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Logan Martinez

Position: Sports Editor
E-Mail Address: lmartinez@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 910-506-3170


About Logan Martinez

Covers sports at Scotland High, St. Andrews University and Scotland County Parks and Recreation.

Latest Stories by Logan Martinez

LAURINBURG — Three Scotland games were cancelled Friday evening due to soggy weather.
The baseball, softball, and girl's soccer teams were taken out of action — baseball and softball were scheduled to play Hoke in Raeford and girl's soccer was set to travel to Cameron to battle Union Pines, but mother nature had other ideas as rain sho

Scotland sports rained out

LAURINBURG — Three Scotland games were cancelled Friday evening due to soggy weather. The baseball, softball, and girl's soccer teams were taken out of action — baseball and softball were scheduled to play Hoke in Raeford and girl's soccer was set to travel to Cameron to battle Union Pines, but mother nature had other ideas as rain sho

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews is set to introduce a new sport beginning in 2016.
Athletic director Glenn Batten announced Thursday that the university will add men's volleyball as a varsity sport starting in the 2015-2016 school year. It will be the 19th sport sponsored by the school.
“The addition of men's volleyball gives us the opportun

St. Andrews adds men's volleyball

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews is set to introduce a new sport beginning in 2016. Athletic director Glenn Batten announced Thursday that the university will add men's volleyball as a varsity sport starting in the 2015-2016 school year. It will be the 19th sport sponsored by the school. “The addition of men's volleyball gives us the opportun

Let me preface this column by saying one thing: I'm all for parents' involvement with their children when it comes to youth sports.
I grew up playing little league baseball and basketball in Cumberland County, and I loved nothing more than to showcase my painfully average skills in front of them. I knew that no matter how good (usually not the cas

In sports, kids should take the lead

Let me preface this column by saying one thing: I'm all for parents' involvement with their children when it comes to youth sports. I grew up playing little league baseball and basketball in Cumberland County, and I loved nothing more than to showcase my painfully average skills in front of them. I knew that no matter how good (usually not the cas

LAURINBURG — Cypress Creek Golf Link owner and operator Keith Almond and staff will welcome 76 veterans today for a free golf tournament in their honor.
“It's just a way we can say thank you for their service to our country,” Almond said. “We have a lot of freedoms that many people in the world don't have and it's a small t

Course to host vets tourney

LAURINBURG — Cypress Creek Golf Link owner and operator Keith Almond and staff will welcome 76 veterans today for a free golf tournament in their honor. “It's just a way we can say thank you for their service to our country,” Almond said. “We have a lot of freedoms that many people in the world don't have and it's a small t

LAURINBURG — College recruiting and eligibility requirements can be a tricky concept for prospective student-athletes and parents.
On Tuesday, Scotland athletic director and football coach Richard Bailey cleared the air with an NCAA eligibility workshop in the school's auditorium.
Bailey, who discussed various topics from SAT and ACT scores

Scotland hosts athletic workshop

LAURINBURG — College recruiting and eligibility requirements can be a tricky concept for prospective student-athletes and parents. On Tuesday, Scotland athletic director and football coach Richard Bailey cleared the air with an NCAA eligibility workshop in the school's auditorium. Bailey, who discussed various topics from SAT and ACT scores

LAURINBURG — A week after dropping their match to Lumberton, the Scotland boy's tennis team responded by shutting out Purnell Swett in their return to the court on Tuesday.
The Scots were originally scheduled to travel to Rockingham to play Richmond Senior last Thursday, but the match was cancelled due to rain. As a result, the boys used the

Scots tennis rolls Rams

LAURINBURG — A week after dropping their match to Lumberton, the Scotland boy's tennis team responded by shutting out Purnell Swett in their return to the court on Tuesday. The Scots were originally scheduled to travel to Rockingham to play Richmond Senior last Thursday, but the match was cancelled due to rain. As a result, the boys used the

LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews baseball and softball teams were in action this weekend, as the Knights swept Bluefield College in a three-game series and the Lady Knights won both games of their doubleheader against Columbia College.
St. Andrews baseball opened play in the Saturday doubleheader against Bluefield, winning 8-4 in game one and 4-

