WHAT’S UP IN LOCAL SPORTS
Never before has our company, KTC Broadcasting, Inc. attempted to bring you as much high school football as what we have planned this season. If we pull it off, you the football fan should be very well pleased. There may be some “bumps” in the road but we’ll get them straightened out. Each Friday night starts out at 5:30 pm with the Witherspoon Insurance Agency pre-game show with Sam Davis and Terry Rhinehardt. You can call into the show on the way to the ballgame and talk about the upcoming games. At 7:00 pm each broadcast will join their stadium pre-game show and then the kick off at 7:30 pm. All the action will be followed with the Marburger Motors post game show from the studios of KTC Broadcasting, Inc. with Lewis Carpenter, Dennis Davis and Tom Centafonti. You’re more than welcome to call in to the post game show and talk about the game you attended. On the radio you can hear the Lincolnton/West Lincoln game of the week on WLON-1050 AM. The Shelby Golden Lions will again be on WOHS-1390 AM and the Cherryville Ironmen games will again be on WCSL-1590 AM. You can watch “live action” as our friend Turtle Man says on the internet or your smart phone at www.ktcbroadcasting.com. These games will feature the East Lincoln Mustangs, the Shelby Golden Lions, the Burns Bulldogs and the Crest Chargers and the Gaston County game of the week. So plan to join us for an exciting season of high school football on Big “O” Country and ktcbroadcasting.com.
The third time was the charm for the Brooklawn, New Jersey American Legion Baseball team as they downed California to win the National Championship at Veteran’s Field/Keeter Stadium in Shelby on Tuesday night. The New Jersey team made it to Shelby for the third straight year and finally brought home the national title after a runner-up finish last season. We want to congratulate the American Legion Baseball Committee on a job well done for once again bringing quality family entertainment with national attention to Shelby and Cleveland County. We thank those who have worked with us over the past season and we’re already looking forward to working with the American Legion next season to help promote our young athletes.
There were several high school football jamborees last week. In the Cleveland County Football Jamboree at Kings Mountain last Friday night…Northern Guilford beat Crest 21-7. Burns over East Lincoln 14-0. Shelby beat Hickory 28-12 and AC Reynolds got by Kings Mountain 27-26. In the Gaston County Football Jamboree at Hunter Huss, North Gaston beat Clover 14-6. Charlotte Christian over Forestview 21-7. Ashbrook over Providence Day 17-7 and Mallard Creek beat Hunter Huss 28-7.
Shelby angler Brian Thrift finished third in the Forrest Wood Cup Sunday on the Red River. He took in $60,000 for his work.
Hats off to 12 year old Natalie Lutz of Kings Mountain. Lutz picked up her first ever hole in one using a nine iron on the 95 yard par three number four hole at the Challenger Three Golf Course.
East Lincoln’s Danny Sullivan has committed to play college baseball with UNC-Asheville. Sullivan hit .469 for the Lincoln County Cardinals this past American Legion Baseball Season. He hit .389 for the Mustangs this past year.
The 2013 Cleveland County Amateuar Golf Tournament is set for August 23-25 at Deerbrook, Kings Mountain and Cleveland County Club. Entry fee is $58.00 and $38.00 for Seniors. Tournament information is available at all Cleveland County golf courses.
The Mt. Holly Hall of Fame added some new members last Saturday night. They included East Gaston’s All-Time leading scorer Shane Trull. Also East Gaston wrestling coach Doug Smith, Mt. Holly basketball star Charlie Drumm and football star J.B. Thompson. Also inducted were the 1945, 1946 and 1947 Mt. Holly girls basketball teams and the 1967 and 1968 Mt. Holly girls basketball teams.
Bessemer City’s Teddy Vernon finished 9th in the nation in the Horseshoe World Tournament last weekend in St. George, Utah. More than 1,000 people competed coming from as far away as Japan and China. The tournament took two weeks to play.
The First Tee of Cleveland County had its last tournament of the summer at the Kings Mountain Country Club last week. Cy Lowery won the 16/17 year old division. Pierce Robinson won the 14/15 year old division for the boys and Madison Lutz won the 14/15 year old girls division. Thomas Spangler took the 12/13 year old division. Vince Mann won the 10/11 year old division and Katherine Robinson won the 9 and under division.