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Scott Schlaufman

Position: Sports Editor
E-Mail Address: sschlaufman@civitasmedia.com
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Local roundup: Hendrix earns spot in state tennis tournament

GOLDSBORO — The St. Pauls tennis team continued its postseason success on Saturday at the NCHSAA 2A Mideast Regional tournament as top singles player James Hendrix qualified for the 2A state tournament on Friday in Cary. Hendrix overcame a bad first set to advance to the semifinals, where he lost his final two matches to earn the region's fo

Pembroke Rescue holding 1st tournament

If you've been in Pembroke and needed a paramedic or rescue service, chances are that Pembroke Rescue and EMS has helped you out. This year brings a new way to give back. Pembroke Rescue will have its inaugural golf outing on Saturday at Pinecrest Country Club. Played as a four-man captain's choice, play will tee off at 1:30 p.m. following a lunc

PEMBROKE — When the Southeastern Conference baseball schedule reached its midpoint in early April, there were five teams tied for first place.
Where some saw cluster, the Lumberton High School baseball team saw opportunity.
“At the turn, everybody's sitting 3-2 and we kept telling the kids 'We're in this thing,” Lumberton coach

Pirates get perfect finish

PEMBROKE — When the Southeastern Conference baseball schedule reached its midpoint in early April, there were five teams tied for first place. Where some saw cluster, the Lumberton High School baseball team saw opportunity. “At the turn, everybody's sitting 3-2 and we kept telling the kids 'We're in this thing,” Lumberton coach

ST. PAULS — Going into Friday's rivalry game against St. Pauls High School, Red Springs coach Chris Howell knew the final game of the regular season wouldn't change much in the Three Rivers Conference standings.
He was just looking to see some improvements from his team's recent play.
“We mainly wanted to get back to hitting the ball

Red Springs holds off St. Pauls

ST. PAULS — Going into Friday's rivalry game against St. Pauls High School, Red Springs coach Chris Howell knew the final game of the regular season wouldn't change much in the Three Rivers Conference standings. He was just looking to see some improvements from his team's recent play. “We mainly wanted to get back to hitting the ball

ST. PAULS — When Pete Ivey arrived at the St. Pauls High School baseball stadium on Friday evening, he knew that there would be a celebration. He just didn't realize it was for him.
There was nothing out of the ordinary as he walked into the stadium. Nor did he feel out of place as he took part in a pregame ceremony that acknowledged members

St. Pauls names field for Ivey

ST. PAULS — When Pete Ivey arrived at the St. Pauls High School baseball stadium on Friday evening, he knew that there would be a celebration. He just didn't realize it was for him. There was nothing out of the ordinary as he walked into the stadium. Nor did he feel out of place as he took part in a pregame ceremony that acknowledged members

LUMBERTON — In the not-so-distant past, football teams in Robeson County would prepare for their seasons with a scrimmage known as the Battle of the Border, pitting local players against their counterparts in South Carolina.
In the spirit of the old event, a new one has taken shape and will debut this fall at Lumberton High School when Alton

Thursday's prep roundup: LHS brings 'Battle' to home field

LUMBERTON — In the not-so-distant past, football teams in Robeson County would prepare for their seasons with a scrimmage known as the Battle of the Border, pitting local players against their counterparts in South Carolina. In the spirit of the old event, a new one has taken shape and will debut this fall at Lumberton High School when Alton

ROWLAND — The South Robeson baseball team has faced its share of adversity this season.
Between a swampy field, early season injuries and a four-game losing streak after the first day of the Robeson County Slugfest tournament, the Mustangs had plenty of reasons to pack it for the year — but they didn't.
South Robeson (9-7, 7-6) finish

Mustangs sprinting to the finish

ROWLAND — The South Robeson baseball team has faced its share of adversity this season. Between a swampy field, early season injuries and a four-game losing streak after the first day of the Robeson County Slugfest tournament, the Mustangs had plenty of reasons to pack it for the year — but they didn't. South Robeson (9-7, 7-6) finish

