The Smoky Mountain 1A Conference and the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference, along with the two 1A high schools in the Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference, recently announced that the inaugural West vs. Midwest 1A All-Star Basketball Games will be played on March 21, 2015, with a boys game and a girls game to be played at Cherryville High School’s Nixon Gymnasium. Each conference will be represented by 15 senior boy players and 15 senior girl players who were chosen as outstanding players during the 2014-2015 season.
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Due to the recent inclement weather that has hit Rutherford County and surrounding areas, the Southern Piedmont Conference basketball tournament has now been postponed to Thursday along with the South Mountain Athletic Conference basketball tournament, and both will now include only the top four seeds on both the boys and girls side.
The 2015 1A/2A state swim meet gave Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy another chance to impress on high school swimming's highest level, as the Lady Grypons followed up last year's sixth-place finish with yet another stellar performance last Friday at the Triangle Aquatic Center.
The SMAC basketball tournament brackets were released on Saturday afternoon, with four Rutherford County teams set to take part.
The final night of the high school basketball regular season is upon us, and all four Rutherford County teams will be in action to close out their respective campaigns.
The Thomas Jefferson boys basketball team (4-13, 2-9 South Piedmont Conference) just could not stay with Bessemer City’s Kwon Wright (24 points) and Asante Sanders (15 points). The duo paced five different Yellow Jackets in double figures as they broke open a close game in the third quarter with numerous transition layups en route to a 77-64 win over the Gryphons Tuesday night.
After a competitive first quarter, the Bessemer City Yellow Jackets used their speed to get easy baskets in transition to build a 40-31 lead at press time.
The Thomas Jefferson boys basketball team is coming off a big win over Cherryville on Friday night.
Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy swimmers Madelyn and Lindsey Martelle played in three individual events and three relays to lead the Gryphons to a seventh-place finish as the 1A/2A Western Regional swimming championships.