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v' 4 'IL me (Damn obstrytt Sunday June 2 1991 Page 10 SPORTS BEAT Ir Briefly West Lincoln High names best athletes i -i -''-''''2''''' l'' v' 0 r'' 3:414 PORTS BEAT Br N- 'P' f''''''' i re 7'k iefly 'v 4t: High -r': (:: West Lincoln names best athletes oi4 itz: H4r: r4ottt i-i-4 -1- i 72 IT 'Ir 7 yi' rti x4 77 x' :::::) i tomotzlii: 'S -t "s-: :7 -i': ''''4-Z- 4 '''s'-'- 5 t-' '''-'z'''- t'': 4' '1k 4- 44 4 -i rk- 1 I-''' --7 '--1 f7'' --'-4---' ------4-'-------- p-- '-A' -'''''''k-' 4 7 L'' VALE West Lincoln High's Jason McMahan and Melanie Gales have been named the school's male and female athletes of the year McMahan was a football and wrestling standout for the Rebels Gales excelled in basketball volleyball and softball Kevin Neal won the Kemp Wehunt award which goes to the athlete who best exemplifies a team-before-self attitude ikS In individual sports Jody Cochrane was named boys has- ketball most valuable player Bryan Dellinger was most improved and Ryan Edwards 0 4 earned the team-before-self award In girls basketball Kim McMahan Houser was most valuable player Natalie Stillman most improved and Shelley Hoyle earned the teambefore-self award Teddy Norman who compiled a 34-1-1 record was named the most valuable wrestler McMahan and Darrin Healner were most improved Rusty Same won the "Guts" award and Dennis Norman earned the team-before-self award In baseball Cochrane picked up his second most valuable player award Jeremy Peeler won the team-before-self award and Matt Beam won the best attitude award Jimmy Kiser was the tennis team's most valuable player and Jon Martin was most improved In softball Shelley Hoyle was the team MVP Crystal Cornwell most improved and Teddi Beam picked up the team-before-self award Anthony Bumgardner captured the Darrell Ledford Memorial Award in boys track Tyrone Hopper earned the Doyle Beam Memorial award and Steve Fredell was most improved Coach of the year awards went to wrestling coach Jim Harkey and tennis coach Butch Ross irtIghho'easmJeasdotnheMsccMhoahoalps sLthlinrcevoteelnsbgH male and female at year a leixacneclrewdresfittnibinaltill volleyball and so 1 Kevin Neal won the Ke 1-) Wehunt award which goees a team-before-self attitud Jody the athlete who best exeruePIIII 117'''' individual sports -'am Cochrane me owsats nvaalmuaetd)leboyplabyaessri Dellinger andRyan Edwards ea 0 re self improve I i Bryan aewaranred(1 In 1- basketball Kim Houser was most most the team bast valuable NatalieStillman mo A earned the team- improved arid Shelley Hoyle before-self award Teddy Norman who was named the most valuable most improved and Darrin Heacintoetrsw Sainedwtohne the ear his second team-befo'rea-wseal Inebaseball Cochrane aluable PlaYer award Jicekreemd yBuPpeeaemlerwwoono tthhee award and Matt best attitude award Jimmy Kiser was the tennis team's most valuable layer and Jon Martin was most In softball She ey owstasimthperovteeadin MVP CURTIS PARKERStaff The slide's a success: Gastonia's Marty Posey slides into third ahead of bases-loaded triple gave the Rangers a 4-1 lead Posey was four-for-four the throw to Sumter's Shane Andrews in the third inning on Thursday His with four runs batted in roll? a gen on Yep they've played 5 straight games without committing an error Softball league takes applications MOUNT HOLLY The Mount Holly recreation department is now taking applications for 9to I2-year-old