Local Sports Briefs


Lumberton Belles

The Lumberton Belles claimed a runner-up finish in the Dixie Belles Softball World Series on Wednesday in West Monroe, La., losing in the title game 8-5 to Pine Prairie, La.

Lumberton defeated Paxton, Fla. 8-5 in the first game on Wednesday to advance to the title game.

After a last inning rally lifted Marion, SC. to a 6-5 victory over Lumberton in Saturday’s opener, Lumberton won four games in a row to reach the final game.

County jamboree

Red Springs High School is hosting the Robeson County football jamboree on Aug. 12, featuring the Red Devils and the South Robeson Mustangs.

The event begins at 4 p.m. and features six teams from the region. West Bladen, Westover, Word of God Christian Academy and Fayetteville Christian Academy are the other four teams participating in the event.

The Red Devils will face West Bladen and Westover, with South Robeson battling Westover and Fayetteville Christian.

Football classic

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.

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.

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