Local singer to perform at ACC tourney Before UNC and NC State take the field on Saturday for their ACC tournament showdown, local singer Kim Denison will perform the national anthem for the crowd at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Denison said she auditioned to sing the anthem for a Durham Bulls game about three months ago. Afterwards, organizers told her she had been put into the pool of approved singers, and they would be in touch if she was selected. Two weeks ago Denison...
Three Scots named to All-Conference team A trio of Scotland High School varsity men’s tennis players was named to the 2013 Southeastern All-Conference team.
The league announced last week that Scotland High School freshman Jacob Blackman, sophomore Robert Beacham and junior Walker Davis earned the honor given out by league coaches.
The Scots finished the 2013 season with a 4-6 mark in conference play that included sweeps over Purnell Swett and Hoke County.
In his first season,...
Scots playoff run comes to an end Scotland’s run through the state playoffs is over. The Scots softball team fell to West Johnston 5-0 on Tuesday in the fourth round of the playoffs. The Wildcats move on to the eastern region series this weekend.
West Johnston’s Megan Mills limited Scotland’s chances and moved the game along at a brisk pace with her fastball. Mills only allowed five baserunners in the entire game. She struck out eight, walked two and gave up three hits.
Sports briefs UNC’s Moran named ACC player of year
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina third baseman Colin Moran is the Atlantic Coast Conference’s player of the year and teammate Kent Emanuel is its pitcher of the year.
The ACC announced its postseason awards Monday. Virginia outfielder Joe McCarthy was selected as the freshman of the year while the Cavaliers’ Brian O’Connor is its coach of the year.
Moran leads the nation with 83 RBIs and hi...
Johnson first to win All-Star race four times
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — It’s only fitting that Jimmie Johnson’s latest romp through the record books was shrouded in post-race controversy.
What’s a Johnson win, after all, without a good conspiracy theory?
The latest instance of black helicopters hovering over the Hendrick Motorsports team came in the closing laps of Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race after Johnson headed down pit road in the fourth position for the final stop. A sp...
Hurdler wins state title Scotland has a state champion from the track.
Malik Diggs won the state championship in the 110-meter hurdles Saturday with a time of 14.4 seconds.
Diggs, who advanced through the preliminary rounds and qualified for the fourth slot in the final heat, brought home the sole championship for Scotland at the track and field state finals, which were held at NC A&T.
Diggs also ran in the 300-meter hurdle, which coach Richard Bailey said is u...
Orb favored to take Preakness, set up Triple try BALTIMORE (AP) — Everything’s a go for Orb.
The Kentucky Derby winner was in a playful mood the day before the Preakness, making faces for photographers between nibbles of grass outside his stall at Pimlico Race Course.
“He’s really settled in well. He seems to be energetic about what he’s doing so I couldn’t be more pleased,” trainer Shug McGaughey said on a warm and sunny Friday morning. “We’re excited about giving him a whirl to see if...
Offense powers Scots over East Wake The bats came alive for the Scots on Friday as they drove in six runs in a 6-3 win over East Wake in the third round of the softball state playoffs.
Five different hitters recorded a hit for Scotland, including Courtney Williams who hit two monster homers and Abby Bray who went 3-3.
Coach Patrick Williams said his team prides itself on the depth of its offense.
“You can take No. 9 and put her at No. 1 and we won’t miss a beat,” Williams...
Sports briefs Braves’ Venters undergoes 2nd Tommy John surgery
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters has undergone the second major elbow operation of his career and will miss the rest of the season.
The Braves say the left-hander had Tommy John surgery Thursday to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. The procedure was performed in Gulf Breeze, Fla., by Dr. James Andrews.
Andrews also performed the first Tommy...
MLB hoping for large replay expansion in 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball appears set for a vast expansion of video review by umpires in 2014 and is examining whether all calls other than balls or strikes should be subject to instant replay.
Replay has been in place for home run calls since August 2008. Commissioner Bud Selig initially wanted to add trap plays and fair/foul calls down the lines for 2013, but change was put off while more radical options were examined.
Scotland County represented on winning Marlboro Academy team Marlboro Academy won their second consecutive SCISA AA State Championship Tuesday, and the winning team featured several Scotland County residents.
The Lady Dragons swept Carolina Academy in the best-of-three series, winning game one 8-0 and game two 5-0. This championship came a year after the Lady Dragons swept the defending champions Thomas Heyward in 2012.
Although the school is in Bennettsville, several players live in Scotland Count...
Curt Britt finding his groove with Gamecocks Curt Britt has been enjoying his freshman season as a member of the University of South Carolina baseball team, and is already looking forward to next year.
Britt, a former standout player for Scotland High School, has seen a good amount of playing time in his first year in the garnet and black. He has made two pitching starts, winning each. The righthander has thrown a total of 19.1 innings in 11 appearances, allowing 24 hits and 12 runs w...
Sheriff: Ex-NASCAR driver Dick Trickle dead at 71
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Dick Trickle, a former NASCAR driver whose larger-than-life personality and penchant for fun won him legions of fans despite a lack of success beyond the nation’s small tracks, died Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. He was 71.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said authorities received a call believed to be from Trickle, who said “there would be a dead body and it would be hi...
Marshals dispute account of Woods-Garcia issue PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two marshals say Tiger Woods never said anything to them about whether Sergio Garcia had played his shot. Two other marshals disputed that account, one of them saying he told Woods that Garcia had already hit on the second hole at the TPC Sawgrass.
In the days since Woods won The Players Championship, the dispute has shifted from players to volunteer marshals.
It started Saturday in the third round when Wood...
Scotland softball ready for next round For coach Patrick Williams and the Scotland High School softball team, practice this week is business as usual.
The Lady Scots defeated Jack Britt 5-1 in 11 innings in the second round of the state playoffs on Tuesday, earning themselves a third-round matchup with East Wake. That game will be played in Laurinburg at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Williams said the focus this week is on maintaining the energy and the focus that his team has shown over ...