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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.

 

Prep football roundup: South Rob gets 1st win under Jernigan

FAYETTEVILLE — The South Robeson built on its streak of holding opponents scoreless to six quarters and took down Trinity Christian 30-0 on the road Friday night.The Mustangs (1-1) moved away from their normal running style early on in the game, as senior quarterback Kalvis Chavis scored the first two touchdowns of the game on passing plays to the endzone on his way to three total touchdowns in the game.Head coach Clay Jernigan said he was happy with the win his te...

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Special teams strike in LHS win

LUMBERTON — As Tyreik McCallum lined up in the backfield for the opening kickoff of Friday’s 35-21 win against Pine Forest, the Lumberton sophomore was simply looking for a hole.“When I saw the kick, I knew I could take it to the house,” McCallum said. “I’ve got some of the better blockers on the team on my kick returns, I’ve just got to follow the blocks and we’ll be good.”The blocks took him where he needed to go, g...

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Rams roll to victory

PEMBROKE — After an early miscue, it looked like the Red Springs football team might avenge last year’s loss to the Purnell Swett. The Red Devils saw Cody Freeman connect with Eric Graham on a 45-yard touchdown pass to take a 6-0 lead on the Rams after only three minutes of game play.Unfortunately for the Red Devils, that was the game’s only highlight.Purnell Swett rolled off the next 34 points of the game, including three rushing touchdowns by Thristia...

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Same position, different perspectives

PEMBROKE — Thristian Lowry was by no means a poor quarterback for Purnell Swett last season. Lowry threw for more than 1,500 yards, rushed for 337 more and was responsible for 20 of his team’s touchdowns during the team’s 3-8 campaign.Those numbers would sit well with most quarterbacks in the state, but for Lowry, it wasn’t enough. He said he learned a lot during the last season and realizes that just because the personal numbers were there, it doesn’t...

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Lumber River falls 12-3 in World Series championship game

By Rick McCorkleThe Daily NewsLONGVIEW, Wash. — The start was just about perfect for Lumber River. The finish couldn’t have been much worse.Lumber River’s dream run through the Babe Ruth 13- to 15-year-old World Series ended with a thud as it fell 12-3 to Broomall-Newtown, Pa., in Thursday night’s championship game at David Story Field in Longview, Wash.One night after Matt Strickland tossed a complete-game gem to move Lumber...

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5 named to UNCP Hall of Fame

PEMBROKE — All-Americans Whitney Beverly, Jason Morales, Danielle Richardson, Jelena Shaw and legendary mens soccer coach Mike Schaeffer were been named the newest members of the UNC Pembroke Athletics Hall of Fame, athletics director Dick Christy announced.The crop is the largest Hall of Fame class since the initial class in 1980 and features the first coach to be inducted since wrestling skipper Mike Olson was honored with the distinction in 2008. Beverly, Richardson and Sh...

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Power Poll: Surprising Pirates lead county rankings entering Week 2

As the Lumberton football team was preparing for the upcoming season, there seemed to be a constant buzz about the team’s season opener against Douglas Byrd. Even knowing that the Eagles aren’t as strong as they’ve ever been, it was a game that would serve as a benchmark, a test to set the bar for the rest of the season.Suffice it to say, the Pirates passed, beating the Eagles 38-0.The Pirates put up double the yards they allowed and had the school̵...

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Local sports briefs: Purnell Swett tennis tops Scotland

Purnell Swett tennis tops Scotland PEMBROKE — The Purnell Swett tennis team got a 6-3 win against Scotland in its first Southeastern Conference match of the year on Thursday. In singles action Kali Strickland, PS, def. Sallie Wegner 6-0, 6-4; Camryn Ellis, S, def. Nikana Oxendine 6-0, 6-0; Anna Griswold, S, def. Genna Locklear 1-6, 6-3, 10-8; Mary Scott, PS, def. Grace McIntyre 6-0, 6-1; Brooke Huggins, PS, def. Karrigan Campbell 6-0, 2-0 retired; and Myla Cl...

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Local roundup: Lumber River heads to title game

LONG VIEW, Wash — The Lumber River Babe Ruth team will have a chance to write history tonight. After a 4-3 victory over Torrance, California, the boys from North Carolina have advanced to the Babe Ruth 13- to 15-year-old World Series championship game.The team took advantage of three errors made by Torrance and never trailed in the win, scoring single runs in the second and fourth, and two in the sixth inning before stopping a late rally by Torrance in the top of the seventh....

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From humble beginnings

MAXTON — The 1971 Maxton High School football team admittedly wasn’t very good. It was a season that, record-wise, was one of the worst any school in North Carolina has ever had.“As freshmen we went 0-10 and got beat a lot by big scores,” said James McDougald, who was the school’s running back at the time. “But it taught us a lesson as well. You have to fight ‘til the end and from that point on we did.”The Maxton football t...

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Running for the city

LUMBERTON — Four times a week, Lumberton police Officer Joe Frederick laces up his shoes and goes for a run.The runs, which range from nine to 16 miles, usually start near the Pine Terrace Fire Department along Alamac Road and finish several hours later, sometimes near Exit 25 on Interstate 95, other times near Union Chapel Road outside of Lumberton city limits.Frederick admits it’s not always the most exciting surroundings, but in the back of his mind, he...

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