Local Roundup: County teams set for soccer playoffs; Richmond leads All-SEC volleyball honors


By Rodd Baxley - [email protected]



Trio of county soccer teams make playoffs

LUMBERTON — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released brackets for the boys soccer state playoffs, with three teams from Robeson County making the cut.

Lumberton, Red Springs and St. Pauls will compete in their first-round matchups on Saturday, with the Red Devils set to host and the Bulldogs and Pirates hitting the road.

In 2A, No. 5 Red Springs (10-4) will host 12th-seeded Northeastern (8-9-1) for a 4 p.m. match and No. 15 St. Pauls (8-10) will travel to No. 2 East Duplin (14-2-3) for a 6 p.m. contest. In 4A, No. 13 Lumberton (8-5-5) will travel to No. 4 Millbrook (17-4-1) for a 6:30 p.m. match.

N.C. State University will host the state championship matches at Dail Soccer Field on Nov. 19 starting at 11 a.m.

Richmond leads All-SEC volleyball honors

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior volleyball team dominated the Southeastern Conference this season, winning the conference title en route to sweeping the postseason awards.

Altman Griffin was named the SEC Player of the Year, with Shellie Wimpey earning Coach of the Year honors to lead six Raiders honored on the All-SEC list.

Joining Griffin and Wimpey were Owen Bowers, Mackenzie Webb, Savannah Lampley and Brianna Baysek.

Robeson County had three players represented on the squad with a pair from Purnell Swett and one from Lumberton. Rebekah Chavis and Alaiya Feliciano earned honors for the Rams, with London Thompson representing the Pirates.

Pinecrest and Scotland had three players each on the squad, with Hoke earning two spots. Brooke Sayers, Abby Wallace and Camille Honeycutt represented the Patriots. Emma Gray Beacham, Kandon Luquer and Nahir Pegues represented the Scots and Diamond Holmes and Cayleigh Norton represented the Bucks.

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By Rodd Baxley

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