Robesonian- RSS SPORTS Feed http://robesonian.com/section/SPORTS http://robesonian.com/section/SPORTS Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:02:53 EST 1800 Slugfest postponed, games moved to Monday http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-sports/4526807/Slugfest-postponed-games-moved-to-Monday Follow the up-to-the-minute weather updates concerning this weekend's tournament using the hashtag #ROBCOSlugfest on Twitter. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Rain threat forces officials to ‘assess’ Slugfest plan http://robesonian.com/news/sports/4517929/Rain-threat-forces-officials-to-assess-Slugfest-plan RED SPRINGS — Jason Suggs spent most of Friday morning shaking his head.A possible schedule change to one of Robeson County's premiere athletic events had PSRC's athletic director irritated. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST SLUGFEST SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Swett hopes to continue title game appearance streak http://robesonian.com/news/sports/4516857/Swett-set-sights-on-making-title-game-for-5th-straight-year-to-5th-Slugfest RED SPRINGS — William Deese is only in his second year as the Purnell Swett softball coach but he knows that getting to the championship game of the Robeson County Slugfest isn't an easy task. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST SLUGFEST BASEBALL PREVIEW: Red-hot Fairmont deflects pressure as top seed http://robesonian.com/news/sports/4495248/Fairmonts-Fury RED SPRINGS — Sandy Thorndyke doesn't lose sleep over what others say about his 2A baseball program at Fairmont. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Robeson County Slugfest schedule, past champions, MVPs http://robesonian.com/news/sports/4495260/Robeson-County-Slugfest-schedule-past-champions-MVPs ROBESON COUNTY SLUGFEST SCHEDULEBaseball (Saturday's games at Tom Cope Park, Red Springs)No. 3 Lumberton vs. No. 6 Freedom Christian, 10 a.m. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Local roundup: Raiders blank Lumberton 5-0 http://robesonian.com/news/sports/4516948/Local-roundup:-Raiders-blank-Lumberton-5-0 LUMBERTON — It was fitting that the Richmond softball team clinched the Southeastern Conference regular season title with a shutout.After all, the Raiders have yet to lose this season. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sampson slams the door on Richmond, Pirates move into first-place tie http://robesonian.com/news/sports/4508787/Sampson-slams-the-door-on-Richmond-Pirates-move-into-first-place-tie LUMBERTON — If last week's shutout loss at Pinecrest was stomach-turning for the Lumberton Pirates, then Thursday's 3-1 win over Richmond was the ideal remedy heading down the stretch in the Southeastern Conference championship race... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST McGirt ties for lead at Hilton Head http://robesonian.com/news/sports/4514569/McGirt-ties-for-lead-at-Hilton-Head HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Duke’s Parker headed for NBA draft http://robesonian.com/news/sports/4510185/Dukes-Parker-headed-for-NBA-draft DURHAM — Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft, and there's a strong chance he'll be the No. 1 pick. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Wednesday’s Prep Roundup: ‘Deflated’ Rams lose to Richmond; Fairmont clinches title http://robesonian.com/news/sports/4505238/Wednesdays-Prep-Roundup:-Deflated-Rams-lose-to-Richmond;-Fairmont-clinches-title PEMBROKE — Purnell Swett was inches away from heading into its dugout leading by three going into the bottom of the fourth. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Swett blanked as Richmond clinches SEC title http://robesonian.com/news/sports/4505310/Swett-blanked-as-Richmond-clinches-SEC-title PEMBROKE — The Purnell Swett softball team has dealt with injuries all season, but when first baseman Alysa Hunt lost a throw in the sun during the second inning of Wednesday's 12-0 loss to Richmond, it hurt the Rams in more ways than... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST CRAWFORD: Examining the filthiest contracts and ultimate bargains in pro sports http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-sports/4484077/MONEY-MATTERS Kobe Bryant loosens his tie and leans back in his seat, struggling to swallow the Lakers' latest home loss to Charlotte. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Baseball Elite Poll: Slugfest Lumberton’s to win http://robesonian.com/news/sports/4469668/Baseball-Elite-Poll:-Despite-seed-Lumbertons-Slugfest-favorite Say what you want about the seeding — it is voted on by coaches after all — but the Robeson County Slugfest at Red Springs is Lumberton's tournament to win this season, jokingly labeled the 'Pirate Invitational' a season... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Harvick survives shootout for 1st Darlington win http://robesonian.com/news/sports/4473792/Harvick-survives-shootout-for-1st-Darlington-win DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick used one of the few weekend missteps to pull out his first Darlington victory. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bubba’s back on top http://robesonian.com/news/sports/4473014/Bubbas-back-on-top AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — One of golf's most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters on Sunday. That's just fine with Bubba Watson.All he cared about was slipping into that green jacket. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST LYBA weekly report http://robesonian.com/news/sports/4465891/LYBA-weekly-report -Lumberton Ford Coach PitchResultsA's 17, Orioles 2Braves 10, Phillies 1Braves 6, Rays 2Priates 7, Rockies 1Phllies 3, Pirates 1 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST QB competition ripens at UNCP’s spring game http://robesonian.com/news/localsports1-sports/4165548/Bringing-out-the-best PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke football team has had an offseason full of transition. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Greene’s recruiting journey ends at Belhaven http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-sports/4131274/Greenes-recruiting-journey-ends-at-Belhaven RED SPRINGS — The offseason noise for Blake Greene is finally over.He knows where he'll play college football and says he felt at home during a recent visit to one of the only programs that likes him as a quarterback. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Pinecrest hosting hickory sticks tourney http://robesonian.com/news/sports/4155064/Pinecrest-hosting-hickory-sticks-tourney It's almost time to break out the knickers.Pinecrest Country Club will go through a bit of a time warp on Friday when the Carolina Hickory Golf Association holds a tournament at the golf course. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fairmont’s Hardin throws one-hitter http://robesonian.com/news/sports/4163257/Fairmonts-Hardin-throws-one-hitter LAKE WACCAMAW — Fairmont got a near flawless pitching performance from Gage Hardin and improved to 10-0 in conference play. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST