East Rutherford and R-S Central football alumni are set to battle May 31 at 7:30 p.m. at R-S Central HIgh School.
East Carolina junior and former East Rutherford Cavalier Drew Reynolds was named to the 2013 Conference USA All-Academic Team for the second-straight year, as selected by the league's baseball sports information directors. In order to be eligible for the recognition, student-athletes must hold a 3.2 cumulative grade point average, be of at least sophomore academic standing and be a starter or key reserve for their team.
East Rutherford softball made it to the third round of the NCHSAA 2A playoffs with close, dramatic wins in the first and second round. Unfortunately for the Lady Cavaliers, they were on the wrong end of a one-run loss Friday at Pisgah, 1-0.
After a road win in the first round and a win in front of the home crowd in round two of the 2A state baseball playoffs, East Rutherford (17-9) will load the bus again tonight and head to West Lincoln (23-5) in a third-round clash at 8 p.m.
A solid season came to a close for East Rutherford baseball Friday night at West Lincoln with a 5-3 loss in a third-round match-up in the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs.
East Rutherford took care of business in the second round of the playoffs with a 7-1 win over Bunker Hill at home Tuesday night.
The East Rutherford Cavaliers needed nerves of steel and some late-inning heroics to overcome a hard-hitting East Lincoln Mustang squad and a multitude of errors and to pull out the 8-7 victory to advance to the third round of the playoffs.
Six baseball/softball programs from Rutherford County entered the playoffs last Thursday, and after the first round ended Friday night, only three remained, two of which belong to East Rutherford.
The first round of the playoffs matched the fifth seeded South Iredell Vikings against the East Cavaliers in what turned out to be a great defensive struggle before late hitting lifted the Cavaliers to a 2-1 home win.
It was tie game heading into the top of the sixth inning Thursday night as East Rutherford battled Pisgah in the first round of the NCHSAA baseball playoffs. But after singles from Brandon Wellmon and Tripp Hamrick loaded the bases, Logan Hawkins blasted one out of the park for the go-ahead grand slam and an 8-4 lead.