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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.


Aug. 03, 2014 @ 10:40 AM

Rutherford County Juniors start tourney 2-0

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. 


Aug. 03, 2014 @ 09:12 AM

Camp time

Spindale House hosted the 22nd annual Camp Time Basketball Camp last week.


Aug. 01, 2014 @ 08:11 PM

Rutherford County outslugs Georgia 18-12

It was the type of game that would make pitching coaches lose sleep. 


Aug. 01, 2014 @ 09:12 AM

Rutherford County Juniors set sights on regional title

Coaches and players for most teams like to keep their goals and expectations for big games or tournaments a mystery.


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

Rutherfordton Seniors knocked out of regional

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.


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.