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May. 22, 2015 @ 08:19 AM

Post 423 preps for season

Summer baseball is here, as Rutherford County’s American Legion team, Post 423, is scheduled to begin its season with a pair of home games this weekend. 


May. 14, 2015 @ 11:54 AM

TJCA middle school softball team continues success

The Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy middle school softball team has been immensely successful over the last three years, ending two of those seasons with undefeated records.


Apr. 15, 2015 @ 11:35 AM

Bridges has great turnout for Swim-A-Thon

Chase High School senior Allie Bridges had a great turnout for her Swim-A-Thon on Saturday morning at Isothermal Community College.

Apr. 09, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Bridges holding Swim-A-Thon for senior project

Chase High School swimmer Allie Bridges will be hosting a Swim-A-Thon this Saturday from 9 a.m.-to-noon at Isothermal Community College in memory of Rhett Oglesby, who founded the Trojans' first swim team and coached for 27 years.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

Bridges holding Swim-A-Thon for senior project

Chase High School swimmer Allie Bridges will be hosting a Swim-A-Thon this Saturday at Isothermal Community College in memory of Rhett Oglesby, who founded the Trojans' first swim team and coaches for 27 years.


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Glow Run 5K to benefit Rutherfordton Little League

The Rutherford Regional Health System and Rutherfordton Little League will be sponsoring the upcoming Rutherfordton Glow Run 5K to benefit the Rutherfordton Little League on April 18 at 8 p.m. at Crestview Park. 


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 09:33 AM

County preparing for Fourth Annual Great Strides Walk

The Great Strides Walk, which was established in 1989, is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest national fundraising event, and each year over 125,000 people participate in hundreds of walks across the country to raise money for cystic fibrosis research and drug development.  


Mar. 08, 2015 @ 11:42 AM

R-S Central Middle wins back-to-back championships

The R-S Central Middle School girls basketball team won its second straight Tri-County Conference championship on Wednesday afternoon, defeating visiting Crest by a 41-24 final.

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.