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Feb. 27, 2015 @ 12:55 PM

Demarini Stars West holding baseball tryouts

The Demarini Stars West, one of the top showcase organizations in North Carolina, is holding tryouts on Saturday, Feb. 28, at The Hitting Zone, 125 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale, NC 28160.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 11:14 AM

Local youth wrestlers place in state tournaments

Several local youth wrestlers placed at the recent junior high and elementary state wrestling tournaments.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

RCSA games moving to Saturdays this spring

The Rutherford County Soccer Association has held walk-up registrations at the Isothermal Community College soccer fields over the past two weekends, and will be holding its final walk-up registration on Sunday, Feb. 15, from 2-5 p.m. 

Feb. 08, 2015 @ 10:49 AM

PHOTO: Adidas Cup champs

The 98 Rutherford Rumble soccer team competed in the Charlotte Soccer Association's Adidas Cup last weekend.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 10:41 AM

Bridges makes swimming a family affair

Normally, when a family is involved in a sport, it is the kids that follow in their parents’ footsteps. 

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

PHOTO: Lady Bugs at Upward

Across Rutherford County young children and youth are participating in Upward basketball and are playing games on Saturdays.

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 10:16 AM

Trinity girls win conference title

For the second straight year, the Trinity Christian Middle School girl’s basketball team won the Blue Ridge Mountain Conference tournament championship.

Jan. 01, 2015 @ 11:22 AM

Best sports quotes of 2014

The following is a list of the top quotes in sports for 2014. 


Jan. 01, 2015 @ 09:46 AM

Marcus Briscoe, a student at R-S Middle School, continues in sports even with Type 1 Diabetes

When it comes to seventh-grade students, Marcus Briscoe is pretty normal.

Dec. 31, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

YE 2014: Top 10 sports stories of 2014

It was another banner year for sports in Rutherford County. 

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 09:15 PM

Local teams work out kinks at jamboree

Middle school football

Local teams work out kinks at jamboree

Middle School football got underway in Rutherford County on Wednesday as R-S Middle School hosted Chase, East McDowell and West McDowell.  In the first game, the Chase Middle School Pirates faced East McDowell.  The Pirates won 6-0 on a Davion Miller run.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 08:12 AM

Stroud ready for next challenge

Local tennis player Conner Stroud is not known for shying away from a challenge and looks to jump to a higher level of play.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 08:49 AM

Forest City Heat lights up national tournaments

For 16 years the Forest City Heat basketball team has produced numerous successful athletes and its fourth-grade team represents its next generation.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 08:49 AM

Rutherfordton and East Rutherford split series

The Rutherfordton Raiders and the East Rutherford Cavaliers split a four-game series featuring their youth football squads.

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 08:57 AM

Rutherford downs Canada 12-6, finishes 5th

A day after beating Texas 17-3, the Rutherford County All-Stars scored nine runs in the fourth inning to top Canada 12-6 in the fifth place game of the Junior League World Series in Taylor, Michigan.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

Have Mercy: Rutherford explodes for 12 run sixth in Texas-sized rout

Corpus Christi, Texas entered Thursday’s game with a perfect 3-0 record and the number one seed for the upcoming U.S. championship game, but none of that phased Rutherford County.

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 09:14 AM

5 errors Doom Rutherford in 7-1 loss

The Rutherford County offense was limited to just three hits and one run by six Delaware pitchers in a 7-1 loss at the World Series in Taylor, Michigan.

Aug. 12, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Conner homers as Rutherford outduels Michigan

It was the type of game baseball purist love, a pitching duel that finishes well under the expected game time.

Aug. 10, 2014 @ 08:52 AM

Rutherford rallies but drops heart breaker in WS opener

Rutherford County erased a six run deficit in their opening game of the Junior League World Series in Taylor Michigan, but California's Nick Henderson hit a game winning fielder's choice to second to give the West Region champions an 8-7 walk off win.

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 08:35 AM

Southeast meets West in Junior World Series opener

The Rutherford County All-Stars will face a team out of Corpus Christi, Texas in the Junior League World Series Saturday in Taylor, Michigan.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 09:46 AM

Winner's welcome

The Rutherford County Junior All-Star baseball team returned home to a parade through downtown Rutherfordton and Forest City Wednesday night.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 09:01 AM

Rutherford County Juniors ride no-hitter to Michigan

Rutherford County had relied on their hitting all weekend at the Southeast Regional Tournament in Taylors, S.C.

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Rutherford County Juniors clinch World Series berth

The Rutherford County Junior All-Star baseball team defeated Florida 7-0 in the finals of the Southeast Regional tournament in Greenville, S.C. Tuesday afternoon.

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Rutherford County All-Stars one win away from World Series

After breezing through pool play with a perfect 3-0 record, Rutherford County’s Jr. League All-Stars followed a familiar pattern to victory in the semifinals of the Southeast Regional tournament in Taylors, S.C.