LAURINBURG — With Spring Break winding down, the Scotland High School sports teams are getting back on the field, court or pitch as they prepare to wrap up their regular seasons.
The Fighting Scots baseball team is sitting at 15-5 overall and 4-4 in Southeastern conference. The Scots are in a three-way tie with Lumberton and Richmond for third place. Purnell Swett is in sole possession of first place at 6-2 with Pinecrest in second at 5-3.
The Scots are back in action tonight in a non-conference game with Jack Britt in Hope Mills. After a few days off following the Easter tournament at Douglas Byrd High School the game against the Buccaneers will wrap up the Scots non-conference schedule. The final two games of the team’s SEC schedule will see them host Richmond on April 25 for Senior Night and then travel to Rockingham on April 27 to end the regular season.
The Southeastern conferences baseball tournament kicks off Monday, May 1.
The Lady Scots softball team has struggled in its past few games and is sitting at 7-7 overall and are 3-5 in SEC play. The Lady Scots are also in a three-way tie for third place with Hoke and Pinecrest. Richmond is in sole possession of first place at 8-0 followed by Lumberton at 6-2.
The team had the entire week and are back in action tonight at Gray’s Creek at 5 p.m. The Lady Scots will remain in Hope Mills the rest of the weekend for the Gray’s Creek Bear Invitational. On Saturday, April 22 the Lady Scots will take on Freedom Christian Academy at 1 p.m. followed by Marlboro County at 3 p.m.
The Lady Scots will conclude their non-conference schedule on April 24 with a trip to Southern Lee before hosting Richmond on April 25 for Senior Night. The Lady Scots wrap up SEC play on April 27 in Rockingham.
The Fighting Scots tennis team is sitting comfortable at 7-5 overall and 5-3 in the Southeastern conference. The Scots are in third place at 5-3 behind Lumberton at 7-2 and Pinecrest at 9-1 — the Patriots one SEC loss of the season was to the Scots.
The Scots tennis team will finish their match against Richmond on Monday, April 24. The rivals match was rained out before Spring Break, so the two will make up the match at 4 p.m. The SEC tournament will begin on April 25. The Scots will play Hoke County at 2 p.m.
The Lady Scots soccer team had its share of setbacks this season with a 1-12-2 overall record and 0-7 in SEC play. The team will wrap its conference schedule next week with a trip to Lumberton on Monday at 5:15 p.m. before hosting Richmond on April 26 at 5:15 p.m.
The girl’s soccer Southeastern conference tournament will take place at XX on XX. The Lady Scots will play XX on XX.
The Fighting Scots golf team will play their final Southeastern conference match on Monday, April 24 at Pinehurst No. 1 at 2 p.m. The team will compete in the regional tournament May 1-2 and if they qualify will travel to the state tournament on May 8-9.
The Scotland track and field teams will head to Raeford to compete against Hoke and Purnell on April 27 in their final conference meet of the regular season. The Southeastern conference track meet will be held at UNCP May 2-3. Times for that meet have not been announced.
Saturday, April 22
Softball at Gray’s Creek Bear Invitational
— Freedom Christian Academy, 1 p.m.
— Marlboro County, 3 p.m.
Monday, April 24
Golf at Pinecrest, 2 p.m.
Soccer at Lumberton, 5:15 p.m.
Softball at Southern Lee, 7 p.m.
Tennis vs. Richmond, 4 p.m. (Make-up)
Tuesday, April 25
Tennis at Hoke, 2 p.m. (Southeastern conference tournament)
Softball vs. Richmond, 7 p.m. (Senior Night)
Baseball vs. Richmond, 7 p.m. (Senior Night)
Wednesday, April 26
Soccer vs. Richmond, 5:15 p.m. (Senior Night)
Thursday, April 27
Baseball at Richmond, 7 p.m.
Softball at Richmond, 7 p.m.
Amber Hatten can be reached at 910-506-3170.