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LAURINBURG – From the moment Laurinburg native Montrell Marshall took the field as child, Scotland County Parks and Recreation athletics superintendent Al Blades knew he was going to be a standout. Little did he know that the same boy he watched dominate youth baseball for six years would end up being drafted by a Major League Baseball team.Marshall was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 12th Round (365th overall) of this year’s MLB First-Year Draft, held in June. Blades says he could not be happier for Marshall and his family.“Montrell was always good at baseball and even basketball,” Blades said. “I knew when he was young he was going to be a special talent.”

 

Deercroft Golf Club to host Military Day

WAGRAM — Deercroft Golf Club will host a Military Appreciation Day event on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.Military guests and their friends or family pay $50 per person. This fee includes the green/cart fee, lunch after the tournament ends, and a chance to win prizes. Teams will be split up into four-person groups, and the tournament will be slighted, giving players the chance to play with others who are at the same skill level.There will also be an optional two-man ...

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Several key dates loom for Fighting Scots

LAURINBURG — The Fighting Scots summer football schedule is approaching its home stretch — and for those anticipating the return of the three-time 4A southeastern champions to the field, it couldn’t come fast enough.After the NCHSAA dead period ended last Thursday, Scotland set up shop at St. Andrews for a team camp on Friday and Saturday. Varsity players attended, as well as invited others looking to secure a roster position. Scotland High has several other key u...

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Scotland soccer begins 2nd year under Gallagher

LAURINBURG — After a season of transition under first-year head coach Danny Gallagher, Scotland High’s boy’s soccer team is eager to get back on the pitch.Gallagher followed in the footsteps of longtime Scotland coach Colin McDavid, who is now Hoke County’s head soccer coach. Currently a teacher at Springhill Middle School in Laurinburg, Gallagher was previously a middle school and travel team soccer coach in the Chapel Hill area. His first year at Scotland ...

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From the diamond to the court

LAURINBURG — Michael Way was a successful softball coach at Scotland High for four years. So, forgive the people who did a double-take when they saw him patrolling the sidelines of the girl’s tennis team last fall.Way was brought on as tennis coach late last summer, and his inaugural year at the position came with its fair share of challenges. Not only was it his first year coaching tennis, a sport he himself had never played, but the team he inherited was also largely ...

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William Carter claims ninth win at Amateur

LAURINBURG — Several tournaments took place over the last week at Scotch Meadows Country Club.The Scotland County Amateur was played July 19-20. Saturday’s round was played at Deercroft Golf Club and Sunday’s round was held at Scotch Meadows. William Carter, an eight-time winner of the event, was the champion once again this year as he finished with a score of 143. Tanner Horne, who will be a senior at Scotland High this fall, was the runner up, posting a score of...

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Optimist 10U team continues regional tourney run

MATTHEWS — Thanks to recent success and a bit of luck, the Optimist 10U baseball team was invited to participate in the Cal Ripken Southeast Regional this week.The team finished second in last week’s Cal Ripken Eastern North Carolina State Tournament after losing to West Raleigh in the championship series. It marked the fourth straight year the 10U team finished as the runner-up.The Southeast Regional in Matthews features 12 teams from seven different states....

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MMA welterweight fighter excited for match near Laurinburg home

LAURINBURG — Growing up, mixed martial arts fighter Blaine Thomas bounced from place to place, constantly moving because his father worked in the military. Despite living in countless locations and houses, he has always called Laurinburg home.Thomas is a member of the Lumbee Tribe, and is one of the few Americans Indians competing in the MMA. His grandparents, William and Elizabeth Locklear, live in Wagram, and his mom graduated from Scotland High School. Thomas currently liv...

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Newton seeks chemistry with receivers as Panthers report to camp

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Cam Newton will have plenty to do when the NFC South champion Panthers report to training camp.In between spending time in the training room rehabbing from offseason ankle surgery, Newton hopes to develop some on-field chemistry with a completely revamped group of wide receivers.Toss in the fact coach Ron Rivera is counting on Newton to take on a bigger leadership role following the departures of longtime offensive captains Steve Smith and Jordan G...

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Scotland sending two players to East-West All-Star game

LAURINBURG — After helping their team advance to the state championship game as seniors, Scotland High’s Garrett Best and Tasheen Tyson find themselves together on the same team once more before they embark on their college careers.Today marks the 66th annual East-West All-Star game held at Grimsley High School in Greensboro. Best and Tyson, along with Scotland head coach Richard Bailey, will represent Scotland High School for the East team. This game, run by the North ...

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Former Scotland sheriff’s lieutenant sets bench press record

BELMONT — Laurinburg resident Robert Britt was never afraid to take on a challenge as a shift lieutenant with the Scotland Sheriff’s Office and member of the SWAT team, and he wasn’t going to let age or injury keep him from continuing that trend.While surfing the Internet, Britt stumbled across the law enforcement bench press state record in the 198-pound division — and felt his competitive juices flowing again.Nevermind that Britt is 51 and was f...

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Wooden-bat softball league meeting set for Tuesday

LAURINBURG — Scotland County Parks & Recreation will host a meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m for adults interested in joining a wooden bat softball league. The meeting will take place at the James Morgan Complex Press Box, which is located at 1206 Turnpike Road. For information call 910-277-2585.

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