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Scott Schlaufman

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In less than two weeks, golfers around the county will have the chance to help local students in their hunt for a medical career, but now's the time to sign up.
The Southeastern Health Foundation will host its 25th annual Swing for Health tournament on May 7 at Pinecrest Country Club and Friday is the deadline to register.
Proceeds from the capta

Swing for Health tournament approaching

In less than two weeks, golfers around the county will have the chance to help local students in their hunt for a medical career, but now's the time to sign up. The Southeastern Health Foundation will host its 25th annual Swing for Health tournament on May 7 at Pinecrest Country Club and Friday is the deadline to register. Proceeds from the capta

SOUTHERN PINES — The Purnell Swett High School baseball team allowed just one run on Friday during a 1-0 loss at Pinecrest, but it cost the Rams more than just the game.
With their fourth loss in a row, the Rams (12-6, 3-5) were mathematically eliminated from the Southeastern Conference playoffs. They had been among four teams tied for first

Oxendine's gem not enough for Rams

SOUTHERN PINES — The Purnell Swett High School baseball team allowed just one run on Friday during a 1-0 loss at Pinecrest, but it cost the Rams more than just the game. With their fourth loss in a row, the Rams (12-6, 3-5) were mathematically eliminated from the Southeastern Conference playoffs. They had been among four teams tied for first

FORT BRAGG —NASCAR veteran Kasey Kahne is plenty comfortable when he sits behind the wheel of his No. 5 Chevrolet.
But as he sat at the controls of a 105-millimeter howitzer on Thursday at Fort Bragg, he had more than a few nerves.
“I was scared,” Kahne said. “When I don't understand things real well, I'm nervous and there

Kahne makes pit stop at Fort Bragg

FORT BRAGG —NASCAR veteran Kasey Kahne is plenty comfortable when he sits behind the wheel of his No. 5 Chevrolet. But as he sat at the controls of a 105-millimeter howitzer on Thursday at Fort Bragg, he had more than a few nerves. “I was scared,” Kahne said. “When I don't understand things real well, I'm nervous and there

Pirates, Patriots play to 1-1 draw in key SEC game

LUMBERTON — As the Pinecrest and Lumberton soccer teams walked off the field at following a 1-1 draw on Thursday, neither team was particularly happy. But with two conference games left to play next week, first-year Patriot coach Robert Wagler took solice in the fact that it left his girls in the driver's seat for the Southeastern Conference

PEMBROKE — Hannah Ammons hasn't had the chance to travel the world, but her lone season on The University of North Carolina at Pembroke women's tennis team let her experience it in a whole new way.
The former Fairmont High School standout is one of just three Americans in the program. The rest of her team is made up of players originally fro

Braves fall in final match

PEMBROKE — Hannah Ammons hasn't had the chance to travel the world, but her lone season on The University of North Carolina at Pembroke women's tennis team let her experience it in a whole new way. The former Fairmont High School standout is one of just three Americans in the program. The rest of her team is made up of players originally fro

PEMBROKE — Hannah Ammons hasn't had the chance to travel the world, but her lone season on The University of North Carolina at Pembroke women's tennis team let her experience it in a whole new way.
The former Fairmont High School standout is one of just three Americans in the program. The rest of her team is made up of players originally fro

Loss marks the end for UNCP tennis

PEMBROKE — Hannah Ammons hasn't had the chance to travel the world, but her lone season on The University of North Carolina at Pembroke women's tennis team let her experience it in a whole new way. The former Fairmont High School standout is one of just three Americans in the program. The rest of her team is made up of players originally fro

ST. PAULS — As the Spring semester was about to start up at St. Pauls High School in January, Jason Bullock found out that the school needed a new boys tennis coach.
Bullock, a former tennis player who has previously coached at the school, took the job but had a minimal idea of what he could actually expect from the team.
“I didn't kn

