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Mar. 04, 2015 @ 01:13 PM

Kings Mountain blanks East

In last year’s South Mountain Athletic Conference opener, the Kings Mountain softball team knocked off East Rutherford, but the Lady Cavaliers got the last laugh when they ended their season with 15 straight conference wins and a victory in the 2A state title game.

 
Mar. 04, 2015 @ 01:08 PM

Kings Mountain just too much for East girls, 9-0

Kings Mountain was the fastest and most opportune team on Tuesday as the East Rutherford girls soccer team lost its opener at home, 9-0.

 

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 01:12 PM

Lady Gryphons drop opener to Avery County

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy pitcher Brianna Kale had a no-hitter through five innings, but the Lady Gryphons’ defense committed four errors over the final two innings as the Avery County softball team won the season opener, 8-1, Tuesday night at Crowe Park.

 

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 01:10 PM

Hilltoppers cruise past Shelby; East nips Polk County

After leading by just a run through six innings, the R-S Central baseball team took advantage of several Shelby errors in the top of the seventh inning, scoring eight runs in the frame to win 13-4 on Monday evening at Keeter Stadium/Veterans Field.

 

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 02:37 AM

Tuesday's girls basketball score

Girls Basketball (3rd Round, 2A state playoffs)

R-S Central 53, Mountain Heritage 48

R-S Central vs. Wilkes Central in regional semifinals Thursday in Winston-Salem


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Mar. 04, 2015 @ 01:13 PM

Kings Mountain blanks East

In last year’s South Mountain Athletic Conference opener, the Kings Mountain softball team knocked off East Rutherford, but the Lady Cavaliers got the last laugh when they ended their season with 15 straight conference wins and a victory in the 2A state title game.

 

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 01:12 PM

Lady Gryphons drop opener to Avery County

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy pitcher Brianna Kale had a no-hitter through five innings, but the Lady Gryphons’ defense committed four errors over the final two innings as the Avery County softball team won the season opener, 8-1, Tuesday night at Crowe Park.

 

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 01:10 PM

Hilltoppers cruise past Shelby; East nips Polk County

After leading by just a run through six innings, the R-S Central baseball team took advantage of several Shelby errors in the top of the seventh inning, scoring eight runs in the frame to win 13-4 on Monday evening at Keeter Stadium/Veterans Field.

 

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Feb. 27, 2015 @ 12:51 PM

Okafor leads No. 4 Duke past Virginia Tech, 91-86

Jahlil Okafor scored a career-best 30 points, including four in overtime, and No. 4 Duke beat Virginia Tech 91-86 Wednesday night for the Blue Devils’ eighth straight victory.

 

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 12:49 PM

No. 2 Virginia routs Wake Forest, 70-34

No. 2 Virginia didn’t have two starters. Wake Forest never had a chance.

 

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 10:28 AM

Gardner-Webb women drop regular-season finale

Stacia Robertson scored a game-high 23 points and had 11 rebounds to lead the High Point Panthers to a 74-58 victory over the Gardner-Webb women’s basketball team on Tuesday evening in Paul Porter Arena.


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Mar. 03, 2015 @ 12:23 PM

Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

 

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 09:22 AM

Logano gives Penske another Daytona 500 winner

Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory.


Feb. 15, 2015 @ 12:02 AM

Catching up with Champ

Anyone familiar with baseball in Rutherford County in the last 50 years will remember the big red-headed, right-hander who came to town a few times per year when his Shelby Golden Lions played East Rutherford, Chase or R-S Central. Billy Champion is one of the finest products from this area to ever play the game of baseball. Friends and foes alike still reminisce about his scorching fastball and his tricky slider in high school, American Legion and professional baseball.


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Dec. 28, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

CONLEY: I don't wanna grow up

“I don't wanna grow up. I'm a Toys-R-Us kid. They got a million toys at Toys -R-Us that I can play with. From bikes to trains to video games, it's the biggest toy store there is. I don't wanna grow up, cause maybe if I did, I couldn't be a Toys-R- Us kid.”


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 09:00 PM

It’s basketball ... sort of

I would like to apologize in advance to any North Carolina basketball fans I may offend with this editorial, but this has to be put on paper.


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 08:59 PM

Proposed changes for the 2015 football season

Football season is officially over in Rutherford County and before preparation for the 2015 season gets underway, here are a few changes I would like to see for next season.