practical Nursing program were awarded pins during a special ceremony held recently at Cleveland Community College.

Following the processional by Michael Sisk, the new nurses were welcomed by CCC Vice President of Instruction and Student Development Dr. Shannon Kennedy. The invocation was given by student Karen Page. Students Christa McGinnis and Ninfa Jarillo introduced nursing faculty and guest speaker Charlotte Pettis. Discipline Coordinator Sherry Hamrick and Practical Nursing Instructor Anne Wise conducted the presentation of pins and led the practical nursing pledge.

The Practical Nursing Diploma at CCC is a competitive program that prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults. For more information about this program visit, www.clevelandcc.edu.

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Picture included:  Front row L to R: Kelsey Jolley, Karen Page, Christa McGinnis, Misty Hull, Frewioni Clapp // 2nd row L to R: Judith Ledford, Na’Shaunderese Fulwiley, Elizabeth Coffey, Tosha Scruggs // 3rd row L to R: Mollie Pettis, Sameth Orridge, Katie Anthony, Chelsea Upton // Last row L to R: Miranda Bridges, Amanda Baker, Ninfa Jarillo

Farm-to-Table Dinner Spotlights All Things Local

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The Uptown Shelby Association is collaborating with local chefs, farmers and business owners to host a farm-to-table dinner on the square in Shelby’s Historic Uptown District. The dinner, called Seeds to Silverware, will be held on the evening of September 27th, with long beautiful tables stretching down the length of Washington Street between Warren and Marion.

The evening will begin with wine and NC craft beers, served alongside hors d’oeuvres made from ingredients collected from local farmers. After that, a four course dinner highlighting each of the chef’s skills and local ingredients will be served by volunteers.  Throughout the evening, the guests will be entertained by live musicians from Cleveland County. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Uptown Shelby Association and their effort to grow small businesses in the Historic District.

The menu for the evening highlights many of the wonderful ingredients that are currently at the peak of freshness in Western North Carolina. Tickets are currently on sale for $55. After Sept 1st, the ticket price will increase to $65.

For more information about the event visit  www.SeedsToSilverware.com or the Seeds to Silverware Facebook page.

The Uptown Shelby Association operates the Main Street program in Shelby, N.C. It was one of the first five Main Street Associations in North Carolina and part of the pilot program launched by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980. The organization receives no state funding, so events like Seeds to Silverware help fund its important work.

What’s Up with Post 82 & The Southeast Regionals

By Calvin Hastings - KTC Broadcasting, Inc
By Calvin Hastings - KTC Broadcasting, Inc

Local Sports with Calvin

It’s hard to believe, but it’s finally here!  The 2014 American Legion Baseball World Series.  Eight teams from eight regions across the United States will be battling for the World Series Championship.  The games will get underway Thursday, August 14th at 12 Noon.  Two more games are scheduled for Thursday at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm.   The tournament will feature three games each day during the Pool Play Tournament Schedule.  The semi-finals are set for Monday, August 18th with the National Championship game set for Tuesday night, August 19th at 7:00 pm.  There will be plenty of food vendors along with special programs that will salute the military.   And of course, special individuals performing the National Anthem each game.   For all the action, Big “O” Country will have it for you.  On WCSL-1590 AM, WLON-1050 AM AND WCSL 1590 AM.  The games can also be heard on www.ktcbroadcasting.com.

What a season it was for Shelby Post 82!  Even though it came to an end with a 5-3 loss to Randolph County, this year’s team will be honored as one of the best ever finishing with a 45-4 record.  We salute all the players, coaches and fans who made this summer a very special summer for Shelby Post 82.

It’s football jamboree time this week.  In Gaston County on Friday night, August 15th at Stuart Cramer High School, Ashbrook meets Myers Park at 5:00 pm.  Highland Tech takes on Mountain Island Charter at 6:00 pm.  Hunter Huss meets West Charlotte at 7:00 pm and Stuart Cramer meets Carolina Pride at 8:00 pm.

The Cleveland County Football Jamboree is also set for Friday night, August 15th at Gardner Webb University.  At 6:00 pm Polk County meets Kings Mountain.  At 7:00 pm, Northern Guilford meets Crest.  At 8:00 pm, AC Reynolds faces Burns and at 9:00 pm Forestview meets Shelby.

The Rutherford County Football Jamboree will feature several area teams on Thursday night, August 14th at Chase High School.  At 6:00 pm North Gaston meets RS Central.  At 7:00 pm East Rutherford meets Landrum and at 8:00 pm West Lincoln takes on Chase.

Hunter Huss running back Kerrion Moore has selected Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee.  Also Hunter Huss baseball star Andrew Jordan has committed to UNC-Charlotte.  North Gaston pitcher Blake Brown has committed to play for East Carolina.