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Getting the jump

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Fairmont native William McGirt closed with a flurry of birdies on Sunday, posted the second-best score of the day and has assured himself of two more starts this year and has a chance to make the elite field in the season-ending Tour Championship.But McGirt wanted more at The Barclays, the first event of the four-tournament FedEx Cup playoffs,Facing a 33-foot downhill put on No. 18 a the Ridgewood Golf Course to reach 12 under par, McGirt believed if he holed it, he would have a good a chance for at a playoff and his first PGA victory.

 

Football roundup: Purnell Swett stomps Anson

WADESBORO — After losing the past two weeks, the Purnell Swett football team was in need of a win, and was able to get one against Anson on Friday night, coming away with a 35-7 road victory.“Our defense played really well,” Purnell Swett coach Mark Heil said. “By far the best our defense has played and by far the most physical we have played. We created seven turnovers, and should have had nine and we scored twice on defense.”The Rams (2-3)...

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UNCP releases schedule for mens basketball

PEMBROKE — A challenging preseason exhibition schedule, including a late-October home contest with Athletes In Action and a November contest at NCAA Division I University of Alabama-Birmingham, as well as 15 regular season home dates highlight the 2014-15 UNC Pembroke mens basketball schedule, which was released on Friday.The season starts in just over a month, with Moonlight Madness on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. This year’s event will take place during homecoming week, and will...

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Hoggard hands LHS 2nd loss

WILMINGTON — The Lumberton football team sat one of its biggest weapons on Friday and struggled to make up for the lack of production in a 35-7 loss at Hoggard.“Josh is the biggest part of our offense right now, so it affected us in that way. But I’m very confident in the running backs we have. I’m proud of the running backs we got. That had nothing to do with us losing tonight,” Lumberton coach Mike Setzer said. “He’s got a situation where...

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An example of leadership

ROWLAND — Over the last four years, there haven’t been many constants for the South Robeson football team.The school has seen three different head coaches during that time and one winning record, which came last year.One thing that hasn’t changed in recent years has been the presence of the number four in the backfield for the Mustangs.

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Leach to enter ECU Hall of Fame today

GREENVILLE — Former South Robeson standout Vonta Leach is among four people that will be inducted into the East Carolina University Athletics Hall of Fame today.He’ll join Billy Best, Mitchell Cannon and Eddie Hicks during special ceremonies surrounding the Pirates’ football game with North Carolina on Saturday“We’re proud of him,” former coach Mike Brill said. “I know his family is tickled to death, my family is tickled to death...

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Local roundup: No middle ground

LUMBERTON — There was a lot more on the line Thursday night at Lumberton High School than just bragging rights in a rivalry game between Lumberton and Purnell Swett.The two teams were also jockeying for playoff positioning at the midpoint of the conference season.The Pirates (4-9, 3-2) entered the game after dropping a tight five set match to Scotland on Tuesday night, and were looking for a bounce back win to get them back to above 500 in conference play. For the ...

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Richmond rocks Pirates in 2nd half

LUMBERTON — With Lumberton in a bit of a rebuilding mode this year, the players on the Richmond soccer team have started to build a buzz as one of the top teams in the Southeastern Conference.With a 1-0 lead at halftime at Lumberton on Wednesday, Raider coach Bennie Howard felt like his team needed a reminder.“Everybody’s talked from last year that us and Pinecrest are the two teams and for Richmond, that’s not been said in a long time,” How...

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Living a balanced life

FAYETTEVILLE — Going into the 1983 high school football season, Red Springs wasn’t a team that was viewed as much of a threat.The Red Devils had weapons, in particular quarterback/halfback Hardin Brown, as well as tight end Charles McRae, but had not been able to put them into a system that generated wins. Brown passed for more than 1,100 yards the year before, with most of his completions going to McRae, and rushed for almost 700, but the team struggled to a 2-7-1 reco...

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Mistakes cripple Mustangs

WHITEVILLE — The South Robeson volleyball team’s postseason hopes took a brief hit Tuesday night when as the Mustangs fell to Whiteville in straight sets, 25-17, 25-12, 25-15 in a key Three Rivers Conference matchup.Both teams entered the match both vying for third place in the conference, behind South Columbus and Fairmont.The first set was most competitive for both teams, with Whiteville gaining an early edge at 11-5 after a seven-point service run by junio...

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Fairmont jumps to first

FAIRMONT — During the 2013 season, there was only one obstacle the Fairmont volleyball team struggled to overcome: South Columbus.The Stallions accounted for half of the Golden Tornadoes’ four losses, forcing Fairmont to settle for second place after an otherwise flawless run in the Three Rivers Conference.So when Fairmont scored the final point in Tuesday’s 3-2 win in the teams’ first meeting of the year, there was a bit of a release as the bench...

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Sticking with tradition

PEMBROKE — After an quick opening drive the resulted in a touchdown for visiting Fayetteville State, there was a slight feeling that it could be the year the Broncos finally broke through and won the annual Two Rivers Classic, presented by Candy Sue’s.The University of North Carolina at Pembroke had other plans.The first drive was the only time the Broncos put points on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter as the Braves defense regrouped and set the offens...

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