LUMBERTON — There was no hiding the stakes as Lumberton catcher Nolan Locklear stepped up to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Pirates 4-3 win against Scotland on Tuesday.
The Pirates were down one run but Locklear had the bases loaded and a 2-1 count as the crowd noise was reaching its apex.
“It was lou

Pirates sink Scots in 6th inning

LUMBERTON — There was no hiding the stakes as Lumberton catcher Nolan Locklear stepped up to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Pirates 4-3 win against Scotland on Tuesday. The Pirates were down one run but Locklear had the bases loaded and a 2-1 count as the crowd noise was reaching its apex. “It was lou

LUMBERTON — There was no hiding the stakes as Lumberton catcher Nolan Locklear stepped up to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Pirates 4-3 win against Scotland on Tuesday.
The Pirates were down one run but Locklear had the bases loaded and a 2-1 count as a buzz throughout the crowd was reaching its apex.
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Locklear locks in to beat Scots

LUMBERTON — There was no hiding the stakes as Lumberton catcher Nolan Locklear stepped up to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Pirates 4-3 win against Scotland on Tuesday. The Pirates were down one run but Locklear had the bases loaded and a 2-1 count as a buzz throughout the crowd was reaching its apex. ̶

LUMBERTON — With just one game left in conference play, the Southeastern Conference soccer standings started to take their final shape.
With wins on Monday, the Pinecrest and Lumberton High School soccer teams clinched the top two spots in the SEC.
Pinecrest (12-1-2, 8-0-1) beat Richmond 9-0 and Lumberton (8-6-1, 7-1-1) beat Scotland 5-0.

Prep roundup: Lumberton soccer clinches 2nd in SEC

LUMBERTON — With just one game left in conference play, the Southeastern Conference soccer standings started to take their final shape. With wins on Monday, the Pinecrest and Lumberton High School soccer teams clinched the top two spots in the SEC. Pinecrest (12-1-2, 8-0-1) beat Richmond 9-0 and Lumberton (8-6-1, 7-1-1) beat Scotland 5-0.

FORT BRAGG — NASCAR veteran Kasey Kahne is plenty comfortable when he sits behind the wheel of his No. 5 Chevrolet.
But as he sat at the controls of a 105-millimeter howitzer last week at Fort Bragg, he had more than a few nerves.
“I was scared,” Kahne said. “When I don't understand things real well, I'm nervous and there,

NASCAR's Kahne visits Fort Bragg to promote race

FORT BRAGG — NASCAR veteran Kasey Kahne is plenty comfortable when he sits behind the wheel of his No. 5 Chevrolet. But as he sat at the controls of a 105-millimeter howitzer last week at Fort Bragg, he had more than a few nerves. “I was scared,” Kahne said. “When I don't understand things real well, I'm nervous and there,

In less than two weeks, golfers around the county will have the chance to help local students in their hunt for a medical career, but now's the time to sign up.
The Southeastern Health Foundation will host its 25th annual Swing for Health tournament on May 7 at Pinecrest Country Club and Friday is the deadline to register.
Proceeds from the capta

Swing for Health tournament approaching

In less than two weeks, golfers around the county will have the chance to help local students in their hunt for a medical career, but now's the time to sign up. The Southeastern Health Foundation will host its 25th annual Swing for Health tournament on May 7 at Pinecrest Country Club and Friday is the deadline to register. Proceeds from the capta

SOUTHERN PINES — The Purnell Swett High School baseball team allowed just one run on Friday during a 1-0 loss at Pinecrest, but it cost the Rams more than just the game.
With their fourth loss in a row, the Rams (12-6, 3-5) were mathematically eliminated from the Southeastern Conference playoffs. They had been among four teams tied for first

Oxendine's gem not enough for Rams

SOUTHERN PINES — The Purnell Swett High School baseball team allowed just one run on Friday during a 1-0 loss at Pinecrest, but it cost the Rams more than just the game. With their fourth loss in a row, the Rams (12-6, 3-5) were mathematically eliminated from the Southeastern Conference playoffs. They had been among four teams tied for first