softball Participants must have turned 9 by Jan 1 1991 and cannot turn 13 by Jan 1 1991 Registration fee is $5 for Mount Holly residents and $10 for others Participants can register at city ball in Mount Holly Registration deadline is Friday Compiled by John Glennon "The last few weeks (manager Wills) has just been telling me to relax I'm just doing what I can with the pitch If it's on the outside of the plate I'll just go with it" said Gastonia's David Lowery who's committed only four errors this season though he's played third base only 112 years "He just stresses the fundamentals and repetition And the more you do something the more natural you feel in the games" Only one Gastonia player Jon Shave (19) has committed more than six errors But Hill cited Shave as improving the most defensively since the start of the season "His high total is not an accurate assessment of the progress he's made" Hill said "His foot-speed accuracy and release time is 100 better" Rangers The Rangers played the Sumter Flyers in the third game of a four-game series Saturday SportsD section Calendar Attendance blues (continued) After playing 18 home games in May Gastonia hoped its attendance figures would show a nice bulge by the beginning of June But not so Gastonia was averaging about 1000 fans per game at the start of the month 10th-highest in the 14-team South Atlantic League Since then the average has fallen by about 400 per game and four notches overall In other words Gastonia is now dead last in the attendance race averaging 610 fans per contest Charleston WVa is first with more than 3000 fans per game And every team but Gastonia is averaging at least 700 fans per outing The Rangers haven't drawn more than 1000 fans since opening night Gastonia hopes upcoming promotions such as this weekend's giveaway of autographed Nolan Ryan baseballs and a trip to Texas as well as the possibility of Charlotte Hornets Dell Curry and Muggsy Rogues playing for the Rangers on June 21 will lure the fans Today PRO BASEBALL Sumter at Gastonia 5 pm GASTONIA OK so it won't be the first thing people remember about the Gastonia Rangers' 15-1 loss to Sumter on Friday night But it happened just the same The Rangers despite suffering their most lop- 4iStzT4 sided defeat of the season tied an all time Gastonia rec ord for consecuRangers tive errorless Notebook games five Is that so?" John Gastonia manager Glennon Bump Wills said after the contest LIMMONKEIMMEINEESEN "Well the defense has been pretty tight lately even in a game like this" In fact Gastonia heading into Saturday night's game with Sumter was (me game short of tying the all-time South Atlantic League record for consecutive errorless games That record of six is held by four teams most recently Savannah's 1981 squad The Rangers (19-29) haven't excelled in a lot of categories this season but defense for the most part has been a plus Gastonia for instance has committed only 69 errors this year Sumter two games ahead of the Rangers in the standings has committed 93 Much of the credit for Gastonia's defense has to go to Texas roving minor-league fielding instructor Perry Hill Hill who's made four trips to Gastonia this year keeps a low profile but gets high praise from his students "Perry Hill is probably one of the finest instructors in the organization" Scruggs is hitting 198 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 26 games At Class AA Tulsa Jeff Frye is