ROCKINGHAM — The Lumberton volleyball team picked up a key win Thursday night, beating Richmond (2-7, 1-2 SEC) in five sets, four of which were decided by two points. The Pirates (8-1, 2-1 SEC) edged out the Raiders 23-25, 25-11, 27-25, 23-25, 17-15.
“It was a nail-biter for sure,” said Lumberton coach Jeff McLamb.
Mariah Locklear led the Pirates with 14 kills and Kayla Kerns had 13 as setter Allison Kinlaw racked up 38 assists.
McLamb said the match was largely back and forth, with the third set being key. The Pirates started the set trailing 9-1 but called a timeout and forced a comeback to eventually win the set.
LHS soccer beats Gray’s Creek
LUMBERTON — The Lumberton soccer team got back on the winning track Thursday with a 6-2 non-conference win against Gray’s Creek.
The Pirates (4-3, 0-1 SEC) were led by senior captain Colby Johnson, who had four goals.
Johnson put the Pirates ahead early, but Gray’s Creek eventually tied it at 1-1. A goal by Miguel Bello broke the tie before Johnson scored an insurance goal to put the Pirates ahead 3-1 entering halftime.
Lumberton had two goals from Johnson in the second half and one from Mack Kenney. Jace Ward led the Pirates with 2 assists. Bello and Arash Hosseini each had an assist.
Ricardo Leal had seven saves.
Youth event benefitting Addison foundation
FAIRMONT — The Tyreke Addison Memorial Scholarship Foundation (TDA7) will host a free punt, pass and kick competition for boys and girls ages 6 to 14 on Sept. 14 at Fairmont High School on the football field.
The event is designed to kick off a general scholarship fund in Addison’s honor, one of two Fairmont football players killed in a single-car accident during July 2012. Raising awareness for responsible teen driving is a key point behind the foundation. TDA7 President James Townsend says donations will be accepted.
For more information or to register, contact Townsend at 910-618-7942.