Sports briefs

September 25, 2013

Pro wrestling event

in Laurinburg Saturday

LAURINBURG — American Championship Wrestling will hold a show at the National Guard Armory in Laurinburg this Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The professional wrestling organization has been doing shows in Laurinburg for the last several years. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. ACW says they bring together a mix of local talent and some of the best unsigned wrestlers on the East Coast.

SAU equestrian competitors

have strong start to season

LAURINBURG — Riders from the St. Andrews University equestrian program competed at two shows over the weekend.

The Hunter Seat Team finished fifth at the Tournament of Champions held at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va. Two riders from St. Andrews also competed at the Carolina Starz Horse Show in Camden, S.C.

Cami Glass and Emilee Wilson led the way for the Hunter Seat Team, earning first place in novice over fences and novice flat respectively. Kim O’Keefe finished first in both over fences and on the flat, while also adding a fifth place finish for the over fences individual.

Regi Barasch contributed a fifth place finish in the over fences open class. Jessica Story was sixth in walk, trot, canter flat as was Jake Hobson in walk, trot flat.

At the Carolina Starz competition, Grace Wadford was the Champion in Pre Child/Adult Equitation while Brianna Harrison earned Reserve Champion in the Adult Equitation.

The St. Andrews Western Team will start out the competition season this weekend hosting a pair of shows at the Equestrian Center on Hasty Road.

Scotland soccer

game rescheduled

LAURINBURG — The Scotland boy’s soccer game scheduled for Sept. 26 at home against Whiteville has been rescheduled. The game will now be played on Thursday, Oct. 3.

The junior varsity game will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m. Scotland’s varsity team is at home tonight hosting the Richmond Raiders.

UNCP moves up

to No. 16 in poll

PEMBROKE – The University of North Carolina at Pembroke football team inched closer to the top 15 this week as the undefeated Braves moved two spots to No. 16 in the American Football Coaches Association Top 25 poll.

It was a pair of honors for the team, which also had defensive back L.J. Stroman named one of Beyond Sports Network’s national defensive players of the week.

The Braves (3-0) racked up 533 yards of total offense in taking down previously undefeated Shaw 41-20 in the inaugural Cape Fear Classic on Saturday at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. The 3-0 start is the best since 2009, when the Braves also started 3-0 and made playoffs.

The Braves return home on Saturday for a 2 p.m. game with U.S. 74 nemesis Wingate (1-1) at Grace P. Johnson Stadium. Tickets can be purchased by calling (910) 521-6361.