The South Mountain 2A/3A Conference recently released its all-conference honorees for softball for the 2015 season, as voted upon by league coaches.
Summer baseball is here, as Rutherford County’s American Legion team, Post 423, is scheduled to begin its season with a pair of home games this weekend.
All four Rutherford County high school track and field teams capped their seasons this past weekend at the state meets on the campus of North Carolina A&T, beginning with the Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy boys squad in the 1A state championship last Friday and several participants from Chase, R-S Central and East Rutherford in the 2A state championship last Saturday.
The Grays are a family of athletes. Rob, Jordan and Raven Gray have all excelled in their respective sports, both in high school and in college. Raven, 18, soon to be a sophomore at North Carolina A&T State University, won a state championship in softball at East Rutherford High School and has been competing as a part of the Lady Aggies softball program at A&T.
East Rutherford senior Ashlyn Vickers has been a part of some tremendous accomplishments during her high school career, and those achievements led to her signing her National Letter of Intent to play college softball at Montreat College on Thursday.
The North Surry baseball team bounced R-S Central in the opening round of the 2A state playoffs on Wednesday, defeating the 30th-seeded Hilltoppers by a 4-2 final.
East Rutherford senior John Bennett has had a successful high school career, and now he will look to do the same at the collegiate level after signing his National Letter of Intent to play college baseball at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee on Tuesday.
The balance of power in the Chase-East Rutherford baseball rivalry took a sudden and dramatic turn to the southern end of the county Wednesday as the 23rd-seeded Trojans stunned the 10th-seeded Cavaliers, 10-3, in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs.
Wednesday's 1A and 2A first-round state playoff results.