hitting 250 with a team-high 24 walks in 43 games Jose Hernandez is hitting 208 with six RBIs in 42 games Pitcher Brian Romero is 3-1 despite a 711 ERA and Rob Brown 2-3 with a 272 ERA At Class A Port Charlotte Jose Oliva is hitting 219 with four homers and a team-high 26 RBIs Cris Colon is hitting 304 with 14 RBIs Odds and ends Remember Sunday games will now be played at 5 pm instead of 3 for the rest of the season in the hope of beating the heat After going 7-1 with a 282 ERA at Port Charlotte former Gastonia pitcher Steve Rowley has been promoted to Tulsa Former Gastonia pitcher Jonathan Hurst loaned to independent Miami of the Florida State League has more strikeouts than anyone in the Rangers organization Hurst (6-1) has 60 strikeouts in 603 innings Second on the list is Gastonia's Chris Gies (4-2) who has 59 strikeouts in 63 innings Texas Pitcher Brian Bohanon is beginning his rehabilitation from an injury at Port Charlotte Gastonia general manager Harold Green has suggested the next time Nolan Ryan comes back from an injury he should start at Sims Legion Park Gastonia is now 12-22 against "the big three" Asheville Charleston WVa and Greensboro which makes up 64 of the Rangers' schedule The Rangers are 5-3 against the Tourists 3-11 against the Wheelers and 4-8 against the Hornets John Glennon's Rangers notebook appears Sundays Monday PRO BASEBALL Gastonia at Columbia 7:05 pm LEGION BASEBALL Bessemer City at Forest City 7:45 pm Cherryville at Shelby 7:45 pm Denver at Huntersville 7:45 pm Kings Mountain at Hickory 7:45 pm Monroe at Belmont 7:45 pm Pineville at Gastonia 7:45 pm Smokin' Want to watch a red-hot hitter? Take a look at Gastonia's Marty Posey next time he comes to the plate Posey just finished a marvelous month of May in which he accomplished the following things: Went 24-for-76 (315) at the plate raising his average about 50 points to 288 Hit three home runs in as many days bringing his total to a team-high five Went four-for-four and knocked in as many runs in one game Claimed the SAL batter-of-theweek award in the third week of May Raised his slugging percentage about 200 points to a team-high 53:3 Only one other player on the team Sid Holland is above 400 Posey who hit 321 at rookie-league Butte Montona last season attributes his turnaround to a change in attitude "At the beginning of the season 1 was just pressing too much" Posey said "I'd hit the ball hard and several times it would go right at somebody Tuesday PRO BASEBALL Gastonia at Columbia 7:05 pm How they're doing At Class A Kinston of the Carolina League North Gaston High graduate Tracy Sanders is hitting 300 with six homers and 22 RBIs Sanders leads the team with a 500 slugging percentage As for former Gastonia Rangers: At Class AAA Oklahoma City Dean Palmer is hitting 327 with 17 homers and 44 RBIs in 42 games Tony LEGION BASEBALL Belmont at Paw Creek 7:45 pm Denver at Gastonia 7:45 pm Huntersville at Stanley 7:45 pm Shelby at Bessemer City 7:45 pm Wednesday PRO BASEBALL Gastonia at Columbia 7:05 pm Saltzgaber Fay Ratio Cwv 128 15 38 1 13 297 162 28 48 8 29 296 LEGION BASEBALL Bessemer City at Cherryville 7:45 pm UPDATE or- Keith Mc Gough 2-3 789 212 12 15 0 Vick Jim 0-0 000 10 1 0 0 Washington 3-2 323 390 32 7 2 Tim Wells 0-4 466 191 14 15 2 Mall Whiteside 2-0 325 272 33 13 3 Schedule Home runs Statistics schedules results Thursday 8 10 Raft Cwv 9 Huskey Clb PRO BASEBALL Gastonia at Columbia 7:05 pm 8 Hernandez