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.

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Twelve states now allow student-athletes, some in high school, to start cashing in on their name, image, and likeness. The move comes after the NCAA approved interim rules while it awaits federal legislation on the issue.

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FOREST CITY — Blake Wright’s grand slam accounted for four of the eight runs the Forest City Owls scored in the second inning of a 12-4 win over High-Point Thomasville on Monday night at McNair Field.

The Rutherford County Post 423 Sr. Legion team bounced back in a big way, claiming an 11-4 win over Gastonia Post 23 to even their-best-of five playoff series 1- heading into a pivotal Game three Tuesday at McNair Field.

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RUTHERFORDTON — Gastonia pitcher Bryson Walker was a thorn in the side of Rutherford County Post 423 all night long. Not only did he toss 6.1 brilliant innings, but he also drove in a pair of runs and scored the winning run on a suicide squeeze in the top of the seventh inning to give Gaston…