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HENRIETTA — CHASE High wrestling coach Taylor Hoyle is no stranger to community service. Having won a service award while in college, Hoyle, along with CHASE High cheerleading coach Selene Bomer, have their teams ready to make a difference in the community through community service.

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FOREST CITY — The East Rutherford Cavaliers advanced to the second round of the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs by defeating Bandys, 4-1 on Wednesday night.

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HENRIETTA — The CHASE wrestling picked up victories in three of the four contested bouts en route to a 37-6 team dual win over Shelby, Tuesday in Henrietta.

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Above left: TJCA’s David Hargo attempts to escape the grip of his opponent during Friday’s bout. Above right: The Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) wrestling team squared off with Mountain Heritage on Friday evening, falling by a 42-18 score. Nathan Halliday picked up a victory via p…

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FOREST CITY — East Rutherford and R-S Central faced off on the baseball diamond for the second time in four days last Friday at “The Jungle” and it was a classic.

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FOREST CITY — The East Rutherford Lady Cavaliers softball team got a huge performance from Haley Lawing both in the circle and at the dish in an 11-1 victory over Shelby in five innings on senior night.

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AVONDALE — Surrounded by family, teammates and coaches, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) football standout Isiah McMullens announced his intentions to play college football at Methodist University in Fayetteville on Friday.

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RUTHERFORDTON — R-S Central senior cross country and track standout Chris Upton recently signed his national letter of intent to attend Montreat University where he will continue his athletic career.

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RUTHERFORDTON — It was a special night at R-S Central High School on Wednesday for Lady ‘Toppers soccer. Not only was it senior night for lifelong friends Savannah Bates and Ella Parton, the 2-1 victory over Burns clinched a winning season for the Hilltoppers for the seventh straight season.

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RUTHERFORDTON — She wasn’t perfect, but she was close. Emma Rogers closed out her high school softball career with a 9-0 shutout of Burns as the Lady Hilltoppers finished the season on a high note. Rogers and R-S Central got on top early, courtesy of a Lani Warren 3-run homer in the second i…

Cullowhee – Kerwin Bell has been named the 14th head football coach at Western Carolina University, Director of Athletics Alex Gary announced. His contract was approved by the WCU Board of Trustees during a special session on Tuesday evening. 

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FOREST CITY — The scoreboard at East Rutherford’s Bryan Harrill Stadium may have read 1-0 in favor of the visiting Shelby Golden Lions, but for head coach Grant Pecheck and the rest of the East Rutherford Lady Cavaliers, when the buzzer sounded after 100 minutes of soccer, it did not feel that way.

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RUTHERFORDTON — R-S Central senior softball standout Maddie Summers signed her national letter of intent on Tuesday afternoon, to continue her athletic career at Spartanburg Methodist, where she plans on playing in the infield.

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RUTHERFORDTON — High school baseball returned to Rutherford County on Tuesday night with a rivalry showdown between East Rutherford and R-S Central at “The Palace.” In the end, it was R-S Central who came out on top with a 5-2 victory, behind timely hitting and a strong effort from Tripp Tri…