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Jul. 29, 2014 @ 09:41 AM

Rutherfordton Seniors make regional semifinals

The Rutherfordton Senior League Softball All-Stars split their two games in pool play over the weekend at the Southeast Regional Championships in Fort Myers, Florida.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 01:40 PM

IGA offers camp for children each day during the summer

Flipping and field trips are both a part of Isothermal Gymnastics Academy's (IGA) annual summer camp.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 08:22 AM

Rutherfordton Seniors ready for regionals

Nearly two weeks after winning the North Carolina Senior League Softball state title, the Rutherfordton All-Stars head to Fort Myers, Florida for the Southeast Region tournament this weekend.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

Granite Falls edges Forest City Swim Team

The Forest City Swim Team outpaced Granite Falls by 31 points in the girls side of a dual Tuesday.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 09:18 AM

Swimming ahead

The Forest City Swim Team hosted its final home meet of the season Tuesday at the Callison Recreation Center pool in Forest City.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

Forest City Swim Team meet today

The Forest City Swim Team competes at 5:30 p.m. today at Callison Recreation Center in Forest City.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 08:13 AM

Rutherford County 50/70 baseball falls at Southeast Regional

After a rousing 5-3 win over Georgia in the first game of pool play, the Rutherford County Intermediate 50/70 baseball team lost their last two games and did not qualify for the Southeast Regional semifinals.

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 04:42 AM

Time for regionals

The Rutherford County 50/70 All-Star team has little time to bask in the glow of their recent North Carolina state championship.

Less than 72 hours after the 11-8 win over Weddington on Monday that secured the title, they will make an 8.5 hour ride to Apopka, Florida for the Southeast Regional Tournament.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 04:46 AM

Rutherford County 50/70 moves on to regionals

The Rutherford County 50/70 All-Stars hit five home runs and held on for an 11-8 win over Weddington in their state title contest Monday.

Rutherford County grabbed a 10-0 lead in the fourth inning before Weddington rallied late to make the game close.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 04:26 AM


The Rutherfordton Senior League All-Stars have advanced to regional play in Florida after a nail-biting District 1 final tournament game Sunday afternoon at Crestview Park. They will represent North Carolina in the national tournament beginning July 26.

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 12:46 PM

Junior League takes down Wilmington

The Rutherford County Junior League All-Stars are going to play for a state title in their home ball park. After a convincing 16-4 five inning win over Wilmington at McNair Field Sunday, Rutherford County faces the champion of the consolation bracket Monday beginning at 4 p.m, with the winner advancing to the Southeast Regional in Greenville, South Carolina. 

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 07:45 AM

Rutherfordton All-Stars win first two games

After six and one-half innings of play, the Senior League All-Stars from Rutherfordton defeated visiting All-Stars Edenton-Chowan (E-C) 11-5 at Crestview Park in Rutherfordton in their first game of the North Carolina State Tournament.

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 07:40 AM

All-Stars open with 8-4 win at McNair

The Junior League All-Stars from Rutherford County got their state tournament off on the right foot, defeating Southwest Forsyth 8-4 Saturday afternoon at McNair Field. Rutherford County now advances to play the Franklin/ Wilmington winner Sunday at 1 p.m. Southwest Forsyth falls to an elimination bracket where they will face Cherryville.

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 03:53 AM

State Senior League Softball tourney coming to Rutherfordton

For the past three years, a little league softball team from Rutherford County has won a state tournament and represented District 1 at the Southeast Regional in Fort Myers, Florida. This weekend, the Senior League All-Stars from Rutherfordton will try to make it four years in a row as they host the state tournament, beginning Saturday at Crestview Park in Rutherfordton.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 04:50 AM

Local teams ready for tournament

McNair Field  in Forest City and Crestview Park in Rutherfordton are among locations hosting North Carolina State Little League Tournaments beginning Saturday.

Rutherford County is fielding one teach each at McNair and Crestview.

Jul. 03, 2014 @ 09:35 PM

Chase falls to Boiling Springs in title game

The 11/12 Chase All-Stars fought through the loser’s bracket of the District 1 tournament and defeated Boiling Springs (the team that beat them in the first round) Wednesday night to set up a championship battle Thursday night at Crestview Park. And after a third game against one another, the Boiling Springs All-Stars outlasted Chase, 12-6, for the district title.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 10:09 PM

Chase All-Stars force championship game

With their backs against the wall, the 11/12 Chase All-Stars stayed alive with an 8-7 win over Boiling Springs Wednesday night at Crestview Park. The two teams will meet again Thursday night for a winner-take-all game with the District 1 title on the line.

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 09:01 PM

Rutherfordton upends Forest City, wins District 1 crown

The 7/8 softball All-Stars from Rutherfordton started hot and never looked back as they captured the District 1 tittle with an 11-1 win over Forest City Tuesday night at Crestview Park.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 06:46 AM

All it takes is one

Former R-S Central, North Carolina A&T and professional football player George Hines Jr. planned and promoted his local football camp for months. He reached out to former coaches and players across multiple counties in hopes of providing a top-tier camp to young football players in Rutherford County.

Jun. 26, 2014 @ 06:16 AM

Rutherfordton 9/10 All-Stars fall to Cherryville

The season is over for all 9/10 baseball all-stars in Rutherford County.

The team from Rutherfordton was the last representative from the county in the District 1 tournament, but they were ousted from contention Wednesday night after a 13-3 loss to Cherryville. Chase and Forest city were eliminated in earlier rounds.

Jun. 24, 2014 @ 09:51 PM

Post 423 Jrs. takes one from South Caldwell

After a 10-day break, the Post 423 Junior Legion team hosted perenial power South Caldwell for a doubleheader Tuesday night at R-S Middle, winning the first game, 3-0, and tying the second after it was called at 8:38 p.m. due to darkness with the teams tied 7-7.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 09:14 PM

Former Hilltopper to hold football camp

R-S Central alum George Hines is returning to Rutherfordton to host a football camp for young players ages 10-17.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

The Daily Courier Sports Podcast (June 18, 2014)

Sports Editor Travis Durkee and Jacob Conley break down World Cup soccer action, the Forest City Owls and Little League All-Star action.

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 07:32 PM

Little Leaguers set for tournaments

The regular season is over and now the journey for a trip to the Little League World Series begins for local baseball and softball players.

Jun. 15, 2014 @ 06:19 AM

Father of 4 and so much more

In professional football the Manning name carries more weight than any other. Archie Manning made the name famous in the late 1960s at Ole Miss and throughout the 1970s with the New Orleans Saints. Then his sons, Peyton and Eli, made the Manning name legendary.

For Rutherford County baseball, the name Snethen is much like the name Manning in football. When a Snethen is mentioned, a baseball reference is more than likely to follow.