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Logan Martinez

Position: Sports Editor
E-Mail Address: lmartinez@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 910-506-3170


About Logan Martinez

Covers sports at Scotland High, St. Andrews University and Scotland County Parks and Recreation.

Latest Stories by Logan Martinez

PEMBROKE — The Scotland boy's basketball team entered Friday night's tilt at Purnell Swett coming off their best win of the season against Richmond Senior on Tuesday.
That crucial Southeastern conference victory created a three-way tie for second in the conference, as the Raiders, Scots, and Hoke Bucks were all 3-2 at the start of the night.

Scotland boys best Rams

PEMBROKE — The Scotland boy's basketball team entered Friday night's tilt at Purnell Swett coming off their best win of the season against Richmond Senior on Tuesday. That crucial Southeastern conference victory created a three-way tie for second in the conference, as the Raiders, Scots, and Hoke Bucks were all 3-2 at the start of the night.

PEMBROKE — For the second game in a row, the Scotland girl's basketball team played down to their competition in the first half.
But just as they did in Tuesday night's victory over Richmond Senior, the Lady Scots took control of the game in the third quarter, defeating Purnell Swett 56-35 on Friday.
The Lady Rams, who entered the game with

Lady Scots run over Rams

PEMBROKE — For the second game in a row, the Scotland girl's basketball team played down to their competition in the first half. But just as they did in Tuesday night's victory over Richmond Senior, the Lady Scots took control of the game in the third quarter, defeating Purnell Swett 56-35 on Friday. The Lady Rams, who entered the game with

Scots tie for 2nd with 78-60 victory over Purnell Swett

PEMBROKE — The Scotland boys basketball team entered Friday night's tilt at Purnell Swett coming off their best win of the season against Richmond on Tuesday. That crucial Southeastern conference victory created a three-way tie for second in the conference, as the Raiders, Scots, and Hoke Bucks were all 3-2 at the start of the night. Purnell

LAURINBURG — The Scotland B Team, which consists of all freshmen basketball players, put their undefeated record on the line when they welcomed Hoke to Laurinburg on Thursday.
After blowing a 10-point lead and finding themselves trailing late in the third quarter, they did what they've done all season.
Win.
The B Team improved to 8-0 after

Scots B Team stays perfect

LAURINBURG — The Scotland B Team, which consists of all freshmen basketball players, put their undefeated record on the line when they welcomed Hoke to Laurinburg on Thursday. After blowing a 10-point lead and finding themselves trailing late in the third quarter, they did what they've done all season. Win. The B Team improved to 8-0 after

LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews wrestling team has had their fair share of ups and downs this season, but coach Joe Baranik hopes they're peaking at just the right time.
With only three more matches remaining until the East Region Qualifier, the Knights have momentum on their side as they head into the stretch run after defeating Truett McConne

SAU wrestling wins 2nd straight

LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews wrestling team has had their fair share of ups and downs this season, but coach Joe Baranik hopes they're peaking at just the right time. With only three more matches remaining until the East Region Qualifier, the Knights have momentum on their side as they head into the stretch run after defeating Truett McConne

Scotland releases spring schedule

LAURINBURG — Scotland High released their upcoming spring sports schedule this week and though dates and times are subject to change, athletes and coaches have a general template to look at as they prepare to return to the diamond, the pitch, the green, and the track. The baseball and softball seasons will begin in a little over a month R

ROCKINGHAM — The Scotland girl's basketball team has showcased moments of brilliance this season, but they've also had spurts that have left coach Janie Hodges exasperated on the sidelines.
Both were on display Tuesday night in the Lady Scots' 56-37 road victory over the Richmond Raiders.
Undefeated in Southeastern Conference play, Scotland

Lady Scots win 6th straight

ROCKINGHAM — The Scotland girl's basketball team has showcased moments of brilliance this season, but they've also had spurts that have left coach Janie Hodges exasperated on the sidelines. Both were on display Tuesday night in the Lady Scots' 56-37 road victory over the Richmond Raiders. Undefeated in Southeastern Conference play, Scotland

