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BOILING SPRINGS — There are few things in North Carolina that people are as passionate about as football and barbecue. Those two passions will come together on Saturday in Boiling Springs as Gardner-Webb and Campbell University do battle on the gridiron in the inaugural East/West BBQ Bowl.

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HENRIETTA — The CHASE volleyball team found themselves down 11-5 in the opening set to Shelby Wednesday night, but a 12-0 spurt put momentum squarely on the side of the home team and the Lady Trojans rode that momentum all the way to a sweep of the Golden Lions, 25-18, 25-22, 25-21.

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FOREST CITY — The 2021 edition of the Forest City Owls placed three players on the Coastal Plain League (CPL) All-Star team including league-leading hitter Cam Fisher from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC).

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FOREST CITY — On two for one night, the Owls finished the season in appropriate style, sweeping the High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms 9-4, and 9-8 on a walk off hit by the Coastal Plain League leading hitter, Cam Fisher from UNC-Charlotte. \

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The Forest City Owls and Rutherford County Outlaws faced off against one another in several competitions on Friday night including races, a home run derby and a softball game. East Rutherford graduate Wes Reynolds was the home run derby winner. CHASE graduate Chipper McGinnis is shown in the…

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CHERRYVILLE — Even though Rutherford County failed to advance out of Pool Play at the American Legion State Tournament in Cherryville, they certainly finished their season on a high note. In his final game for Post 423, Kael Snethen recorded five RBIs out of the leadoff spot to back a strong…

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CHERRYVILLE — Two three-run innings were the downfall for Rutherford County Post 423 as the team dropped its state tournament opener to Wilmington Post 10 on Wednesday afternoon, 6-3.

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FOREST CITY — The last week of the Coastal Plain League regular season is upon us and the Forest City Owls are looking to close out the season with some big wins.

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CHERRYVILLE — As the American Legion Baseball season continues its slow march to the World Series, eight teams from North Carolina will do battle in nearby Cherryville as they look to take the next step toward Shelby. That’s because Post 100 is hosting the 2021 American Sr. Legion State Tour…

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CHERRYVILLE — Armed with just nine players, Rutherford County showed a lot of heart and toughness against Cherryville Post 100 in Game 2 of the Area IV Championship Series on Friday night, but a seven-run fourth inning was the deciding factor in Cherryville’s 10-0 six inning victory.

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CHERRYVILLE — Cherryville Post 100 exploded for 12 runs in the fourth inning, sending 16 batters to the plate to break open what had been a tight game to that point en route to a 15-0 win in five innings over a short-handed Rutherford County team in Game One of the Area IV Championship Series.

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FOREST CITY — The Forest City Owls are winners of three in a row and are streaking at exactly the right time.

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HENRIETTA — The Rutherford County Post 423 Lady Senior Legion softball team staved off a late rally by Lincoln County Post 30 to claim a 6-4 win in its playoff opener.

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RUTHERFORDTON — The Rutherford County Senior Legion baseball team just won’t quit. One night after rallying for an 11-8 win over Queen City, they did so again, this time scoring eight runs over their last two at-bats to race past the Mustangs 9-8, in Game 3 of the Area IV Semifinals on Frida…

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FOREST CITY — A three-run third inning would prove to be the difference in Game one of the Area IV senior legion semifinals as Rutherford County Post 423 fell to the Queen City Mustangs, 3-2 at McNair Field on Wednesday night.

It is “Tom Time.” That has become the rallying call of the Forest City Owls this summer when a win is needed to keep the dream of a championship alive. Princeton’s Tom Chmielenski has become the “go-to” guy on the mound of late as the Owls grind out the summer season. Chmielenski is currentl…

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BOILING SPRINGS — Two of the top Legion Softball teams in western North Carolina did battle on the field Tuesday night to determine the top seed in the upcoming playoffs. When the action concluded, however, nothing was decided because Rutherford County Post 423 and Cleveland County Post 82 s…

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FOREST CITY — Rutherford County used a six-run fifth inning to break open a close game and defeat the Gaston Braves 11-3 on Monday night at McNair Field. With the victory, Post 423 wins the best-of five series 3-1 and will advance to the Area IV Semi-finals for the first time since 2010.

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FOREST CITY — With the series tied at 1-1 in the best-of-five, Rutherford County Post 423 used a complete game performance from Avery Strange and some timely hitting to take a 2-1 series lead on Sunday night with a 7-1 victory over the Gaston Braves.

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GASTONIA — Rutherford County Manager Curtis Snethen made it no secret that he did not want to play Gastonia Post 23 in a decisive contest in their best-of five series.