Bulldog tennis stays undefeated

ST. PAULS — As the Spring semester was about to start up at St. Pauls High School in January, Jason Bullock found out that the school needed a new boys tennis coach. Bullock, a former tennis player who has previously coached at the school, took the job but had a minimal idea of what he could actually expect from the team. “I didn't kn

What can $15,000 do to help homeless animals? Some of Robeson County's furry friends are about to find out.
The Robeson County Humane Society raised that much during its annual John P. Williamson Memorial Golf Tournament at Pinecrest Country Club on Thursday.
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Tournament raises $15K for humane society

What can $15,000 do to help homeless animals? Some of Robeson County's furry friends are about to find out. The Robeson County Humane Society raised that much during its annual John P. Williamson Memorial Golf Tournament at Pinecrest Country Club on Thursday. The society, which helps rescue and find homes for homeless animals around the county, u

ROCKINGHAM — No one officially timed it, but the softball game between Lumberton and Richmond Senior may have lasted longer than the bus ride to Rockingham.
If it did, it was barely over the time.
Richmond stretched its winning streak to three games with a 12-0 victory over Lumberton in five innings Saturday morning.
The game was completed

Richmond keeps rolling, blanks Lumberton

ROCKINGHAM — No one officially timed it, but the softball game between Lumberton and Richmond Senior may have lasted longer than the bus ride to Rockingham. If it did, it was barely over the time. Richmond stretched its winning streak to three games with a 12-0 victory over Lumberton in five innings Saturday morning. The game was completed

Fairmont baseball beats E. Columbus for 9th win in a row

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont baseball team continued its run of success on Friday, beating East Columbus 6-4 for the team's ninth win in a row. The Golden Tornadoes (14-2, 8-1) allowed just three hits and had a trio batters finish with multiple hits. After falling behind 1-0 in the fourth inning, Fairmont responded with 2 in the bottom half. A t

LUMBERTON — The Southeastern Conference has historically been competitive in baseball, but halfway through the conference schedule, there's no clear favorite.
As teams return to the field tonight for their first conference games in two weeks, Lumberton, Purnell Swett, Richmond and Pinecrest are tied for first place with 3-2 conference record

SEC baseball teams ready to break out

LUMBERTON — The Southeastern Conference has historically been competitive in baseball, but halfway through the conference schedule, there's no clear favorite. As teams return to the field tonight for their first conference games in two weeks, Lumberton, Purnell Swett, Richmond and Pinecrest are tied for first place with 3-2 conference record

LUMBERTON — Whether athletically or academically, Chloe Locklear takes what she does seriously.
On the soccer field, she's been a four-year starter and two-year captain for the Pirates, giving the team a strong option in the middle. Off of it, she's worked her way to a 4.72 grade point average that ranks her 14th in her class.
When it came

Locklear moving on to Meredith

LUMBERTON — Whether athletically or academically, Chloe Locklear takes what she does seriously. On the soccer field, she's been a four-year starter and two-year captain for the Pirates, giving the team a strong option in the middle. Off of it, she's worked her way to a 4.72 grade point average that ranks her 14th in her class. When it came

LUMBERTON — Three of North Carolina State University's top athletics coaches will visit Robeson County next month as part of the 2015 Wolfpack Club Coaches Caravan.
Scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at the Southeastern Agricultural Center in Lumberton, the event will be headlined by men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried, women's baske

Wolfpack Club making a stop in Lumberton

LUMBERTON — Three of North Carolina State University's top athletics coaches will visit Robeson County next month as part of the 2015 Wolfpack Club Coaches Caravan. Scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at the Southeastern Agricultural Center in Lumberton, the event will be headlined by men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried, women's baske

PEMBROKE — In his three years kicking for the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Connor Haskins was a vital tool for the Braves.
The former Lumberton High School standout set multiple records for the Braves, including most field goals made and attempted in a season, with 14 and 19 respectively, most extra points made consecutively wit

