Going into the 2011 football season, Chase High School's Carlos Watkins was one of the most touted defensive lineman in the country.
The community reveled at him, his coaches loved him, opposing coaches feared him and college coaches coveted him.
The mantle is filling up quickly for East Rutherford pitcher Savannah Davis.
On Sunday, Davis was named 2A Pitcher of the Year for western North Carolina by the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association (NCSCA).
Postseason honors continue to pour in for local softball players. The North Carolina Softball Coaches Association (NCSCA) released its all-district selections Tuesday which included 14 players from Rutherford County on the District 8 list.
fter a 2014 season full of outstanding performance by dozens of Rutherford County high school softball players, The Daily Courier is proud to present its 2014 All-County Softball Team.
After a 2014 season full of outstanding performance by dozens of Rutherford County high school baseball players, The Daily Courier is proud to present its 2014 All-County Baseball Team.
The sports staff used statistics, nominations and personal observations to highlight individuals at each position.
For the first time, all four Rutherford County softball teams made it to the state playoffs. Of those four programs, 13 individual players were named to their respective all-conference lists.
Chase all-conference goalie Ansoni Jimenez helped build the Trojan soccer program. Now he hopes to do the same on the college level for Laurel University. Earlier this week, Jimenez became the first Trojan soccer player to sign with a collegiate program.
Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2013-2014 sports year.
Chase Trojan pitcher, Josh “Earl” Epley, has signed to play baseball on the college level for Mars Hill College.
Rutherford County’s strong baseball heritage continued this season as nine players were named all-conference in their respective leagues.