County softball teams earn playoff bids
For the first time, all four prep softball teams in Rutherford County have cliched playoff berths.
Pairings released Monday by the North Carolina High School Activities Association have East Rutherford (20-2) as the No. 1 seed in 2A and will host No. 3 Bunker Hill (12-6).
Chase (10-7) will travel to face Bandys (13-6) while R-S Central (10-11) will head to West Lincoln (20-3) for a first-round matchup.
In the 1A pairings, Thomas Jefferson (7-12) earned a wild card selection and will travel to face Mitchell (5-14) in the first round.