Knights sweep weekend series

LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews baseball and softball teams were in action this weekend, as the Knights swept Bluefield College in a three-game series and the Lady Knights won both games of their doubleheader against Columbia College. St. Andrews baseball opened play in the Saturday doubleheader against Bluefield, winning 8-4 in game one and 4-

LAURINBURG — The Scotland baseball team takes pride in its versatility, and that was on full display in their Southeastern Conference opener against Purnell Swett.
The Scots' starter on the mound, Grant English, happens to be one of their top hitters. Brandon Jacobs anchors the bottom of the Scots' lineup and the corner infield positions, bu

Scotland ruin Rams' perfect start

LAURINBURG — The Scotland baseball team takes pride in its versatility, and that was on full display in their Southeastern Conference opener against Purnell Swett. The Scots' starter on the mound, Grant English, happens to be one of their top hitters. Brandon Jacobs anchors the bottom of the Scots' lineup and the corner infield positions, bu

It's not called “Bracket Madness,” or “Who's going to win my work pool Madness.”
It's March Madness.
And as someone who loves college basketball as much as the next fanatic, hear my plea: shred your bracket. “Accidentally” spill coffee on it. Crumble it up and toss it into your closest trash can, and embrace th

Put down your brackets and enjoy the Madness

It's not called “Bracket Madness,” or “Who's going to win my work pool Madness.” It's March Madness. And as someone who loves college basketball as much as the next fanatic, hear my plea: shred your bracket. “Accidentally” spill coffee on it. Crumble it up and toss it into your closest trash can, and embrace th

LAURINBURG — Coming off a tough loss to Lumberton on Tuesday, the Scotland boy's tennis team was eager to return to the court on Thursday to play their rivals to the west, Richmond Senior.
But mother nature had other plans, as dreary and wet conditions in Rockingham forced the two teams to postpone their meeting until next week. The Scots, w

Scots tennis rescheduled

LAURINBURG — Coming off a tough loss to Lumberton on Tuesday, the Scotland boy's tennis team was eager to return to the court on Thursday to play their rivals to the west, Richmond Senior. But mother nature had other plans, as dreary and wet conditions in Rockingham forced the two teams to postpone their meeting until next week. The Scots, w

LAURINBURG — According to Scotland baseball coach Jamie Coleman, catcher Sam Gray excelled in winter practices leading up to the start of the Scots' season.
Gray has carried that momentum into the team's first two games — a home win against Douglas Byrd on March 10 and a loss to Wesleyan Christian Academy on Tuesday — notching si

Gray gears up for college

LAURINBURG — According to Scotland baseball coach Jamie Coleman, catcher Sam Gray excelled in winter practices leading up to the start of the Scots' season. Gray has carried that momentum into the team's first two games — a home win against Douglas Byrd on March 10 and a loss to Wesleyan Christian Academy on Tuesday — notching si

LAURINBURG — Last year, the Purnell Swett boy's soccer team earned their first Southeastern Conference win in school history by defeating Hoke.
The Lady Rams, who entered Wednesday's game against Scotland without a conference victory in their program history, followed the boys' lead and broke through with a win of their own, defeating the La

Rams roll to first conference win

LAURINBURG — Last year, the Purnell Swett boy's soccer team earned their first Southeastern Conference win in school history by defeating Hoke. The Lady Rams, who entered Wednesday's game against Scotland without a conference victory in their program history, followed the boys' lead and broke through with a win of their own, defeating the La

PEMBROKE — Pitching and defense.
Those have been the key elements behind an undefeated start for the Purnell Swett baseball team this season, and both were on full display Wednesday in a 4-3 win over Anson High School.
“(The) offense has been inconsistent, we've hung our hat on our pitching and defense,” said Purnell Swett coach

Rams keep rolling for 6th win

PEMBROKE — Pitching and defense. Those have been the key elements behind an undefeated start for the Purnell Swett baseball team this season, and both were on full display Wednesday in a 4-3 win over Anson High School. “(The) offense has been inconsistent, we've hung our hat on our pitching and defense,” said Purnell Swett coach

LAURINBURG — Pitching, defense, and timely hitting propelled the Scotland baseball team to a win in their season-opening game last week against Douglas Byrd.
But in the Scots' second game of the season against Wesleyan Christian Academy on Monday, they failed to put those key elements together and the result was a 7-3 defeat to the Trojans.

