Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Staff reportIt was 46 years ago that the West Rowan High School baseball team captured the Western North Carolina High School Activities Association championship in 1961.
Members of the unbeaten Falcons will meet with their coach Bob Rusher at his residence on Confederate Avenue on June 8.
The Falcons jumped off to a sparkling start, winning the regular season championship in the conference.
West Rowan went on to defeat Concord in the first round of the Western playoffs. The Falcons followed up with a 2-1 win over Cherryville for the Association crown.
“It was a very good high school team,” said Rusher, who stepped out of coaching some time ago and is now president of the family-owned Rusher Oil Company. “We had good pitching, hitting and defense.”
Pacing the Falcons that season were pitcher Barry Moore, Don Heglar and Dick Coulter. Moore went on to spend six seasons with Washington, Cleveland and Chicago in the American League.