LAURINBURG — Scotland High hosted a Fall Sports Banquet at the school Monday night, where coaches from every fall sport presented end-of-season awards to their athletes.
The proceedings began with girl's golf, and concluded with Southeastern Conference Coaches of the Year.
Girl's golf coach Donald Barringer was the first to present his team

Scotland honors athletes at banquet

LAURINBURG — Scotland High hosted a Fall Sports Banquet at the school Monday night, where coaches from every fall sport presented end-of-season awards to their athletes. The proceedings began with girl's golf, and concluded with Southeastern Conference Coaches of the Year. Girl's golf coach Donald Barringer was the first to present his team

ROCKINGHAM — Facing the possibility of starting 1-3 in the Southeastern Conference, the Scotland boy's basketball team responded with one of their best performances this year in a 75-53 victory over on Lumberton at home Friday night.
The win kept the Scots in the hunt for one of the top three seeds in the SEC standings — at the end of

Scots seek to upset Raiders

ROCKINGHAM — Facing the possibility of starting 1-3 in the Southeastern Conference, the Scotland boy's basketball team responded with one of their best performances this year in a 75-53 victory over on Lumberton at home Friday night. The win kept the Scots in the hunt for one of the top three seeds in the SEC standings — at the end of

Lady Scots look to stay undefeated in conference play

ROCKINGHAM — On Friday night, the Scotland girl's basketball team defeated the Lumberton Pirates at home in a matchup of undefeated Southeastern Conference teams. Today, the Lady Scots will take to the road and play the only winless team in the conference — the Richmond Raiders. Despite Richmond Senior' dreadful 1-12 overall record an

HAMLET — Born into NASCAR royalty, Kevin Parsons was destined to have a passion for racing.
His father is NASCAR Hall-of-Famer and broadcasting legend Benny Parsons, who won his first race at South Boston Virginia Speedway in 1971, a NASCAR championship in 1973, and the Daytona 500 in 1975 on his way to 21 career victories.
Despite living t

Sticking to his racing roots

HAMLET — Born into NASCAR royalty, Kevin Parsons was destined to have a passion for racing. His father is NASCAR Hall-of-Famer and broadcasting legend Benny Parsons, who won his first race at South Boston Virginia Speedway in 1971, a NASCAR championship in 1973, and the Daytona 500 in 1975 on his way to 21 career victories. Despite living t

Friday's basketball scores
Boys
Fairmont 72, St. Pauls 44
Scotland 75, Lumberton 53
Red Springs 62, South Robeson 57
Hoke 70, Swett 45
Girls
St. Pauls 41, Fairmont 36
Scotland 44, Lumberton 43
Red Springs 55, South Robeson 49
Hoke 62, Purnell Swett 35
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LAURINBURG — Scotland senior forward Destiny Campbell was frustrated.
The Sco

Scots alone at the top

Friday's basketball scores Boys Fairmont 72, St. Pauls 44 Scotland 75, Lumberton 53 Red Springs 62, South Robeson 57 Hoke 70, Swett 45 Girls St. Pauls 41, Fairmont 36 Scotland 44, Lumberton 43 Red Springs 55, South Robeson 49 Hoke 62, Purnell Swett 35 - LAURINBURG — Scotland senior forward Destiny Campbell was frustrated. The Sco

LAURINBURG — Scotland boy's basketball coach Michael Malpass didn't like the way his team attacked the Lumberton Pirates' defense in late December.
Instead of relying so heavily on jumpshots and individual play-making, he told his kids in practice this week to attack the basket and look for driving teammates.
The result? A Scotland shellack

Scots get revenge, level Pirates

LAURINBURG — Scotland boy's basketball coach Michael Malpass didn't like the way his team attacked the Lumberton Pirates' defense in late December. Instead of relying so heavily on jumpshots and individual play-making, he told his kids in practice this week to attack the basket and look for driving teammates. The result? A Scotland shellack

LAURINBURG — Scotland senior forward Destiny Campbell was frustrated.
The Lady Scots' leading scorer, who averages 18 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, was held to 2 first-half points by a feisty Lumberton defense. They were sending constant double teams her way — she barely had enough room to breathe, let alone the space to knock dow

