With the high school basketball season coming to an end for the South Mountain Athletic Conference (SMAC), the conference announced its 2014 All-Conference team.
With temperatures dipping below 40 degrees, R-S Central softball’s Makayla Crain remained red hot Tuesday night tossing a no-hitter for the Lady Hilltoppers in a 14-2 win over Shelby.
Sports Editor Travis Durkee and reporter Jacob Conley discuss the state basketball playoffs and the upcoming baseball/softball seasons in Rutherford County.
Rashaun Whitesides did all he could to make sure his final high school season didn’t end on Monday, but East Lincoln had other plans.
On Saturday afternoon, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) announced the playoff pairing for the 2014 State Championship basketball tournaments. Those brackets included five Rutherford County teams: East Rutherford's boys and girls, Thomas Jefferson's boys and girls and the R-S Central boys.
Seven wrestlers from Rutherford County entered the 2A North Carolina wrestling championships on Thursday, but just four advanced to the second round set to take place on Friday. All four wrestlers to advance are from R-S Central.
It all comes down to this. Seven wrestlers from Rutherford County will take the mats this afternoon in hopes of winning a 2A individual state championship.
R-S Central needed a crucial win Tuesday night against Burns to bolster its playoff resume. They got just that with a 64-47 victory over the visiting Bulldogs.
It wasn’t a strenuous Senior Night for the R-S Central Lady Hilltoppers on Friday as they made quick work of the visiting Burns Lady Bulldog, 62-30, in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Coaches and players are creatures of habit, and when snow comes, the habit and routine is interrupted. With the latest storm, enough games were postponed to where the South Mountain Athletic Conference (SMAC) decided to cancel its annual basketball tournament to allow teams ample time to complete their regular seasons.
The unprecedented move wasn’t a popular one among local coaches.