Davis hits mark in UNCP spring game

PEMBROKE — In his three years kicking for the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Connor Haskins was a vital tool for the Braves. The former Lumberton High School standout set multiple records for the Braves, including most field goals made and attempted in a season, with 14 and 19 respectively, most extra points made consecutively wit

ST. PAULS — The members of the Fairmont High School baseball team are used to being underdogs at the annual Robeson County Slugfest baseball tournament, primarily when paired up against the likes of Purnell Swett and Lumberton.
The Golden Tornadoes (11-2) not only completed a two-day sweep of the county's biggest schools with a 5-2 win again

2nd chance pays off for Fairmont

ST. PAULS — The members of the Fairmont High School baseball team are used to being underdogs at the annual Robeson County Slugfest baseball tournament, primarily when paired up against the likes of Purnell Swett and Lumberton. The Golden Tornadoes (11-2) not only completed a two-day sweep of the county's biggest schools with a 5-2 win again

ST. PAULS — Going into Monday's game against Lumberton High School, the Fairmont baseball team heard its fair share of trash talk from its 4A rival.
It gave plenty of motivation to pitching ace Cole Lovin.
“I just thought it might have been a battle between both teams and I wanted to come in and do my part,” Lovin said.
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Lovin's no hitter halts Pirates

ST. PAULS — Going into Monday's game against Lumberton High School, the Fairmont baseball team heard its fair share of trash talk from its 4A rival. It gave plenty of motivation to pitching ace Cole Lovin. “I just thought it might have been a battle between both teams and I wanted to come in and do my part,” Lovin said. Lovin d

ST. PAULS — Entering the Robeson County Slugfest tournament, Fairmont High School baseball coach Sandy Thorndyke knew that Jordan Swett was capable of pitching well.
He just hadn't had a chance this year, having thrown fewer than three innings this season.
“His arm hadn't been in pitching shape. It's been a little sore,” Thorndy

Slugfest baseball roundup: Swett shines in pitching debut

ST. PAULS — Entering the Robeson County Slugfest tournament, Fairmont High School baseball coach Sandy Thorndyke knew that Jordan Swett was capable of pitching well. He just hadn't had a chance this year, having thrown fewer than three innings this season. “His arm hadn't been in pitching shape. It's been a little sore,” Thorndy

Late Slugfest roundup: Rams rebound with 10-0 win vs. St. Pauls in Slugfest opener

ST. PAULS — As the Purnell Swett High School baseball team left the field following a 10-0 win against St. Pauls on Saturday, the Rams felt little to be disappointed with in the first game since a loss to Lumberton on Thursday. The defending Robeson County Slugfest champions returned to the tournament with a two-hit mercy rule win, going err

Note: The All-County wrestling team is compiled by P.J. Smith using a mathematical formula that takes into account several factors, including county championships, win percentage and postseason performance.
Individual awards
Coach of the Year: Jamie Bell, Lumberton
Most Outstanding Wrestler: Thomas Thompson, Sr., Lumberton
All-County Team
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2015 All-County wrestling team

Note: The All-County wrestling team is compiled by P.J. Smith using a mathematical formula that takes into account several factors, including county championships, win percentage and postseason performance. Individual awards Coach of the Year: Jamie Bell, Lumberton Most Outstanding Wrestler: Thomas Thompson, Sr., Lumberton All-County Team 106

LUMBERTON — With no outs and the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning of Thursday's 6-4 win against Purnell Swett, Lumberton coach Paul Hodges didn't think twice about keeping reliever Daniel Oxendine in the game.
“We put Daniel in because Daniel's a competitor and we felt like it was going to be his game to win or lose at the

Friday's local roundup: Pirates prevail in rivalry bout

LUMBERTON — With no outs and the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning of Thursday's 6-4 win against Purnell Swett, Lumberton coach Paul Hodges didn't think twice about keeping reliever Daniel Oxendine in the game. “We put Daniel in because Daniel's a competitor and we felt like it was going to be his game to win or lose at the





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