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Apr. 23, 2014 @ 12:15 AM

Close call costs Chase

Chase entered the first round of the Shelby FCA Easter Tournament Tuesday with a matchup against a team that beat the 20-4 in their most recent meeting, Burns.

It looked as if the Trojans were going to use that bad taste left in their mouths to propel them into the winner’s bracket, that was until a questionable call resulted in two crucial late-inning runs for the Bulldogs in a 7-4 Burns win.


Apr. 22, 2014 @ 02:13 PM

QB Newton wants to take more ownership of offense

Quarterback Cam Newton said he plans to take more ownership of the Carolina Panthers' offense without his top four receivers from last season.


Apr. 22, 2014 @ 12:03 PM

Bobcats C Jefferson: I'll play in Game 2 vs. Heat

Bobcats center Al Jefferson said that while his left foot remains extremely sore, he plans to play in Game 2 of the best-of-seven playoff series Wednesday night against Miami Heat.

"I'm suiting up," Jefferson said Monday. "It's going to take more than that to make me sit out. We have worked too hard to get to this point."


Apr. 22, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came back this year to finish what they started.


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Apr. 23, 2014 @ 12:15 AM

Close call costs Chase

Chase entered the first round of the Shelby FCA Easter Tournament Tuesday with a matchup against a team that beat the 20-4 in their most recent meeting, Burns.

It looked as if the Trojans were going to use that bad taste left in their mouths to propel them into the winner’s bracket, that was until a questionable call resulted in two crucial late-inning runs for the Bulldogs in a 7-4 Burns win.


Apr. 20, 2014 @ 06:04 AM

Playing over the break

With just two weeks left in the regular season, this is no time for local high school baseball teams to take a week off. With that in mind, East Rutherford, Chase and R-S Central are all set to play three games over Spring Break.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 09:23 AM

Central soccer tops Chase, 7-2

The R-S Central girls soccer team avenged an earlier loss to Chase by routing their county rival 7-2 Thursday in Rutherfordton.


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Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:15 PM

Kentucky coach Calipari awaits players' decisions

Kentucky coach John Calipari has been too busy promoting his latest book to reflect on last week's NCAA championship game loss to Connecticut.

Calipari must first deal with several issues, the most pressing of which is the futures of several of his highly touted freshmen.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 02:15 PM

Duke sophomore Rodney Hood entering NBA draft

Duke sophomore Rodney Hood is entering the NBA draft.

Hood said in a statement Friday that playing for Mike Krzyzewski "helped me grow and develop as a player and a person" to prepare him for the NBA.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 06:44 AM

GWU tennis loses in Big South tourney

No. 1 seed Charleston Southern defeated No. 8 seed Gardner-Webb, 4-0, in the quarterfinals of the Big South Conference Women's Tennis Championship Wednesday afternoon at Gardner-Webb University.


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Apr. 22, 2014 @ 02:13 PM

QB Newton wants to take more ownership of offense

Quarterback Cam Newton said he plans to take more ownership of the Carolina Panthers' offense without his top four receivers from last season.


Apr. 22, 2014 @ 12:03 PM

Bobcats C Jefferson: I'll play in Game 2 vs. Heat

Bobcats center Al Jefferson said that while his left foot remains extremely sore, he plans to play in Game 2 of the best-of-seven playoff series Wednesday night against Miami Heat.

"I'm suiting up," Jefferson said Monday. "It's going to take more than that to make me sit out. We have worked too hard to get to this point."


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:18 PM

Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.


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Apr. 20, 2014 @ 07:06 AM

Excitement beyond county lines

There’s plenty to be proud here inside the Rutherford County lines. However, let’s not ignore the excitement nearby.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 04:19 AM

Phill-ing up a vacation

I love my job here at The Daily Courier and I couldn't envision myself doing anything else.

But even I need a break from covering sports every once in a while. So I've decided to resume my MLB stadium tour after a two year hiatus.


Apr. 13, 2014 @ 05:52 AM

High school charm

Now that we're heavily into baseball season, I've been reminded why I love this time of year.