Gbo Beck Csc RBIs BASEBALL: Minor league Home games in bold June LEGION BASEBALL Burke County at Kings Mountain 7:45 pm Caldwell County at Bessemer City 7:45 pm 37 Hernandez Gbo Gal Gbo 43 Huskey Clb 39 Turner Gbo Gastonia Rangers 33 Friday PRO BASEBALL Stolen bases 2: Sumter 3-6: at Columbia 7-10: Greensboro 11-14: at Asheville 15-18: at Charleston WVa 19-22: Spartanburg 23-25: All-Star Break at Savannah 26-29: at Asheville 30: at Greensboro July Record: 19-29 through May 31 (Statistics through May 30) Hitting 22 Greensboro at Gastonia 7 pm Mc David Csc Bu Hatt Aug 27 Olmeda Mac 28 RWhite Sum 21 LEGION BASEBALL Kings Mountain at Forest City 7:45 pm Stanley at Charlotte 7:45 pm Greensboro 4-7: Charleston WVa 8: Asheville 10-11: Asheville 12-15: at Sumter SC Charleston LC 20-23: Fayetteville 24-27: 28-31: at Charleston WVa Top 10 pitching leaders (minimum 38 innings pitched) IP 88 80 W- ERA MOTOR SPORTS East Lincoln Speedway 8 pm Lincoln Speedway 8 pm Saturday 5-8: Char leeton WVa 9-11: at Myrtle Off 13-16: at Greensboro 17-20: Asheville lebton WVa 25-28: Columbia 29-31: at Player Avg AB Hits MR RBI 1-3: at Greer Greg Blevins 254 118 30 1 14 (2) 9: Ott 215 93 35 1 12 16-19: Chia' Michael Crespo 167 108 38 2 14 Asheville 28 Tom Hernandez 190 21 4 0 2 August Sid Holland 278 162 45 3 27 1-4 Greens Peter Laake 145 55 8 0 5 Beach 12: David Lowery 267 16544 0 11 21-24: at Ctl Randy Marshall 225 111 25 2 10 Asheville Paul Matachun 263 SO 21 0 9 September Malvin Matos 257 101 26 2 8 1: at Ashevill Keith Murray 235149 35 3 29 Shannon Penn 204 98 20 0 4 South Al Marty Posey 295 122 36 5 24 Through May Jon Shave 275 171 47 1 15 1-3: at (2) 9: Ott 16-19: Asheville 1-4: Greensboro Beach 12: 21-24: at Char Asheville 1: at Asheville South Through May PRO BASEBALL Greensboro at Gastonia 7 pm Martinez Clb tAtgmann Clb Dreyer Gas Waldron Cso Tatar Cwv Quirico Gbo Brown Cso Steed Myr Hines Gbo Martinez Sum 67 48 59 40 65 53 52 59 55 45 48 21 40 26 44 34 32 42 52 41 8 9 27 17 18 32 13 16 26 13 62 69 52 45 72 58 59 35 37 39 8- 5- 3- 5- 6- 5- 4- 7- 4- 2- I 54 0 56 3 153 1 159 3 166 2 170 3 189 2 197 1 198 3 199 LEGION BASEBALL Belmont at Stanley 7:45 pm Bessemer City at Mocksville 7:45 pm Cherryville at Taylorsville 7:45 pm Kings Mountain at Shelby 7:45 pm 2-5: at Spartanburg Atlantic League statistics 23 Wine Top 10 batting leaders (minimum 130 plate appearances) Pitching 6 W-L ERA IP SO BB SY Player 8 Tatar Cwv 7 Several Tied AEI a HR BB AVG Radio highlights MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 5 Martinez Clb Steed Myr Strikeouts 72 Elliott Spt Fajardo Aug 81 Tatar Cwv 72 Roper Cwv ATLANTA AT SAN FRANCISCO 3:35 pm WCSL-AM (1590 Cherryville) WGNC-AM (1450-AM Gastonia) 69 107 170 118 148 181 150 171 121 27 40 1 33 57 10 18 38 0 25 47 2 35 58 0 25 46 0 24 51 8 22 36 8 20 374 43 335 15 328 23 322 24 320 11 307 37 298 27 298 Tony Bputon 0-2 245 220 22 12 1 Greer! Aug Terry Burrows 2-2 483 501 43 28 0 Hernandez Obo Jose Cardona 0-1 165161 18 8 1 Washington Clm Steve Dreyer 3-3 153 582 52 27 0 Fully Ob Scott Erickson 1-0 571 171 12 15 0 Davis Clb Chris Gies 4-2 269 632 59 12 0 RodrjguezMyr Mtckey Henson 2-4 399 291 13 18 0 Husiley Clb Victor Madrigal 0-5 518 412 35 29 0 Ostermeyer Cac Saves Minor league baseball 10 Siberz Gbo 8 Kelly Say Mack Mac 9 Daugherty Ash 8 SUMTER AT GASTONIA 7 pm WGNC-AM (1450-AM Gastonia) WGNC-AM (1450-AM Gastonia) 1.

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