FORT BRAGG —NASCAR veteran Kasey Kahne is plenty comfortable when he sits behind the wheel of his No. 5 Chevrolet.
But as he sat at the controls of a 105-millimeter howitzer on Thursday at Fort Bragg, he had more than a few nerves.
“I was scared,” Kahne said. “When I don't understand things real well, I'm nervous and there

Kahne makes pit stop at Fort Bragg

FORT BRAGG —NASCAR veteran Kasey Kahne is plenty comfortable when he sits behind the wheel of his No. 5 Chevrolet. But as he sat at the controls of a 105-millimeter howitzer on Thursday at Fort Bragg, he had more than a few nerves. “I was scared,” Kahne said. “When I don't understand things real well, I'm nervous and there

Pirates, Patriots play to 1-1 draw in key SEC game

LUMBERTON — As the Pinecrest and Lumberton soccer teams walked off the field at following a 1-1 draw on Thursday, neither team was particularly happy. But with two conference games left to play next week, first-year Patriot coach Robert Wagler took solice in the fact that it left his girls in the driver's seat for the Southeastern Conference

PEMBROKE — Hannah Ammons hasn't had the chance to travel the world, but her lone season on The University of North Carolina at Pembroke women's tennis team let her experience it in a whole new way.
The former Fairmont High School standout is one of just three Americans in the program. The rest of her team is made up of players originally fro

Braves fall in final match

PEMBROKE — Hannah Ammons hasn't had the chance to travel the world, but her lone season on The University of North Carolina at Pembroke women's tennis team let her experience it in a whole new way. The former Fairmont High School standout is one of just three Americans in the program. The rest of her team is made up of players originally fro

PEMBROKE — Hannah Ammons hasn't had the chance to travel the world, but her lone season on The University of North Carolina at Pembroke women's tennis team let her experience it in a whole new way.
The former Fairmont High School standout is one of just three Americans in the program. The rest of her team is made up of players originally fro

Loss marks the end for UNCP tennis

PEMBROKE — Hannah Ammons hasn't had the chance to travel the world, but her lone season on The University of North Carolina at Pembroke women's tennis team let her experience it in a whole new way. The former Fairmont High School standout is one of just three Americans in the program. The rest of her team is made up of players originally fro

ST. PAULS — As the Spring semester was about to start up at St. Pauls High School in January, Jason Bullock found out that the school needed a new boys tennis coach.
Bullock, a former tennis player who has previously coached at the school, took the job but had a minimal idea of what he could actually expect from the team.
“I didn't kn

Bulldog tennis stays undefeated

ST. PAULS — As the Spring semester was about to start up at St. Pauls High School in January, Jason Bullock found out that the school needed a new boys tennis coach. Bullock, a former tennis player who has previously coached at the school, took the job but had a minimal idea of what he could actually expect from the team. “I didn't kn

What can $15,000 do to help homeless animals? Some of Robeson County's furry friends are about to find out.
The Robeson County Humane Society raised that much during its annual John P. Williamson Memorial Golf Tournament at Pinecrest Country Club on Thursday.
The society, which helps rescue and find homes for homeless animals around the county, u

Tournament raises $15K for humane society

What can $15,000 do to help homeless animals? Some of Robeson County's furry friends are about to find out. The Robeson County Humane Society raised that much during its annual John P. Williamson Memorial Golf Tournament at Pinecrest Country Club on Thursday. The society, which helps rescue and find homes for homeless animals around the county, u

ROCKINGHAM — No one officially timed it, but the softball game between Lumberton and Richmond Senior may have lasted longer than the bus ride to Rockingham.
If it did, it was barely over the time.
Richmond stretched its winning streak to three games with a 12-0 victory over Lumberton in five innings Saturday morning.
The game was completed

Richmond keeps rolling, blanks Lumberton

ROCKINGHAM — No one officially timed it, but the softball game between Lumberton and Richmond Senior may have lasted longer than the bus ride to Rockingham. If it did, it was barely over the time. Richmond stretched its winning streak to three games with a 12-0 victory over Lumberton in five innings Saturday morning. The game was completed





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