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WOW – SP Baseball Team Makes it Exciting!

 

South Point made an exciting statement last night in the first game of a 3 game series to determine a state finalist in 3A baseball.

A 1-0 victory over a previously undefeated West Rowan pitcher and a No-Hitter by local standout Zach Horne, put SP in the driver’s seat to advance in this tournament.

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The Gazette account of the game is pretty accurate.

Sophomore Wes Lawing, the hero of the R.S. Central game the other day, provided the scoring heroics again last night. His eighth-inning bloop single scored Jordan Edgerton who sprinted in from third base. But the real hero was Horne’s pitching performance.

Horne struck out 10 batters, and allowed only one runner to progress, and that was on a fielding error in the top of the 8th inning. For the most part, SP had come to play, they just couldn’t score off the 6 or 7 hits that they made through the game.

The next game is tonight at West Rowan, where the opposition has several tough undefeated pitchers waiting to face the Raider bats. Depending on that outcome, a third game will be played on Saturday night at South Point or the Raiders advance with a win tonight.

Go Red Raiders!

May 23, 2008 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

Red Raiders favored to win Big South baseball title

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The Gazette is reporting that the South Point boys baseball team is favored to win the Big South Conference title this season.

“Lineberger isn’t sold that his team is the one to beat in the Big South this season” stated the article. While we tend to agree with the coach, there are some good possibilities to the season. Like the girl’s soccer in the conference, anybody could win with the right combinations.

South Point has good pitching, however the young sophomores have a lot of strength to face with opposition hitters at Crest, Forestview, and East Gaston.

South Point’s infield is good, and fast which should make for some interesting games this season.

Count on the Gazette and the BannerNews for most of the complete coverage articles during the season. Click here for team “capsules”.

A couple of the ballplayers for the Red Raiders have promised to submit their thoughts to the Front Porch, but it IS spring, the PROM and graduation seem to be occupying a lot of minds at 906 South Point Road right about now.

March 11, 2008 at 10:31 am Leave a comment

Chalk one more up for Mt. Holly – Warriors manhandle rival Raiders

Oh well, for all the fussin’ that goes on at the younger ages through youth developmental sports, South Point just can’t seem to get it together for basketball.

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Coach Barkley certainly doesn’t have to worry over his job performance. Of course, basketball at the high school level in North Carolina is not the revenue-producer of the football programs. But can’t we try at least to develop some basketball players in the area?

Not to take away from the valiant players that make the commitment to play for South Point, but they just can’t play this sport too well. We cheer, we wince at shots taken, we watch a bit of hot-dogging and ball-hogging, but synchronicity is not a hallmark of SP basketball. It is not as if South Point is without talented athletes. We have seen them on the soccer field, football field, and baseball field. They run track/cross country, and play golf.

The middle school teams seem to perform well year after year, why does this not translate to performance at the high school level? Several players on this year’s squads, JV and varsity, even have given up participation in other sports and activities to focus on basketball (their words).

It can’t be lack of gym time at any level. Nobody is allowed on courts except for the gym classes.

Since this season is a wash-out, we can always turn to next season. Maybe the coach could spend some time on the fundamentals and read a thing or two about recruiting from the hallways.

February 20, 2008 at 2:23 pm Leave a comment

South Point Boys B’Ball earns a rare win

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The often struggling boy’s HS basketball team earned a rare win over Forestview the other night at Forestview.

Good for you boys – Red Raiders do not like losing to Forestview any time in any sport. So, this win was sweet as could be.

Footballer, James Justice, and soccer-player-turned basketball player, Dan Alliss led the Raiders with ten points apiece.

February 7, 2008 at 1:32 pm Leave a comment

Wildcat players shocked by Clark’s departure

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(Gazette Photo – Coach Clark checking on the pizza order)

Wildcats players shocked by Clark’s departure.

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Sorry there Dallas – one good run in 36 years…

January 16, 2008 at 12:57 am 1 comment

South Point Hoopsters Fall to the Jags

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In a closely contested competition, the Red Raiders fell short at home tonight 62-58 to the Forestview Jaguars.

South Point kept the more talented Jags close in each of the quarters, even holding a slight edge during the first quarter. Forestview held a halftime lead of 30-27.

There was good energy in the gym during the second half. Spectators on both sides getting hoarse over the sheer wall of noise of the hundreds of cheerleaders.

Des Lowery had a good game. Don’t know how many points he scored but he had a sick blocked shot late in the 4th quarter. He had to jump at least 4 feet above everyone to block the Forestview player’s shot from the perimeter.

South Point was fired up during the last two minutes of play, briefly pulling within 2 points, until #10 from Forestview put a couple sweet layups, and finished at the free throw line.

Forestview swept all four games tonight winning the girls jv and varsity games as well as the boys jv and varsity.

South Point looked much better tonight than they did against Ashbrook a few days ago. They hustled more and fought for the ball, earning several fast  breaks, but not able to finish.

Gazette Account:

 Forestview 62, South Point 58Trey Whitworth had 28 points and the Jags put together a strong defensive effort to pick up their second league win Tuesday. Jack Sumner added 14 points for Forestview (7-7, 2-1 Big South), which plays Friday at Ashbrook. Dan Alliss scored 20 and Christian Lawrence poured in 13 for South Point (2-12, 0-4).

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January 9, 2008 at 1:06 am Leave a comment

Legion Christmas Celebration Gives Nod to Belmont Historical Society

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Friday night’s American Legion annual Christmas celebration awarded its Community Service Award to two very deserving men, Bob Brown and Jack Page.

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(Gazette Photo-Benjamin Patton)

 The award was given for their long community service records and especially for their leadership in the establishment of the Belmont Historical Society.

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Both men were invited to the celebration to introduce the other as the Community Service award recipients. Mayor Richard Boyce and long time legionaire, Art Shoemaker, turned the tables on both by having Mayor Boyce introduce them to the assembly.

The annual Christmas celebration at the Legion Post on Park Drive was attended by current Mayor Boyce, and past mayors, Billy Joye and Kevin Loftin. Newly elected city council member, Ron Foulk was in attendance as well as the re-elected Charlie Flowers and former council members Becky Burch and Arlene Flowers. County Commissioner Mickey Price was present as well.

Joye served as emcee in his own inimitable way introducing honored guests and community stalwarts. Coaches John Devine and Mickey Lineberger were recognized as well as former Belmont Banner editor, Dwight Frady. 

Art Shumaker announced that Mickey Lineberger would be the Belmont Braves Legion baseball coach for this upcoming season.

Shannon Angel, a 1991 Red Raider graduate entertained the crowd with several Christmas songs and carols.

Youth leaders from the community were introduced and each spoke briefly about their experiences of the Legion-sponsored event that they had been selected to attend.

Legion baseball player-representative Nick DeMarsico thanked the Legion Post 144 for sponsoring the baseball team each year and how he enjoyed playing through the summer to keep his skills sharp.

Girls State representatives Lindsey Hawkins, Caitlyn Reese, Katie Dare Payseur, Emily Scruggs, and Ashley Baker. The young women had attended the Girls State program at Catawba College this past summer, and each expressed their gratitude for the leadership development opportunity. Boys State Representatives for the summer program were, Trevor Reeves, Matt Crane, Cameron Matthews, Andrew Pierce, and Omar Baroudi.

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December 17, 2007 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

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