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.
Local tennis player Conner Stroud is not known for shying away from a challenge and looks to jump to a higher level of play.
For 16 years the Forest City Heat basketball team has produced numerous successful athletes and its fourth-grade team represents its next generation.
The Rutherfordton Raiders and the East Rutherford Cavaliers split a four-game series featuring their youth football squads.
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.
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.
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.
It was the type of game baseball purist love, a pitching duel that finishes well under the expected game time.
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.
The Rutherford County All-Stars will face a team out of Corpus Christi, Texas in the Junior League World Series Saturday in Taylor, Michigan.
The Rutherford County Junior All-Star baseball team returned home to a parade through downtown Rutherfordton and Forest City Wednesday night.
Rutherford County had relied on their hitting all weekend at the Southeast Regional Tournament in Taylors, S.C.
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.
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.
Rutherford County got off to a slow start, falling in a 2-0 hole, but then the offense scored nine unanswered runs to beat Florida 9-2 at the Southeast Regionals in Taylors, S.C.
Spindale House hosted the 22nd annual Camp Time Basketball Camp last week.
It was the type of game that would make pitching coaches lose sleep.
Coaches and players for most teams like to keep their goals and expectations for big games or tournaments a mystery.
The Rutherfordton Senior League softball team fell victim to a nine-run bottom half of the sixth inning, as they dropped a 10-2 decision to DeFuniak Springs, Florida on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Southeast Regional tournament in Fort Myers, Florida.
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.
Flipping and field trips are both a part of Isothermal Gymnastics Academy's (IGA) annual summer camp.
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.
The Forest City Swim Team outpaced Granite Falls by 31 points in the girls side of a dual Tuesday.
The Forest City Swim Team hosted its final home meet of the season Tuesday at the Callison Recreation Center pool in Forest City.