Hits were at a premium during Thursday night's nonconference game between the R-S Central and Freedom softball teams, but the Lady Hilltoppers' pitching was just a tick better in their 2-1 win at the Palace.
Local soccer, softball and baseball scores from Thursday and Friday's games.
The R-S Central softball team has just one senior on its roster this season, and on Wednesday that senior signed her National Letter of Intent to play college softball for Guilford College.
The R-S Central girls soccer team scored the first goal of Tuesday night's match against South Mountain Athletic Conference-leading Shelby, but the rest of the contest belonged to the Lady Golden Lions, who defeated the Lady Hilltoppers, 5-1, at the Palace.
The R-S Central baseball team had lost three straight games entering this past weekend, but after defeating Draughn on Saturday afternoon, the Hilltoppers made it back-to-back wins with a 13-6 victory over Shelby on Tuesday night at the Palace.
The last time R-S Central’s softball team squared off with Shelby, the runs came easy and the defense was great. Tuesday night at the Palace was a different story as the Lady Hilltoppers escaped with an 8-3 win.
The Chase boys were Rutherford County's top finishers at Monday's South Mountain Athletic Conference track and field meet held at Draughn High School, tallying 115 points to finish second to Shelby, which had 170. Kings Mountain was third with 109.5 points, while Crest (97), Draughn (85.5), Burns (56), R-S Central (35), East Rutherford (18) and East Burke (6) completed the standings on the boys side.
Soccer, softball and baseball scores from Tuesday night's action.
High school basketball season has been over for a while, but what Rutherford County's top players did on the court deserves to be recognized. For that reason, The Daily Courier is proud to present its 2014-15 all-county basketball teams.
The first two runs of Friday night’s baseball game between R-S Central and Crest were scored by the Hilltoppers in the bottom of the first inning, but that was the last time they would lead as their late comeback attempt was not enough to prevent an 8-5 loss at the Palace.