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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.

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.