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Jaylend Ratliffe moves out of ICU

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LAURINBURG — Scotland football star Jaylend Ratliffe is out of the intensive care unit, according to a source. After beginning rehab earlier in the week, Carolinas Medical Center doctors felt comfortable enough to move him in the pediatric wing of the hospital.Scotland coach Richard Bailey, who made the trip to Charlotte earlier Friday before his team arrived for a scrimmage game against Mallard Creek, said Ratliffe is doing well, but stressed it is going to be a slow, but steady, recovery process.“He’s starting to do some rehab, and walking around — he’s got a long ways to go but he’s starting to do some things.”Ratliffe has yet to pass a swallow test, so he will remain on a feeding tube until he does.

 

Source: Richard Bailey selected as new AD at Scotland

LAURINBURG — Scotland football coach Richard Bailey is the new athletic director for Scotland High, The Laurinburg Exchange has learned.A spokesperson for Scotland County Schools said Friday a selection for the position had been made, but that it has not been approved by the Scotland County Board of Education.Scotland’s former athletic director, Tommy Britt, passed away in May at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after suffering bleeding in the brain. The...

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Jaylend Ratliffe off feeding tube

LAURINBURG — Scotland star Jaylend Ratliffe passed his swallow test Friday, and is no longer on a feeding tube, according to a source.Ratliffe is currently in the pediatric wing of Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after doctors moved him out of the intensive care unit late last week. He will continue to undergo physical therapy as he recovers from an ATV accident that left him with a fractured skull almost three weeks ago.Scotland coach Richard Bailey said thi...

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Scotland dismantles South View 52-0

LAURINBURG — After a long, tumultuous summer, the Fighting Scots unleashed their emotions on the South View Tigers, dismantling the team 52-0 during Friday night’s season opener in Hope Mills.

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Bailey taps Ferguson asstarting quarterback

LAURINBURG — A quarterback with a name other than “Ratliffe” stitched across his back will line up under center for Scotland tonight at South View. Head coach Richard Bailey has named junior Dashaun Ferguson the new quarterback for the Fighting Scots.Although Bailey did not make the announcement official, Ferguson was given all of the first-team reps in Thursday’s practice. Ferguson, who led the junior varsity team to an 8-2 record last season, was considere...

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Holland anxious to take the field once more

LAURINBURG — Enough cheeseburgers and chicken sandwiches to feed a small army. Playing the Madden NFL video game. Riding four-wheelers. Even looking over SAT notes. As Dakota Holland put it, it was setting up to be a perfect day to hang out with teammates, including childhood friend Jaylend Ratliffe.“It just seems like when that day happened it didn’t seem like anything bad was going to happen,” Holland said. “We were having the best time — I cou...

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Football returns, but don’t forget about other sports

Scotland football is back.As most of the country celebrates the return of America’s most popular sport by watching NFL preseason games and arguing if Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer should be the Browns’ starting QB, high school football fanatics get a taste of the real thing a week or two before the college and the pro games start their regular seasons.

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St. Andrews men’s soccer gearing up for anticipated season

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews soccer coach Stevan Hernandez is going into his 16th year with the program, and assistant Aaron Wood is set to begin his third year at the school. So when both say they have higher expectations for the men’s team heading into this season than they have for any other squad in recent memory, it’s sure to grab people’s attention.“We’re not going to say we’re going to outright win the conference, but I believe we can do...

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Jaylend Ratliffe progressing well in rehab

LAURINBURG — Scotland football star Jaylend Ratliffe continues to undergo rehabilitation and is making good progress as of Monday evening, according to a source.Ratliffe is currently in the pediatric wing of Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after doctors moved him out of the intensive care unit late last week. He will continue to undergo physical therapy as he recovers from an ATV accident that left him with a fractured skull almost three weeks ago.Ratliffe ha...

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QB competition still ongoing for Fighting Scots

LAURINBURG — With less than a week until the Fighting Scots take the field for their first regular season game of the year, one big question still linger over the team as they prepare for the South View Tigers.Who will take the reins as quarterback?Jaylend Ratliffe racked up 3,902 total yards and scored 52 total touchdowns last year while also winning the Southeastern Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year as he led the Scots to the 4A state championship g...

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Stewart saga a reminder to slow down

You don’t even have to follow NASCAR, or auto racing in general, to know the dangers involved in the sport. But few expected what happened last Saturday night after Kevin Ward Jr. and Tony Stewart tangled on the racetrack, leading to a far more serious turn of events than the outcome of any race.As of now, no criminal charges have been placed against Stewart, and his intent remains unknown. The one thing that remains fact is that Ward was killed after the 20-year-old left his...

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St. Andrews volleyball set to begin season

LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews women’s volleyball team won its most games since 2008 last year — and third-year coach Holly Mandeville is pushing the program to reach even loftier goals this season.According to the coaches in the Appalachian Athletic Conference, however, the Lady Knights may have their work cut out for them. The AAC Coaches’ Poll, revealed Monday, lists St. Andrews finishing seventh in the 11-team conference. The coaches slotted Bryan College,...

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