Trojans take down Scots

LAURINBURG — Pitching, defense, and timely hitting propelled the Scotland baseball team to a win in their season-opening game last week against Douglas Byrd. But in the Scots' second game of the season against Wesleyan Christian Academy on Monday, they failed to put those key elements together and the result was a 7-3 defeat to the Trojans.

LAURINBURG — The Lady Scots opened their home schedule with some free softball for the fans, as Scotland was taken to extra innings by the South Columbus Stallions Monday night.
Scotland trailed 7-4 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, but they scored two in the fourth, one in the fifth, and one in the sixth to tie the game and forc

LAURINBURG — The Lady Scots opened their home schedule with some free softball for the fans, as Scotland was taken to extra innings by the South Columbus Stallions Monday night. Scotland trailed 7-4 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, but they scored two in the fourth, one in the fifth, and one in the sixth to tie the game and forc

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University will have a new leader at the helm of their men's basketball program next year.
After former Knights coach Andrew Brown resigned from the position last week, St. Andrews athletic director Glenn Batten named Randy Hernandez as his replacement. Hernandez takes over a team that finished 9-14 last season and l

St. Andrews hires Hernandez

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University will have a new leader at the helm of their men's basketball program next year. After former Knights coach Andrew Brown resigned from the position last week, St. Andrews athletic director Glenn Batten named Randy Hernandez as his replacement. Hernandez takes over a team that finished 9-14 last season and l

CHARLOTTE — Laurinburg native and Scotland High graduate Rob Harvell grew up a Tar Heel fan.
So forgive him if he was a little hesitant to begin work on a documentary about an athlete and a program that had always made his blood boil.
Now 30 years old and a Charlotte resident, Harvell is an ESPN 30 for 30 film producer that is wrapping up h

Scotland grad to release sports film

CHARLOTTE — Laurinburg native and Scotland High graduate Rob Harvell grew up a Tar Heel fan. So forgive him if he was a little hesitant to begin work on a documentary about an athlete and a program that had always made his blood boil. Now 30 years old and a Charlotte resident, Harvell is an ESPN 30 for 30 film producer that is wrapping up h

Scotland tennis scores first win

RAEFORD — Scotland tennis coach Atonda Ellis said her team played well in their season-opening match against Pinecrest on Tuesday, but they failed to win the pivotal points. That wasn't the case on Thursday. The Scots boy's tennis team recorded their first victory of the season on the road against Hoke, defeating the Bucks 7-2 after winning

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews basketball coach Andrew Brown is leaving the program after spending three seasons with the team, athletic director Glenn Batten announced on Thursday.
Brown resigned from the school after leading the Knights to a 9-14 record and a 6-12 mark in the Appalachian Athletic Conference this season. St. Andrews was defeated

St. Andrews, Brown part ways

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews basketball coach Andrew Brown is leaving the program after spending three seasons with the team, athletic director Glenn Batten announced on Thursday. Brown resigned from the school after leading the Knights to a 9-14 record and a 6-12 mark in the Appalachian Athletic Conference this season. St. Andrews was defeated

Scotland's Hailey Clark and her family hosted a Signing Day special at the school on Wednesday as she announced her commitment to Florence-Darlington Technical College. The senior softball player is a versatile threat for the Lady Scots — coach Pat Williams said she can bat anywhere in the lineup and field at any position. Clark is also a goo

Scotland's Hailey Clark and her family hosted a Signing Day special at the school on Wednesday as she announced her commitment to Florence-Darlington Technical College. The senior softball player is a versatile threat for the Lady Scots — coach Pat Williams said she can bat anywhere in the lineup and field at any position. Clark is also a goo





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