Local Sports Briefs


Soccer registration

The Lumberton Recreation Department is hosting fall soccer registration for boys and girls through Wednesday.

Registration is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Bill Sapp Recreation Center for kids ages 5 to 12. The child must be five years of age and cannot be 13 on/by Aug. 31.

The cost is $10 and first time participants must show a birth certificate.

Anyone interested in coaching or for information about registration, contact Scott Graham at 671-3870 or [email protected]

Sports passes

The Lumberton High School Athletic Booster Club has its all-season sports passes available for purchase.

The passes are honored at all home games for each sport at Lumberton High School for the upcoming 2015-2016 Academic Year. For information, contact James Granger at 910-827-5542.

Seeking coaches

The Lumberton Football Association is seeking coaches for it’s A, B and C league teams for the 2015 season. For information, contact James Granger at 910-827-5542 or Scott Graham at 910-671-3869.

Football jamboree

Lumberton High School is hosting the inaugural Battle of the Carolinas Football Classic on Aug. 13, raising money for the teams involved and giving the community an opportunity to check out some football prior to the regular season opener on Aug. 21.

The new event will feature eight teams under the lights, including three scrimmages that will pit a North Carolina team against a South Carolina team.

Representing North Carolina this fall will be three Robeson County teams — Lumberton, Purnell Swett and Fairmont — along with regional teams West Brunswick and East Bladen. Dillon, Latta and Lakeview will travel from South Carolina to participate.

The eight schools will share the money raised by the event. Each school will get 200 discounted tickets for sale in advance of the event with all money going back to the school. Ticket revenue at the gate, which will jump from $5 to $7, will be split between the teams after expenses are paid.

The night will begin with East Bladen against Latta at 6 p.m., followed by Fairmont vs. Lakeview at 7. The late scrimmages will include Purnell Swett vs. West Brunswick at 8 and Lumberton vs. Dillon at 9.

The scrimmages will be given the entire field.

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