Alone at the top

LAURINBURG — Scotland senior forward Destiny Campbell was frustrated. The Lady Scots' leading scorer, who averages 18 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, was held to 2 first-half points by a feisty Lumberton defense. They were sending constant double teams her way — she barely had enough room to breathe, let alone the space to knock dow

By Logan Martinez
lmartinez@civitasmedia.com
HAMLET — Born into NASCAR royalty, Kevin Parsons was destined to have a passion for racing. His father, after all, is NASCAR Hall-of-Famer and broadcasting legend Benny Parsons.
Kevin was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1965, but he and his family are North Carolinians at heart.
Benny was a native

Sticking to his racing roots

By Logan Martinez lmartinez@civitasmedia.com HAMLET — Born into NASCAR royalty, Kevin Parsons was destined to have a passion for racing. His father, after all, is NASCAR Hall-of-Famer and broadcasting legend Benny Parsons. Kevin was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1965, but he and his family are North Carolinians at heart. Benny was a native

LAURINBURG — The War on I-74 Trophy will remain in Pembroke for another season.
But The University of North Carolina at Pembroke wrestling team had to earn it, as the St. Andrews Knights gave them all they could handle in the Braves' 27-18 victory at Harris Court Thursday night.
St. Andrews wrestling coach Joe Baranik said his team has gott

Braves edge Knights in 'War on I-74'

LAURINBURG — The War on I-74 Trophy will remain in Pembroke for another season. But The University of North Carolina at Pembroke wrestling team had to earn it, as the St. Andrews Knights gave them all they could handle in the Braves' 27-18 victory at Harris Court Thursday night. St. Andrews wrestling coach Joe Baranik said his team has gott

Local roundup: Purnell Swett falls in non-conference sweep; wrestling updates

PEMBROKE — The Purnell Swett basketball team hit 10 3-pointers but struggled to keep pace in a non-conference matchup with Terry Sanford on Thursday. The Rams (3-11) allowed a 7-0 run to start the game and allowed the Bulldogs to run away late. They trailed at the end of each quarter, falling behind by as many as 15 points in the third quart

LAURINBURG — Facing one of the top programs in the Southeastern Conference, Scotland was without arguably their top wrestler in Zitemus Henderson.
The junior, who normally wrestles in the 120-pound and 126-pound bouts, did not make weight in time ahead of Wednesday night's match against the Lumberton Pirates. From the sidelines, he and coach

Pirates pummel Scots 53-9

LAURINBURG — Facing one of the top programs in the Southeastern Conference, Scotland was without arguably their top wrestler in Zitemus Henderson. The junior, who normally wrestles in the 120-pound and 126-pound bouts, did not make weight in time ahead of Wednesday night's match against the Lumberton Pirates. From the sidelines, he and coach

RAEFORD — In a pivotal Southeastern clash, the Hoke Bucks outlasted Scotland at home Tuesday night, 53-51, thanks to clutch baskets and a series of key defensive stops.
Hoke's Wesley Baldwin drove into the lane and made the go-ahead bucket with a little less than a minute to go. Down by two points with less than one minute remaining, Scotlan

Bucks beat Scots by a basket

RAEFORD — In a pivotal Southeastern clash, the Hoke Bucks outlasted Scotland at home Tuesday night, 53-51, thanks to clutch baskets and a series of key defensive stops. Hoke's Wesley Baldwin drove into the lane and made the go-ahead bucket with a little less than a minute to go. Down by two points with less than one minute remaining, Scotlan

RAEFORD — The Scotland girl's basketball team only scored 14 points in the second half of Tuesday night's showdown with Hoke, and their leading scorer was in foul trouble for the final 16 minutes.
Despite the cold-shooting and unforced turnovers, the Lady Scots overcame those shortcomings to defeat the Hoke Bucks 44-41.
Scotland played thei

Lady Scots skate by Hoke

RAEFORD — The Scotland girl's basketball team only scored 14 points in the second half of Tuesday night's showdown with Hoke, and their leading scorer was in foul trouble for the final 16 minutes. Despite the cold-shooting and unforced turnovers, the Lady Scots overcame those shortcomings to defeat the Hoke Bucks 44-41. Scotland played thei





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